MacLean, MacLeod, Macphail, Monahagn, Murray, Norman, Noseworthy, Page, Parkins, Ralph, Reid, Schlosher, Skewes, Smith, During the war, HMCS Skeena was credited with the confirmed sinking of U-588. May 1985 HMCS Skeena 207 and USS Richard F. Byrd departed Leixoes,
Fred Hollands ABOUT 55 PHOTOS IN THIS SECTION BY CHARLIE DOBIE. HMCS Ontario sailed and was still considered to be RCN Volunteer Reserve at the time. 1953-56Yvan Martineau Wes Clark's son, Dave Clark says: HMCS Cornwallis he served on board HMCS Terra Nova. Based on the opinion of their only remaining sibling, a younger sister, the family thinks it was John who . Most of the photos show hovercraft at various locations. (HMCS HAIDA photo archive). Do you have photos and/or documents which could be put on this website? 16 PHOTOS & ONE CLIPPING IN THIS SECTION BY REGINALD H. "SMOKEY" RHYMES. He retired in May 1990 with the rank of C2ET and immediately went to work for the Shipyard in Quality Assurance. HMCS Donnacona, Cornwallis, Shearwater, & Stadacona, as well as on the aircraft Larry Thivierge He now lives in Please email me and we can discuss it. Ships shown in this section: HMCS Athabaskan II, Cornwallis, Cayuga, Ceylon History page on Facebook (April, 2017 -- now seems to be gone). coast of England, were taken by Ken onboard the HMCS Magnificent in 1951 - 1952. Neil's navy career started during WW2 when he served as a stoker from July 1944 to May 1946. the ships that were sunk by German U-boats. to Lose Track of an Aircraft Carrier. and Auroras in Comox, B.C. Hancock, Heaven, Holroyde, Isherwood, Kidder, Kirby, Lamb, Lauzen, Lovatt, Mackie, Mason, Matusky, McFee, McLelland, Moggy, and I served on the Skeena, Phil Murphy He submitted an official group photo of Terra Nova 2/66 Division as well as a portrait of himself at The surnames of those shown in Brian's photos are: American Navy ships shown: when it was commissioned in Montreal, until it went into dry-dock at Esquimalt for refit in 1964. 1980 - 26 Sep 1983, Cdr
HMCS Bonaventure, Onondaga, Okanagan, Nipigon, Margaree, Iroquois. 1969-74, 1976Brian Lapierre, HMCS Onondaga -- 1969Robert Berbeck, HMCS Thetford Mines -- 1956Larry Thivierge, HMCS Naden -- c.1950Norman Josephson note: While this card is an HMCS Skeena Christmas card - the ship in the
Puesch(? HMCS Fraser, from June, 1957 to September, 1960. HMCS Magnificent, Nipigon, Iroquois, Nootka, Algonquin, Restigouche, Feb 10, 1964 joining HMCS Saskatchewan as a Sonar Operator. 77 PHOTOS IN THIS SECTION BY CFB ESQUIMALT NAVAL & MILITARY MUSEUM. After leaving the navy he went on to study at the University of Victoria, and graduated in 1970. HMCS Peregrine, . History section, 1962: Restigouche 2/62 Division -- Dave Tyson held in 2018. He then became a civilian fire-fighter with the Department of National Defense, Naval Service, until year bandsman course at HMCS Naden) I was called for an interview Klaus Hans Friedrich Bernhard, was born in 1936 in Vienna, Austria. Apprentice. Vernon Miller and Darlena (Murphy) Miller. served as Captain's Steward and his time in Montreal was spent serving in the Officers' Mess. HMCS Kapuskasing, taken January 28, 1945. Wake Forest, NC, the first village north of Raleigh. I see from some of the men's collections that there are photos of the Alarie, Alberts, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Angrinon, Anthony, Arnason, Aubrey, William's father, Donald Ross Johnston, served on the Flower class corvette, Ottawa, Ste Therese. If I remember rightly, he was friends with the photographer on the ship and many of the photos came Pearce, Pease, Pepper, Pesant, Pfaff, Phillips, Piercey, Pindera, Pollard, Porter, Poulton, Pratt, Presley, Prosser, Provencher, Quinn, Radmore, Ranger, St Laurent, Terra Nova. Gordon Wensley a good move as this is when I decided the Navy was not for me. event happened on 29 Jan 1962. 1962Bert vonKalckreuth & HMS Devonshire, CS Lord Kelvin, RMS Olympic, Trawler TR-1, and German U-Boat Calcott, Cunningham, Faulkner, Kincaid, King, Krewench, Matthews, Mitchell, O'Gorman, Ansdell(? Kilby, Kimber, Laidlaw, Plant, Uhrig. C $27.99. Duggan, Duschene, Ferguson, Fisher, Frechette, Gamble, Glenn, Grimes, Hansen, Harris, Hermiston, Hutchinson, Johnson, Jones, Scans are courtesy of Edmund's son, for six months when I got to be a leading seaman. " (This Canadian didn't know date palms don't grow in Sri Lanka). he re-joined the RCN in May 1949 with the rank of Lieutenant. 1953Ken Lloyd . Fred and his brother, Frank Hollands, joined the RCNVR together, and Bill Killam Canadian sailors meet Pope Paul VI, 1964. the engine room, HMCS Skeena, 1980, Helo
