For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS TROIS-RIVIERES J269

Then RCMP Vessel MacBrien MP 92

HMCS Trois-Rivieres J269

 

Laid down: 09 Dec 1940

Launched: 30 Jun 1941

Commissioned: 08 Dec 1942

Paid off: 31 Jul 1945

Transferred to the RCMP Marine Division: 03 Aug 1945

Commissioned: 03 Aug 1945

Decommissioned: 1959

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1960

 

Built at Sorel and commissioned there on 12 Aug 1942, she arrived at Halifax on 29 Aug 1942 and, after working up at Pictou, was assigned to WLEF. In Nov 1942, she was transferred to the Newfoundland Force, serving until the Command was disbanded in Jun 1945. She was under repair at Dalhousie, N.B., Halifax and Saint John between Oct 1943 and Jan 1944, and had a major refit at Lunenburg from Feb to May 1945, followed by workups in Bermuda. Trois-Rivieres was paid off on 31 Jul 1945, and handed over later that year to serve the RCMP as MacBrien MP 92. She was sold for scrap in 1960.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr George Murray Kaizer, RCNR - 12 Aug 1942 - 11 Feb 1943

Lt John Eastwood Taylor, RCNVR - 12 Feb 1943 - 10 Mar 1943

A/LCdr George Murray Kaizer, RCNR - 11 Mar 1943 - 15 Nov 1943

Lt William Grant Garden, RCNVR - 16 Nov 1943 - 12 Sep 1944

Lt Ronald Charles Grigg Merriam, RCNVR - 13 Sep 1944 - 11 Dec 1944

Lt J.M.S. Clark, RCNVR - 12 Dec 1944 - 23 Apr 1945

Lt Maurice D. Gagnon, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1945 - 31 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Agnelli, Valerio

____-2013

Baird, Lorne Austen

1920-2012

Ballard, Alan L.

____-____

Beattie, George H.

1924-2006

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell Collection)

Beccarea, John Philip

1920-2003

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Cartmill Collection)

Beeston, Lawrence James

1924-2016

Birdsell, Don

____-____

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell Collection)

Biron, H.

____-____

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell Collection)

Board, Gordon Edward

____-2008

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Cartmill Collection)

Bolianatz, John Henry

1925-2000

C-D

Canavan, Gordon Stewart

1924-1993

 

 

 

 

Cartmill, John

____-1976

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Cartmill Collection)

Caslick, Wally

____-1983

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell Collection)

Colbeck, Francis Aubrey

____-2013

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Cartmill Collection)

Currans, Dan

____-____

Served in Trois-Rivieres as a SBA

Dawson, Arthur Stephen

____-____

Drafted to Trois-Rivieres 01 Apr 1944 at Lt, RCNVR

E-F

Fedeluk, Michael

____-1983

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell Collection)

 

 

 

 

G-H

Garden, William Grant

____-1982

4th Commanding Officer

Hampson, Maurice

1924-2013

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell Collection)

 

 

 

K-L

Kenny, Ronald

____-____

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Cartmill Collection)

Lucas, Colin Richard

1919-2005

Drafted to Trois-Rivieres 23 Apr 1945 as Slt, RCNVR. In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell Collection)

 

 

 

M-N

Mahoney, John Douglas

____-1949

Served in Trois-Rivieres as a PO Stwd. In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Cartmill Collection)

Majorki, Millian

____-2004

Served in Trois-Rivieres during WW2 as a A/PO

McLean, Douglas, AB

____-____

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Cartmill Collection)

Merriam, Ronald Charles Grigg

____-____

5th Commanding Officer

Milen, Robert

____-____

Mulvihill, Brian William Ignatius

1924-2015

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Cartmill Collection)

 

 

 

 

O-P

Penny, L.

____-____

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell Collection)

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Quigley, Thomas Henry

1921-1965

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell Collection)

Richards, Dick

____-____

Roach, Charles Earl

____-____

Drafted to Trois-Rivieres 11 Mar 1941 at Wt (E), RCN(R)

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell and Cartmill Collections)

Robinson, Russell Raymond

____-2006

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell and Cartmill Collections)

 

S-T

Shignleton, Jack

____-2015

Shute, William Robert

____-2008

Squarebriggs, Sterling Albert

1926-2014

Served in Trois-Rivieres as a Steward. In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Cartmill Collection)

Stewart, Allan

____-____

In crew photo for Trois-Rivieres (Birdsell and Cartmill Collections)

 

 

Former Crew Members

 

(SC1) = Ship's company photo from Don Birdsell collection

 

(SC2) = Ship's company photo from John Cartmill collection

Abbott, Bob, Coder

 

Allen, Williard, 1st Lt (SC2)

 

Ashmore, Albert, OS

 

Blackwell, Jack A., M/M (SC1/SC2)

 

Blaikie, Bob, LS (SC2)

 

Bloating, J.H. (SC1)


Blouin, Joseph R., Coder (SC2)

 

Bowen, R., AB (SC2)

 

Boyd, H. (SC1)


Braggs, Nathan, NavO (SC2)

 

Brisson, Armand (Hamer), LS


Brooks, LS (SC2)

 

Brown, Colin E., L/Tel (SC2)

 

Buleah, Henry, AB (SC2)

 

Burchmore, Edward, LS (SC2)

 

Churham, ?? (SC1)


Clarke, Norman, M/M (SC2)

 

Cole, Don B.


