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HMCS ATHOLL K15

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

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.

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Bradford, John Frederic, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

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

 

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

HMCS Atholl K15

Courtesy of Bill Gard

HMCS ATHOLL K15 in refit at Sydney, NS Dec 1944 - Apr 1945. Note that all her weapons have been removed for the refit

 

From the collection of William (Bill) Dougall, LTO (LP), RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Grant Dougall

 


 

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