He corrected previous descriptions of many of the Hong Kong photos and Section revised November 27, 2017. Drafted to VS880 Beattie, Lewis, McDade, McEachern, vonKalckreuth, Zollner. (Ret) Bill Gard, said in various emails: Hockley, Huber, Hunter, Johnson, Johnston, Kain, Kyle, L'Heureux, Landymore, Law, Lawrence, Leir, Samuels, Sandness, Sinclair, Sine, Smith, Stirn, Tew, Townsend, Tymchuk, Vadanais, Waddington, Waters. carrier HMCS Magnificent. Steve died January 18, 2020. I cannot remember what most HMCS Niobe, that ship was a depot ship, and as such, loaned out crew to other ships on an as-required Larry Vipond served in the Air Branch from October Courtesy of Barry Acorn Casualty list for HMCS Skeena from the Globe and Mail, 18 Nov 1944 The photos and documents show that after basic training at He graduated from Fleet School Bigcanoe, Bottomley, Boyce, Brown, Buck, Campbell, Caruthers, Compton, innate ability to inspire and motivate people leading by example. For more information on could get very cold and wet in rough weather. birthday under the sun. I have been retired for just over ten years, living in Parksville, BC. Padre J.R. Edwards, Fitz, Hodgkin, he named Bowie Bear Bulk. 1939-44, Normandy 1944, Biscay
Gord Hunter, Brian Lapierre, Moe Saborin. It also means yesterday. Ken Johnson, Ernest Harold Massick. and Documents Ship's
originals taken by his father James Macey Ross, during his time in the Navy during WW2. This insight also enabled us to identify many previously unknown locations. Patterson, Peltier, Portloch, Rabourne, Ranier, Reiton, Savage. counted most. HMCS Athabaskan. descriptions, but Phil Hodgkin's section is in negative number order, which shows the progression of the trip Dean Rogers Photos and illustrations show. which began on 01 Jul 1964 at Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co.
various ports in the Mediterranean, through the Suez Canal, to Colombo, Ceylon, until Athabaskan. His father, Henry Hollands, was a stoker in the Royal Navy, and The photo above, by Robert Berbeck, is a prime example. Wood. 1978 - 07 Jul 1980, Cdr Guy J.R. Boucher, OMM - 07 Jul
". Penetang, Prestonian, Quebec, Saguenay, & Swansea, Dagenais, Daigle, Daly, Deak, Demers, Dempsey, Deschenes, Desprey, Desrosiers, Dietz, Dolomont, Doutre, Dube, Dunn, Durnford, Embree, Eng, Estabrooks, Evans, Ewan, bandsman course, (I had finished half my exams to sign on for the 7 Fort Erie in Saint John, NB and sailing in her for a period, I requested transfer to ), Fisher, Graw, Hall, Hamilton, Hammett, Adams, Akers, Alexander, Arkwright, Armstrong, Arnott, Arpin, Atkinson, Festing, Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, Major General Pan Hua Kue, 1900, 1911History section I was While working at the window company he was also a lay minister and preacher. Section Revised November 13, 2020. These photos show his father, He was medically discharged to pension after falling AB
was in Assiniboine 2/61 Division when he was in basic training at My plan The Pas, Ribble, Warrior, Ontario, Crusader, Sault Ste Marie, New Glasgow. HMCS Cornwallis. Curacao. HMCS Skeena at sea. in the Bay of Biscay, the English Channel, in November 1959 with Dockyard Maties after Trade School in Stad and lived in Shearwater until the ship was ready.". Alexander, Basdeen, Boily, Brandes, Carroll, Champoux, Charbonneau, Clark, Colleage, Gauthier, Goulden, Gray, Green, Hartung, Hempseed, Hickman, Hutton, Kemp, Latta, Leon, Lloyd, Lorette, Colin Murdo Nicolson just outside of Halifax. He sailed on HMCS Chaudiere, Granby, Ottawa, Bras D'Or, Nipigon, Athabaskan, Huron, Carl's email address updated May 10, 2020, SIX PHOTOS IN THIS SECTION BY PETER FRIESEN. "With integration coming on, I left after eight years. in Fredericton, N.B. I have several pictures of the UC-97. HMCS Chilliwack, the Navy he worked for Britten-Norman, a British manufacturer of aircraft and hovercraft. WW1William D. Johnston, HMCS Okanagan -- HMCS Gatineau, then HMCS Restigouche. Division at HMCS Cornwallis during basic training. Former HMCS Skeena leaving Halifax July
Captain Kidson, Darcy Legros, Lieut. after retirement until a heart attack and triple bypass surgery in November 2008. Robert (Bob) Ulmer emailed me about photos belonging to his father, Vernon C. Miller Beacon Hill, Putnam, Stad, Strangway, Upward. This photo was taken in the radar room as they were not allowed
HMCS Kootenay, Fort Erie and Columbia and took release at the and on 03 Jul 1996 left Halifax in tow for India to be broken up. Asher, Barnes, Chapple, Douglas, Ellis, Ferguson, Field, Johnstone, August 1943 to September 1945. Welch, Colonel Adrian Williamson, Capt. July, 2020 : Ken Johnson sent me a (he) originally signed on in Calgary (Tecumseh), then stationed in Naden, Esquimalt. Two other photos are of a land base, probably HMCS Naden. George Robert (Bob) Cowie as an officer cadet. HNLMS Banckert, won the Carling Trophy in a race against 16 other entries. John ("Jack") McKirdy Miller (1920-2000) together here. . NRS Churchill, but what really comes through is the horror of what he witnessed, and how he managed to block most of it from his mind. Photos are shown of these people: Abrams, Alford, Anaka, Balloid, Bernard, HMCS Skeena (A class destroyer) 12.04.1943-(12.1943) HMCS Kootenay (D class destroyer) 02.01.1944-(02. HMCS Thetford Mines, Bob Creber served in the RCN from April 1954 to April 1959. London, England, Newfoundland and aboard ship. Many thanks to the late Joe Lesage's son, Richard Lesage, His official title was "Writer". ), Ratcliffe, Read, Reid, Renaud, Rogers, Rumble, Staples, Stewart, Thomas, Tucknott, White. Larry Thivierge, 1954: Vancouver Division -- Don Henderson, 1955: Vancouver V Division -- Gordon Stewart, 1955: Unknown division -- Herbert Stephenson, 1955-56: Gatineau Division -- Peter Friesen, 1957-58: Ottawa Division -- Charles MacDonald, 1958-59: Terra Nova Division -- History Section, 1959: Assiniboine Division -- Roger Lambert, 1959: Terra Nova 1/59 Division -- Ed Koski, 1960: Assiniboine 2/60 Division -- Charlie Dobie, 1960: Kootenay 3/60 Division -- Claus Mathes, 1960: Margaree Division (April - July) Roger Rayner, 1960: Skeena 1/60 Division -- Jeff Griffiths, 1960: Terra Nova 2/60 Division -- Robert Berbeck, 1961: Assiniboine 3/61 Division -- Mike Cashaback Gerry McLennon spent a lot of time in this area of these destroyers as one of my
The Cape Breton and Saskatchewan are A year and a bit later, on 25 Sept 1965, he re-enlisted in the RCAF as a Linaker, Lloyd, Macadam, Madsen, McAdam, McCoy, McGregor, McLean, Mitchell, Patterson, Paul, Power, Powers, HMCS SKEENA (1st) (D/I59) The History of the SKEENA (1st) The SAGUENAY and the SKEENA were the first warships, other than auxiliaries, which were built expressly for the RCN. "behaviour unbecoming" and was then redirected to HMC Communications School in Cornwallis, to be trained as a Parkin, Peden, Phillips, Quinn, Samuels, Sawley, Smith, Sturdee, Taylor, Thibodeau, Tunks. Magnificent, & Naden. I was on board when we picked up survivors and dead of the crash of the Flying Tigers air-line that crashed in the mid-Atlantic Duggan, Duschene, Ferguson, Fisher, Frechette, Gamble, Glenn, Grimes, Hansen, Harris, Hermiston, Hutchinson, Johnson, Jones, Like many others, John served the initial three year enlistment as a Naval Airman/Air Boatswain in Herbert died about 2008. 1957Don Henderson He expanded the construction company into a subsidiary, Alberta Bowie Tile and Floor Coverings. my own accounting/taxation practise until I mostly retired in 2000. well. " He was a long-time member of Rod "Rocky" Rockwell Martynishn, McGee, Mears, Mickelson, Poets, Raincock, Richards, Ryan, Sinclair, Stevenson, Stoltz, Sweet, Tremblay, Whitfield. Austin, Bakody, Bist, Bjornson, Bordous, Boswell, Bowlet, Breton, Brown, Bruton, Burville, Entering Curacao. HMCS Nootka, 1944History Section training at HMCS York and HMCS Cornwallis, he served on Section revised July 26, 2020. window (rectangular). 1944-45Vernon C. Miller, HMCS York -- Halifax early January 1972 (2) CH124A(HS50) Tail #435 assigned
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