For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMCS Summerside K141

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell


Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1941-44,   Gulf of St. Lawrence  1942, 1944,   Normandy  1944,   English Channel  1944-45



Laid down: 04 Oct 1940

Launched: 7 May 1941

Commissioned: 11 Sep 1941

Paid off: 06 Jul 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1946


Commissioned at Quebec City on 11 Sep 1941, Summerside arrived at Halifax on 25 Sep 1941. She was assigned to local escort duty out of Halifax and later Sydney but left St. John's on 11 Dec 1941 as ocean escort to SC.59 for Iceland, returning with ON.50. It was to be her only trip there. She left St. John's on 25 Jan 1942, for convoy SC.66 to Londonderry, returning with ON.71 to join WLEF in Mar 1942. In Jul 1942 she was transferred to Gulf Escort Force until, earmarked for duties in connection with Operation "Torch", she left Halifax on 19 Oct 1942 for the U.K. For the next four months she was employed on U.K.-Mediterranean convoys, returning to Canada in mid-Mar, 1943, for a major refit at Saint John from 11 Apr to 25 Sep 1943. Her fo'c's'le was extended in the process. After working up at Halifax she joined EG C-5 and in Apr 1944, after seven transatlantic trips, was assigned at Londonderry to Western Approaches Command for invasion duties. She was employed in U.K. waters until returning to Canada for two months' refit at Liverpool, N.S., commencing in mid-Oct 1944. After further repairs at Halifax were completed on 18 Jan 1945, she proceeded to Bermuda for three weeks' workups. In Mar 1945 she sailed for the U.K. to serve with EG 41 (RN) out of Plymouth until the war's end. She returned to Canada at the end of May 1945, was paid off at Sorel on 06 Jul 1945 and broken up at Hamilton in 1946.


Photos and Documents


Commanding Officers

LCdr Francis O'Brien Gerity, RCNR - 11 Sep 1941 - 03 Jun 1943

Lt George Enderby Cross, RCNVR - 04 Jun 1943 - 31 Aug 1943

Lt Guy St. Aubin Mongenais, RCNVR - 01 Sep 1943 - 15 Nov 1944

Lt Frank Oatley Plant, RCNVR - 18 Dec 1944 - 06 Jul 1945


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Culley, Raymond Willard







Faulkner, Guy Herbert







Greig, Robert Wallace


Howden, David Maxwell






Lees, Joseph Ambrose Walter


Served in Summerside 20 Oct 44 - 12 June 45






MacDonald, Harry Bernard


MacKay, Hugh Campbell


Malott, Everett


Served in Summerside as a Submarine Detector

McClymont, Hamilton


McElrea, Kenneth Samuel



Sauberli, Robert James


Taylor, Donald






Ullathorne, Ronald Royston







Former Crew Members

Cross, George Enderby, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Apr 1943


Dery, Pierre Yvon, Lt, RCNVR - 02 Apr 1942


Gerity, Francis, Lt, RCNR - 19 Jul 1941, CO (Stand by)

Holland, Albert, Lt, RCNVR - 14 Feb 1945


Kennedy, Bernard John Patrick, A/War (E), RCNR - Jan 1943

Smythies, Charles Oliver, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


White, Clarence Henry Alexander, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 27 May 1944


Photos and Documents


HMCS Summerside K141

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

An interview with Everett Malott

The Leamington Post, Tuesday, 31 May 1994

From the collection of Everett Malott

Courtesy of Jake Thomas

Gunshield art on HMCS Summerside - photo dates 07 Feb 1943

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum - photo # 1994.38.133