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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: 01 Feb 1943

Launched: 23 Jun 1944

Commissioned: 11 Nov 1944

Paid off: 17 Nov 1945

Re-Commissioned: 25 Sep 1959

Re-named / Reclassified: 21 Dec 1966

Paid off: 31 Dec 1973

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1974

 

Commissioned on 11 Nov 1944, at Quebec City, she arrived at Halifax on 03 Dec 1944 and late that month proceeded to Bermuda to work up. In Feb 1945, she was assigned to EG C-9, leaving Halifax on 27 Feb 1945 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 02 May 1945 to pick up convoy ON.300 on her way home to Canada, and on 12 May 1945 escorted the surrendered U 190 into Bay Bulls, Nfld. She began tropicalization refit at Saint John, N.B., on 24 May 1945, but work was stopped on 20 Aug 1945, and on 17 Nov 1945 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 25 Sep 1959, following conversion to a Prestonian class ocean escort. On 21 Dec 1966, she assumed the name and duties of the retiring diving tender Granby, but was paid off 31 Dec 1973, and sold for scrap the following year.

 

Commanding Officers - HMCS Victoriaville

A/LCdr Lester Alton Hickey, MBE, RCNR - 11 Nov 1944 - 17 Nov 1945

LCdr G.B. Wither, RCN - 25 Sep 1959 - 04 May 1961

LCdr William P. Rikely, RCN - 05 May 19 61 - 10 Mar 19 63

LCdr A.J. Norman, RCN - 12 Dec 1964 - 08 Jan 1965

  

Commanding Officers - HMCS Granby 180

LCdr E.A. Makin, RCN - 21 Dec 1966 - unk

 

 

Robert William Christie

1937-2006

Hugh Dale MacMillan

1926-2006

Alexander Myers

1924-2009

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

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

 

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

James, Richard Spencer, A/Lt, RCNVR - 04 Jun 1945

 

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

McDonald, Bob 

 

Pittendrigh, Jim, Signalman - 1962

 

 

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