Allied Warships

HMCS Goderich (J 260)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 260 
ModVTE reciprocating engined 
Built byDufferin Shipbuilding Co. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
Laid down15 Jan 1941 
Launched14 May 1941 
Commissioned23 Nov 1941 
End service 

Decommissioned 6 November 1945.
Recommissioned after 1949 with penant number 198.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Sold in February 1959.


Commands listed for HMCS Goderich (J 260)

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1T/Lt. Reginald Ray Kenney, RCNR1 Oct 194114 Mar 1943
2T/Lt. John Lecky, RCNVR15 Mar 19436 Apr 1943
3T/Lt. James C. Pratt, RCNVR7 Apr 194321 Mar 1944
4T/Lt. John Eastwood Taylor, RCNVR22 Mar 19446 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Goderich include:

5 Mar 1943
HMCS Goderich (T/Lt. R.R. Kenney, RCNR) began a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.

14 Aug 1943
During a storm, stoker petty officer Orville Ronald Myles of Windsor, Ontario, was lost overboard. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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