For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMCS Eastview K665


Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45



Laid down: 26 Aug 1943

Launched: 17 Nov 1943

Commissioned: 03 Jun 1944

Paid off: 17 Jan 1946

Fate: Sunk as a breakwater in 1948


Commissioned at Montreal on 03 Jun 1944, Eastview arrived at Halifax on 26 Jun 1944 and proceeded to Bermuda to work up. On her return in Aug 1944 she was attached to EG C-6 as Senior Officer's ship, and on 18 Sep 1944 left St. John's with her first convoy, HXF.308. For the balance of the European war she was continuously on Atlantic convoy duty, and was one of the escorts of HX.358, the last HX convoy of the war, leaving St. John's 27 May 1945. That Jul 1945 she went to the west coast and had barely commenced tropicalization refit when work was stopped and the ship laid up in reserve at Esquimalt. She was paid off on 17 Jan 1946, and sold in 1947, and her hull made part of a breakwater at Oyster Bay, B.C., the following year.


Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos          The Ship's Bell


Commanding Officers

LCdr Archibald Miller Kirkpatrick, RCNVR - 03 Jun 1944 - 16 Sep 1944

Lt W.D.M. Gardiner, RCNVR - 17 Sep 1944 - 26 Oct 1944

Lt R.E. Pare, RCNVR - 27 Oct 1944 - 28 Nov 1944

Lt F.W. Bogardus, RCNVR - 29 Nov 1944 - 03 Dec 1944

Lt R.E. Pare, RCNVR - 04 Dec 1944 - 07 Dec 1944

A/LCdr Ronald Charles Grigg Merriam, RCNVR - 08 Dec 1944 - 11 Aug 1945

LCdr J. Morrison, RCNR - 24 Oct 1945 - unk


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

WOODMAN, Donald Frank

Tel, V11980, RCNVR

died - 13 Jul 1945 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Barker, Stan







Dixon, C.G. MacKenzie


Dowler, James McLean


Drafted to Eastview 10 Apr 1944 as Lt, RCNVR, standby. Commissioning crew





Fagan, Alvin Harland







MacNeil, Archibald Alexander


McGuigan, Roland L.


Merriam, Ronald Charles Grigg


6th Commanding Officer

Milliken, William Robert




Reid, Charles K.







Scott, Douglas


Sears, Robert J.





Weston, Russell Robert







Former Crew Members

Caron, Maurice Charles, Slt (El), RCNVR - 12 Jul 1944 


Catherwood, William Lorne, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 15 Jul 1944


Callender, John


Graham, Roscoe Barry, Lt(E), RCNVR - 01 May 1944 (Stand by) / 03 Jun 1944


Hodgson, Frank Dupont, A/Lt, RCNVR - 10 May 1944 (Stand by) / 03 Jun 1944


Kirkpatrick, Archibald Miller, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) CO / 03 Jun 1944


MacLean, Murdock MacKay, A/Lt, RCNVR - 26 Jun 1944

Ladd, Donald McLeod, Slt, RCNVR - 14 Apr 1945


MacRae, Gordon, Coder


McMillan, Norm 


McPherson, William Cameron, Lt, RCNVR - 27 May 1945


Moore, Edward Clayton, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Mar 1945


Morris, James Logie, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Jun 1944 / A/Lt, RCNVR - 04 Jun 1944


Parks, Thomas, Lt, RCNVR - 26 May 1945

Plumpton, Robert Neil, RCNVR


Schildemeyer, Robert Frederick, Slt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1945


Snair, Walter Douglas, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 11 Apr 1945


Thomson, Grame Evans, Lt, RCNVR - 27 May 1945


Woodcock, William Arthur, Lt, RCNVR - 10 May 1944 (Stand by) / 03 Jun 1944


Photos and Documents





A convoy as seen from HMCS Eastview K665.  HMCS Lauzon K671 steaming towards HMCS Eastview K665

From the collection of Robert Plumpton

Courtesy of Joan Currie

Whaler coming alongside HMCS Eastview K665.  Its not known if this is Eastview's boat returning of if its from HMCS Lauzon K671

From the collection of Robert Plumpton

Courtesy of Joan Currie

Unknown Merchant Aircraft Carrier seen from HMCS Eastview K665

From the collection of Robert Plumpton

Courtesy of Joan Currie


Webmaster's note: This Merchant Aircraft Carrier may be one of the Rapana Class converted oil tankers - 8,000 tons standard, 16,000 tons deep load, 12 knots, 3 aircraft, crew 118 (64 RN plus 54 MN), converted 1942-44. Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company tankers. No hangar and lift; aircraft maintained and stored on deck. Armament: 1 x single 4 in (102 mm) QF MK IV, 2 x single 40 mm Bofors, 6 x single 20 mm Oerlikon cannons


MV Acavus,  MV Adula,  MV Alexia,  MV Amastra,  MV Ancylus,  MV Gadila,  MV Macoma,  MV Miralda,  MV Rapana


Surrendered Type XXI U-boat seen from HMCS Eastveiw K665

From the collection of Robert Plumpton

Courtesy of Joan Currie


These photos are of the Senior Officer Pennant and White Ensign from HMCS Eastview's last convoy escort.  They were lowered (and kept) by Signalman Douglas Scott at the end of the convoy after it arrived in England.  The Senior Officer on board was Commodore Jeffrey Brock, RCN. The above flag and pennant are in the possession of Doug's grandson, Joseph Fogarty, PO2, RCN.

Photos courtesy of Joseph Fogarty