HMCS SUSSEXVALE K683 / 313

 

River Class / Prestonian Class Frigate

 


 

 

Post WW2 Badge

HMCS SUSSEXVALE K683

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1945

 

 

Laid down: 15 Nov 1943

Launched: 12 Jul 1944

Commissioned: 29 Nov 1944

Paid off: 16 Nov 1945

Re-Commissioned: 18 Mar 1955

Paid off: 30 Nov 1966

Fate: Broken up in 1967

 

Launched on 12 Jul 1944, she was the last  frigate launched for the RCN. SUSSEXVALE was commissioned on 29 Nov 1944, at Quebec City, and arrived at Halifax on 16 Dec 1944. She left on 08 Jan 1945, for a months' workups in Bermuda, on completion of which she was assigned to EG 26. She arrived in Londonderry to join the group on 06 Mar 1945 and spent the remainder of the war in U.K. waters, based primarily at Portsmouth. She returned home in May to begin tropicalization refit at Shelburne, but this was called off and the ship was paid off at Sydney on 16 Nov 1945. Placed in reserve at Shelburne, she was subsequently sold to Marine Industries Ltd., but re-acquired by the RCN and converted to a Prestonian class ocean escort. Re-commissioned 18 Mar 1955, she served as a training ship until paid off on 30 Nov 1966. Sold in Dec 1966 to Kennedy & Mitsui, Vancouver, BC. She was scrapped in Japan in 1967.

 


 

RCN Memories:     SUSSEXVALE's Missing Helm

 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr Louis Raymond Pavillard, RCNR - 29 Nov 1944 - 16 Nov 1945

Cdr Richard Hugh Leir, RCN - 18 Mar 1955 - 25 Aug 1955

LCdr John Barclay Young, RCN - 26 Aug 1955 - 02 Jan 1957

LCdr Edward Pearce Shaw, RCN - 03 Jan 1957 - 23 Jun 1958

Cdr V.J. Murphy, RCN - 28 Nov 1958 - 26 Apr 1960

LCdr Henry Donovan Joy, RCN - 27 Apr 1960 - 17 May 1962

LCdr Anthony Norman Turner, RCN - 18 May 1962 - 24 Nov 1963

LCdr R.K. Niven, RCN - 15 Nov 1963 - 26 Jul 1964

LCdr Trevor Cole Shuckburgh, RCN - 27 Jul 1964 - 20 Jun 1965

LCdr Fred William Crickard, RCN - 21 Jun 1965 - 30 Nov 1966

 


 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

COLLINS, Ralph Norman

 LS, N24238

died - 19 Jun 1961

 


 

Anderson, Joseph C.

Bell, James D.

Bemister, Herbert G.

Bradford, Sydney H.

Broster, G. Arnold

Bugslag, John C.

Cathcart, Donald S.

Clackson, Donald R.

Clark, Donald S.

Colclough, Frederick J.

Crickard, Frederick W.

Donaldson, George

Erkkila, Reino L.J.

Fenn, Frank

Fenwick, Charles W.

Ferris, Leonard R/

Fisher, Brian J.

Fisher, Eric

Fortier, Louis-P.

Fraser, Norman L.

Gorman, Andrew D.

Gould, Sidney C.

Gouldie, Gordon C.

Guy, Allan R.

Guy, Rex G.

Hamel, Doug

Hawkey, Robert C.

Hodgkins, Frederick W.

Hutchings, Curwen J.

Jack, Andrew Mc.

Johnson, Edward R.

Johnstone, William R.

Jones, Keray

Joy, Henry D.

Jupp, Robert H.

Kazmiruk, George D.

Larone, Ronald T.

Leir, Richard H.

Lourme, Ernest P.

Lundy, John G.

Lysne, Jack M.

Mattice, Gerald B.

Murphy, Vincent J.

Parsons Peter

Peressini, Luigi A.

Perkins, Edward J.

Phillips, Edward C.

Pike, Raymond

Porter, Henry A.

Rayment, Lloyd

Reiter, Karl H.

Roberts, Trevor J.F.

Robertson, Robert

Rostek, Arthur

Rowse, Arthur W.

Schuckburgh, Trevor C.

Seip, Harry E.

Silvester, Henry

Sommerville, Wilfred J.

Sophonow, ________

Stanbrook, Wilfred T.

Stevens, Harold

Tierney, Patrick

Tudor, David T.

Turner, Anthony N.

Whyte, Robert A.

Wight, Clifford

Williams, William R.

Willment, Irving F.A.

Woychuk, Wilfred F.

Wright, James E.

Yanow, Robert D.

Young, Gaston G.

Young, John B.

Zerbin, Helmut

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Anderson, Ted, Signalman

 

Armour, Peter George Douglas, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Borthwick, James, Lt (S), RCNVR - 08 Jul 1945

 

Cale, K. Donald (Don), OSER-ABER - 1965 - 1966 

 

Duhamel, Alf, Sig - 1959 - 1960

 

Dobell, Jim

 

Farley, Norman, Stoker, RCNVR

Hughes, Cyril

 

McKee, Walter Albert, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Paul, Stewart, L/Coder, RCNVR

 

Stew, George E., Signalman - 1960

 

Sparrow, Ken, ER, 39776E, RCN

 

Theobalds, Arthur Charles, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 25 Feb 1945

 

Trusler, John Edward, A/Lt, RCNVR - 27 Feb 1945

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS SUSSEXVALE K683 with her wartime disruptive paint scheme

Courtesy of Wayne Egeland

Jacket patch for HMCS SUSSEXVALE - time frame unknown

From the collection of Harold Stevens

Courtesy of Rob Stevens

Article on HMCS Swansea performing sea trials after being re-commissioned

Halifax Mail-Star 28 Mar 1955

Research by / Courtesy of George Newbury

Helm stolen from HMCS SUSSEXVALE

 

Source: Victoria Daily Times, Saturday, April 27, 1963

Courtesy of Jim Dobell

 

Read the story behind this article - RCN Memories - SUSSEXVALE's Missing Helm

HMCS SUSSEXVALE 313 in 1964

Source: City of Vancouver Archives

Photographer: Walter E. Frost

HMCS SUSSEXVALE 313 in 1959

Source: City of Vancouver Archives

Photographer: Walter E. Frost

Alf Duhamel sending flashing light on HMCS SUSSEXVALE at anchor off Mexico circa 1959-1960

Courtesy of Alf Duhamel

 

           

 

HMCS SUSSEXVALE 313

Courtesy of Wayne Egeland

 


 

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