Commissioning Crew for H.M.C.S. Whitby, June 1944


Description
Creator:
Unknown, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A black and white photograph of the naval crew of the H.M.C.S. Whitby at St. John's Newfoundland.
Notes:
The Corvette H.M.C.S. Whitby was launched at Midland, Ontario on September 18, 1943 and commissioned on June 6, 1944. She did not arrive at Halifax until August 16 owing to a layover en route at Shelburne for repairs. Following workups in Bermuda in September she sailed direct to St. John's, Newfoundland arriving on September 30 and was assigned to EG C-4. She left St. John's on October 5 for Londonderry to join the group with which she was to serve for the balance of the war. The Whitby left Londonderry for Canada in Mid-June 1945 and was paid off on July 16 and placed in reserve at Sorel. She was sold in 1946 for merchant service and reportedly renamed Bengo. The Captain was A/LCDR R. K. Lester, RCNVR. This information was printed in "The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces" by Ken Macpherson and John Burgess, 1981. This photograph was probably the last picture of the crew following decommission on July 16, 1945.
Date of Original:
June 1944
Dimensions:
Width: 3.5 cm
Height: 4 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 3.5cm
Image Height: 4cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
29-003-028
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from copy negative
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Commissioning Crew for H.M.C.S. Whitby, June 1944
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Commissioning Crew for H.M.C.S. Whitby, June 1944


A black and white photograph of the naval crew of the H.M.C.S. Whitby at St. John's Newfoundland.