HMCS KELOWNA J261

 

Bangor Class Minesweeper

 


 

HMCS Kelowna J261

 

Laid down: 27 Feb 1940

Launched: 28 May 1941

Commissioned: 05 Feb 1942

Paid off: 22 Oct 1945

Fate: Sold in 1946. Final disposition unknown

 

Built at Prince Rupert, BC., she was commissioned there on 05 Feb 1942. Kelowna spent her entire career on the west coast, alternately a member of Prince Rupert Force and Esquimalt Force. She was paid off at Esquimalt on 22 Oct 1945, and sold the following year for commercial purposes, first re-named Condor and later, in 1950, Hung Hsin. Owned in Shanghai, she disappeared from Lloyd's Register after 1950. 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt Wilfred Davenport, RCNR - 05 Feb 1942 - 04 Aug 1943

Skpr/Lt E.W. Suffield, RCNR - 05 Aug 1943 - 21 Nov 1943

LCdr R.B. Campbell, RCNR - 22 Nov 1943 - 11 Jan 1944

Skpr/Lt Eric William Suffield, RCNR - 21 Jan 1944 - 22 Oct 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Crosby, George Frederick, SLt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1942

 

Dalton, Cuthbert Frederick Robert, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944

 

Draeseke, Gordon Ladner, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1945

 

Elliott, Douglas Courtney, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Jun 1943

 

Geddes, Edward John, Lt (E), RCNR - 22 May 1945

 

Henry, Philip, Lt, RCNVR - 25 May 1945

 

Jestley, Lyle Hilliard, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1943

 

Laird, Robert Peabody, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Apr 1943

McDonald, Bob 

 

MacDonald, Edmund Luther, SLt, RCNVR - 19 Apr 1943

 

McNally, Edwin Dean, SLt, RCNVR - 04 Feb 1942

 

Morrison, John, Lt(E), RCNR - 05 Feb 1942

 

Picaud, Charles Edward, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1943

 

Poisson, Rodney Peter, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Apr 1944

 

Reid, Charles George, Wt (E), RCNR - 18 May 1943

 

Satchwell, Alexander Thomas, Wt (E), RCNR - 28 Jul 1944

Richardson, John Eaton Erskine, Lt, RCNVR - 25 Mar 1944

 

Roberge, Barney, Sig 

 

Wheelock, Sidney Prince, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1942

 

White, Patrick James Naldrett, Lt, RCNVR  - 01 Mar 1945

 

Whittall, James William, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Williams, John Sedgwick, Skpr, RCNR - 04 Feb 1942 / 01 Mar 1943

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS KELOWNA J261

 

From the collection of George Huntbatch, LTO, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Ross Huntbatch

 


 

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(FS04) Dinner and Dance programme on the 2nd Anniversary of the commissioning of HMCS KELOWNA - 08 Mar 1944  (FS05) Fred Sandalack on HMCS KELOWNA  (FS06) Fred Sandalack (2nd from right) on HMCS KELOWNA - remainder unknown  (FS07) Fred Sandalack (standing 3rd from left) on HMCS KELOWNA - remainder unknown

 

From the collection of Fred Sandalack

 

Courtesy of Bev Sandalack

 


 

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