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HMCS VISON S11 / Z30

HMCS Vison S11

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Launched: 1931

Commissioned: 05 Oct 1940

Paid off: 04 Aug 1945

Fate: Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Pusey & Jones Corp., Wilmington, Del. in 1931. Vison left Halifax on 23 Jun 1940, for Pictou, where she was to be converted and armed. She returned to Halifax on 02 Oct 1940 and was commissioned three days later. She was then assigned to the base at Gaspé, but returned to Halifax in Nov 1940 when the base was closed for the winter. In Dec 1940, she was sent southward, operating out of Trinidad and Bermuda until her return to Halifax on 13 May 1941. In Jul 1942 she became a member of Gaspé Force, proceeding to Halifax for passage to Trinidad in Dec 1941.  She rejoined Halifax Local Defence Force in Apr 1942, but was transferred to Sydney Force in Jul 1942. In Feb 1943, Vison returned to Halifax as a training ship attached to HMCS Cornwallis and moved with the establishment to Digby in Apr 1943. She remained there until the end of the war as a seamen's training ship, exercising with RN submarines in the Bay of Fundy, and was paid off for disposal on 04 Aug 1945.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Robert Irving Swansburg, RCNVR - 05 Oct 1940 - 31 Jul 1941

LCdr F.A. Price, RCNVR - 01 Aug 1941 - 21 Nov 1941

Cdr W.G. Sheddon, RCNR - 22 Nov 1941 - 14 Apr 1942

Lt William Ernest Nicholson, RCNR - 15 Apr 1942 - 04 Aug 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

LUCAS, William Eldon

Stwd, V19180, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Jan 1942 

SHELLEY, Ralph Thomas

AB, V13261, RCNVR

died - 21 Dec 1940 

SHIBLEY, Francis Roy

Supply Assistant, V32049, RCNVR

killed - 30 Jun 1943 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anderson, Kenneth Wingfield

1924-2012

Bond, James

1888-1962

 

 

 

E-F

Fotheringham, James Brant

1921-2013

Drafted to Vison 02 Jun 1942 as Slt, RCNVR

French, Donald Frederick

Lt, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944

HMCS Shawinigan

 

 

 

G-H

Hurst, Howard, R.

____-____

 

 

 

 

S-T

Sheehan, Michael J.

1915-____

 

 

 

 

Y-Z

Young, Breen Philip

1912-1956

Served in Vision as XO

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Allen, Lofuts Havilland, Slt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944

 

Angus, Ian, Slt, RCNR - 20 Jun 1940 (Stand by)

 

Bovey, John Henry, Lt, RCNVR - 01 May 1942

 

Carr, Edward Franklin, Slt, RCNVR - 21 Feb 1944

 

Ferguson, Graham Wilson, Slt, RCNVR - 03 May 1942

French, Donald Frederick, Slt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1943 / 06 Apr 1943

 

Mahoney, John Elliott, Skpr, RCNR - 20 Jun 1940 (Stand by)

 

McEwan, Maynard David Wesley, Lt, RCNVR - 14 May 1944

 

McKee, Fraser, OS, RCNVR - 1944

 

Nickerson, Martin, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 23 May 1940 (Stand by)

Noonan, John Russell, Lt, RCNVR - 03 May 1943

 

Rutherford, William Ritchie, Lt, RCNVR - 04 May 1944

 

Swansburg, Robert Irwin, LCdr, RCNR (stand by) CO - 08 Jul 1940

 

Tangye, Walter Addy, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Mar 1945

 

William, Stafford Manning, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Feb 1945

 

Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories

Remembrance

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of James Bond

 

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