For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMS MANITOULIN T280

HMS Manitoulin T280 at Little Current in Oct 1942

Source: Mariners Weather Log

Credit: Norman Smith

 

 

Laid down: 25 Nov 1941

Launched: 23 Apr 1942

Commissioned: 28 Sep 1942

Paid off: 17 Jun 1945

 

Built at Midland, Ont for the RN, she was commissioned on 28 Sep 1942 as HMS Manitoulin. She was loaned to the RCN, though never commissioned in the RCN; and was manned by RN personnel.  She arrived at Halifax on 04 Apr 1943 to join the Halifax Local Defence Force. Returned to the RN at Plymouth and paid off on 17 Jun 1945, she was later sold for civilian use.

 

Photos and Documents          HMS Manitoulin - A great history of her service after the war

 

Commanding Officers

Lt. William Atkinson, RNR - Mar 1942 - 28 May 1944

T/Lt. Herbert Norman Weston, RNVR - 28 May 1944 - 17 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Botham, Robert John

Served in Manitoulin 14 Sep 1942 - 20 Oct 1942

killed - 20 Sep 1943

while serving in

HMCS St Croix I81

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

William S. former HMS Manitoulin T280

Source: Skipet

Credit: Photographer Mac Mackay, Halifax

Georges A. Rocha at Mindola, Cape Verde Island, October 1998 former HMS Manitoulin T280

Source: Mariners Weather Log
Photo by Captain Hubert Hall

 

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