Allied Warships

HMCS Westmount (J 318)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 318 
ModVTE reciprocating engined 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Oct 1941 
Launched14 Mar 1942 
Commissioned15 Sep 1942 
End service 1957 
History

Decommissioned 13 October 1945.
Recommissioned after 1949 with penant number 187.
Decommissioned and transferred to Turkey in 1957.
Renamed Bornova and served untill 1972.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Westmount (J 318)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Frank Goddard Hutchings, RCNR7 Aug 194218 Mar 1943
2T/Lt. Frank Goddard Hutchings, RCNR23 Mar 19437 Dec 1943

3T/Lt. Robert Laird Borden Hunter, RCNVR17 Mar 194425 Mar 1945
4T/Lt. Robert Paul Jackson, RCNVR26 Mar 19455 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Westmount include:


3 Feb 1943
HMCS Westmount (A/Lt.Cdr. F.G. Hutchings, RCNVR) ended a refit.

28 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Ingonish (T/Lt. H.V. Shaw, RCNVR) and HMCS Westmount (T/Lt. R.P. Jackson, RCNVR). (1)

29 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Ingonish (T/Lt. H.V. Shaw, RCNVR) and HMCS Westmount (T/Lt. R.P. Jackson, RCNVR). (1)

17 May 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Westmount (T/Lt. R.P. Jackson, RCNVR). (2)

22 May 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Westmount (T/Lt. R.P. Jackson, RCNVR). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20177
  2. ADM 173/20140
  3. ADM 173/20178

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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