In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

William James (Bill) Dougall

 

Acting Leading Seaman, Leading Torpedo Operator (Low Power), RCNVR

 

Born: 04 May 1922, St. Boniface, Manitoba

 

Died: 05 Feb 1964, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

 

DOUGALL, William James (Bill) - The Death of William (Bill) Dougall, age 41 years of 2127 Grosvenor Cresc., a resident of Saskatoon for the past 36 years, occurred suddenly at home on February 5, 1964. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 8 at 2 p.m. from McKague's Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. P.O. Scargall. Surviving are: his wife, Evelyn; one daughter, Jane, and one son, Grant, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Dougall of Saskatoon; one sister, Mrs. Mel Clark of Calgary and one brother, Allan Dougall in Montreal. Mr. Dougall was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba and came to Saskatoon 36 years ago. During W.W. 2, Mr. Dougall served with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was the Saskatchewan Supervisor of Signals with the Canadian National Railway. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Bill's brother Allan Dougall also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.

 

Ships served in:

RCNVR DIVISION SASKATOON - Enlisted 15 Apr 1940. Commenced Active Service 14 Oct 1940

HMCS WOLF - Served in Wolf 17 Mar 1941 - 15 Aug 1941 as an OS and AB ST, RCNVR.  Rated AB 14 Jul 1941

HMCS QUESNEL - Served in QUESNEL 08 Dec 1941 - 30 Dec 1941 as an AB ST, RCNVR

HMCS DUNDAS - Served in DUNDAS 24 Mar 1942 - 28 Jul 1943 as an AB LTO, RCNVR

HMCS WALLACEBURG - Served in WALLACEBURG 19 Nov 1943 - 07 Jun 1945 as an AB LTO (LP) and A/LS LTO (LP), RCNVR.  Rated A/LS 01 Jun 1944. 

HMCS UNICORN - Drafted to UNICORN 19 Jun 1945. Demobilized 19 Jul 1945 as an A/LS, RCNVR

 

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(WD01) Portrait of A/LS LTO (LP) William (Bill) Dougall

(WD02-WD03) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2

(WD04) Pre-Enrollment History & Service History

(WD05) Record of Torpedo Service

 

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(WB06) Obituary for William (Bill) Dougall

 


 

(WD07) The RCN on parade in Victoria, BC - 1941

 

Bill Dougall, 1st sailor left rank marked with an "X"

 

Click on the above photo to view a larger image

 


 

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(WD120) Bill Douglall (left) and friend/shipmate somewhere in the USA.  Neither sailor has any trade or rank badges so the photo is early in their time in the Navy.

 


 

HMCS WOLF

 

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(WD08) Unknown sailor playing Monopoly on HMCS WOLF

(WD09) Water spout from possible detonation of explosives somewhere in coastal BC

(WD10) HMCS WOLF with whale turned out and ready for use

(WD11) Cook on HMCS WOLF taking a break

(WS12) Sailor on HMCS WOLF taking a depth sounding

 

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(WD13) Mountain believed to be on Vancouver Island - possibly Golden Hinde

(WD14) Unknown sailor on HMCS WOLF

(WD15) Saw mill at Powell River, BC seen from the bridge of HMCS WOLF

(WD16) Sailors relaxing on the quarterdeck of HMCS WOLF

(WD17) HMCS SANS PEUR seen across the jetty from HMCS WOLF

 

 

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(WD18) HMCS CRUSADER Z13 seen from HMCS WOLF

 


 

HMCS DUNDAS

 

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(WD19) Unknown sailors having a swim while HMCS DUNDAS K229 is at anchor off Mexico during her transfer from Esquimalt to Halifax - 1942

(WD20) View HMCS DUNDAS K229, starboard side looking forward, as she heads south on her transit to Halifax - crew now wearing shorts on the upper decks

(WD21-WD22) Unknown sailor modeling his tropical whites and wearing the white Pith helmet

(WD23) A few of the crew of HMCS DUNDAS K229 enjoying the warm southern weather on the transit to Halifax.  Bill Krasikow, front, centre, holding his shirt

 

