HMCS CARTIER / CHARNY S02 / Z02 / Z26

 

Patrol Vessel / Training Ship

 


 

HMCS Cartier - 25 Oct 1940

Library and Archives Canada Photo MIKAN No. 3566768

 

Laid down: 1908

Launched: 1910

Commissioned:

Paid off:

Commissioned: 18 Sep 1939

Renamed: CHARNY 09 Dec 1941

Paid off: 12 Dec 1945

Fate: Derelict vessel, reported sunk near Sydney about 1957

 

Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Newcastle, she was a Dominion government hydrographic survey ship that served as an armed patrol vessel on the east coast during the First World War. Cartier reverted to government service between the wars, but was commissioned as a training ship at Halifax on 18 Sep 1939. She was renamed Charney on 09 Dec 1941 to avoid confusion with the newly established Naval Reserve base in Montreal, the NCSM Cartier. As the Charny, the ship received to Mentioned in Despatches for her crews work in RADAR research and training, once as a target and again as a tracking vessel. Paid off on 12 Dec 1945, she was reported derelict in 1957 and scuttled at Sydney, N.S. Her specifications were: Length: 164 Ft, Beam: 29 ft, Draught: 13 ft, Speed: 12 kts, Complement: 60, Armament: 3-12prds.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Ship's Company Photos

 


 

Commanding Officers

Lt Henry Francis McGuirk, RNCVR - 20 Jun 1917 - unk

LCdr J.J. DesLauriers, RCNR - 19 Sep 1939 - unk

LCdr Frank Damien Campbell, RCNR - 06 Jun 1940 - 21 Aug 1940

Lt Douglas Wharrie Main, RCNR - 01 Sep 1940 - unk

Lt A.B. Taylor, RCNR - 21 Aug 1940 - 21 Oct 1941

Lt E.R. Shaw, RCNR - 22 Oct 1941 - 08 May 1942

Lt Frederic Ernest Grubb, RCN - 09 May 1942 - ?? Nov 1942

Lt C.L. Campbell, RCNVR - ?? Nov 1942 - 04 Apr 1943

LCdr Clifford George Williams, RCNR - 05 Apr 1943 - unk

A/LCdr Ben Gestur Sivertz, RCNR - 24 Apr 1944 - unk

Lt Christopher Charles Love, RCNVR - 30 Jul 1944 - unk

Lt Roland de Moubray Brown, RCNVR - 01 Nov 1944 - 06 Apr 1945

Lt Lawrence James Wallace, RCNVR - 07 Apr 1945 - 20 Apr 1945

Lt Roland de Moubray Brown, RCNVR - 21 Apr 1945 - 16 Nov 1945

Skpr/Lt P. Perrault, RCNR - 17 Nov 1945 - 12 Dec 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-F

Brown, Rowland de Mowbray

1917-2005

Commanding Officer 01 Nov 1944 - 06 Apr 1945

Cameron, Donald L.

Campbell, Frank D.

Crocker, William H.

Daly, John P.

Dibben, Robert Sheppard

1914-1982

Served in Charny 10 Jul 1942 - 22 Oct 1942 as an A/ERA 4/c

 

 

 

 

G-L

Grubb, Frederic Ernest

1910-1985

Commanding Officer 09 May 1942 - 15 Nov 1942

Heath, Charles Albert

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Drafted to Cartier 15 Jun 1917 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR, and on 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Holder, Gordon Guthrie Keith

1920-1966

Drafted to Cartier 18 Feb 1940 as Slt, RCNVR

Koenig, John

____-____

Drafted to Cartier on 01 May 1918 as Art (E), RCN

 

M-N

MacDONALD, James W.

Main, Douglas W.

Marshall, Harry Simpson

1921-1997

Matthews, Harold Edward

1900-1970

McDonald, John J.

McGough, Henry John

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Drafted to Cartier on 01 May 1918 as Skpr, RCN

McGuirk, Henry Francis

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Appointed C.O. 20 Jun 1917

Drafted to Cartier 01 May 1918 as Lt, RNCVR

 

 

 

O-P

Overton, William Jay

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Drafted to Cartier on 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Paquette, Frank

 

 

Q-R

Roberts, Douglas Coulston

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Drafted to Cartier on 01 May 1918 as Lt, RNCVR

Robinson, Bertram Digby

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Drafted to Cartier on 31 May 1918 as Mate, RCN

Russell, James Burn

____-____

Drafted to Cartier on 09 May 1918 as W. OP 3rd Cl, RNCVR

 

 

S-T

Sebastiano, Frank C.

Stevens, John F.

 

 

 

W-X-Y-Z

Walker, Alan Mackenzie

1910-1941

Wamback, Harding R.

Wesley, Vincent J.

Young, Harold Gordon

____-____

Drafted to Cartier on 27 May 1918 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR

 

 

Former Crew Members

Akin, John Robert, Slt, RCNVR - 04 May 1942

 

Atkinson, Derek Stuart, Slt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944

 

Bell, George Alfred (Dinger), Stoker 

 

Bentley, Jack, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Jun 1942

 

Canrill, Frederick Earl John, A/Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944

 

Chaffey, Frank Joseph, Skpr, RCNR - Jan 1944

 

Chandler, William Ralph, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 12 Jun 1943

Clark, Andrew Cunningham, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Crocker, William Harold, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 18 Jul 1941

 

Duffy, Joseph Arthur, Skpr, RCNR - 06 Mar 1944

 

Durant, Frederick William, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 26 May 1940

 

Gray, Wesley Gibson, Slt, RCNVR - 11 May 1942

 

Jones, Morton Hooper, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Kieran, James Patrick, A/Lt, RCNR - 26 Jan 1940 / Lt, RCNR - 26 Jun 1941

MacRae, John Montye, Slt, RCNVR - 24 May 1942

 

Moll, Alfred Robert, Slt, RCNVR - 12 Mar 1945

 

Nelles, Malcolm Kenyon, Lt, RCNVR - 16 Apr 1943

 

Shaw, Eric Rigby, Lt, RCNR - 24 Jun 1941

 

Smith, Erin Claude, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1941

 

Tizard, John, Cd (E), RCNR - 18 Jul 1941

 

Wallace, Lawrence James, Lt, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1944

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

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(JVW056) PO Vincent Wesley's Watch and Quarter Bill card for HMCS CHARNY  (JVW057) J.V. Wesley - Request for Weekend Leave 3-5 Apr 1943 while serving in HMCS CHARNY  (JVW058) Leave ticket for J.V. Wesley 3-5 Apr 1943 while serving in HMCS CHARNY  (JVW059) Leave ticket for J.V. Wesley 21-23 Aug 1943 while serving in HMCS CHARNY  (JVW060) Leave ticket for J.V. Wesley 18-20 Dec 1943 while serving in HMCS CHARNY

 

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(JVW061) HMCS CHARNY Christmas card - undated  (JVW062-JVW063) HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW064) Vincent Wesley (Chippie) and Bert Cox on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW065) Vincent Wesley (Chippie) and Frank Johnstone on HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(JVW066) Pete Levie and Frank Johnstone on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW067) Jitney at Lunenburg  (JVW068) Pete Levie, Vincent Wesley (Chippie) and Frank Johnstone on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW069) Pete Levie, Vincent Wesley (Chippie) and Frank Johnstone on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW070) Frank Johnstone, Pete Levie and Vincent Wesley (Chippie) in/by the crow's nest on HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(JVW071) Frank Johnstone, Pete Levie and Vincent Wesley (Chippie) on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW072) Pete Levie, Vincent Wesley (Chippie) and R. Gagnon on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW073) Pete Levie and Vincent Wesley (Chippie) on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW074) Peter Levie on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW075) Vincent Wesley (Chippie) and A. Moyer on HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(JW076) Pete Levie and Vincent Wesley (Chippie) in the crow's nest on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW077) Vincent Wesley on HMCS CHARNY S02, Lunenburg, NS  (JVW078) Unknown sailor on HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(JVW079) Stevens, Telegraphist on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW080-JVW081) HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW082) HMCS CHARNY circa 1940-41  (JVW083) Unknown sailors climbing up the TO the crow's nest on HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(JVW084) Lt (E) Tizard and ERA Dick Hunter on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW085) Vincent Wesley (Chippie) in the engine room air intake on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW086) Sunrise at Lunenburg, NS  (JVW087) Frank Johnstone on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW088) Vincent Wesley (Chippie) on HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(JVW089) Aircraft making low level flight along coastal waters  (JVW090) Gun deck / fo'c's'le of HMCS CHARNY S02 as seen from the crow's nest  (JVW091-JVW092) Crew of HMCS CHARNY S02 ashore on a beach - several ships at anchor in the background  (JVW093) Looking aft on HMCS CHARNEY S02 - a depth charge is visible in the centre of the photo

 

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(JVW094) Whaler approaches HMCS CHARNY S02 - note that she already has 2 other boats alongside  (JVW095) PO Vincent Wesley is one of the oarsmen as the whaler returns to HMCS CHARNY S02 (JVW096) PO Vincent Wesley (on right with white cap) with 2 other POs conducting / watching ship's maintenance on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW097-JVW098) Vincent Wesley performing maintenance on HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(...) Two unknown CPOs on HMCS CHARNY S02  (...) Unknown vessel astern of HMCS CHARNY S02.  Photo taken from CHARNY'S crow's nest  (...) An Eastern Passage beach  (...) R. Herron, A. Day and R. Dibben at the beach

 

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(JVW103) Lt Shaw (right) and unknown officer on HMCS CHARNY S02 holding lobsters  (JVW104) Chief Skipper William H. Crawford (poss Crocker??) with a lobster holding on to his tunic on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW105) Jennings, ship's cox'n (right) and Lt John F. Stevens on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW106) Sailors on HMCS CHARNY S02 - Gus Winslade, Hannibal, unknown, Onie, Lt Stevens, unknown  (JVW107) Looking aft across the boat deck of HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(JVW108) Looking forward across the boat deck of HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW109-JVW111) HMCS CHARNY in rough seas  (JVW112) Unknown ships in the distance - possibly convoy escorts

 

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(JVW113) Merchant ships in convoy  (JVW114) Chebucto Head Lighthouse  (JVW115) Location unknown.  Possibly the approaches to Halifax harbour  (JVW116) Gun deck and guard rails on HMCS CHARNY icing-up  (JVW117) HMCS CHARNY with a bit of snow and ice on her bridge face

 

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(JVW118) Submerged life boat / whaler  (JVW119) Survivors from unknown ship being rescued  (JVW120) HMCS KAMLOOPS K176 - taken from the crow's nest of an unknown ship  (JVW121) Unknown troop ship  (JVW122) Unknown destroyer

 

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(JVW123-JVW126) Gunnery drills on HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(JVW127-JVW128) Tug alongside merchant vessel in harbour  (JVW129) Unknown vessel making smoke  (JVW130-JVW131) Unknown passenger ship / troop ship

 

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(JVW132-JVW133) Unknown merchant ship  (JVW134) K. McConnell on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW135) R. Herron and D. Sutton on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW136) Invitation to a Ship's Company Dance to be held in Lunenburg Monday, 8 February 1943

 

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(JVW137) L-R: Anderson (cook), Gardener (OS), Vincent Wesley (shipwright)  (JVW138) L-R: Frank Johnstone (steward) and J. Sutton (cook)  (JVW139) L-R: J.Sutton, Frank Johnston, Vincent Wesley, unknown and unknown  (JVW140) L-R: standing: unknown, Vincent Wesley, Frank Johnstone - front, unknown  (JVW141) L-R: unknown, Frank Johnstone, unknown, unknown, J. Sutton

 

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(JVW142) Unknown CPO on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW143) Unknown CPO on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW144) Unknown CPOs and PO on HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW145) Unknown ratings on HMCS CHARNY S02 - cooks, stewards, writers - the 1st on the left is a LS  (JVW146) Quarterdeck of HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(JVW147) View from a hilltop overlooking an unknown harbour - possibly Lunenburg, NS  (JVW148) Ship's whaler departing HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW149) Unknown sailors on HMCS CHARNY'S bridge wing  (JVW150-JVW151) HMCS CHARNY'S crew enjoying a cook-out ashore

 

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(JVW152) HMCS CHARNY S02 shipmates ashore in Lunenburg, NS 1943-44.  Vincent Wesley on the left  (JVW153) HMCS CHARNY S02 Shipmates ashore in Lunenburg, NS 1943-44  (JVW154) Sailors off HMCS CHARNY S02 ready for skating at/near Lunenburg, NS 1943-44  (JVW155) Sailors and mascot by gun of HMCS CHARNY S02.  Vincent Wesley 2nd from right  (JVW156) L-R:  CPO R. Herron, PO Vincent Wesley and CPO J. Henshaw on HMCS CHARNY S02

 

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(JVW157) Allied sub passing by merchant ship in harbour - location unknown. Photo taken from HMCS CHARNY S02  (JVW158) Catch of the day being shown off on HMCS CHARNY S02.  L-R: J. Dering, Frank Johnstone, J. Moore, unknown

 

From the collection of J. Vincent Wesley, CPO Shipwright, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Marilynn Taylor

 


 

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