SNOWBERRY Crew Photo
This photo is very wide and you will have
scroll from side to side to view the whole thing, but
it is an interesting view of a Corvette Crew in February
1945. The photo is accompanied by the names of the crew.
Please let us know if you find any ommissions or errors
to the info provided with this photo.
SNOWBERRY Photo Gallery
Selected photos from the wartime career of HMCS SNOWBERRY.
SNOWBERRY Crew Photo 1944
Here is another excellent photo of the SNOWBERRY's crew,
taken in Spring 44 on Jetty 5 in Halifax Dockyard. Unfortunately
we don't have the names of the crew to accompany this
provided by SNOWBERRY ex-Member Alexander (Sandy) Thomson,
V2000, RCNVR (1942-1945). If you wish to contact Sandy
you can do so by mailing him C/O the Naval Museum of Manitoba.
SNOWBERRY was commissioned
at Quebec City on November 26, 1940. HMCS SNOWBERRY arrived
at Halifax on December 13 for further work and sailed
February 9, 1941, with convoy HX.108 for the U.K. There
she completed fitting out at Greenock, completing April
3, and worked up at Tobermory before joining Western Approaches
Command, Creenock, in May. She left Aultbea early in June
to join convoy OB.332, arriving at Halifax on June 23
to join Newfoundland Command. From July to October she
made three round trips to Iceland, and on December 8 arrived
at Charleston, S.C., for six weeks' refit. On February
12, 1942, she left St. John's to escort SC.69 to Londonderry.
In March she joined the newly formed WLEF shifting in
June to Halifax Tanker Escort Force for one round trip
to Trinidad and two round trips to Aruba with tanker convoys.
In September she was placed under U.S. control, escorting
New York-Guantanamo convoys until March, 1943, when she
arrived at Charleston, S.C., for refit, including focsle
extension. On completion in mid-May, and after workups
at Pictou, she joined the newly established EG 5 (later
EG 6) and returned to U.K. waters in August. While serving
with this support force on November 20, 1943, as escort
to a U.K.Gibraltar/Freetown convoy, she took part in the
sinking of U 536 north of the Azores. When the group replaced
its corvettes with frigates in March, 1944, Snowberry
proceeded to Baltimore, MD, for five weeks' refit, afterward
returning to Halifax. She went to Bermuda to work up in
July, and on returning was briefly assigned to WLEF but
left St. John's in mid-September for the U.K. There she
joined Portsmouth Command for the balance of the war.
She was handed back to the RN at Rosyth on June 8, 1945,
and used the following year as a target ship off Portsmouth.
Her remains were broken up in
1947 at Thornaby-on-Tees.