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HMCS WASAGA J162

HMCS Wasaga J162

 

Laid down: 03 Sep 1940

Launched: 23 Jan 1941

Commissioned: 30 Jun 1941

Paid off: 06 Oct 1945

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1947

 

he first of the RCN Bangors, Wasaga was commissioned at Vancouver on 30 Jun 1941. She left Esquimalt on 06 Aug 1941 for Halifax, arriving on 10 Sep 1941. Sent to Bermuda for working-up, she was assigned to Halifax Force on her return. In Mar 1942, she was transferred to Newfoundland Force and, in Jan 1944, to Sydney Force. Ordered to the U.K. for invasion duties, she sailed from Halifax on 21 Feb 1944, for Plymouth via the Azores, in company with Canso, Guysborough and Kenora. Arriving at Plymouth early in Mar 1944, she was assigned at first to the 32nd and then to the 31st Minesweeping Flotilla, and was on hand on D-Day. She sailed for Canada on 30 Sep 1944, to refit at Charlottetown, returning to Plymouth on 04 Feb 1945. In Sep 1945 she returned to Canada and was paid off at Halifax on 06 Oct 1945, to be laid up at Shelburne until sold for scrap in 1947. 

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Walter Redford, RCNR - 30 Jun 1941 - 09 Mar 1942

Lt John Buxton Raine, RCNR - 10 Mar 1942 - 13 May 1943

Lt James Alexander Dunn, RCNVR - 14 May 1943 - 17 Jun 1943

Lt John Buxton Raine, RCNR - 18 Jun 1943 - 22 Dec 1943

Lt James Henry Green, RCNR - 23 Dec 1943 - 06 Oct 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anthony, Mark John

1921-2014

Burton, Leonard Francis

1924-2012

 

 

 

C-D

Cuff, H.J.

____-____

Drew, Malcolm

1918-2015

 

 

 

E-F

Farish, David Storm

1924-2010

 

 

 

 

I-J

Janson, Frederick N.

1920-1950

 

 

 

 

K-L

Lee, John Crosby

____-2010

 

 

 

 

S-T

Tapp, James Anthony

1918-2004

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wilson, John Robert

1923-1973

Served in Wasaga 25 Aug 1943 - 06 Sep 1943

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Boisclair, Joseph Marc Andre, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Boulianne, Joseph Ulrie Raoul, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 20 Apr 1942

 

Bross, Stewart Richard, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1944

 

Buerk, Robert Carter, Slt, RCNVR - 23 Mar 1942

 

Daly, William Patrick, Lt (E), RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Deakin, Frank, Slt (E), RCNVR - 08 Jul 1943

Foster, Robert James, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 04 Jul 1942

 

Hamelin, Joseph Henry Michael, Lt (E), RCNR - 03 Feb 1944

 

Hodge, John Lawrence, Slt, RCNVR

 

MacDonald, Ian Huntley, Slt, RCNVR - 29 Jun 1941 (Stand by) / 30 Jun 1941

 

Naftel, Frederick Robb Knyvet, Lt, RCNR - 30 Jun 1941

 

Orriman, James Garfield, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1944

Redford, Walter, Lt, RCNR - 09 Jun 1941 (Stand by) CO / 30 Jun 1941

 

Scoates, Francis Samuel Eric, Mate, RCNR - 29 Jun 1941 (stand by) / 30 Jun 1941

 

Smith, Russell Kenneth, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Timmons, Herman Patrick, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1944

 

Walker, James Cowan, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Weldon, Richard Dale, Slt, RCNVR - 24 Jul 1942

 

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