Service information for: 

 

Peter Godwin Chance

 

Commander, O-13090, RCN

 

"A Sailor's Life 1920 - 1921" by Peter Godwin Chance (auto-biography)

 

Service info:

OTTAWA DIVISION RCNVR - Listed as a Midshipman, RCNVR (seniority 13 Jul 1939) (Navy List Oct 1939)

HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in St Laurent in 1939 as a Midshipman, RCNVR (The Nauticapedia)

* Training with the Royal Navy 14 Aug 1940, as Cadet, RCN.  Appointed Midshipman, RCN (seniority 01 Jan 1941) (Navy List Mar 1941)

HMS MAURITIUS - Served in Mauritius for sea training

HMS LIDISDALE - Served in Lidisdale in 1942

HMS ANSON - Served in Anson in 1942

HMCS SKEENA - Appointed to Skeena 08 Apr 1943 as a SLt, RCNVR (seniority 01Apr 1943) (Navy List Aug 1943). Appointed Lt, RCNVR (seniority 01 Feb 1944) Navy List May 1944). Survived the grounding / wreck of HMCS SKEENA on 25 Oct 1944

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax 29 Nov 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR (Navy List Jan 1945)

HMCS GATINEAU - Appointed to Gatineau as a Lt, RCNVR (Navy List Mar 1945)

HMCS CARLETON - Appointed to Carleton 18 Mar 1946 as a Lt, RCN, XO and Staff Officer (seniority 01 Feb 1944) (Navy List Jul 1946)

* Listed as training with the Royal Navy as a Lt, RCN (Navy List Jan 1948)

HMS DRYAD - Served in Dryad in 1947 for Long Navigation Course

HMS KETE - Served in Kete in 1947 for Air Controllers Course

HMCS MAGNIFICENT - Appointed to Magnificent 28 Apr 1948 as a Lt (ND), RCN (Navy List Jul 1948)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, Navigation Direction School 10 Oct 1949 as a Lt (ND), RCN (Navy List Jan 1950)

HMCS CAYUGA - Appointed to Cayuga 07 May 1951 as a Lt (ND), RCN (Navy List Jul 1951).  Appointed to LCdr (ND), RCN (seniority 01 Feb 1952) and re-appointed to Cayuga 16 Jun 1942 (Navy List Jul 1952)

HMCS ONTARIO - Appointed to Ontario 10 Aug 1952 as a LCdr (ND), RCN (Navy List Oct 1952)

NAVAL HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA - Appointed to NHQ Ottawa, Staff of director of Navigation and Direction 21 Sep 1953 as a LCdr (N), RCN (Navy List Jan 1954).  Appointed Staff Officer Navigation (Navy List Jul 1954).  Appointed Director of Navigation and Direction 27 Sep 1954 as a LCdr (N), RCN (Nay List Jul 1955)

HMCS OUTREMONT - Appointed to Outremont 08 May 1956 as an A/Cdr (N), RCN, CO (Navy List Jul 1956)

HMCS SIOUX - Appointed to Sioux 27 May 1957 as a Cdr, RCN (seniority 01 Jan 1957), CO (Navy List Jul 1957)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, OIC Navigation Direction School 03 Jul 1958 as a Cdr, RCN (Navy List Jan 1959)

HMCS SHEARWATER - Appointed to Shearwater 01 Apr 1960 as a Cdr, RCN (Navy List Jan 1961)  Appointed XO (Navy List Oct 1961)

TRI SERVICE - Appointed to Tri Service, Staff of Joint Staff NDHQ Ottawa 30 Jul 1962 as a Cdr, RCN (Navy List Oct 1962)

CANADIAN FORCES HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA - Appointed to CFHQ Ottawa, Deputy Secretary Defence Staff Administration 01 Dec 1964 as a Cdr, RCN (Navy List Apr 1965)

TRI SERVICE - Appointed to Tri Service, Staff of SACLANT as a Cdr, RCN (Navy List Oct 1965)

* Retired 1969

 

Peter and Margaret (Parker) Chance on their wedding day 13 Sep 1944

Margaret was a L/Tel in the WRNS

 

Lt Peter Chance and Wren L/Tel Margaret Parker, WRNS on HMCS SKEENA on their wedding day, 13 Sep 1944 


 

Brief biography of Peter Chance

 


 

Article on Peter Chance's 100th Birthday

Victoria Times Colonist 29 Nov 2020

 

Click on the above article to view a larger image

 


 

Gallery at CFB Esquimalt Museum named after Cdr (re'td) Peter Chance

Victoria Times Colonist, 03 Jan 2021

Click on the above article to view a larger image

 


 

  

 


 

Surname Index

 

HOME PAGE     SHIP INDEX      CONTACT