In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Ross Edward Thompson, C.D.


Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Quartermaster Instructor, 3397, RCN


Lieutenant-Commander, O-72893, RCN


Born: 04 Jul 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta


Died: 02 Jan 1999, Halifax, Nova Scotia


THOMPSON, Ross Edward - Born Jul 4, 1920. Passed away January 2, 1999 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by his wife, Betty, he is survived by: daughters; Pat (Len) McKay and Donna (Frank) May, both of Victoria; grandchildren: Mitchell, in Vancouver; Colleen (Lou) Garraway, in Victoria and Maureen (Glynn) Fagan, in Kelowna; great-grandchildren: Amber, Lacy, Allana, Kelsey and Clayton; sister, Audrey (Tom) Graham and family, in Victoria; brother, Doug (Betty) Thompson and family, in Calgary; sisters and brothers-in-law: Joan and Russell Casey, Ron and Nancy Hughes, Shirley Gallagher, Jack Richardson and many nieces and nephews, all of Halifax. A memorial service is to be held at Snows Funeral Chapel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Thursday, January 7, with one to be held in Victoria at a later date. (The Victoria Times Colonist, Wed, 06 Jan 1999)


Ships served in:

* Enlisted 24 Apr 1939 as an OS

HMCS OTTAWA - Served in OTTAWA in 1940




HMCS SOREL - Served in SOREL as a LS and PO

HMCS ATHABASKAN - The newspaper article below (RT01)  indicates that  PO Thompson was drafted to ATHABASKAN G07 - but other articles on his service do not mentioned her.  It is possible the draft was cancelled.  He is listed as having served in her while further research is done.

HMCS MONNOW - last wartime ship. Served in her until Jun 1945

* CFR as a Commissioned Boatswain

* Listed as an A/Cd Bos'n, RCN (seniority 21 Feb 1953), serving with the Royal Navy. (Navy List Apr 1953)

HMCS MAGNIFICENT - Appointed to MAGNIFICENT 01 May 1953 as an A/Cd Bos'n, RCN (Navy List Jul 1953)

* Appointed Cd Bos'n (seniority 21 Feb 1953) (Navy List Jul 1954)

* Appointed Lt* (seniority 01 Apr 1955) (Navy List Jul 1955)

HMCS NADEN - Appointed to NADEN, Staff of Reserve Training Commander, 30 Apr 1956 as a Lt, RCN (seniority 12 Mar 1954) (Navy List Jul 1956)

HMCS CRESCENT - Appointed to CRESCENT 27 May 1957 as a Lt, RCN (Navy List Jul 1957)

HMCS STETTLER - Appointed to STETTLER 23 Apr 1959 as a Lt, RCN, XO (Navy List Jul 1959)

HMCS CHATHAM - Appointed to CHATHAM 24 Aug 1960 as a Lt, RCN (Navy List Jan 1961)

HMCS CAPE SCOTT - Appointed to CAPE SCOTT 06 Mar 1962 as a LCdr, RCN (seniority 02 Jan 1961).  Served in CAPE SCOTT as the Cargo Officer during the METEI deployment.






the Victoria Times Colonist

Mon., 30 Mar 1953

(RT01) Article on CPO Thompson - drafted to ATHABASKAN G07 prior to her loss

(RT02) CPO Thompson appointed Acting Commissioned Boatswain - CROWSNEST magazine April 1953

(RT03) CPO Thompson appointed Acting Commissioned Boatswain - Victoria Times Colonist 30 Mar 1953



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