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HMCS ONTARIO 32

Photos and Document

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HMCS Ontario's bell located at CTC HMCS Ontario, Kinston, Ont. 

 

     

 

Photos taken 2007

Courtesy of Nathan Brown

Newspaper article on HMCS Ontario joining the Royal Canadian Navy

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Fo'c's'le and forward triple 6-inch turrets of HMCS Ontario

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Bellevue Park, Belfast, Ireland

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

RN Drifter loaded with Liberty men from HMCS Ontario, Greenock, Scotland - 25 Apr 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Greenock, Scotland - Apr 1945

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario at Gourock, Scotland

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Capt. Grant and Commander Tisdall on the bridge of HMCS Ontario 29 Apr 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

 

Captain Grant taking salute Starboard QD Division 29 May 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

 

Lt. O'Grady, Division Starboard Fo'c's'le

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Admiral Sir H.R. Moore C-in-C Home Fleet with Captain Grant on Quarterdeck. 23 Jun 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Captain Grant and Commander Tisdall on Quaterdeck 10 Jun 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Rigging the whaler and pinnace at lower boom, HMCS Ontario

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

H.M. Submarine Truncheon alongside at Scapa Flow 25 Jun 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Sunset at Scapa Flow

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Orkney Islands, Scapa Flow

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Church Service on the Quarterdeck of HMCS Ontario - 10 Jun 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Ship's band on the Quarterdeck of HMCS Ontario 10 Jun 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Liverpool, England, Jun 1945

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario letting go starboard anchor in the Mersey River, England 10 Jun 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario preparing to leave Liverpool England (looking aft) 17 Jun 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario at Aden, Arabia - 05 Jul 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Gibraltar as seen from HMCS Ontario as she enters the Med enroute to Malta - 1945

From the collection of Robert Sauberli, RCNVR

Courtesy of James Sauberli

HMCS Ontario passing the Rock of Gibraltar - 14 Aug 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario arriving at Valetta, Malta 08 Aug 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Victoria Gate

Gate to the city of Valetta, Malta

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Valetta, Malta

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Valetta, Malta

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Two petty officers from HMCS Ontario, Valette, Malta

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Water taxi, Valetta Harbour, Malta

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario, Malta

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario in St. Paul's Bay, Malta

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

 

Mock air attack on HMCS Ontario and HMS Belfast (Belfast lead ship)

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Alexandria, Egypt

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Tramway, Alexandria, Egypt

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Transiting the Suez Canal

 

     

 

Photo 1 taken by ship's RCN photographer. Photos 2 & 3 taken by Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

 

Aden, British Crown Colony, Gulf of Aden

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMS Bleasdale, a Hunt Class Destroyer, coming alongside HMCS Ontario to fuel

 

        

 

Photos 1 and 4 were taken by an RCN photographer on HMCS Ontario. Photo 2 and 3 by Jim Silvester.

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario at Trincomalee, Ceylon - 22 Aug 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario at Trincomalee, Ceylon - 22 Aug 1945

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Colombo, Ceylon

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Colombo, Ceylon

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Colombo, Ceylon

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

French Battleship Richelieu (centre), unknown Aircraft Carrier (right) at Trincomalee, Ceylon - 22 Aug 1945

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

French Battleship Richelieu at Trincomalee, Ceylon - 22 Aug 1945

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Allied warships at Trincomalle, Ceylon

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Hospital ships at Trincomalee, Ceylon - 22 Aug 1945

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Native Huts, Trincomalee, Ceylon

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Snake Charmeur, Trincomalee, Ceylon

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Japanese Monument at Hong Kong

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Street scene, Hong Kong

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Kowloon Clock tower repaired by members of crew from HMCS Ontario

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Prince Robert leaving Hong Kong - 27 Sep 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario off Hong Kong, China

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Chinese Sam Pan passes by HMCS Ontario, Hong Kong, China

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Street Scene Hong Kong

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Motor Transport Commandeered. Used to move personnel around Hong Kong and other stations

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario's pinnance

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario's Platoon "A" Landing Party in ship's pinnance 13 Sep 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Platoon Marching into HMCS Ontario's HQ "Tai Yan" Club Hong Kong - 13 Sep 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Government House 18 Sep 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Barracks at Tai Koo, Hong Kong, China

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Barracks at Fort Stanley, Hong Kong, China

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Fort Stanley Area showing Prison and Internee Camp, Hong Kong, China

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

C&PO" Mess in Tai Yan Club, Hong Kong. Jim Silvester first on left.

