For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Artwork of the bridge front 

of HMCS Hawkesbury

HMCS Hawkesbury K415


Laid down: 20 Jul 1943

Launched: 16 Nov 1943

Commissioned: 14 Jun 1944

Paid off: 10 Jul 1945

Fate: Broken up at Hong Kong in 1956 


Commissioned at Quebec City on 14 Jun 1944, Hawkesbury arrived at Halifax in mid-Jul 1944 and proceeded to Bermuda on 06 Aug 1944 for three weeks' working-up. On 18 Sep 1944 she left for St. John's to join convoy HXF.308 for passage to Londonderry, where she was to join EG C-7, then forming. She served the remainder of her career on North Atlantic convoy duty, leaving Londonderry early in 05 Jun 1945, for Canada, and was paid off on 10 Jul 1945 at Sydney. Taken to Sorel, she was later sold for mercantile purposes, entering service after conversion in 1950 to the Cambodian-owned Campuchea. She was broken up at Hong Kong in 1956.


Photos and Documents


Commanding Officers

A/LCdr William George Curry, RCNVR - 14 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1945


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Hendrickson, Everett Emerson







Preston, Russell M.







Stone, Ronald Douglas







Zaporzan, Walter







Former Crew Members

Allen, Jack Wedsworth, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


Bailey, Donald Dixon, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1944 (Stand by) / 14 Jun 1944


Jackson, Donald Duke, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 16 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 14 Jun 1944

Marriott, Richard Sirett, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 14 Jun 1944


Rankin, Ewen, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Apr 1945 (Stand by)


Ryan, Gerald Nelson, A/Lt, RCNVR - 25 Jul 1944

Sinefeld, John Clement, Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1944 (Stand by) / 14 Jun 1944


West, Gordon Horace, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 14 Jun 1944


Photos and Documents


HMCS Hawkesbury in sea ice off the coast of Newfoundland

Source: George Metcalf Archival Collection CWM 19900279-001_1

HMCS Hawksbury K415 at St. John's Newfoundland. Army barracks behind HMCS Hawksbury

From the collection of John Edisforth Heward

Courtesy of Roger Heward

HMCS Hawkesbury K415 - alongside, location unknown

Note the image of what appears to be a Hawk on the front of her bridge


From the collection of Nick Vukson

Courtesy of John Vukson