For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS WESTMOUNT J318 / 187

Then Turkish Naval Vessel BORNOVA (1958)

HMCS Westmount J318

 

Laid down: 28 Oct 1941

Launched: 14 Mar 1942

Commissioned: 15 Sep 1942

Decommissioned: 13 Oct 1945

Re-acquired by RCN: 1951

Transferred to the Turkish Navy: 29 Mar 1958

Paid off: 1972

Fate: Unknown

 

Built at Lauzon, Que, she was commissioned at Toronto on 15 Sep 1942. Westmount arrived at Halifax on 10 Oct 1942 and proceeded to Pictou to work up. Following this, she underwent engine repairs at Halifax from 20 Nov 1942 to 02 Feb 1943. She was then assigned to Halifax Local Defence Force and, later, to Halifax Force. In May 1943, she was transferred to Sydney Force, but returned to Halifax Force in Jan 1944. In Feb 1945, she commenced a major refit at Lunenburg and, after this completed late in Apr 1945, proceeded to Bermuda to work up. Upon her return to Halifax on 30 May 1945 she was assigned to miscellaneous duties until paid off at Sydney on 13 Oct 1945, and laid up at Shelburne. In 1946 she was placed in strategic reserve at Sorel until re-acquired by the RCN in 1951. On 29 Mar 1958, she was transferred to the Turkish Navy, and served Bornova until 1972.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Frank Goddard Hutchings, RCNVR - 15 Sep 1942 - 07 Dec 1943

Lt Frederick Henry Pinfold, RCNVR - 08 Dec 1943 - 16 Mar 1944

Lt Robert Laird Borden Hunter, RCNVR - 17 Mar 1944 - 25 Mar 1945

Lt Robert Paul Jackson, RCNVR - 26 Mar 1945 - 07 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

G-H

Gamble, John Ross

1917-2013

Gill, Howard Findley

1926-2011

Higgins, Edward Murray

1925-2016

Hooper, John Albert

1922-2013

 

S-T

Stables, John Stirling

1924-2013

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Baker, Perren Laurence, Lt, RCNVR - 02 Jun 1945

 

Brownlee, James Calvin, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Jun 1944

 

Campbell, Colin Gordon, Slt (E), RCNVR - 15 Mar 1943

 

Doane, Warren Frank Stanley, A/Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

Genre, John Pope, Lt (E), RCNVR - 17 May 1943

 

Kayes, William Joseph, Lt (E), RCNVR - 13 Mar 1945

 

Kerr, John Cochrance, Lt, RCNVR - 31 Mar 1945

 

McDermott, Burton Duncan, Slt, RCNVR - 11 Feb 1944

Michie, John Richards, Slt (E), RCNVR - 29 May 1944

 

Moeser, William Alan, Slt (E), RCNVR - 18 Mar 1944

 

Ratcliffe, John Arthur, War (E), RCN - 08 Feb 1944

 

Robitaille, Rolland Michel, A/Lt, RCNVR - 14 Mar 1945

 

Weed, Joseph Dodsworth, Lt (E), RCNVR - 08 Jul 1944

 

 

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