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Chinese Playing Msah Jong

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Internee Camp Left, Civilian Prison, on Right, Fort Stanley, Hong Kong, China

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Presumed Japanese Atrocity

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Barracks at Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Fireworks Display by allied fleet at Hong Kong, China

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Major General S.K. Yee One of Chaing Kai Chek's Aides leaving HMCS Ontario. PO J. Fairhurst manning the gangway

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

One of HMCS Ontario's sail makers at work

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Japanese Destroyer

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMS Anson at Hong Kong. HMCS Ontario in foreground

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMS Anson at Hong Kong

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMS Swiftsure at Hong Kong

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Sunday Evening concert on HMCS Ontario 30 Sep 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Admiralty tanker Wave King waiting to be towed by HMCS Ontario

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Wave coming over fo'c's'le of HMCS Ontario 03 Oct 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Wave washing over the quarterdeck of HMCS Ontario - 03 Oct 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Two newspaper articles on HMCS Ontario

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Newspaper articles on HMCS Ontario rescuing the tanker Wave King and her arrival, stay and departure from Hong Kong

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Newspaper articles on HMCS Ontario's time at Hong Kong

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario's "A" Turret 6-inch triple gun turret

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Ramming home 4-inch shell on starboard #2, HMCS Ontario

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS Ontario arriving at Pearl Harbor

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

 

Painting Ship (HMCS Ontario) at Pearl Harbor - 17 Nov 1945

Photos from ship's photographer

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Capt Grant inspecting ship's company on HMCS Ontario. This photo was taken at Pearl harbor in 1945 just before HMCS Ontario left Pearl to return to Esquimalt

Paul St-Pierre is 3rd from left

Courtesy of Al Brosseau

Capt Grant inspecting ship's company of HMCS Ontario, circa 1945

Courtesy of Al Brosseau

(Webmaster's note: I'm curious as to why one sailor is in shorts only)

"Turn Right!  Dismissed!

Capt Grant inspecting ship's company of HMCS Ontario, circa 1945

Courtesy of Al Brosseau

HMCS Ontario in Esquimalt - 1945

From the collection of Robert Sauberli, RCNVR

Courtesy of James Sauberli

A group of young sailors just drafted to HMCS Ontario - 1949

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

HMCS Ontario, Royal Guard inspected by Rear-Admiral Harry Dewolf, FOPC, 1949

Courtesy of Gordon Howard & Ed Chadwick

 

Click here to view photo of Rear-Admiral Harry Dewolf

Ed Chadwick and "Swede" Hoiland, HMCS Ontario, Jan 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Ed Chadwick on A turret, HMCS Ontario, Jan 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Roy Duckworth and Swede Hoiland, HMCS Ontario, Jan 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Crescent seen from HMCS Ontario, Jan 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Ontario's bridge, Jan 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Magdalena Bay, Mexico, Spring Cruise, Feb 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Crew from HMCS Ontario going ashore as Magdalena, Mexico, Spring Cruise, Feb 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Ontario at San Diego, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Ontario at San Diego, Spring Cruise, 1949

3 names of those in photo - Hoiland, Costin, Ferguson

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Ontario at San Diego, Spring Cruise, 1949

3 names of those in photo - Peterson, Carpenter, Porteous

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Ontario at Broadway Pier, San Diego, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Unknown Petty Officer on HMCS Ontario, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Ontario entering the locks at the Panama Canal, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Ontario entering the locks at the Panama Canal, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Ontario in the Panama Canal, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Sing Song at night on HMCS Ontario, Spring Cruise, 1949

Cdr P.D. Budge entertaining

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

R. Riguse, J. Dickson, J. Baur, L. Bre(??)

J. Evancio, MacDonald, Ed Chadwick, R. Churcher

HMCS Ontario, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Label from a bottle of Ron Anejo (Old Rum), from HMCS Ontario's Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Sailors from HMCS Ontario at a Panama City Bar, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Guantanamo City, Cuba, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Train to Guantanamo, Cuba, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Electric Mule, Panama Canal, HMCS Ontario, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Sid Bryndilsen and Elgin Oja, HMCS Ontario, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Elgin Oja, HMCS Ontario, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Unknown sailor on HMCS Ontario, Spring Cruise, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Ontario entering Portland, Oregon, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Ontario returning to Esquimalt, 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

Invitation to a ship's company dance, July 1949

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

     

 

