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HMCS Edmundston K106


Laid down: 23 Aug 1940

Launched: 22 Feb 1941

Commissioned: 21 Aug 1941

Paid off: 16 Jun 1945

Fate: Unknown


Commissioned at Esquimalt on 21 Oct 1941, Edmundston was assigned after workups to Esquimalt Force. On 20 Jun 1942, she rescued 31 crew members of SS Fort Camosun, disabled by a torpedo from the Japanese submarine I-25 off the coast of Washington. She left Esquimalt for the Atlantic on 13 Sep 1942, arriving at Halifax on 13 Oct 1942, and was assigned to WLEF. On 04 Jan 1943, she commenced a five-month refit at Halifax, including fo'c's'le extension, carried out workups at Pictou, then joined EG 5 at St. John's. For the next ten months she was employed in support of North Atlantic, Gibraltar, and Sierra Leone convoys. She underwent a refit at Liverpool, N.S., from May to Jul 1944, worked up in Bermuda in Aug 1944 and, in Oct 1944, joined the newly formed EG C-8. She served the remainder of the war as an ocean escort, leaving Londonderry on 11 May 1945 with HMCS Leaside K492 and HMCS Poundmaker K675, for the last time as escort for convoy ONS.50. She was paid off at Sorel on 16 Jun 1945 and sold for mercantile use, entering service in 1948 as Amapala, last noted under Liberian flag in Lloyd's list for 1961-62.


Photos and Documents


Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Raiffe Dillon Barrett, RCNR - 21 Oct 1941 - 21 May 1944

Lt John Lecky, RCNVR - 22 May 1944 - 20 Apr 1945

Lt Arthur Dudley Ritchie, RCNVR - 21 Apr 1945 - 27 May 1945

Lt John Lecky, RCNVR - 28 May 1945 - 16 Jun 1945


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Ballantyne, William Hamilton Melrose


Drafted to Edmundston 19 Jun 1942 as Mate, RCNR

Bower, Russell Edwin


Bowman, Donald Aden


Brown, Vernon Robert




Denning, Harry A.


Doutaz, George E.






Girvan, Alan







Moore, Jim F.


Nickels, John Martin


Nickels, Martin John





Turner, Edward Joseph


Served in Edmundston 17 Jun 1943 - 05 Jul 1944

Tyne,  Charles






McHugh, James Chase







Former Crew Members

Baggs, Lloyd Eugene, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1943


Brown, John Russell, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1943


Butler, Louis Lorne, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Mar 1944


Cree, Murray Athol, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Jul 1942

Devlin, John Donald, Slt, RCNVR - 04 May 1942


Kerr, David Fleetwood, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944


Main, Hugh Browlee, Slt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1943

Mackenzie, John Smith, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Jun 1944


McCallum, Reside, Lt (SB), RCNVR - 28 May 1943


Robertson, Michael James, Lt, RCNR - 06 Jul 1942


Rolf, Carl Henry, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Jun 1944


Photos and Documents


HMCS Edmundston K106 alongside the sinking SS Fort Camosun, 20 Jun 1942

HMCS Edmundston K106 alongside the sinking SS Fort Camosun, 20 Jun 1942

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

HMCS Edmundston K106 - date unknown

Source: The obituary of Russell Bower

HMCS Edmundston K106 seen from HMCS Quesnel K133

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Sketch of HMCS Edmundston K133

From the collection of John & Martin Nickels

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny