HMCS EDMUNSTON K106

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

HMCS EDMUNSTON 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, EDMUNSTON 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

 

 


 

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 EDMUNSTON K106 alongside the sinking SS Fort Camosun, 20 Jun 1942

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

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

HMCS EDMUNSTON K106 - date unknown

Source: The obituary of Russell Bower

HMCS EDMUNSTON K106 seen from HMCS QUESNEL K133

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Sketch of HMCS EDMUNSTON K133

From the collection of John & Martin Nickels

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Seaman Enio Gerard by the gun mount on HMCS EDMUNSTON after having been washed overboard in a storm and rescued by his shipmates on 31 Oct 1943

HMCS EDMUNSTON K106

 

From the collection of Lt Richard (Dick) Simon

 

Courtesy of Rick Simon

 

German POWs being landed from HMCS EDMUNDSTON at Londonderry -Winter 1944

 

From the collection of Norman J. Hargreaves, Coder, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Ray Hargreaves

 


 

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(DN77-DN79) Unknown sailors on HMCS EDMUNSTON  (DN80) HMCS EDMUNSTON'S funnel badge  (DN81) HMCS EDMUNSTON ship's mascot, Jiffy, sitting on an unknown sailor

 

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(DN82) Doug Newman, age 23, on HMCS EDMUNSTON  (DN83) Brook, Kit, POfr?? and ship's mascot Jiffy on HMCS EDMUNSTON  (DN85) Doug Newman with mascot Jiffy on HMCS EDMUNSTON  (DN86) Doug Newman with ship's mascot Jiffy on HMCS EDMUNSTON  (12) Ship's mascot Jiffy in an engine room air vent on HMCS EDMUNSTON

 

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(DN87) Doug Newman on HMCS EDMUNSTON  (DN88) Waves crashing over (believed to be) HMCS EDMUNSTON  (DN89) USN Blimp off New York  (DN90) Looking down gun (rifle) barrel at depth charge throw on HMCS EDMUNSTON  (DN91) Corvettes in line ahead 

 

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(DN92-DN96) HMCS EDMUNSTON at St. John's, Newfoundland, iced up after a winter trip

 

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(DN97-DN98) HMCS EDMUNSTON'S upper decks awash in heavy seas  (DN99) HMCS EDMUNSTON alongside allied submarine at St. John's, Newfoundland

 

From the collection of Harry Douglas (Doug) Newman, PO.HSD, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Brian Newman

 


 

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(RM48-RM58) The rescue of the crew of the Fort Camosun on 20 Jun 1942. The Fort Camosun had been torpedoed by the Japanese sub I25 off the coast of Washington state.

 

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(RM59-RM61) Unidentified corvettes  (RM62-RM63) Unidentified allied sub

 

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(RM64-RM68) Unknown sailors on HMCS EDMUNSTON

 

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(RM69) Robert Miller on HMCS EDMUNSTON  (RM70-RM72) Unknown sailors on HMCS EDMUNSTON

 

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(RM73-RM76) boat crew rowing to/from a seaplane while another circles overhead

 

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(RM77-RM79)  HMS WARSPITE, a Queen Elizabeth class battleship, appears out of the fog.

 

From the collection of Robert Neil (Bob) Miller, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Neil Miller

 


 

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