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HMCS SUDEROY VI - J06 / Z06

 

HMCS Suderoy VI - J05 - HMCS Llewellyn in background

Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson and John Burgess

 

Built: 1930

Acquired by RCN: 1940

Commissioned: 19 Mar 1941

Paid off: 31 Aug 1945

Fate: Final disposition unknown

 

Chartered in 1940 and commissioned on 19 Mar 1941, this whale-catcher had been the British Southern Gem before her sale to Norwegian owners. She served with Halifax Local Defence Force throughout the war as an auxiliary minesweeper. Paid off on 31 Aug 1945, she was returned to her owners.

 

Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Roderick John Cornell Pringle, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1941 - 20 Aug 1941

Lt A.M. McLarnon, RCNR - 21 Aug 1941 - 06 Sep 1941

Lt Roderick John Cornell Pringle, RCNVR - 07 Sep 1941 - 15 Mar 1942

Lt Walter Russell, RCNR - 16 Mar 1942 - 02 Apr 1942

Lt Roderick John Cornell Pringle, RCNVR - 03 Apr 1942 - 24 Apr 1942

Lt Walter Russell, RCNR - 25 Apr 1942 - 24 Dec 1942

Lt Peter Malcolm MacCallum, RCNVR - 25 Dec 1942 - 29 Jan 1943

Lt Robert Stark, RCNVR - 30 Jan 1943 - 07 Nov 1943

Skpr/Lt William Harold Crocker, RCNR - 08 Nov 1943 - 24 Nov 1943

Lt J.C. Smith, RCNR - 25 Nov 1943 - 23 Feb 1944

Lt David Ireland McGill, RCNVR - 24 Feb 1944 - 26 May 1944

Lt Dirk John Van Brommel, RCNVR - 27 May 1944 - 11 Jun 1944

Lt David Ireland McGill, RCNVR - 12 Jun 1944 - 20 Dec 1944

Lt J.S. Barrick, RCNVR - 21 Dec 1944 - 08 Apr 1945

Skpr/Lt William Harold Crocker, RCNR - 09 Apr 1945 - 26 Apr 1945

Lt John Allister MacKinnon, RCNR - 27 Apr 1945 - 10 May 1945

Lt James Sidney Barrick, RCNVR - 11 May 1945 - 14 Jun 1945

Lt Dirk John Van Brommel, RCNVR - 15 Jun 1945 - 04 Aug 1945

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

Aharan, Charles H.

Childs, Robert G.

Crocker, William H.

Evans, J.O. Bus

Mahy, Claude E.

 

Former Crew Members

Barrick, James Sidney, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944

 

Belgrave, Henry Kelvin, SLt, RCNVR - 08 Apr 1944

 

MacCallum, Peter Malcolm, SLt, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1941 / 07 May 1941

MacKinnon, John Allister, Lt, RCNR - 26 Apr 1945

 

McPhee, Ian Archibald, SLt, RCNVR -30 Jun 1942

 

Present, Edward John, SLt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1943

 

Reynolds, William Jardine, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

Stark, Robert, SLt, RCNVR - 02 Jun 1941

 

Tait, John Cameron, SLt, RCNR - Jan 1945

 

Wittingham, Maurice Alfred, SLt, RCNVR - 10 Feb 1944

 

Photos and Documents

 

Article on minesweeping operations off Halifax harbour - 21 Sep 1943

 

Mentioned in the article:

 

Chief Skipper J.N. Vezina, RCNR;  Lt H.J. Fry, RCNVR; and CO, Lt J.E. Duggan, RCNR - HMCS COMOX

 

Lt Robert Stark, RCNVR;  ERA John Cooper, RCNVR;  AB Russel Cossman, RCNVR;  LS James Clayton, RCNVR;  PO John Sainiuk, RCNVR;  CERA Walter Layzell, RCNR, SLt Jack Cavanaugh, RCNVR - HMCS SUDEROY VI

 

From the collection of François Messier, AB, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Denis Messier

 


 

 

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