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Seeking Information of Ships Returning Canadian Hong Kong Vets
I am doing an extensive study of "C" Force, the Canadian Brigade that went to Hong Kong in 1941 and returned in 1945. The information I am looking for is dates for the various ships used to transport the Canadians back to Canada from various ports in South East Asia. I am looking the dates marked XXXXXX for the following ships.


Ship Nationalty Departuring port Departure date Arrival Port Arrival date
HMCS Crescent CDN Manila, Philippines "XXXXXXX" Esquimalt, BC 45 Oct 21
HMCS Prince Robert CDN Manila, Philippines "XXXXXXX" Esquimalt, BC "XXXXXXX"
HMS Formidable UK Manila, Philippines "XXXXXXX" Esquimalt, BC 45 Oct 17
HMS Glorius UK Manila, Philippines "XXXXXXX" Esquimalt, BC 45 Oct 23
HMS Implacable UK Manila, Philippines "XXXXXXX" Esquimalt, BC 45 Oct 11
HMS Oxfordshire UK Hong Kong "XXXXXXX" Manila, Philippines 45 Sep 05
USS Catron USA Manila, Philippines "XXXXXXX" San Francisco, CA 45 Oct 19
USS General Howzw USA Manila, Philippines "XXXXXXX" San Francisco, CA 45 Oct 15
USS Gosper USA Manila, Philippines "XXXXXXX" Victoria, BC 45 Oct 12
USS Hyde USA Yokohama, Japan "XXXXXXX" Guam 45 Sep 23
USS Joseph T. Dickman USA Manila, Philippines "XXXXXXX" San Francisco, CA 45 Oct 16
USS Missouri USA Tokyo, Japan "XXXXXXX" Honolulu, Hawaii "XXXXXXX"
USS Ozark USA Manila, Philippines "XXXXXXX" San Francisco, CA 45 Oct 02

The above list of ships are only some of the ships used.
Any assistance in providing this information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Vince Lopata
HKVA "C" Force Memorial Project