HMCS Ontario returning from Alaskan cruise

Courtesy of Ed Chadwick

HMCS Crescent and HMCS Ontario, Esquimalt, BC circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

HMCS Ontario - 1951

Source: Government of Nova Scotia Visual Archives - H.F. Pullen NSARM accession no. 1984-573 Box 1 F/33

Sentries rest on arms reversed around the casket as HMCS Ontario steams seaward for the burial of the late Commodore George R. Miles

Credit: CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 6, April 1951

Crossing the Line Certificate for Midshipman Larry Zbitnew, 27 Sep 1952

From the collection of Larry Zbitnew, LCdr, RCN

HMCS Ontario

From the photo collection of Lt VS Curry, CD, RCN (Ret'd)

RCN PHoto

Courtesy of Gerry Curry

Crossing the Line certificate from HMCS Ontario, Australian Cruise, 25 Jan 1954

Courtesy of Peter Manninen

The firing A and B turrets on HMCS Ontario - August 1950

Courtesy of Gerald Sullivan

(see RCN Memories - The Big "O's" Guns)

Ordinary Gerald Sullivan on the boat deck, starboard side, HMCS Ontario, August 1950

Courtesy of Gerald Sullivan

Canteen card of OS Gerald Sullivan - 1950

Courtesy of Gerald Sullivan

HMCS Ontario station card of OS Gerald Sullivan

Courtesy of Gerald Sullivan

HMCS Ontario in drydock in Esquimalt, 1950

1950 Esquimalt, Yarrows Dry Dock, at that time one of the largest dry docks in the world. Ontario, AKA the “Big O” in dry dock, note the coastal vessel astern. When ship is secured the water is pumped out and braces placed as it lowers. When approximately 18 – 20 inches remain pumps stopped, dock yard workers done hip waders and descend into dock armed with pitch forks. North Pacific salmon some as long as your arm trapped in the dock. Sea birds, cormorants, gulls feasting on smaller fish while the dock yard workers spear the salmon. The ship is still, no fans, motors, systems running, no vibrations, nothing. An 11000 ton floating weapons platform with 800 crew - its as if she was dead with shore power for lights only. We used Heads ashore and meals in Naval base (Naden). Heads were very interesting for a 19 year old from the city; they were designed for Muslim crews using them. Never did see any of the salmon.

Courtesy of Gerald Sullivan

HMCS Ontario in drydock in Esquimalt, 1950

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

HMCS Ontario in Esquimalt circa 1950-1951

From the collection of Norman Taggart

Courtesy of Erin Brownlee

HMCS Ontario in drydock

Courtesy of Daniel Miller

HMCS Ontario taking a wave over the bow - circa 1950

Courtesy of Gerald Sullivan

A Christmas card from HMCS Ontario C32

 

   

 

Courtesy of Gerald Sullivan

HMCS Ontario C32

Courtesy of Gerald Sullivan

HMCS Ontario C32 and HMS Victory - dressed ship.  Date unknown

From the collection of William (Bill) McCulley

Courtesy of Linda Hibbert

HMCS Ontario C32 transiting the Kiel Canal, June 1955

From the collection of William ( Bill) McCulley

Courtesy of Linda Hibbert


Ordinary Seaman Paul St. Pierre with his training group out West.  OS Paul St. Pierre served on HMCS Ontario from 1944 to 1945

 

People in photo:

Front row (L to R): B. Holowaty, A. Brown, B. Monture, W. Hart, F. Gagnier, A. Dicy.

Rear row (L to R): B. Kite, K. Campbell, E. Colburn, W. Boyd, P. St. Pierre, A. St. Pierre, J. Oberich (Oberick), A. Gray, Joe Hood

 

Courtesy of Al Brosseau

Hong Kong Harbour - HMS Renown (foreground) and HMCS Prince Robert (background)

Photo taken from HMCS Ontario

From the collection of Robert Sauberli, RCNVR

Courtesy of James Sauberli

HMCS Ontario conducting a RAS with an unknown ship

 

        

 

From the collection of Robert Sauberli, RCNVR

Courtesy of James Sauberli


HMCS Ontario leaving an unknown port

From the collection of Robert Sauberli, RCNVR

Courtesy of James Sauberli

Gerald (Jerry) Sullivan

 

RCN - Dec 1949 - 03 Feb 1955

 

HMCS Ontario (Jun 1950 - Feb 1951), HMCS Magnificent (Mar 1951 - Jan 1952) (Mar 1952 / Jan 1954), HMCS Micmac (Apr 1954 - Aug 1954)

