Flower Class Corvette




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Laid down: 14 Jun 1940

Launched: 26 Jun 1941

Commissioned: 10 Feb 1942

Paid off: 15 Jul 1945

Fate: Foundered on 03 Aug 1960


Built at Esquimalt, she was commissioned there on 10 Feb 1942. TIMMINS served with Esquimalt Force until transferred to the east coast. Upon arrival at Halifax on 13 Oct 1942 she was assigned to WLEF. With its division into escort groups in Jun 1943, she became a member of EG W-6, transferring to W-2 in Apr 1944. She commenced a two-month refit at Liverpool, N.S., late in Jun 1943, followed by workups at Pictou. A second refit, again at Liverpool, was carried out between late Jun and mid-Oct 1944. It included the extension of her fo'c's'le and three weeks' working-up in Bermuda followed. TIMMINS was paid off on 15 Jul 1945, at Sorel, and sold later that year for commercial use. She entered service in 1948 as the Honduran-flag Guayaquil and, ironically, foundered at Guayaquil, Ecuador, on 03 Aug 1960.



Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos          The Ship's Bell



Commanding Officers


Lt James Albert Brown, RCNR - 10 Feb 1942 - 16 Aug 1942

LCdr A.T. Morrell, RCNR - 17 Aug 1942 - 30 Aug 1942

Lt J.M. Gillison, RCNR - 31 Aug 1942 - 11 Jan 1943

Lt Neville Spencer C. Dickinson, RCNVR - 12 Jan 1943 - 19 Mar 1943

LCdr J.H.S. MacDonald, RCNR - 20 Mar 1943 - 18 Apr 1943

A/LCdr Herries Stirling Maxwell, RCNVR - 19 Apr 1943 - 29 Jun 1944

Lt R.G. James, RCNVR - 02 Sep 1944 - 15 Dec 1944

Lt John Kincaid, RCNR - 16 Dec 1944 - 15 Jul 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Former Crew Members


Alcock, William Gordon, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 19 Jul 1944


Beharriell, Stanley Ross, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1944


Gilmore, Robert Hugh, Stoker


Jones, Archibald Roy Campbell, SLt, RCNVR - 26 Jul 1943


Lovell, William Ashton, SLt, RCNVR - 01 May 1942 / 21 Jun 1942


Newton, John Amyas, SLt, RCNVR - 10 Feb 1942

Parker, Richard Allan, SLt, RCNVR - 10 Feb 1942


Samis, John Clouston, SLt, RCNVR - 31 Jul 1944


Taylor, William Robertson, SLt, RCNVR - 19 May 1943


Thompson, Frederick Stafford, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


Ward, James Barlow, Mate, RCNR - 11 Feb 1942 / 06 Jul 1942


Wilson, Milton Thomas, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 May 1944



Photos and Documents




From the collection of George Huntbatch, LTO, RCNVR


Courtesy of Ross Huntbatch









(GW01) HMS PUNCHER  (GW02) Dutch sub at Hamilton, Bermuda. Fos's'le / gun deck of HMCS TIMMINS in the foreground  (GW033) HMCS TIMMINS alongside a Liberty ship at sea (note: possibly transferring stores by jackstay)  (GW044) Unknown sailor in the crows nest on HMCS TIMMINS  (GW055) Bridge, Gun Deck and Foc's'le of HMCS TIMMINS - taken from the crows nest  (GW06) PO George Woods on HMCS TIMMINS  (GW07) .5 on HMCS TIMMINS.  Merchant ship visible in the distance.


From the collection of George F. Woods, PO, RCNVR


Courtesy of Eleanor Woods and family


HMCS Napanee K118 (left) and HMCS TIMMINS K223 (right) at St. John's, Nfld


From the collection of Dalton Kaye, Tel, RCNVR


Courtesy of Steve Kaye






(JW01) Sailors on HMCS TIMMONS (JW02) Sailors on the fo'c's'le HMCS TIMMONS chipping ice (JW03) Fo'c's'le of HMCS TIMMINS seen from the bridge (JW04) HMCS TIMMONS jacket patch


From the collection of CPO John M. Waide


Courtesy of Edward Waller