HMCS PETERBOROUGH K342

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

HMCS Peterborough K342

 

Laid down: 14 Sep 1943

Launched: 15 Jan 1944

Commissioned: 01 Jun 1944

Paid off: 19 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1972

 

Commissioned at Kingston on 01 Jun 1944, she arrived at Halifax on 26 Jun 1944 and in Bermuda on 17 Jul 1944 to work up. Peterborough left Bermuda on 07 Aug 1944 for St. John's, where, in Sep 1944, she joined EG C-6 and sailed for her first convoy, HXF.308, on 18 Sep 1944. Continuously employed as a mid-ocean escort for the rest of her career, she left St. John's on 27 May 1945, to join convoy HX.358, the last HX convoy of the war. In mid-Jun 1945 she left Londonderry for home, where she was paid off on 19 Jul 1945 and laid up at Sorel. She was sold to the Dominican republic in 1947 and renamed Gerardo Jansen, serving until disposed of for scrap in 1972.

 


 

Photos and documents          Ship's company photo          The Ship's Bell

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt John Buxton Raine, RCNR - 20 Mar 1944 - 19 Jul 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

  


 

Former Crew Members

 

Burns, Kenneth Harold, SLt, RCNVR - 17 Apr 1945

 

Chapman, Daniel Gifford, A/War (E), RCNVR - 25 Feb 1944 - Commissioning crew

 

Cleveland, Cyril M. (Blackie)

 

Close, Norman Arthur, SLt, RCNVR - 07 Jul 1944

 

Gander, Robert Billings, SLt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 - Commissioning crew

Heintzman, William Douglas, A/Lt, RCNVR - 02 May 1944 - Commissioning crew

 

Lee, Joseph Parlange, Lt, RCNVR - 05 May 1945

 

McCauley, William Douglas, SLt, RCNVR - 17 Apr 1945

 

Ostler, William Leonard, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 - Commissioning crew

 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

 

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(1) HMCS Peterborough jacket patch  (2) HMCS Peterborough  (3) Unknown frigate - photo taken from HMCS Peterborogh   (4) HMCS Tilsonburg K496 - photo taken from HMCS Peterborough  (5-7) unidentified sailors on HMCS Peterborough

 

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(8) Unidentified sailor with the ship's mascot on HMCS Peterborough  (9-10) Unidentified sailors on HMCS Peterborough

 

From the collection of James C. Tory

 

Courtesy of Bob Tory

 

 


 

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