For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS SHAWINIGAN K136

 

From the collection of

J.T. Williams

HMCS Shawinigan K136

RCN Photo

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Battle honours and awards:  Gulf of St. Lawrence  1942, 1944,   Atlantic  1942-44

 

 

Laid down: 04 Jun 1940

Launched: 16 May 1941

Commissioned: 19 Sep 1941

Fate: Sunk on 25 Nov 1944 by U-1228

 

Built by George T. Davie & Sons Ltd., Lauzon, Que. Commissioned on 19 Sep 1941, at Quebec City, Shawinigan arrived at Halifax on 27 Oct 1941. She joined Sydney Force in November but on 13 Jan 1942, arrived at St. John's to join Newfoundland Command. She left 25 Jan 1942 to escort convoy SC.66 to Londonderry, the first of three round trips. In mid-May 1942 she left 'Derry for the last time, and in Jun 1942 was assigned to Halifax Force as escort to Quebec-Labrador convoys. She joined WLEF that November, almost immediately commencing a refit at Liverpool, N.S. This refit was completed in mid-Mar 1943, and in Jun 1943 Shawinigan joined the recently established EG W-3. In Apr 1944, while undergoing another refit at Liverpool, during which she had her fo'c's'le extended,, she was transferred to W-2 and, on completion of the refit on 16 Jun 1944, proceeded to Bermuda to work up. At 0230 hours on 25 Nov 1944, while on independent A/S patrol out of Sydney, she was torpedoed in the Cabot Strait by U 1228 (Oberleutnant zur See Friedrich-Wilhelm Marienfeld). She exploded and sank immediately with all hands. A memorial monument dedicated to the 91 lost was erected at Shawinigan, Quebec.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Charles Patrick Balfry, RCNR - 19 Sep 1941 - 04 Jan 1944 

Lt Richard Sugden Williams, RCNVR - 05 Jan 1944 - 14 Mar 1944

Lt William Edward Callan, RCNVR - 15 Mar 1944 - 04 Jun 1944

Lt William James Jones, RCNR - 05 Jun 1944 - 25 Nov 1944


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

 

AGAR, Robert James

L/Cook, V 44516, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

ANDERSON, Stewart William

OS, V/69461, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

ANDERSON, William John

L/Coder, V/19542, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

ARMSTRONG, Robert Oliver

L/Tel, V/23542, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

BAIRD, Haddow Frederick

Slt, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

Drafted to Shawinigan on 10 Jun 1944 as Slt, RCNVR

BARLOW, Howard Cliffe

Tel, V/54404, RCNVR

killed - 25 Nov 1944 

BEAUCHAMP, Joseph Florida Andre

AB, V/55085, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

BENOIT, Joseph Bertrand Alphonse

Cook, V/3888, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

BERNST, Ronald William

AB, V/55264, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

BLAYLOCK, Douglas John

AB, V/56350, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

BRETT, Robert Arthur

OS, V/63155, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

BREUX, Joseph Yvon Paul

AB, V/63905, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

BROWN, Gordon

OS, V/66555, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

BUTLER, Arthur Herbert

OS, V/69293, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

CALLAN, William Edward

Lt, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

CAMPBELL, Alexander Hutton

Sto, V/12837, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

CAMPBELL, James

ERA, V/50107, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

CHALMERS, George Anderson

L/Sig, V/ 23121, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

CHISHOLM, Eric Miles

LS, 3993, RCN

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

CLAYTON, Alfred Ernest Joseph

Supply Ass't, V/ 27741, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

COLE, Harry Charles Beverley

OS, V/78192, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

CONNERS, Cyril Winfield

CPO, 3644, RCN

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

DUPUIS, Ronald Joseph

AB, V/69383, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

DUVAL, Alfred Henri

Stwd, V/31257, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

EARP, Ralph Neil

AB, V/68995, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

EPPLER, Clifford

OS, V/73222, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

EVANS, David Mierion

PO, V/13793, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

EVANS, John James

AB, V/42620, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

EVANS, Lewis Brychan

OS, V/71593, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

FIANDER, Edgar Lincoln

Sto PO, A/1883, RCNR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

FOUGERE, Leo Henry

Sto PO, A/1959, RCNR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

FRENCH, Donald Frederick

Lt, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

Drafted to Shawinigan on 08 Mar 1944 as Lt, RCNVR

GARRETT, Dudley Morine

AB, V/65928, RCNVR

killed - 25 Nov 1944 

GRANT, Robert Grierson

Sig, V/10693, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

HIBBARD, Arnold Ashley

OS, V/75031, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

HODGSON, John W.

