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HMCS Coaticook K410


Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45



Laid down: 14 Jun 1943

Launched: 26 Nov 1943

Commissioned: 25 Jul 1944

Paid off: 29 Nov 1945

Fate: Scuttled off Race Rock in Feb 1962.


Built at Lauzon by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., she was commissioned on 25 July 1944, at Quebec City, Coaticook proceeded to Bermuda in mid-Sep 1944 for three weeks' working up. She was then assigned to EG 27 with which she served on A/S and support duties out of Halifax for the balance of the war. In Jun 1945, Coaticook sailed to Esquimalt, where she was paid off into reserved on 29 Nov 1945. In 1949 her stripped hull was sunk for a breakwater at Powell River but was re-floated in 1961. While in tow for Victoria to be broken up, the hull was found to be structurally unsound and instead scuttled off Race Rock.


Photos and Documents


Commanding Officers

LCdr Louis de la Chesnaye Audette, RCNVR - 25 Jul 1944 - 03 Jun 1945

LCdr Lyle Robert Hoar, RCNVR - 04 Jun 1945 - 22 Jul 1945

A/LCdr J.W. Golby, RCNVR - 06 Aug 1945 - 19 Aug 1945


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

SCHRYBURT, Edward Arthur

PO, V6290, RCNVR

died - 01 Jul 1945 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Audette, Louis de la Chesnaye


1st Commanding Officer






Church, Kenneth Cecil


Drafted to Coaticook 25 Jul 1944 as Slt, RCNVR

Dixon, Charles Garfield






Kerr, Garth Corbett







Law, Robert George







MacDonald, George W.







Tate, Charles Ian Passman


Drafted to Coaticook 25 Jul 1944 as Lt, RCNVR






White, Cecil Garfield


Wilcox, Gordon Bartlett






Former Crew Members

Brown, Colin Edgar John, Slt, RCNVR - 30 Apr 1944


Charlton, John Henry, A/Lt, RCNVR - 25 Jul 1944


Crichton, William Barclay, Lt (E), RCNR - 17 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 25 Jul 1944

Dick, William Arthur, Lt (E), RCNVR - 09 Jun 1945


Foley, Maurice Aloysius, Lt (E), RCNVR - Jan 1945


MacDonald, John Austin, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1945

McIntrye, John Anthony, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Jun 1944 (Standby) / 25 Jul 1944


Warren, Jack Hamilton, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Jun 1944 (Stand by) / 25 Jul 1944


Photos and Documents


HMCS Coaticook K410

From the Photo collection of Hugh A. Benson

Courtesy of Doug Benson

Officers of HMCS Coaticook K410 


The photos below have been cropped from this photo and added here.  Those who are known to have Crossed the Bar are linked to their obituary. If you can add any info on these officers, please send me an EMAIL.  Thank you



MacDonald, John Austin

Church, Kenneth Cecil

Dixon, Charles Garfield

Crichton, William Barclay


Audette, Louis de la Chesnaye

Foley, Maurice Aloysius


White, Cecil Garfield

McIntyre, John Anthony

Charlton, John Henry





Tate, Charles Ian Passman





Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum


Ron Green Captures HMCS Coaticook Blowing-up

"Coaticook was at Capital Iron & Metals Ltd. to be broken up.  She was at the breakers so long she had become a rusting hulk and the decision was made to tow her out to sea and sink her instead of cutting her up.  The photo above is the explosion that sunk her."

Source:  - Nauticapedia

The bow of former HMCS Coaticook sinking after explosive charges were detonated to scuttle her

Source: Frigates of the RCN