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(WD24) Unknown sailor with a bandolier of .50 cal ammo over his shoulders on HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD25) Bill Dougall (right) and unknown shipmate with the "Catch of the Day" on board HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD26) Bill Dougall (right) with unknown shipmate on HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD27) Bill Dougall on HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD28) Bernard Lewis (left) and Bill Dougall on HMCS DUNDAS K229

 

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(WD29) DUNDAS shipmates ashore at Rogers Corner in New York City - 1942.  L-R: Bill Dougall, Jordan Whitfield, Bernard Lewis and Bill Krasikow (?Krasikaw) - back of photo

(WD30) DUNDAS shipmates ashore at Rogers Corner in New York City.  L-R: Frank Owens, George Ault, Bill Dougall and Bill Krasikow (?Krasikaw) - back of photo

(WD31) DUNDAS shipmates ashore at Leon and Eddie, New York City.  Bill Dougall (right) with 2 shipmates and their lady friends

(WD32) DUNDAS shipmates ashore - Bill Dougall (left) with Bernard Lewis of Truro, NS

 

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(WD33) HMCS DUNDAS K229 ice up - port side aft looking forward

(WD34) Iced Up depth charge thrower on HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD35) Sailors chipping ice off HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD36) HMCS DUNDAS K229 iced up - starboard side looking after from the bridge wing

(WD37) HMCS DUNDAS K229 - iced up - port side ladder up to the gun deck and fo'c's'le

 

 

 

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(WD38) Sailors chipping ice on unknown ship. Location believed to be St. John's, Nfld.  Photo taken from HMCS DUNDAS K229

 

(WD39) HMCS DUNDAS crew photo

 

This photo is also posted on the ship's company photo page for HMCS DUNDAS

 

Click here to view the names on the back of the photo

 


 

HMCS WALLACEBURG

 

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(WD40) Gunshield art on HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

(WD41) Bingo night on HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

(WD42) Fire fighting (training??) aboard HMCS WALLACEBURG J336. The officer in the photo appears to be SLt Jarl Ketola

(WD43) Signalmen on the bridge of HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

(WD44) Unknown sailor climbing in/out the quarter deck hatch on HMCS WALLACEBURG J336. Note the convoy on the horizon

 

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(WD45) HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 at anchor

(WD46-WD48) Officers on the bridge of HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

(WD49) HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 in rough seas.  View from beside the starboard side depth charge thrower

 

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(WD50-WD51) HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 conducting a stern fueling from a tanker in convoy

(WD52) HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 conducting a stern fueling from a tanker in convoy

(WD53) HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 passing near the stern of a tanker in convoy - possibly after completion of a fueling

(WD54) Sailors on WALLACEBURG J336 by the forward gun and below the carley floats

 

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(WD55) HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 transferring (receiving) depth charges at sea

(WD56) Convoy seen from HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

(WD57) Looking aft down the port side of HMCS WALLACEBURG J336.  Unknown sailor looking up at the camera

(WD58) Stoker Petty Officer G.A. Jones in the boiler room - believed to be on HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

(WD59) Unknown sailor in the engine room - believed to be on HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

 

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John Walsh onboard HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 with ship's mascot

 

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Actress / Movie Star Gail Patrick visits HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

Royal Navy Photograph stamp on back of photos

Passed by Naval Censor July 3, 1944

 

(WD60) LCdr Robert A.S. MacNeil, RCNVR, CO welcomes Gail Patrick aboard HMCS WALLACEBURG - RCN Neg # HN1110

(WD61) Gail Patrick and LCdr MacNeil hold the 6th Victory Loan pennant while a signalman prepares to hoist it. The 6th Victory Loan drive commenced Apr 1944 - RCN Neg # HN1109

(WD62) Gail Patrick visits the seaman's mess deck - RCN Neg # HN1108

(WD63) Gail Patrick signs the ship's guest book - RCN Neg # HN1112

(WD64) Gail Patrick with 2 unknown officers on the bridge of HMCS WALLACEBURG - RCN Neg # HN1113

 

 

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Actress / Movie Star Gail Patrick visits HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 circa Jul 1944

Royal Navy Photograph stamp on back of photos

Passed by Naval Censor July 3, 1944

 