AB, V/33213, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

HUGHES, William

AB, V/44886, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

HUNTER, Roy Scott

Ord. Tel, V/61071, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

HURD, Harold John

L/S.B.A., V/35998, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

JAMES, John Lloyd

Sto, V/54022, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

JOHNSON, Maurice Walter

Coder, V/42995, RCNVR

killed - 25 Nov 1944 

JONES, William James

Lt, RCNR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

4th Commanding Officer

KEMP, Arthur Eugene

Coder, V/39976, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

KENDALL, Robin Dirk Harding

Sto, V/42009, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

KENNAH, Willette Roy

Sig, V/16778, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

La BARRE, Joseph Adrien

Stoker, V/43738, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

LANGFELD, Leslie Bruce

LS, V/27875, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

LAWRENCE, John Campbell

Lt, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

LAWRENCE, Thomas E.

AB, V/37688, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

LLOYD, Walter John

AB, V/23971, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

MACARTHUR, David Alexander

OS, V/76456, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

MACEACHERN, William Campbell

AB, V/47760 RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

MACLANDERS, Vernon Earl

AB, V/409, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

MACWILLIAM, Jack

AB, V/46437, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

MCDOUGALL, Donald Thompson Corran

Sig, V/39547 RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

MCNEIL, Donald Bertrand

Wt (E), RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

MITCHELL, Patrick Allen

LS, 3467, RCN

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

MORRISON, Ewen

LS, V/30386, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

MORROW, David James

Lt, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

Drafted to HMCS Shawinigan on 01 Jul 1944 as A/Lt, RCNVR

MOSS, Cecil Richard

OS, V/69035, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

MURRAY, Glenn Stewart

Sto, V/55059,  RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

O'GORMAN, Michael Bernard

ERA, V/39419, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

OSSACHUK, John

Stoker, V/33671, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

PAITHOWSKI, Michael Joseph

Sto PO, V/17380, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

PARSONS, Howard Norman

PO, 4470, RCN

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

PHILLIPS, James George

OS, V/64954, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

RAYNER, Robert Frank

AB, V/65706, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

REA, Clifford Laureano

Sto, V/39455, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

RIGBY, John Joseph

OS, V/75314, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

RITZER, Edward Ralph

Sto, V/35810, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

ROY, Frank Norrie

Stwd, V/45225, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

SAVOY, Alfred Theodore

AB, V/2822, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

SEALEY, Walter Bertie

AB, V/11500, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

SMITH, Gerald John

Sto, V/54925, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

SMITH, William Roy

OS, V/69625, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

SMITHSON, Stanley Lawrence

Sto, V/45799, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

SMRKE, Anthony

OS, V/59956, RCNVR

killed - 25 Nov 1944 

SNYDER, Arthur Douglas

PO, A/1784, RCNR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

STEFIUK, George

LS, A/3474, RCNR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

SWART, Dirk Cornelius

Sto PO, V/13834, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

THOMAS, Roger Charles

Tel, V/16696, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

TODD, Hugh Lamour

AB, V/8907, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

TRENHOLM, Frank Robert

OS, V/67688, RCNVR

killed - 25 Nov 1944 

VINCENT, Eldon Gilbert

L/Sto, V/33823, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

WALLINGTON, Spencer

L/Sto, V/38496, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

WATSON, Wilfred

Elec .Art., V/44390, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

WATT, Conway James

ERA, V/35789, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

WHITE, Clayton Leonard

AB, V/68792, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

WHITEHEAD, Arthur John

AB, V/31653, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

WHYMARK, Milton E

AB, V/34309, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

WOODS, Harold George

Tel, V/67836, RCNVR

MPK - 25 Nov 1944 

 

 

 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Carson, Rodney William Gerald

1926-2015

Served in Shawinigan 14 Jun 1944 - 31 Aug 1944 and 01 Oct 1944 till just prior to her final sailing

Child, Kenneth

1926-2014

 

 

 

E-F

Fotheringham, James Brant

1921-2013

 

 

 

 

G-H

Hammond, George Ernest

1916-1992

 

 

 

 

K-L

Lovell, Donald

1923-1996

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacLeod, Louis

1918-2011

Nisbet, John

1922-1984

 

 

 

S-T

Simpson, Thomas Joseph

1921-2017

Served in Shawinigan as a Radar Operator

 

 

 

 

W-X

Whiteley, Robert Horace Roy

____-1956 (approx)

Williams, J.T.

1923-1981

Williams, Richard Sugden

1923-1990

2nd Commanding Officer

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Balfry, Charles Patrick, Lt, RCNR, CO - 28 Jul 1941 (Stand by)

 

Beament, Thomas Harold, A/Cdr, RCNVR - 23 Jul 1943

Bronstetter, William Edgar, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Jul 1943

 

Fotheringham, James Brant (Pop), RCNVR - 24 Jun 1943

Lawrence, John Campbell, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Jan 43

 

Swann, Bill, LS 

 

Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories

Remembrance

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Don Lovell

Personal photo gallery of Rodney W.G. Carson

The Search for the HMCS Shawinigan By Sub-Lieutenant Gordon Laco

 

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