HMCS STETTLER K681 / 311

 

River Class / Prestonian Class Frigate

 


 

 

Post wartime badge

HMCS STETTLER 311 - 1964

Source: City of Vancouver Archives: Photographer: Walter E. Frost

 

Laid down: 31 May 1943

Launched: 09 Oct 1943

Commissioned: 05 Jul 1944

Paid off: 09 Nov 1945

Re-commissioned: 27 Feb 1954

Paid off: 31 Aug 1966

Fate: Broken up at Victoria, B.C., in 1967

 

Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal, Que, STETTLER was commissioned 07 May 1944, at Montreal. She arrived at Halifax on 28 May 1944 then carried out workups in Bermuda in Jul 1944. On her return to Halifax she was assigned to EG 16. On 07 Mar  1945, she left for Londonderry, EG 16's new base, and was thereafter employed in U.K. waters except for two round trips to Gibraltar in May and Jun 1945. She left 'Derry for home on 16 Jun 1945, the last Canadian warship to do so, and began tropicalization refit at Shelburne. Work was suspended in Aug 1945 and the ship was paid off 09 Nov 1945. She was sold but later recovered and converted to a Prestonian class ocean escort, being re-commissioned on 27 Feb 1954. In the Spring of 1966, STETTLER participate in exercise Maple Spring along with HMCS GRILSE and HMCS ST CROIX, with port visits along the east coast of South American. She subsequently moved to the west coast, and was finally paid off there on 31 Aug 1966. She was purchased by Capital Iron and Metal, Victoria, BC, in 1967 to be broken up. Shortly after purchase the price of scrap metal plummeted and she was not broken up late 1971, early 1972.

 


 

RCN Memories:     The Cook and the Duty Watch

 

Photos and Documents

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr Dudley Gawen King, RCNVR - 07 May 1944 - 09 Nov 1945

Cdr Gordon Cheeseman Edwards, RCN - 27 Feb 1954 - 02 Sep 1955

LCdr George Richard MacFarlane, RCN - 03 Sep 1955 - 09 Sep 1957

LCdr M.H. Cooke, RCN - 10 Sep 1957 - 11 Aug 1959

LCdr R.A. Evans, RCN - 12 Aug 1959 - 08 Mar 1961

LCdr Henry William Vondette, RCN - 09 Mar 1961 - 18 Oct 1962

LCdr R.F. Gladman, RCN - 19 Oct 1962 - 23 Aug 1964

LCdr Thomas Arthur Irvine, RCN - 24 Aug 1964 - 08 May 1966

Lt Sidney Charles Gould, RCN - 09 May 1966 - 31 Aug 1966

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Adderson, John W.

Balfour, James P

Bandoian, John V.

Barnes, Jerry T.

Bartram, Vincent J.

Bemister, Herbert G.

Boughton, Donald R.

Bourdon, Arthur J. R.

Broster, G. Arnold

Buchan, William

Bushen, Lee P.

Butchart, Arthur A.

Campbell, David

Canning, Isaac G.

Colegrave, Bruce E.

Cunningham, Norman A.

Dale, T. Leslie

Dawson, Stuart T.

DeCosta, Wilfred H.

Desrosiers, Frederick C.

Draper, James R.

Driemel, Harry H.

Dunahee, Harvey J.

Eccles, Brian G.W.

Edmundson, Kenneth D.

Fahey, Robert G.

Fast, Frank V.

Fox-Decent, Norman

Francis, William L.

Fraser, Robert

Goldring, Gerald A.

Gould, Sidney C.

Grant, Richard R.

Greco, Vincent C.

Grinstead, Martin P.

Halderson, James

Harrison, Kenneth

Henderson, Gordon

Hendry, Ian G.

Hicks, Stanley V.

Hinton, Peter R.

Hobbs, John E.

Holmberg, Warren K.

Irvine, Thomas A.

Janson, Frederick N.

Jones, Gordon G.

Kirby, Richmond H.

Kostiuk, Bohdan J.P.

