For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS STE THERESE K366 / 309

 

Post wartime badge

HMCS Ste Therese 309 - Jun 1962

RCN Photo

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1945

 

 

Laid down: 18 May 1943

Launched: 16 Oct 1943

Commissioned: 28 May 1944

Paid off: 22 Nov 1945

Re-commissioned: 22 Jan 1955

Paid off: 30 Jan 1967

Fate: Broken up in 1967

 

Built by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., she was commissioned on 28 May 1944, at LÚvis. She arrived at Halifax early in Jul 1944 and, after preliminary workups in St. Margaret's Bay, proceeded to Bermuda to complete the process. Returning n mid-Aug 1944, Ste. Therese left Halifax in late Oct 1944 to join convoy HX.317 for passage to Londonderry. There she joined EG 25 and served with it in U.K. waters until Feb 1945, when she was re-assigned to EG 28, Halifax. She served locally with EG 28 until the end of the war, and on 22 Nov 1945 was paid off at Sydney and placed in reserve at Shelburne. She re-commissioned on 22 Jan 1955, after conversion to a Prestonian class ocean escort, finally being paid off at Esquimalt on 30 Jan 1967. She was broken up in Japan that year.

 

Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

A/Cdr James Evelyn Mitchell, RCNVR - 28 May 1944 - 05 Jul 1945

A/LCdr Alexander Craig Campbell, RCNVR - 06 Jul 1945 - 04 Sep 1945

Lt J. Jackson, RCNVR - 05 Sep 1945 - 26 Sep 1945

Lt G.A. Macpherson, RCNVR - 27 Sep 1945 - 22 Nov 1945

LCdr William Frances Potter, RCN - 22 Jan 1955 - 03 June 1956

LCdr Philip John Pratley, RCN - 04 Jun 1956 - 12 Jan 1958

LCdr Aubrey Ravening Pickels, RCN - 13 Jan 1958 - 25 Apr 1958

LCdr John Burleigh Chapleau Carling, RCN - 24 Jan 1959 - 17 Aug 1960

LCdr A.G. Murray, RCN - 18 Aug 1960 - 16 Aug 1962

LCdr Michael Arthur (Mike) Martin, RCN - 17 Aug 1962 - 02 May 1963

LCdr Peter Gerald May, RCN - 03 May 1963 - unk

LCdr K.M. Young, RCN - 30 Oct 1964 - 14 Sep 1965

LCdr Pierre Edouard Gerard Simard, RCN - 15 Sep 1965 - 30 Jan 1967 (OIC)

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bates, Alan William

1931-2018

Bernuy, Jacques A.

____-2007

Burck, David

____-1998

 

 

C-D

Cameron, Joseph Kerr

1920-2003

Campbell, William R.

____-____

Served in Ste Therese during WW 2

Carver, Robert James

1935-2015

Clark, Donald Stanley

____-1963

Served in Ste Therese in 1962

Clark, George

1936-1977

Clarkson, Henry Lloyd

1931-2017

Crawford, Galered Glenwood

1940-2009

Curry, Walter

1918-2017

Day, Alfred David John

1923-2015

Served in Ste Therese during WW 2

Downs, Steve

1935-2016

E-F

Eastick, David Charles

1940-2017

Ebner, Ernest Fredrick

____-2013

Emberton, Ivor

1923-2004

Etherington, Jack E.

1932-2015

Fahey, Robert Gary

1940-2013

Fell, Lloyd Allan

1927-2014

Fenwick, Charles Wayne

1942-2006

Fraser, Robert Neilson

1933-2017

 

 

G-H

Gallo, Mike

1919-2010

Good, Jack Williamson

1938-2018

Goodbrandson, Siggi

1925-2006

Grainger, Robert Keith

1935-2007

Hall, Gordon Frederick

1925-2015

Harwood, John

1932-2018

Hayley, Al

1921-1997

 

 

 

I-J

Johnson, Kenneth E.

1931-2017

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kirby, Richmond Hill

1929-2006

Kostiuk, Bohdan John Peter

1929-2017

Logie, Robert Douglas

1928-2017

 

 

M-N

Martin, Charles Raymond

____-2002

 Drafted to Ste. Therese on 01 May 1944 as Lt, RCNVR, Stand by / 28 May 1944, as Lt, RCNVR

Martin, Michael Arthur

1927-1918

10th Commanding Officer

McArdle, Christopher Charles

1934-2017

McComb, Gerald Edward Christopher

____-2001

Miller, David Donaldson

1922-2007

O-P

Parsons, Harvey

1936-2016

Pesclevich, Thomas William

1939-2013

Prokopow, Thomas Knox

1931-2017

 

 

Q-R

Roggeveen, Paul Adrian

____-2014

Rumberger, Donald Thomas

1922-2016

Served in Ste Therese during WW2

 

 

 

S-T

Sauder, Wilton H.

