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HMCS BELLEVILLE K332

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

HMCS BELLEVILLE K332

DND / RCN Photo

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Laid down: 21 Jan 1944

Launched: 17 Jun 1944

Commissioned: 19 Oct 1944

Paid off: 05 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1947. Broken up in 1972

 

Commissioned at Kingston on 19 Oct 1944, she visited the Ontario port for which she was named before leaving for Halifax, where she arrived early in Nov 1944. BELLEVILLE continued fitting out at Halifax until Mid-Jan 1945, then sailed to Bermuda for a month's working-up. Further repairs followed on her return, after which she was allocated to EG C-5, leaving St. John's on 28 Mar 1945 to join her first convoy, HX.346. She made three Atlantic crossing before the war's end, leaving Londonderry for the last time at the beginning of Jun 1945. She was paid off on 05 Jul 1945, and placed in reserve at Sorel until 1947, when she was sold to the Dominican Republic and re-named Juan Bautista Combiaso. She was broken up in 1972.

 


 

The Ship's Bell

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt Joern Eilert Korning, RCN - 19 Oct 1944 - 06 May 1945

 

LCdr Robert Montagu Powell, RCNVR - 07 May 1945 - 05 Jul 1945

  


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Dewar, John Thomas, Lt, RCNVR - 07 May 1945

 

Hodgson, Frank Dupont, Lt, RCNVR - 07 May 1945

Kidd, Robert, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Feb 1945

Nash, William Alexander, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 07 Mar 1945

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS BELLEVILLE K332 passing the anti-submarine booms at McNabb's Island

 

From the collection of François Messier, AB, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Denis Messier

 


 

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