Ledwos, Edward L.

Lesiuk, Dmeytro

MacDonald, Duncan H.

MacFarlane, George R.

MacKinnon, Bruce E.

Malak, John

Manifold, C. Robin

McCartney, David G.

McCormick, Peter K.

McGowan, Harold A.

Miskimins, Byron J.

Moore, Jim F.

Nickel, Daniel B.

O'Neill, John D.

Panteluk, William

Parsons, Harvey

Pfister, Robert L.

Phillips, Edward C.

Robertson, James W.

Rombough, Wallace O.

Seip, Harry E.

Seright, Harry

Smith, Gordon J.

Sommerville, Wilfred J.

Sophonow, ________

Spencer, Alan

Stolee, Erling B.

Thomson, Donald G.

Tooms, Arthur

Vondette, Henry W.

Weigand, Edwin V.

Wilson, Malcolm D.

Woodruff, David S.

Woolford, John

Yanow, Robert D.

 

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Bedster, Arthur - 1965-1966

 

Brown, Clifford Francis, Lt, RCNVR - 10 May 1944

 

Brown, Harry Morley, SLt, Torpedo Officer, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 / 07 May 1944

 

Crowley, William, Lt (E), RCNR - 12 Feb 1944 / 07 May 1944

 

Dalton, Alfred Glen, A/Lt, RCNVR - 31 Jul 1944

 

Francis, Allan Frederick, SLt, RCNVR - 02 Mar 1945

 

Gagnon, Maurice, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 / 07 May 1944

 

Goyder, David, SLt, RCN - Dec 1963 - Aug 1966

 

Grant, Roy, CK, V87042, RCNVR

 

Hughes, Cyril

 

King, Dudley Gawen, A/LCdr, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 CO

 

La Fave, John 33169-H

 

Marsh, Robert McCann, Lt, RCNVR - 07 May 1944 / 21 Apr 1945

 

Mitchell, Mike

 

Ouimet, Armamd, Lt, RCNVR - 01 May 44 / 07 May 1944

 

Padget, Robert Loren, Lt (E), RCNVR - 13 Mar 1945

 

Paries, Emil T., ABRP

 

Parrott, Dean Allan, Lt, RCNVR - 03 May 1945

 

Phemister, William Ian, SLt (E), RCNVR - 19 Apr 1944 / 07 May 1944

 

Quinn, Hubert Fredrick, Lt (El) (R), RCNVR - 03 Mar 1945

 

Robinson, John William David, Lt, RCNVR - 27 Jan 1945

 

Rogers, John Peter, Lt (E), RCNVR - 21 May 1944

 

Simpson, James Wright, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 06 Jun 1944

 

Sparrow, Ken, ER, 39776E, RCN

 

Torrie, Allan Macdonald, SLt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 / 07 May 1944

 

Vowels, Gerry 

 

Zilinsky, Larry - Apr 1965 - May 1966

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

Postcard of HMCS STETTLER K681

From the collection of William (Bill) Carey

Courtesy of William (Bill) Carey / Jeff Tripp

HMCS STETTLER K681 Second World War jacket patch

It is not known if this was based on an unofficial ship's badge or if it was a unique design for a jacket patch

Courtesy of Brent Walker

HMCS STETTLER K681 silk scarf

From the collection of Warren Holmberg

Courtesy of Ron Holmberg

HMCS STETTLER 311 alongside HMCS Ontario circa 1957-1958

From the collection of Steve Hlasny

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS STETTLER 311 - date unknown

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

HMCS STETTLER 311 - date unknown

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

HMCS STETTLER 311 - date unknown

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

Sailors from HMCS STETTLER 311 ashore at the Kam Inn, Hilo, Hawaii - date unknown

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

Concert progamme on board HMCS STETTLER during her 1957 Spring Cruise - 14 Apr 1957

 

     

 

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

HMCS Settler's Spring Cruise - Jan - May 1957

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

HMCS STETTLER 311 - undated

 


 

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