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HMCS SUSSEXVALE K683 / 313

 

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 1955

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

 

Ship's company photos          Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Louis Raymond Pavillard, DSC, 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 - 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 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anderson, Joseph Clifford

1917-2014

Bell, James Duncan

1926-2015

Bemister, Herbert George

1929-2013

Bradford, Sydney Howard

1929-2016

Bugslag, John Charles

1922-2013

C-D

Cathcart, Donald Stuart

1931-2017

Clackson, Donald Richard

1935-2014

Clark, Donald Stanley

____-1963

Served in Sussexvale as LT (P), RCN as DeckO, WeaponsO and OpsO

Colclough, Frederick John

1931-2003

Crickard, Frederick William

1930-2012

Donaldson, George, C2WS

1922-2009

 

 

 

 

E-F

Erkkila, Reino Leo Johannes

____-2012

Fenwick, Charles Wayne

1942-2006

Ferris, Leonard Rowland

1921-2015

Fisher, Brian John

____-2017

Fisher, Eric

1936-2017

Fortier, Louis-Philippe

1925-2015

Fraser, Norman Lloyd

1927-2014

 

 

 

G-H

Gorman, Andrew Drummond

1931-2007

Gould, Sidney Charles

1922-2016

Served in Sussexvale in 1966 as LCdr, RCN, XO

Gouldie, Gordon Charles

1925-2015

Guy, Allan Ross

1925-2016

Guy, Rex Geoffrey

____-2006

Hamel, Doug

____-1999

Hawkey, Robert Clarence

1927-2018

 

 

 

I-J

Jack, Andrew McQueen

1919-1987

Johnson, Edward R.

____-1998

Served in Sussexvale during WW 2

Joy, Henry Donovan

1925-2015

 

 

K-L

Leir, Richard Hugh

1921-2015

2nd Commanding Officer

Lourme, Ernest Patrick

1929-2013

 

 

 

M-N

Mattice, Gerald B.

1925-2006

Murphy, Vincent John

1923-2011

 

 

 

O-P

Parsons Peter

1946-2007

Perkins, Edward John

1941-2006

Pike, Raymond

1919-2006

Porter, Henry Allan

1920-2016

Served in Sussexvale as Commander 4th Canadian Escort Sqn

 

Q-R

Rayment, Lloyd

1934-2016

Reiter, Karl Harold

1933-2014

Rowse, Arthur William

1931-2017

Served in Sussexvale in 1955 as Sea Training Officer

 

 

S-T

Silvester, Henry

1919-2013

Sommerville, Wilfred J.

____-1996

Commissioning Crew

2nd Commission

Sophonow, ________

1940-2017

Stanbrook, Wilfred Thomas

____-2000

Served in Sussexvale 14 Jun 1957 - 22 Jun 1958

Stevens, Harold

1920-1985

Tierney, Patrick

____-2006

Tudor, David T.

1926-2008

Served in Sussexvale in 1960 as CPO Radioman

 

 

 

W-X

Wight, Clifford

____-2005

Drafted to Sussexvale 26 Feb 1945 as a Lt, RCNVR

Williams, William Robert

1925-2001

Served in Sussexvale 27 Oct 1955 - 11 Dec 1955 as a P1ET, RCN

Willment, Irving Frank Ashley

1925-2011

Wright, James Edward

1926-2005

 

Y-Z

Yanow, Robert D.

1933-2017

Served in Sussexvale in 1954

Young, John Barclay

____-2016

3rd Commanding Officer

Zerbin, Helmut

1927-2016

 

 

 

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

 

Hughes, Cyril

 

McKee, Walter Albert, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

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

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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