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HMCS FRONTENAC K335

HMCS Frontenac K335

 

 

Laid down: 19 Feb 1943

Launched: 02 Jun 1943

Commissioned: 26 Oct 1943

Paid off: 22 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in Oct 1945. Final disposition unknown.

 

Built at Kingston, Ont., Frontenac was commissioned there on 26 Oct 1943. She arrived at Halifax in mid-Dec 1943 and carried out working-up exercises in St. Margaret's Bay in Jan 1944. She was then assigned to EG 9, Londonderry, and made the crossing in Mar 1944 as escort to convoy SC.154. It was decided, however, the EG 9 should be made up only of frigates, and Frontenac returned to St. John's where in May 1944 she joined EG C-1. She left Belfast 19 Dec 1944 to escort ON.273, her last westbound convoy, and early in Jan 1945, commenced three months' refit at Liverpool, N.S. On completion she was assigned to Halifax Force and sent to Bermuda to work up, but saw little further service before being paid off at Halifax on 22 Jul 1945. She was then taken to Sorel, but was sold in Oct 1945 to the United Ship Corp. of New York.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr E.T.F. Wennberg, RCNVR - 26 Oct 1943 - 15 Mar 1945

Lt Donald Richard Baker, RCNVR - 16 Mar 1945 - 22 Jul 1945

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Blore, Russell James

____-2013

Boothman, John E.

1925-1970 

 

 

 

M-N

McGuire, Keith J.

1921-1989

Munroe, Kenneth Guy

1919-2013

 

 

 

O-P

Orr, Doug

1925-2007

Owen, William St. Clair

1917-2014

 

 

 

S-T

Soderstrom, Curt William

____-2006

 

 

 

 

U-V

Vandervoort, Earle Henry

____-2005

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wennburg, Edgar Theodore Pate

1911-2002

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Alexander, Joseph Brittain, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Haggis, George, AB - 1945

 

Hare, David Patrick, Slt/Lt, RCNVR - 1943-1944

 

Hutchinson, Wesley David, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

Matestead, Stan

 

Maxwell, Thomas William, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1945

 

Overend, Ernest Gordon Miles, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Mar 1945

Robinson, Peter Lewis, A/Lt, RCNVR - 28 Jul 1944

 

Siberry, Frederick Stewart, Lt, RCNVR - 26 Feb 1945

 

Simpson, Peter Marnock, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 02 Apr 1945

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of John E. Boothman

Ship's company photos for HMCS Frontenac

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

HMCS Frontenac K335

John Boothman on HMCS Frontenac

From the collection of John Boothman

Courtesy of Dave Boothman

John Boothman on HMCS Frontenac, Dec 1944

From the collection of John Boothman

Courtesy of Dave Boothman

John Boothman and shipmates

From the collection of John Boothman

Courtesy of Dave Boothman

Engineroom hatch on HMCS Frontenac, STBD side aft looking forward

From the collection of John Boothman

Courtesy of Dave Boothman

HMCS Frontenac in bad weather - PORT side midships looking aft

From the collection of John Boothman

Courtesy of Dave Boothman

Stan Matestead and John Boothman

From the collection of John Boothman

Courtesy of Dave Boothman

Troopship seen from HMCS Frontenac

From the collection of John Boothman

Courtesy of Dave Boothman


HMCS Frontenac on the slips

Frontenac was in refit at Liverpool, NS from Jan to Mar 1945

From the collection of John Boothman

Courtesy of Dave Boothman

Refit Base

From the collection of John Boothman

Courtesy of Dave Boothman

Depth charge exploding behind a corvette - believed to be HMCS Frontenac

From the collection of John Boothman

Courtesy of Dave Boothman

"Good fishing in Bermuda - 340 lbs"

Sailor on HMCS Frontenac

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

Curt Soderstom on HMCS Frontenac

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

"My family"

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

Officers on HMCS Frontenac

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

Officers on HMCS Frontenac

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

"Myself and a shipmate"

HMCS Frontenac

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

Unknown sailor in the engine room of HMCS Frontenac

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

Curt Soderstrom (left) and shipmate on HMCS Frontenac

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

"Flat tire"

Curt Soderstrom "stranded" with a flat tire

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

Curt Soderstrom, date and place unknown

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

"Get that pose"

Curt Soderstrom, date and place unknown

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

HMCS Frontenac

"A picture of the ship. Lovely isn't it"

From the collection of Curt Soderstrom

Courtesy of Alan Soderstrom

 

 

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