HMCS Kitchener K225

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell


Laid down: 28 February 1941 as HMCS Vancouver K225

Launched: 18 November 1941

Re-named: November 1941 as HMCS Kitchener K225

Commissioned: 28 June 1942

Paid off: 11 July 1945

Fate: Broken up at Hamilton, Ont., in April 1949


Commissioned at Quebec City on June ,28, 1942, Kitchener arrived at Halifax on July 16 and carried out six weeks' workups at Pictou before briefly joining WLEF in September. It may have been during this unusually long workup that she starred in the film Corvette K-225 with Randolph Scott. In October she was assigned to duties in connection with Operation "Torch," and arrived at Londonderry on November 3. For the next four and one-half months she escorted U.K.-Mediterranean convoys, returning to Canada in mid-April, 1943, with convoy ONS.2. In May she joined Western Support Force but in June transferred to EG C-5, MOEF, and during the following four months made three round trips to Londonderry. A major refit, commenced in October at Liverpool, N.S., was completed on January 28, 1944, followed by two weeks' working-up in Bermuda. In mid-April she arrived at Londonderry, where she was assigned to invasion duties with Western Approaches Command, based at Milford Haven. She arrived off the beaches on D-Day escorting a group of landing craft. From August until the end of the war she served with EG 41, Plymouth, returning home late in May, 1945, to be paid off at Sorel July 11. She was broken up at Hamilton in 1949. (Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson & John Burgess)


On 19 Apr 1943, HMCS Kitchener K255 retuned to Halifax with convoy ONS.2.


Commanding Officers

LCdr William Evans, RCNVR - 28 Jun 42 - 16 Jan 44

Lt Jack Errington Moles, RCNVR - 17 Jan 44 - 11 Jul 45


     In Memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

RUDD, George, Leading Stoker, V 17436 (RCNVR), killed - 8 June 1943


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

Beckner, Floyd Wayne


Erickson, Walton Earl, Leading Telegrapher

McCallum, William Aubrey


Floyd Wayne Beckner


Walton Earl Erickson


William Aubrey McCallum






(Photos and Documents)

Gallery # 1

Former Crew Members:

David, Charles Frederick, Lt, RCNVR - 26 Mar 1944

Fraser, Donald McNeish, Lt, RCNVR - 27 Apr 1943

Johnson, George, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Feb 1944

Lillie, Edward Burns, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

McGregor, Malcolm Charles, Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1945

Newman, Clyde William, A/War (E), RCNVR - 30 Jan 1944

Paddon, William Anthony, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 06 May 1943

Walker, John Archibald, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944


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