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HMCS ATHOLL K15

HMCS Atholl K15

 

Laid down: 15 Aug 1942

Launched: 04 Apr 1943

Commissioned: 14 Oct 1943

Paid off: 17 Jul 1945

Fate: Broken up  in 1952

 

Commissioned on 14 Oct 1943, at Quebec City, Atholl arrived at Halifax in Nov 1943 and returned there in mid-Dec 1943 for two months' repairs after working up at Pictou. In Feb1944, she was assigned to EG 9, Londonderry, and made her passage there in March as escort to convoy HX.281. She had scarcely arrived when it was decided that the group should consist only of frigates, and she returned to Canada in Apr 1944 with ONM.231, joining EG C-4 at St. John's. She served the rest of the war as a mid-ocean escort except for time out under refit at Sydney and Halifax (Dec 1944 - Apr 1945). Early in Jun 1945, she left Londonderry for the last time, and was paid off on 17 Jul 1945 at Sydney and laid up at Sorel. She was broken up at Hamilton, Ont., in 1952.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt W.D.H. Gardiner, RCNVR - 14 Oct 1943 - 16 Sep 1944

Lt William Grant Garden, RCNVR - 17 Sep 1944 - 17 Jul 1945

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Begg, Thomas Harry

1923-2009

Bell, Robert Sinclair

____-2017

 

 

 

C-D

Dougherty, Donald Bruce

1920-2005

 

 

 

 

G-H

Heffernan, George J.

____-2003

 

 

 

 

M-N

Mahoney, John Elliott

____-2003

Served in Atholl 1943-1944

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wheeler, Alden Dodge

1923-2010

 

 

 

 

Ship's Mascots

Freckles

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 Former Crew Members

Bradford, John Frederic, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Burns, Edward Seth, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 24 May 1943

 

Cunningham, Malcolm Albert, Lt, RCNVR - 31 Jan 1945

Dalley, Andrew Roosevelt, War (E), RCNR - Jan 1944

 

McCorkill, Wilfred James, Lt, RCNVR

Mosher, Malcolm Charles, Slt, RCNVR - 21 May 1945

 

Thorpe, Jack 

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

HMCS Atholl K15 - returns to St. John's, NFLD from Mid-Ocean Escort Duty - 1945

OFF CAPS!

 

HMCS Atholl's mascot Freckles at defaulters for being adrift

 

Crow's Nest newspaper - Oct 1944

 

 

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