Colwill, G.J. (SC1)


Connor, William (Bill) (Blondie) (SC1)

 

Cooper, C.J. (SC1)

 

Craft, Russel, Sto (SC2)

 

Dawson, William (SC1)


Dean Ed (SC1)


Donnelly, P. (SC1)

 

Dunham, Frank, Cook (SC2)

 

Dunmore, D., AB (SC2)

 

English, A. (SC1)


Etchells, Jack, AB


Ferguson, J.R. (SC1)


Ferguson, John M., Lt


Field, Harley, W., OS (SC1)

 

Findley, Ian (Doc), SBA (SC2)

 

Forbes, Joseph, E.A. (SC2)

 

Fowler, Harold, Sto (SC2)

 

Fraser, George R., AB


Fraser, Ross, AB (SC2)

Gagnon, Maurice D. (SC1)


Gauld Charles W., Sig (SC2)

 

Gauld, Harry, Sto (SC2)

 

Gellert, Normand, Sig


Gervais, Gaston, Coder

 

Gould, Arthur Graham, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1945 (SC1)

 

Green, Louis, L/Sig (SC2)

 

Green, William, AB (SC2)

 

Hall, Arthur D. (Cox'n) (SC1)


Hansen, Ernest G., Sto


Hardiker, Gerald, CMM (SC1)


Harding, R. Shirley, CERA (SC1/SC2)

 

Harper, Frank, Sto (SC2)

 

Hemmings, Stan, Coder (SC2)

 

Henry, Charles E., CMM (SC1)


Higginson, ?? (SC1)


Hill, C.P. (SC1)


Hill, Ernie (SC1)


Howells, Robert (SC1)


Huffman, Edward A., AB

 

Jones, J., Sto (SC2)

 

Joyce, W.T. (Bill), Tel


Kaizer, George Murray, Lt, RCNR - 14 May 1942 (Stand by) CO (SC2)

 

Kitchin, G.W. (Bill), L/Sig


Lawson, George, Tel (SC1)


Lee, Jack E. (Stoker) (SC1)


Leonard, Harry M., Tel (SC2)

 

Low, Jack D., L/Tel

 

MacDonald, Eldon, Tel (SC2)

 

MacKenzie, Don F., LS


Magnar, Joseph, AB


Matthewson, Charles, L/Tel (SC1)


McCallum, John, Stwd

 

McDormand, Eldridge (SC2)


McLeod, Jack, Coder

 

McMurray, Ray C., Sto (SC1)


McNicol, R. (SC1)

McPhee, R.T. (SC1)


Mole, I.W. (SC1)

 

Morrison, Bruce (Bunky), AB (SC2)

 

Mulholland, Russell, Stores (SC2)

 

Nairne, R.S. (SC1)


Neck, W.C., Electrician (SC1)


Newport, Ken E., Sto

 

Nielson, AB (SC2)

 

O'Connor, JC (SC1)


Picard, Russell, AB (SC2)

 

Pimlott, Norm, AB, Gunner

 

Porrelli, Len B., Sto


Purcell, Vernon, LS (SC2)

 

Rann, Jack R., OS


Ridgewell, Alfred, Sto (SC2)

 

Rizzo, Frank, AB (SC2)

 

Robertson, A.C. (SC1)

 

Ronald, George Irving, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Jul 1944 (SC1)

 

Scalzo, Al, AB (SC1)


Sewell, NE (SC1)


Sharland, J.M. (SC1)

 

Sochowski, P., Sto (SC1)


Sullivan, Joe (SC1)


Swan, R. (SC1)


Tanner, K. (SC1)

 

Taylor, John Eastwood, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1942

 

Thompson, John William, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Underhill, Harry, AB (SC2)

 

Vautheir, Jack, AB (SC1)

 

Wall, John F. (SC1)


Ward, Frank, ERA / PO MM (SC2)

 

Waterman, Charles W., A/PO (SC1)

 

Watsham, Fred E., ERA (SC1)

 

Watson, Herbert Jack, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Jun 1944

 

Wells, Frank (SC1)


Williams, A. Ray, Slt (SC2)

 

Worsley, Slt (SC2)

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of William Connor

Ship's company photos for HMCS Trois-Rivieres

The Memory Project - Stoker 1st Class Don Birdsell

 

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