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HMCS DUNDAS K229

HMCS Dundas K229

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

 

Laid down: 19 Mar 1941

Launched: 25 Jul 1941

Commissioned: 01 Apr 1942

Paid off: 17 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1945. Broken up in 1946

 

Built at Victoria and commissioned on 01 Apr 1942, she joined Esquimalt Force after working up, and in Aug 1942 made a round trip as convoy escort to Kodiak, Alaska, in support of the Aleutian campaign. On 13 Sep 1942 she sailed for the east coast to replace an Operation "Torch" nominee, joining WLEF upon arrival at Halifax on 13 Oct 1942. She served with EG W-7 from Jun 1943, with W-5 from Sep 1943, and with W-4 from Apr 1944. In the course of a major refit at Montreal from 13 Jun to 19 Nov 1943, Dundas acquired her extended fo'c's'le. She commenced another long refit early in Jan 1945, at Liverpool, N.S., resuming service in Apr 1945. Paid off on 17 Jul 1945 at Sorel, she was sold later that year and broken up in 1946 at Hamilton, Ont.

 

Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Robert William Draney, RCNR - 01 Apr 1942 - 17 May 1943

Lt Richard Wallace Hart, RCNVR - 18 May 1943 - 11 Apr 1944

Lt Robert Berkeley Taylor, RCNVR - 12 Apr 1944 - 17 Feb 1945

Lt David Ewart Howard, RCNVR - 18 Feb 1945 - 17 Jul 1945

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

 

Britton, John

1921-2011

Browne, Randall William

1917-1975

Served in Dundas 23 Jun 1945 - 14 Feb 1946

 

 

 

C-D

DeLancey, Arthur Langley

1915-2000

 

 

 

 

G-H

 

Hickman, Norman Bruce

1924-2012

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacLean, Cameron Roy

1917-2002

Mawson, Edward Harvey

____-2011

McCall, Albert James

1925-2017

 

 

S-T

Simpson, John Frederick

1927-1995

Turnbull, John Edward

____-1991

 

 

 

W-X

Webb, Kenneth

1924-2012

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Andrews, Alexander Witherspoon, A/War (E), RCN - Jan 1944

 

Arter, Donald McKay, A/War (E), RCNR - Jan 1944

 

Cherrie, John, Slt, RCNVR - 12 Jun 1945

 

Clark, James Manley Scott, Slt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1942 / Lt, RCNVR - 08 Jun 1942

 

Crowder, Lloyd Allan, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

Emmerson, Elliott, Slt, RCNVR - 12 Apr 1944

 

Hamilton, John William, Lt, RCNVR - 28 May 1942

 

Hoggard, Arthur Frederick, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943

 

Hunt, Harold Bowler, Mate, RCNR - 01 Apr 1942

 

MacInnis, Donald Ross, WT (E), RCN - 25 Jul 1944

 

McBurney, James William, A/Lt, RCNVR - 12 Mar 1945

McDonald, Wallace Arthur, Slt, RCNVR - 17 May 1942

 

McGregor, William Bruce, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1942

 

Morrison, Grant Samuel, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Ross, Andrew William, Slt, RCNVR - 15 May 1943

 

Taylor, Robert Berkeley, Lt, RCNVR - 02 Mar 1943

 

Wedd, Andrew Allan, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Feb 1945

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

HMCS Dundas K229

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

HMCS Dundas K229 training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

Unidentified sailors on HMCS Dundas K229 during training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

HMCS Dundas in ice

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

HMCS Dundas, 25 Jul 1941

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

Unidentified sailor at tot time

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

Unidentified sailors manning the MK VIII single pom-pom gun HMCS Dundas K229 during the training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945.

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

Unidentified sailors on HMCS Dundas K229 during training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

Unidentified sailor on the fo'c's'le of HMCS Dundas K229 during  the training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserve

Unidentified ship in the gun sights of HMCS Dundas during the training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

HMCS Dundas K229 training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

John Frederick Simpson, (2nd row, 1st on right)

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

John Frederick Simpson on the gun of HMCS Dundas

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

 

 

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