ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY    

 

HMCS LAUZON K671

Then HMCS LAUZON 322 (1953)

HMCS Lauzon 322

 

Laid down: 02 Jul 1943

Launched: 10 Jun 1944

Commissioned: 30 Aug 1944

Paid off: 07 Nov 1945

Re-commissioned: 12 Dec 1953

Paid off: 24 May 1963

Fate: Sold 12 Feb 1964. Final disposition unknown.

 

Built by George T. Davie & Sons Ltd., she was commissioned on 30 Aug 1944, at Quebec City. Lauzon arrived at Halifax in mid-Oct 1944 and in Nov 1944 spent three weeks' working up in Bermuda. She arrived at St. John's 30 Nov 1944 to join EG C-6, and was continuously employed as a mid-ocean escort until VE-Day. She left Londonderry 13 Jun 1945 for the last time, and that summer was employed as a troop-carrier between St. John's and Quebec City. Paid off on 07 Nov 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 12 Dec 1953, and assumed a training role on the east coast until finally paid off on 24 May 1963. She was sold the following year to a Toronto buyer, presumably for scrap.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr W.Woods, OBE, RCNR - 30 Aug 1944 - 29 Mar 1945

LCdr Douglas George Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR - 30 Mar 1945 - 10 Apr 1945

A/LCdr John Boyd Graham, RCNVR - 11 Apr 1945 - 29 Jun 1945

LCdr Francis William Maxwell Drew, RCNR - 30 Jun 1945 - 03 Nov 1945

Lt N.M. Stewart, RCNVR - 04 Nov 1945 - 07 Nov 1945

LCdr H.A. Porter, RCN - 12 Dec 1953 - 04 Jan 1954

Cdr Marcel Joseph Alphonse Jette, RCN - 05 Jan 1954 - 17 Jul 1955

LCdr J.C. Carter, RCN - 18 Jul 1955 - 12 Apr 1957

LCdr Derek Oliver Campfield, RCN - 13 Apr 1957 - 03 Oct 1958

LCdr William Granville Kinsman, DSC, RCN - 05 Jun 1959 - unk

LCdr Robert Aloysius Beach, RCN - 19 Mar 1962 - unk

LCdr Charles Edmond Leighton, RCN - 23 Jan 1963 - 24 May 1963

 

     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

Venman, Martin, RCNVR

 

Walker, John Weston (Jack)

 

Bruce Archie Turner

1919-2013

 

Martin Venman

1925-2014

John Weston Walker

1924-2009

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Byers, William, LCdr (E), RCNR (Stand by) - 06 Jun 1944

 

Craig, Robert Henry, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 16 Apr 1945

 

Loucks, George Irvin, Lt (E), RCNVR - 30 Jun 1944

McKill, David Alex, Slt, RCNVR - 14 Apr 1945

 

Plaxton, John Melville, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Jun 1944 (Stand by)

Slater, Oliver Kenneth, RCNVR 

 

Woods, William, LCdr, RCNR - 22 Jun 1944 (Stand by) CO

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

 

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The World is a stage - Naval career of Bruce Archie Turner

 

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