HMCS TROIS-RIVIÈRES J269
Bangor Class Minesweeper
Built at Sorel and commissioned there on 12 Aug 1942, she arrived at Halifax on 29 Aug 1942 and, after working up at Pictou, was assigned to WLEF. In Nov 1942, she was transferred to the Newfoundland Force, serving until the Command was disbanded in Jun 1945. She was under repair at Dalhousie, N.B., Halifax and Saint John between Oct 1943 and Jan 1944.
On 20 Jun 1944, HMCS WALLACEBURG, exiting Halifax Harbour at a speed of 10 knots in heavy fog, rammed HMCS TROIS RIVIERS in a head on collision putting both ships out of action for several weeks for repairs.
WALLACEBURG had a major refit at Lunenburg from Feb to May 1945, followed by workups in Bermuda. TROIS-RIVIÈRES was paid off on 31 Jul 1945, and handed over later that year to serve the RCMP as MACBRIEN MP 92. She was sold for scrap in 1960.
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
Former Crew Members
(SC1) = Ship's company photo from Don Birdsell collection
(SC2) = Ship's company photo from John Cartmill collection
Photos and Documents
(JW01) John Wall on leave (JW02) HMCS TROIS-RIVIÈRES (JW03) "Painting the Stack - Refit Lunenburg 1945" (JW04) "Kind a windy up there - Lunenburg 1945" (JW05) Sailors relaxing on the quarterdeck of HMCS TROIS-RIVIÈRES during refit in Lunenburg - 1945 (JW06) Quarterdeck of HMCS TROIS-RIVIÈRES as seen from the crow's nest. Looks like laundry day
(JW07) HMCS NIPIGON J154 outboard minesweeper (JW08) HMCS TROIS-RIVIÈRES "in slips - taken from mast - 1945" (JW09) Unidentified sailor "sitting in the vent - HMCS TROIS-RIVIÈRES - 1945"
From the collection of John F. Wall
Courtesy of John F. Wall Jr.