1927-2016

Seibel, Arthur J.

1925-2016

Simard, Pierre Edouard Girard

____-1999

13th (final) Commanding Officer

Southin, Howard Edward

1922-2018

 

U-V

Vergouwen, Peter J.

1931-2016

 

 

 

 

W-X

Walter, John Ross Terry

1933-2012

Wareham, Earle A.

1922-2016

Served on Ste Therese as Yeoman

Wright, David L.

1942-2017

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Ball, Darrell Allan, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 28 May 1944

 

Berbeck, Robert, Jan 1961 - Sep 1962

 

Bradley, Richard Stewart, Slt, RCNVR - 23 Apr 1945

 

Coombes, Robert Arthur, Lt (E), RCNVR - 14 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 28 May 1944

 

Fowler, William Horace, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1944

 

Fraser, John Newby, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 (Stand by)  / 28 May 1944

Kerr, Henry Kirby, Slt (E), RCNVR - 24 Jun 1944

 

Martin, Charles Raymond, Lt, RCNVR - 28 May 1944

 

Martin, John Abarbanell, Lt, RCNVR - 14 May 1944 (Stand by) / 28 May 1944

 

Mitchell, James Evelyn, LCdr, RCNVR - 02 Apr 1945

 

Montgomer, Richard Alan, Lt (El) (R), RCNVR - 14 Mar 1945

Pendergast, Walter Frederick, Lt, RCNVR  - 21 Feb 1945

 

Roberts, Joseph, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Feb 1945

 

Rutherford, Robert (Bob), Lt, RCN, NavO - May 1965 - Aug 1965

 

Stew, George E., Signalman

 

Todd, Clarke, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 28 May 1944

 

Usher, Ewart Sheldon, Lt (E), RCNVR - 16 Mar 1945

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

HMCS Ste Therese's bell at the Wardroom / Chiefs and Petty Officer facility, Stadacona, CFB Halifax 

 

     

 

That names on the bell have been transcribed below. 

Note: due to the curve of the bell, not all dates / names are legible.  If anyone can update those entries, please send me an EMAIL

 

Oxenhan, Richard George - date not legible

Hodgkins, Wayne Frederick - date not legible

Burnett, Barbara Isobel - 12 Aug ????

McHardie, Sheila Karen - 14 Oct ????

McHardie, Donna Mavis - 14 Oct ????

Thomson, Bonnie Jean - 10 Jan ????

Thomson, Barbara Joanne - 10 Jan ????

MacLaren, Vivian Gay - 22 Feb ????

Clarke, Theo-Marie Carlene - 22 Feb 1959

Clarke, Lorraine Dianne - 22 Feb 1959

Street, Derek Ian - 21 Jun 1959

Peden, Allison Mary - 21 Aug 1960

Beatty, Lloyd Dana - 05 May 1961

Beatty, Michael Dean - 05 May 1961

Clarke, Martin Diamond - 28 May 1961

Sigalet, Craig Alan - 25 May 1961

Maddocks, Richard Alan - 16 Jul 1961

McKay, Mark Allan - 16 Jul 1961

Toth, Shelly-Anne - 17 Sep 1962

Brooks, Lori Lynn - 22 Apr 1962

Murray, Andrew Quentin - 03 Jun 1962

Seddon, Leanne - 08 Jul 1962

Timmons, Sheila Lois - 08 Sep 1963

Lloyd, William Robert - 01 Dec 1963

Goetz, Michelle Leanne - 19 Apr 1964

Sorensen, Dana Lee - 10 Jan 1965

Parsons, Leanne Patricia - 11 Apr 1965

McLaughlin, Jean Marie - 16 May 1965

Gallagher, Kenneth Alex - 16 May 1965

Bull, David William - 16 May 1965

Noble, Lorraine Christine - 12 Sep 1965

Noble, Daniel Alexander - 12 Sep 1965

Noble, ???o, Anne - 12 Sep 1965

 

 

Courtesy of Guy Godin

 

HMCS Ste Therese - 27 Oct 1956

Photographer Walter E. Frost

City of Vancouver Archives

Crossing the Line Ceremony - HMCS Ste Therese 309 - 10 Mar 1959

 

                       

 

Courtesy of Nigel Whiteley, LCdr, RCN, Ret'd

HMCS Ste Therese - 09 May 1959

Photographer Walter E. Frost

City of Vancouver Archives

The boys of Ste. Therese at Fort Derussy, Honolulu

Courtesy of Jim Dobell

HMCS Ste Therese and HMCS New Glasgow tied up at Seward Defence Jetty circa 1966 - 1967. All ships equipment was being moth balled and stored ashore before they were anchored in harbour in the Black Squadron.

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

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