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HMCS Sherbrooke K152


Laid down: 05 Aug 1940

Launched: 25 Oct 1940

Commissioned: 05 Jun 1941

Paid off: 28 Jun 1945

Fate: Sold for scrap May 1947. Broken up in 1947


Commissioned at Sorel on 05 Jun 1941, Sorel arrived at Halifax on 12 Jun 1941. She joined Halifax Force later that month but transferred in Sep 1941 to Newfoundland Command and left Sydney on 29 Sep 1941 to escort convoy SC.47 as far as Iceland. After two round trips to Iceland, she left St. John's on 14 Jan 1942, to join SC.64, the first "Newfie-Derry" convoy, and was thereafter employed as an ocean escort on that run principally with EG C-4. She took part in two particularly hard-fought convoy battles: ON.127 (Aug 1942); and HX.229 (Mar 1943). Her westbound trip after the latter convoy was her last; after a major refit at Lunenburg from Apr to Jun 1943, and work-ups at Pictou, she joined EG W-2 of WLEF, transferring in Apr 1944, to W-7 and in Oct 1944, to W-1. Late in May 1944, she underwent a refit at Liverpool, N.S., that included fo'c's'le extension, followed by a month's repairs at Halifax and three weeks' workups in Bermuda in Oct 1944. She was paid off at Sorel on 28 Jun 1945, and broken up at Hamilton in 1947.


Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos


Commanding Officers

LCdr Eric George Mackay Donald, RCN - 05 Jun 1941 - 02 Jul 1942

Lt Joseph Ange Maurice Levesque, RCNR - 03 Jul 1942 - 29 Aug 1943

Lt Robert A. Jarvis, RCNVR - 30 Aug 1943 - 30 Jul 1944

Lt David Armstrong Binmore, RCNVR - 31 Jul 1944 - 28 Jun 1945 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Beck, Moyle K.


Brown, Vernon Robert


Dykes, John Abercrombie


Hanbury, Ross M.

Hill, Arthur Thomas


Jarvis, Robert A.


3rd Commanding Officer






MacEachern, Donald


Mackie, Gordon Alexander


MacLeod, Louis


Mawhinney, Murray John


Melrose, David


Stroud, Richard

Tingley, Hall William Frederick


Served in Sherbrooke in 1944 as Lt, RCNVR.

Walsh, Patrick Douglas

Served in Sherbrooke 19 Feb 1942 - 12 Apr 1942 as a Sto 1c, RCN

Wilson, J. Ronald




Former Crew Members

Anstey, David George, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Jun 1944


Bell, Bernhard Edmund, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1941


Brockhurst, Norman William, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944


Gardiner, Eric, Mate, RCNR - 04 Jul 1942


Hawkins, Wesley Coburn, Lt, RCNVR - 26 Jun 1942

Levesque, Joseph Ange Maruice, Mate, RCNR - 29 Mar 1941 (Stand by) / 05 Jun 1941


Nelson, Robert Charles - The Memory Project


Nye, Edwin John, Wt (E), RCNVR - 21 May 1944


Scholley, Edmund Victor, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jan 45

Scott, Jack, Signalman


Sherman, Frederic Charles, Slt, RCNVR - 24 Jul 1944


Smith, Sidney Charles, Mate, RCNR - 27 Feb 1942


Thompson, Charles Hector, Lt, RCNVR - 22 May 1943


Wright, Charles Edmond, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1942


Photos and Documents


Personnel firing the four-inch gun of the corvette HMCS Sherbrooke at sea, June 1945

Source: WO Gerald P.B. Murison / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-184185

Signalman Jack Scott on board HMCS Sherbrooke, June 1945.  In the background is HMCS Barrie oiling from a tanker at sea

Source: WO Gerald P.B. Murison / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-115354

HMCS Sherbrooke K152

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

HMCS Sherbrooke K152

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell