For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


Albert Alexander (Speed) Osborne


V39551, RCNVR


Born: 24 May 1916, Port Credit, Ontario


Died: 31 May 1988, Mississauga, Ontario


Albert volunteered for the RCNVR at HMCS York on 11 Jun 1942 and was demobilized at HMCS York on 16 Aug 1945.


Awards and Decorations: The 1939-45 Star, the Atlantic Star, the CVSM and Clasp, the War Medal 1939-45


Ships served in:


HMCS GIVENCHY - Served in Givenchy 23 Jun 1943 - 07 Jul 1943 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS PRINCE ROBERT - Served in Prince Robert 08 Jun 1943 - 20 Oct 1944 as an OS / A/AB, RCNVR.  Rated A/AB 15 Jun 1943

Tug MAXWELLTON - Served in Maxwellton 06 Jan 1945 - 24 Jul 1945 as an A/AB, RCNVR


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(1) Albert Osborne (2) Albert Osborne circa 1944  (3) Albert Osborne  (4) Record of Service  (5) Statement of Service  (6) Information to Dept of Transport concerning Naval and ex-Naval applicants for Master and Mate's Certificates of Competency  (7) Shipping out from HMCS York to HMCS Naden for training


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(8) Sailors in the photo: B. Albert, Sandy Milne, Chew Block, Burt Peer, Earl Trotter  (9) L-R: Albert Osborne, Sandy Milne, Chew Block  (10) L-R: Sandy Milne, Albert Osborne, Harry Thompson, Earl Trotter, Chew Block, Burt Peer  (11) Albert Osborne






(AN012) A view of HMCS PRINCE ROBERT from her fo'c's'le

(AN013) Albert Osborne and shipmate somewhere down south

(AN014) Albert Osborne somewhere down south

(AN015) A "dip in the pool" on HMCS PRINCE ROBERT


Courtesy of Terry Osborne



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