For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS TRURO J268

Then RCMP Vessel HERCHMER (1945)

Then Merchant Vessel GULF MARINER (1947)

HMCS Truro J269

 

Laid down: 20 Mar 1941

Launched: 05 Jun 1942

Commissioned: 27 Aug 1942

Paid off: 31 Jul 1945

Transferred to RCMP Marine Division: 1945

Sold: 1947 for civilian use

Fate: Broken up in 1964

 

Built at Levis, Que, she was commissioned at Quebec City on 27 Aug 1942 and arrived at Halifax on 15 Sep 1942. Initially allocated to WLEF, she became a member of newly created EG W-4 in Jun 1943. In May 1944, she was transferred to Sydney Force, and from Dec 1944 to Feb 1945, underwent a major refit at Lunenburg. Truro was then assigned briefly to Halifax Force before returning to Sydney Force until Jun 1945. Paid off on 31 Jul 1945 at Sydney, she was handed over to the RCMP on 03 Aug 1945 and renamed Herchmer. She was never commissioned and was paid off on 06 Aug 1946. She was converted to the commercial vessel Gulf Mariner in 1947. Abandoned ashore in the Fraser River after plans to convert her to a suction dredge had fallen though, she was broken up in 1964.

 

Commanding Officers

Skpr/Lt G.A. Myra, RCNR - 27 Aug 1942 - 01 Aug 1943

Lt Gordon David Campbell, RCNVR - 02 Aug 1943 - 27 Mar 1944

Lt Edward Ernest MacInnis, RCNR - 28 Mar 1944 - 31 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Boggild, Kai Hugh

____-2002

Served in Truro in 1943 as Slt, RCNVR, NavO

 

 

 

 

E-F

Freeland, Fred

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G-H

Grant, Malcolm Seafield

MPK - 21 Aug 1944

HMCS ALBERNI

 

 

 

 

I-J

IRVING, James Crawford

MPK - 21 Aug 1944

HMCS ALBERNI

 

 

 

 

K-L

Leier, Frank Anton

1922-2010

 

 

 

 

S-T

Thomson, Alexander

1922-2013

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Campbell, Gordon David, Lt, RCNVR - 30 Jul 1943

 

Creed, Edmond Martin, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Apr 1944

 

Crimmings, John, A/War (E), RCNR - Jan 1945

 

Hall, Thomas Brunning, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Feb 1944

Hornby, Cedric Albert, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1943

 

Moore, James Stewart, Wt (E), RCNR - 09 Apr 1942 (Stand by)

 

Ross, Robert Ian, Slt, RCNVR - 09 Jun 1942

Schonfield, Morris Conroy, Lt, RCNVR - 21 Mar 1944

 

Smith, George Herbert, Lt, RCNVR - 26 Feb 1945

 

Triance, Richard Walter, Slt, RCNVR - 21 Feb 1945

 

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