(WD65) Visit over, Gail Patrick, with LCdr Roberts following behind, crosses the boat deck just aft of the bridge of HMCS WALLACEBURG, heading towards the brow by the searchlight platform - No Neg # on photo

(WD66) LCdr Robert A.S. MacNeil, RCNVR, CO salutes Gail Patrick as she departs HMCS WALLACEBURG - RCN Neg # HN1111

 

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(WD67) Boats crew from HMCS WALLACEBURG heading out to another ship in convoy to pick up a casualty

(WD68-WD71) WALLACEBURG'S boat returns and is hoisted up

 

 

 

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(WD72) Casualty being brought onboard HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

 

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Christmas 1944 aboard HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

 

Historical note: It is a tradition in the RCN on Christmas day for the youngest sailor on the ship to trade places with the Commanding Officer and become CO for the day.

 

(WD73) The ship's cox'n (centre) addressing "OS" Lorne Main (left) while the CO of the day (right) looks on - RCN NEG # SY 132-12

(WD74) "OS" Main sweeping the seaman's mess while the crew looks on - RCN NEG # SY 132-13

(WD75) CO for the Day (left) and the newly demoted "OS" Main (Lt Lorne Main) - RCN NEG # SY 132-14

(WD76) Ratings in the seaman's mess on HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 enjoying a few Christmas snacks - RCN NEG # SY 132-15

(WD77) Christmas ditty bags being handed out to the crew of HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 - RCN NEG # SY 132-16

 

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(WD78) The ships cook brings out the Christmas turkey - cooked to a golden brown - RCN NEG # SY 132-17

(WD79) A band for some Christmas music aboard HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 - RCN NEG # SY 132-18

 

Webmaster's note:  The officer in photo WD75 photo has been identified as Lt Lorne Main, RCNVR.  He was the 1st Lt (XO) of HMCS WALLACEBURG when LCdr Robert MacNeil was the CO.  The Navy List for Jan 1945 Navy does not show LCdr MacNeil as CO of WALLACEBURG and his replacement, LCdr Freeman Burrows was not appointed CO until 10 Jan 1945 leaving Lt Main, XO as the senior officer.  By the looks of the photos, it would appear that LCdr MacNeil left the ship early, perhaps for leave prior to his new appointment to NSHQ Ottawa and that Lt Lorne Main was the acting CO for the period of Christmas 1944.

 

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Work-ups (WUPS) in Bermuda - circa Mar 1945

 

(WD80) Unknown evolution on HMCS WALLACEBURG J336  The crew seem pretty relaxed - though all are wearing life jackets and carrying their gas masks.  One sailor by the depth charge rails looks very fatigued

(WD81) Two sailors wearing gas masks sitting at after gun on HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

(WD82) Three sailors by the after gun of HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 - one looks like he is ready to hit the beach.  WALLACEBURG appears to be moored alongside an island in the harbour

(WD83) Robust Class dockyard paddle tug HMS SANDBOY W12 passing astern of HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

 

(WD84) HMCS BROCKVILLE J270 tied to a compass buoy, St. George's Harbour, Bermuda - Mar 1945.  BROCKVILLE was in Bermuda for WUPS at the same time as WALLACEBURG

 

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Touring Bermuda - likely after work-ups - Mar 1945

 

(WD85) Royal Navy Dockyard, Ireland Island, Bermuda with captured German U-boat U-505 secured alongside and a barge outboard of her

(WD86) Sailors off HMCS WALLACEBURG J336 ashore in Bermuda. Bill Dougall is the (only) sailor in the photo wearing sunglasses

(WD87) St. Peter's Church, St. George's, Bermuda

(WD88) Figurehead from HMS IMAUM, Kings Wharf, Royal Navy Dockyard, Ireland Island, Bermuda

(WD89) The Crystal Caves, Bermuda

 

Historical note U-505: Captured on 4 June 1944 off Mauritania, French West Africa by the warships of Task Force 22.3, consisting of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and the US destroyer escorts USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Jenks and USS Pope, after being badly damaged by depth charges from USS Chatelain and strafing by two Wildcat aircraft (VC-8 USN/F-1 & F-7). 1 dead and 59 survivors. U-505 arrived in Bermuda on 19 Jun 44. She was used for secret trials and training in Bermuda until May 45. The sub remained hidden in Bermuda for many months, with its capture remaining a secret from the world, and in 1945, the US Navy revealed the story of the capture of U-505 for the very first time, and the sub was moved from Bermuda to Philadelphia. Postwar she was gifted to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and is on display in Chicago, USA.

 

Historical note HMS IMAUM:  HMS IMAUM was a 72-gun third rate ship of the line that began life in Bombay 1826 as the Liverpool, built for the Imaum of Muscat.  Ten years later, in 1936, she was sailed to England and presented to the Royal Navy as a gift from the Imaum of Muscat. She was re-named HMS IMAUM and served in the West Indies until she was retired in 1863. The figurehead came to Bermuda from the Jamaica Dockyard, and was transferred to Halifax when the Bermuda Dockyard closed.  The figurehead is on display at the Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax.

 

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(WD90-WD91) Touring Bermuda on the Bermuda Railway - likely after Work-Ups - Mar 1945

(WD92) Bermuda Sailors' Home, Hamilton, Bermuda

 

Historical note:  The Bermuda Railway was a 21.7-mile (34.9 km) common carrier line that operated in Bermuda for a brief period (October 31, 1931 May 1, 1948). In its 17 years of existence, the railway provided frequent passenger and freight service over its length spanning most of the archipelago from St. George's in the east to Somerset, Sandys Parish, in the west.

 

 


 

Various ships

 

 

 

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(WD93) River Class Destroyer HMCS SASKATCHEWAN H70 - astern of HMCS WALLACEBURG J336

 

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(WD94-WD95) Unknown Royal Navy submarine - P?54 or P?64

(WD96) HMCS ATHOLL K15 in refit at Sydney, NS Dec 1944 - Apr 1945. Note that all her weapons have been removed for the refit

(WD97) Fairmile Motor Launches berthed ahead of HMCS ATHOLL K15 at Sydney, NS.  ML Q111 outboard in the forward group of Fairmiles

(WD98) HMCS SAULT STE MARIE J334

 

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(WD99) HMCS DUNVER K03 - note she is wearing the insignia of the Barber Pole Brigade

(WD100) HMCS BORDER CITIES J344

(WD101) HMCS SASKATOON K158 circa Jul-Oct 1944

(WD102) Unknown destroyer

(WD103) Torpedoed tanker at St. John's, Newfoundland

 

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(WD104) "Baby Flat top"  USS BOGUE

(WD105) Sketch of HMCS PRINCE ROBERT

(WD106) Dinner in a mess deck - believed to be on HMCS PRINCE ROBERT.  Considering the amount of food that was on the table - it was possibly a Christmas dinner

(WD107) HMCS LOCKEPORT J100 with a wee bit of iCE

(WD108) HMCS HAMILTON I24

 

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(WD109) Tug Port Conway - external website link for more information of Port Conway

(WD110) US Landing Ship Tank - LST 534 Halifax.  LST 534 departed Halifax on 29 Mar 1944 as part of Convoy SC.156 destined for Liverpool, England.

(WD111) Unknown frigate - either HMCS JONQUIERE K318 or HMCS MONTREAL K319

(WD112) Frigates, corvettes, minesweepers and various minor war vessels in harbour approaches. Halifax?

(WD113) A Bangor class (left) and Algerine Class Minesweeper tied up ahead of unknown vessel in foreground. Location unknown

 


 

V.E. DAY - Halifax

 

 

 

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(WD114)  "Stolen Beer -  V.E. Day - Halifax"

 


 

HMCS ST BONIFACE

 

 

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(WD115-WD116) Christening of  William Edward, son of SLt and Mrs. Carl B. Brittnell aboard HMCS ST BONIFACE.  Godparents  Lt John De La Fosse Frewer, CO, HMCS ST BONIFACE and Mrs. H.F. Richardson, of Larder Lake, Ont.

 


 

Misc. photos

 

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(WD117) Inspection of students at HMCS KINGS

(WD118) Photo labelled Chirstmas '45.  Bill Dougall was demobilized in Jul 1945.  It is possible that this photo is Christmas '44 ... which would then make in onboard HMCS WALLACEBURG

 


 

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