ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY    

 

HMCS LAUZON K671

Then HMCS LAUZON 322 (1953)

HMCS Lauzon 322

 

Laid down: 2 July 1943

Launched: 6 October 1944

Commissioned: 30 August 1944 as HMCS Lauzon K671

Paid off: 7 November 1945

Re-Commissioned: 12 December 1953 as HMCS Lauzon 322

Paid off: 24 May 1963

Fate: Unknown

 

Commissioned on August 30, 1944, at Quebec City, Lauzon arrived at Halifax in mid-October and in November spent three weeks' working up in Bermuda. She arrived at St. John's November 30 to join EG C-6, and was continuously employed as a mid-ocean escort until VE-Day. She left Londonderry June 13 for the last time, and that summer was employed as a troop-carrier between St. John's and Quebec City. Paid off on November 7, 1945, she was laid up in reserve at Shelburne, N.S. until purchased in 1946 by Marine Industries Ltd. The RCN re-acquired her in 1951 for conversion to a Prestonian class ocean escort. She was re-commissioned on December 12, 1953, and assumed a training role on the east coast until finally paid off on May 24, 1963. She was paid off on May 24, 1963. She was sold the following year to a Toronto buyer, presumably for scrap. (Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson & John Burgess)

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr W.Woods, OBE, RCNR  -  30 Aug 44 - 29 Mar 45

LCdr D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR  -  30 Mar 45 - 10 Apr 45

A/LCdr J.B. Graham, RCNVR  -  11 Apr 45 - 29 Jun 45

Skpr/Lt F.W.M. Drew, RCNR  -  30 Jun 45 - 03 Nov 45

Lt N.M. Stewart, RCNVR  -  04 Nov 45 - 07 Nov 45

LCdr H.A. Porter, RCN  -  12 Dec 53 - 04 Jan 54

Cdr M.H.A. Jette, RCN  -  05 Jan 54 - 17 Jul 55

LCdr J.C. Carter, RCN  -  18 Jul 55 - 12 Apr 57

LCdr D.O. Campfield, RCN  -  13 Apr 57 - 03 Oct 58

LCdr W.G. Kinsman, DSC, RCN  -  05 Jun 59 - Unknown

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

Duncan, Michael John

 

MacGillivray, D.N. (Doch), CD, Commodore

 

Marlow, Russell Bruce

Sales, Norman

 

Turner, Bruce Archie

 

Walker, John Weston (Jack)

 

Bruce Archie Turner

1919-2013

John Weston Walker

1924-2009

 

 

 

 

 

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