They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Harvey Morris Carlsen


Stoker 1st Class, V75523, RCNVR


Born: 12 Jun 1925, Ravenscraig, Saskatchewan


Died: 16 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


CARLSEN, Harvey Morris, Sto, V75523, RCNVR, killed - 16 Apr 1945 - HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of Mary Ohlund, of Vancouver, British Columbia.


Stoker Carlsen died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour. His body was recovered and he was buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, BC.


Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 29 Nov 1943 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR.  Commenced Active Service 14 Dec 1943

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 29 Jun 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 08 Mar 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to Esquimalt 28 Mar 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR.

* Rated Sto 1c 12 Sep 1944.







(HC01) Photo of Harvey Carlsen in a locket

(HC02) Documents from the Service File of Harvey Carlsen

(HC03) Article on Stoker Carlsen return to ship after being home on leave







(HC04) Article on the death of Stoker Harvey Carlsen

(HC05) Obituary for Stoker 1c Harvey Carlsen

(HC06) Part of an article on HMCS ESQUIMALT casualties which lists Stoker Harvey Carlsen

(HC07) In memory of Walter Carlsen and his brother Stoker Harvey Carlsen

(HC08) In memory of Stoker Harvey Carlsen



Ship's company photo - HMCS ESQUIMALT - Mar 1945



Article on the loss of HMCS ESQUIMALT and some of her crew


Photos and newspaper clippings courtesy of Janice Wilkin



Second World War Casualty Index