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HMCS UNGAVA J149

HMCS Ungava J149

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1941-44,   Gulf of St. Lawrence  1944

 

 

Laid down: 24 Apr 1940

Launched: 09 Oct 1940

Commissioned: 05 Sep 1941

Paid off: 03 Apr 1946

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1946

 

Built by North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., she was commissioned at Vancouver on 05 Sep 1941. Ungava left Esquimalt on 10 Oct 1941 for Halifax, arriving on 14 Nov 1941. Initially assigned to Halifax Force, she was transferred in May 1943, to Gaspé Force, then back to Halifax Force in Dec 1943. In May 1944, she joined Sydney Force, returning again to Halifax Force in Feb 1945. Following a refit from Apr to May 1945, at Liverpool, N.S., she went to Bermuda to work up, and on her return after VE-Day she was assigned miscellaneous duties until paid off at Halifax on 03 Apr 1946. She was sold in 1946 to T. Harris, of Barber, New Jersey to be broken up.

 

Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

Lt C. Winterbottom, RCNR - 05 Sep 1941 - 19 Jan 1942

Lt Francis Samuel Eric Scoates, RCNR - 20 Jan 1942 - 08 Feb 1943

Lt Denis Murray Coolican, RCNVR - 09 Sep 1943 - 12 Mar 1944

Lt John McGlinchey Home, RCNVR - 13 Mar 1944 - 17 Dec 1944

Lt J.W. Radford, RCNR - 18 Dec 1944 - 16 Jan 1945

Lt J.M. Home, RCNVR - 17 Jan 1945 - 30 Jan 1945

Lt Stuart Henderson, RCNR - 31 Jan 1945 - 09 Apr 1945

Lt Frank Kinnear Ellis, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1945 - 16 Jul 1945

Lt Fergus Cross, RCNR - 17 Jul 1945 - 30 Oct 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

OLSON, Lloyd Allyn

Tel, V38140, RCNVR

died - 02 Sep 1945 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

D'Aoust, Percy J.

1923-2018

Served in Ungava 18 Mar 1943 - 27 Mar 1943 as a Cook, RCN

 

 

 

 

G-H

Guy, Allan Ross

1925-2016

Henderson, Stuart

1904-1966

7th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

K-L

Kerley, Alfred Horace

____-2004

Drafted to Ungava 14 Apr 1943 as Slt (E), RCNVR, Engineering Officer

 

 

 

 

O-P

Orr, John Cecil

1923-1995

Served in Ungava circa Jul 1945 - Sep 1945

 

 

 

 

S-T

Sheehan, Michael J.

1915-____

Small, Stu O.

____-____

Smith, Everett

1924-2011

Stanger, Gordon Harry

1920-2011

 

W-X

Walls, Bertram Robert

1920-2005

Walsh, Patrick Douglas

Served in Ungava 04 Sep 1941 - 18 Feb 1942 as a Sto 2c and Sto 1c, RCN

killed - 20 Sep 1943

while serving in

HMCS St Croix I81

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Bethune, Donald Storrar, A/Lt, RCNVR - 03 Jul 1944

 

Blacklock, George, Lt (E), RCNVR - 08 Mar 1944

 

Blair, Robert William, Slt, RCNVR - 21 Feb 1944

 

Bross, Steward Richard, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Apr 1943

 

Covo, Pedro Victor, Lt (E), RCNVR - 14 Jun 1945

 

Creba, Douglas Glen, Slt, RCNVR - 04 Feb 1942

 

Godard, Earle Trevor, Slt (E), RCNVR - 18 Jun 1943

Hunt, Charles Barry, Slt, RCNVR - 12 Mar 1942

 

Masson, Francois Jean, Slt, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1944

 

Metcalfe, Donald Folger, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Moxham, Godfrey Harrison, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1945

 

Muir, John Robert, Cd (E), RCNR - 11 Feb 1942

 

Opper, Charles Philip, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

Raymond, Jules Wilfred Clement, Slt, RCNVR - 06 May 1943

 

Rejall, Harold William, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1945

 

Ryan, Bernard Kimble, Slt, RCNVR - 06 Feb 1945

 

Snaith, Wingate Errol William, Lt, RCNVR - 24 Jul 1944

 

Thompson, Gerald Norman, Slt, RCNVR - 11 Feb 1945

 

Tovell, Freeman Massey, Slt, RCNVR - 29 Apr 1943

 

Turner, William, Lt, RCNR - 12 Mar 1942

 

Valk, John A. 

 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Ungava J149

Source: Hazegray.org

HMCS Ungava J149

From the collection of Stuart Henderson, Lt, RCNR

Courtesy of Rod Henderson

Officers and ratings on the quarter deck of a minesweeper. Lt Orr - rear centre

It is not known if this photo was taken on HMCS Nipigon J154 or HMCS Ungava J149 - Lt John Orr served in both ships.

It has been placed in the gallery for each ship.

From the collection of John C. Orr

Courtesy of John P. Orr

 

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