Allied Warships

HMCS Stratford (J 310)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 310 
ModVTE reciprocating engined 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Laid down29 Oct 1941 
Launched14 Feb 1942 
Commissioned29 Aug 1942 
End service1 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 1 April 1946.
Sold in 1947.


Commands listed for HMCS Stratford (J 310)

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1T/Lt. Ralph Morton Meredith, RCNR15 Jun 194230 Oct 1942
2T/Lt. Roderick John Cornell Pringle, RCNVR31 Oct 19423 May 1943
3T/Lt. William Grant Garden, RCNVR4 May 19434 Aug 1943
4T/Lt. Donald William Green Storey, RCNVR5 Aug 194320 Dec 1943

5T/Lt. Robert George Magnussen, RCNVR21 Jun 19441 Apr 1945
6T/Lt. Jean Paul Charbonneau, RCNVR2 Apr 19454 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Stratford include:

25 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Smiths Falls (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.T. Byers, RCNR) and HMCS Stratford (T/Lt. R.G. Magnussen, RCNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/20175

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

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