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HMCS THETFORD MINES K459

HMCS Thetford Mines K459  Source: ReadyAyeReady.com

 

Laid down: 7 July 1943

Launched: 30 October 1943

Commissioned: 24 May 1944

Paid off: 18 November 1945

Fate: Unknown

 

Commissioned on May 24, 1944, at Quebec City, Thetford Mines arrived in Bermuda on July 12 to work up, returning to Halifax on August 16. Soon afterward assigned to EG 25, she was transferred with the group to Londonderry in November, and served in U.K. waters from then until VE-Day, working out of 'Derry and for a time out of Rosyth. On March 7, 1945, she helped sink U 1302 in St. George's Channel, and on May 11 arrived in Lough Foyle as escort to eight surrendered U-Boats. She returned home late in May, was paid off November 18 at Sydney and laid up at Shelburne. In 1947 she was sold to a Honduran buyer who proposed converting her into a refrigerated fruit carrier. (Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson & John Burgess)

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR  -  25 May 44 - 12 Jun 45

Lt J.M.S. Clark, RCNVR  -  13 Jun 45 - 30 Jun 45

LCdr J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR  -  01 Jul 45 - 20 Jul 45

A/Cdr T. Gilmour, RCNR  -  21 Jul 45 - 18 Nov 45

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

Batterson, Frederick Leslie, PO

 

Guildford, Thomas Kerr, RCNVR

McMullen, Joseph, LCdr, RCNR, RCN, Ret'd

 

Weir, David Russell Edwin, CPO, RCN, Ret'd

 

Joseph McMullen

1919-2011

David Russell Edwin Weir

1926-2007

 

 

 

 

U-Boats Sunk

U-1302 sunk on 07 Mar 1945 by HMCS La Hulloise K668, HMCS Thetford Mines K459 and HMCS Strathadam K682 in position 52-19 N, 05-23 W

 

 

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Former Crew Members

Click on the title to the left to view the former crew member list. These lists are compiled from various books, newspapers and from the members themselves.  Former crew members that are known to have "Crossed the Bar" are not listed in this section.

 

 

 

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