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HMCS SUDBURY K162

Then Salvage Tug SUDBURY (1949)

HMCS Sudbury K162

From the collection of J.T. Williams

Courtesy of Jim Williams

 

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Laid down: 25 Jan 1941

Launched: 31 May 1941

Commissioned: 15 Oct 1941

Paid off: 28 Aug 1945

Fate: Broken up at Victoria, B.C., in 1967

 

Built at Kingston, Ont., she was commissioned on 15 Oct 1941, at Montreal. Sudbury arrived at Halifax on 26 Oct 1941. She joined Sydney Force as local escort to ocean convoys but in Jan 1942, joined Newfoundland Command, making one round trip to Londonderry. On her return she transferred to the newly formed WLEF and in June 1942 to Halifax Tanker Escort Force. In the following three months she made two round trips to Trinidad and one to Aruba, escorting tankers both ways. In Sep 1942 Sudbury was placed under U.S. control, escorting New York-Guantanamo convoys. She arrived at Liverpool, N.S., on 26 Dec 1942, for two months' refit, worked up at Halifax and then joined WLEF, in Jun 1943, becoming a member of EG W-9. In Sep 1943 she was lent to EG C-5 for her second transatlantic trip, afterward resuming service with W-9 until New Year's Day, 1944, when she left for the west coast. She arrived at Esquimalt on 03 Feb 1944, and later that month commenced refit, including fo'c's'le extension, at Vancouver. On completion on 10 May 1944, she joined Esquimalt Force for the duration of the war, being paid off on 28 Aug 1945, at Esquimalt. After the war Sudbury was sold and converted for use as a salvage tug, entering service in 1949 under her original name. She was broken up at Victoria in 1967.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr A.M. McLarnon, RCNR - 15 Oct 1941 - 03 May 1943

Lt Douglas Sutherland Martin, RCNR - 04 May 1943 - 09 Jan 1944

Lt Gordon Leslie Mackay, RCNR - 10 Jan 1944 - 19 Mar 1944

A/LCdr James Wake Golby, DSC, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 - 19 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

E-F

Feesey, Arthur Henry

1922-2013

Fincham, George Edward

1923-2009

 

 

 

G-H

Hantelmann, Norman Allen

1922-2013

Hill, W. Clayton

1924-2007

 

 

 

I-J

Ireland, Alexander Doug

1922-2010

 

 

 

 

K-L

Langille, Ernest Gordon

1922-2008

 

 

 

 

M-N

Martin, Douglas Sutherland

1918-2012

Norbury, Horace Linton

1920-2011

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Armstrong, Frank, Lt, RCNVR - 27 Jul 1943

 

Beaton, William Neal, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Burns, Walter, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - Jan 1945

 

Campbell, John Scott, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1943

 

Crowhurst, Kenneth Guy, Lt, RCNVR - 25 May 1945

 

Evans, Clifford, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

Griffin, Thomas Francis, Lt, RCNVR - 06 May 1944

 

Hacking, Norman Robert, Lt, RCNVR - 08 Feb 1943

 

Hyland, Robert Tait, A/Lt, RCNVR - 09 May 1944

 

Kaye, Joseph, A/Lt, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1945

 

McCombe, William, Skpr, RCNR - 06 May 1944

McRae (MacRae??), John Monte, Lt, RCNVR - 05 May 1943 (Stand by) / 30 Apr 1944

 

Rodwell, Frank Ernest Reid, Wt/Mech, RCN - 14 Jun 1944

 

Sim, Duncan Alexandr, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Thompson, Earl Douglas, A/War (E), RCN - 14 Feb 1944

 

 

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