 

Click here to read Jerry's biography

HMCS Ontario arriving at St. John's, NFLD on 11 Oct 1951 with the Duchess and Duke of Edinbugh

From the Rose family photo collection

Courtesy of Bud Rose

HMCS Ontario

Courtesy of Erling Baldorf

Original source unknown

HMCS Ontario, ship's company dance - 1957

L-R: Russel, Murray, Joe Tanner

From the collection of Joe Tanner

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Sailors on HMCS Ontario

Back row, 3rd from left - ABRP Art Broster; 4th from left - ABRP David Burck

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

 

The photos in this section are from the collection of Stephen Hlasny

 

These photos were taken from Jan 1957 – Aug 1958.  The ship’s compliment was about 800 plus 100 cadets which we carried during our training trips. We did three major trips during that time,  Hawaii, Australia, NZ. Fiji, Philippines, Japan and small islands through the Pacific. Southern trip to the Panama, Mexico, California coast. In 1958 we did the triangle run, and in the latter part of 1958 we did the west coast of BC hitting all the small communities through out the west coast anchoring at the majority of them. Ending with our last trip to Vancouver for the Sea festival, an Princess Margaret’s visit. On one of our last trips from Hawaii we were to conduct an exercise , HMCS Ontario being the invading force to attack the west coast of Vancouver island, The defending force of the island included Comox air defence, Esquimalt Frigates and DDE,s. This was to take about a week to 10 days. Our speed at the time was roughly 18 – 20 knots as the ship was only using twin screws. The Captain at that time R.P. Welland and Navigator LCDR Judd, asked the Engineers if the they could connect the other twin screws which was “aye”. Four hours later we headed straight north at max speed and then down coast of Vancouver island to Barclay Sound, with a little camouflage we hid out for a few days basking in the sun and enjoying a little salmon fishing. We achieved our objective and to their embarrassment we let the defence force know where we were. BZ. It was one of my best two years on a ship of her size.

 

Courtesy of Stephen Hlasny

Barclay Sound, Vancouver Island, 1958

Ret and relaxation, waiting out in hiding for the defensive establishment to find us.

HMCS Ontario, fueling exercise at sea

Steve Hlasny on the jetty at Pearl Harbour - the start of the Spring cruise

R&R at Pearl Harbour - Spring Cruise

Eugene Phillips, Ray Rees, HMCS Ontario, Pearl Harbour - Spring Cruise

Gord (left) and Charlie, EM's Club, Pearl Harbour - Spring Cruise

LSRP Steve Hlasny at the beer gardens in Pearl Harbor, HI, Jan 1957

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Frigates in company - HMCS Stettler and HMCS New Glasgow - Spring Cruise

Crew members of HMCS Ontario at Capt. Cook's monument, Kealakahua, Hawaii

Hula troupe on HMCS Ontario at Hilo, Hawaii

Hula troupe on HMCS Ontario at Hilo, Hawaii

Programme for "Showtime"

 

HMCS Ontario

 

14 Apr 1957 - Mid Pacific

 

   

Showtime on HMCS Ontario

 

              

 

(1) Harvey Parsons (left) and Lt (G) H. Vondette   (2) Bob Parsons   (3) L-R - Harvey, Gerry McLean, Dinger Bell   (4) Colmer on stage

Relaxing on the gun deck of HMCS Ontario enroute to Guam

 

HMCS Ontario beach party at Guam

 

           

 

(3) Ron Simmons

Film actress Rosa Rosal on board HMCS Ontario at Manila with crew members of HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Stephen Hlasny

Blood donor clinic on board HMCS Ontario at Manila

Henderson (left), Steve Hlasny (right) in Manila

Dinger Bell (left), Steve Hlasny (right) in Manila

LSRP Dinger Bell and LSrp Steve Hlasny, HMCS Ontario, with  ABRP Gord Henderson, HMCS Stettler, Manila, 1957

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Crew members from HMCS Ontario taking part in a ceremony at Canadian cemetery in Hong Kong

Steve Hlasny, HMCS Ontario, at Hong Kong - 1957

Steve Hlasny, HMCS Ontario, takes one last rickshaw ride, Hong Kong

Jackstay transfer between HMCS Ontario and HMCS Jonquiere

Band greets HMCS Ontario, HMCS Jonquiere and HMCS Stettler on their arrival at Yokohama, Japan

Capt. Welland greets dignitaries at Yokohama, Japan

Crew members of HMCS Ontario - April 1957

Cake for the cleanest mess - heading home to Esquimalt

 

L-R Sitting - Colmer, Tiger Fraser, Wyber, W. Ruffel, Verner Buz, ??, Roy, ??

