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HMCS VICTORIAVILLE K684

Then HMCS VICTORIAVILLE 320 (1959)

Then HMCS GRANBY 180 (1966)

HMCS Victoriaville K684

Source: ReadyAyeReady.com

 

Laid down: 1 February 1943

Launched: 2 December 1943

Commissioned: 23 June 1944

Paid off: 17 November 1945

Re-Commissioned: 25 September 1959 as HMCS Victoriaville 320

Re-named / Reclassified: 21 December 1966 as HMCS Granby 180 / diving tender

Paid off: 31 December 1973

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1974

 

Commissioned on November 11, 1944, at Quebec City, she arrived at Halifax on December 3 and late that month proceeded to Bermuda to work up. In February, 1945, she was assigned to EG C-9, leaving Halifax on February 27 to join convoy SC.168 for her passage to Londonderry, where the group was based. Victoriaville spent the balance of the war on North Atlantic convoy duty. She left Barry, Wales, on May 2 to pick up convoy ON.300 on her way home to Canada, and on May 12 escorted the surrendered U 190 into Bay Bulls, Nfld. She began tropicalization refit at Saint John, N.B., on May 24, but work was stopped on August 20, and on November 17 the ship was paid off at Sydney and laid up at Shelburne. Subsequently sold to Marine Industries Ltd., she was re-acquired by the RCN and re-commissioned on September 25, 1959, following conversion to a Prestonian class ocean escort. On December 21, 1966, she assumed the name and duties of the retiring diving tender Granby, but was paid off December 31, 1973, and sold for scrap the following year. (Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson & John Burgess)

 

Commanding Officers - HMCS Victoriaville

A/LCdr Lester Alton Hickey, MBE, RCNR - 11 Nov 44 - 17 Nov 45

LCdr G.B. Wither, RCN - 25 Sep 59 - 04 May 61

LCdr W.P. Rikely, RCN - 05 May 61 - 10 Mar 63

LCdr A.J. Norman, RCN - 12 Dec 64 - 08 Jan 65

LCdr E.A. Makin, RCN - 21 Dec 66 - Unknown

  

Commanding Officers - HMCS Granby 180

LCdr E.A. Makin, RCN - 21 Dec 66 - unk

 

 

Robert William Christie

1937-2006

Hugh Dale MacMillan

1926-2006

Alexander Myers

1924-2009

 

 

 

Galleries:

(Photos and Documents)

Gallery # 1

Former Crew Members:

Dean, William Patterson, Lt (E), RCNVR - 08 Apr 1945

Graham, Donald Vye, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 21 Feb 1945

LeMoine, Robert Edward Earle, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Apr 1945

Links:

The day we boarded a German submarine - U-190

HMCS Victoriaville - the UBoat.net

HMCS Victoriaville - ReadyAyeReady.com

 

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