River - 1943-44 Programme
Length Breadth Draught
301.5 Ft 36.6 Ft 9 Ft.
Pendant # # Officers # of Crew
K366 8 133
2-4" (1 x II), 4-20mm, Hedgehog
Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd., Lauzon,PQ
final ship, he signed on as a Petty Officer. The
Ste. Therese was operational in the North Atlantic, with the Atlantic Coast
command (unallocated) while transiting to Europe, then with the 25th Escort
Group (RCN) Western approaches. She was shown as operational in UK waters,
including Gibraltar, and it is conceivable could have participated in
escort duties on the the Murmansk run during this time. Dad
had said that he was on the run from Scapa Flow, Scotland to just short of
Murmansk, USSR - Allied ships were not permitted to put in to Russian ports.
Dad left the Ste. Therese for further training, and before being assigned to another ship the war in Europe ended. While he volunteered for duty in the Pacific, the Japanese surrendered before he could transfer to the west coast.
The Ste. Therese was recommissioned as a Prestonian Class on January 21, 1955. Pendant Number 309. She was finally paid off January 30, 1967.