L-R Standing - Fraser, Hlasny, Jupp, Jones, Presian, W. Frame, Hutton. ??


The Trillium Times

HMCS Ontario shipboard newspaper

Stats for the 1957 Spring Cruise

Crossing the Equator Card for Steve Hlasny

(L-R) Ma-Day, Fergy, Webster

Fleet Regatta, June 1957

HMCS Athabaskan entry

Photo taken from HMCS Ontario

Fleet Regatta, June 1957

"Minesweeping Northern Ops"

Minesweeping Squadron entry

Photo taken from HMCS Ontario

Unknown and Steve Hlasny (right) - July 1957

Kailua-Kona, Hawaiian Islands - Jul 1957

Jim Lyttle and Steve Hlasny (right), Acapulco - Feb 1958

Relaxing at sea, B Gun Deck - Feb 1958

Relaxing at sea, Saluting Gun Deck - Feb 1958

Hula welcome for HMCS Ontario. Her last visit to Pearl Harbour, Mar 1958

Hula welcome for HMCS Ontario. Her last visit to Pearl Harbour, Mar 1958

Dave McKee, HMCS Ontario, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii - Mar 1958

Steve Hlasny, HMCS Ontario, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii - Mar 1958

The night before we "cross the line" on HMCS Ontario, 25 Feb 1957

Crossing the Line, HMCS Ontario, March 1958 - Dramatis Personae

Crossing the Equator certificate, Steve Hlasny, HMCS Ontario, 12 March 1958

HMCS Ontario, Sydney, Australia, 1-8 April 1958

(L-R) HMCS Cayuga 218, HMCS Athabaskan 219 and HMCS Skeena 207 RASing with HMCS Ontario - 1958

 

   

Steve Hlasny on HMCS Ontario, back in Esquimalt, Jun 1958


Dave McKee (top photo) and Steve Hlasny set for shore leave - June 1958

"Big O's" last Banyan, Nanoose Bay, 1958

 

                             

 

(1) Len Paquette (right) and unknown  (2) L-R - Steve, Roy, ?? and Len  (3) "George Sears set up shear legs"  (4) Front - (L-R) Steve, Len  (5) Steve, Roy, Leonard and ??  (6) unknown  (7) unknown  (8) Leonard Paquette  (9) Leonard Paquette  (10) unknown  (11) "Big eyes are on us"

1958 BC Centennial

HMCS Ontario crew members (L-R)   ??, PO1 Tuttle and Alec McLean

Princess Margaret's sailpast - the Royal Salute, 1958

 

Gunner, CPO2 Bird

Princess Margaret's sail past, 1958

 

CPO Bird on right

Royal Roads - ships lit up at night during Princess Margaret's visit, 1958

HMCS Ontario enroute to English Bay with destroyer escort. HMCS Athabaskan 219 lead destroyer

Photo taken from HMCS Ontario

HMCS Athabaskan 219, HMCS Crescent, HMCS Cayuga escorting HMCS Ontario enroute to English Bay

Photo taken from HMCS Ontario

Night Illumination - the fleet is setting off fireworks in English Bay

Photo taken from HMCS Ontario

Night Illumination - the fleet is setting off fireworks in English Bay

Photo taken from HMCS Ontario

L-R - Steve Hlasny (Ontario) and Quinn (Jonquiere)

A last run ashore in Vancouver

Steve Hlasny

A last run ashore in Vancouver. Beard comes off and I go on leave and tie the old knot

"Big O's" last port visit, Vancouver, BC, Aug 1958

HMCS Ontario, the "Big O", Vancouver, Aug 1958

 

"Sorry to see her go"

 

 

HMCS Ontario departs Vancouver for Esquimalt to be paid off

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

Former HMCS Ontario "For Sale"

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

Ad for Crown Assets sale of HMCS Ontario

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

Long Journey to Death begins for the 9,000-ton cruiser HMCS Ontario .....

Newspaper article from a Vancouver paper - 26 Sep 1960

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

 

H.M.C.S. ONTARIO REUNION

 

April 26, 27 and 28, 1996

 

Toronto, ON

 

 

        

 

            

 

Photo album page 2 "Some of the crew member" - (2) Boots Green  (6) Gord Mitchell  (10) Jim Silvester

 

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

 

 

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