For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS CRUSADER R20 / 228

 

BY THIS SIGN WE CONQUER

HMCS Crusader 228, May 1952

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

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Laid down: 15 Nov 1943

Launched: 4 Oct 1944

Commissioned: 26 Nov 1945

Paid off: 15 Jan 1960

Fate: Sold for scrapping in 1963

 

In Jan 1945, after a year's discussion, the British Admiralty agreed to lend the RCN a flotilla of "C" Class destroyers for use against the Japanese. The Pacific war ended, however, before any of the eight ships had been completed, and only two were transferred. The previous ships to bear their names, Crescent and Crusader, had been lost during the war as HMC Ships Fraser and Ottawa; this time they retained their names although the transfer was made permanent in 1951. Crescent and Crusader were virtually identical to Algonquin and Sioux, differing principally in having only one set of torpedo tubes and in being armed with 4.5-inch guns instead of 4.7-inch. Both ships were commissioned on the Clyde in 1945, Crescent on 10 Sep 1945 and Crusader on 15 Nov 1945. Crusader arrived at Esquimalt in Jan 1946, having made the journey via the Azores and the West Indies and was almost immediately paid off into reserve, a state in which she was to spend several years. After being brought out of reserve, Crusader carried out two tours of duty in the Korean theatre, the first between Jun 1952 and Jun 1953 (click here to read her operational report for this deployment), the second after the armistice, from Nov 1953 to Aug 1954. Reverting then to her former training role, she was paid off on 16 Jan 1960, at Halifax. She had earlier served as a test vehicle for a prototype VDS (variable depth sonar) outfit, a more permanent installation of which was made in Crescent in 1960. Crusader was sold for scrapping in 1963.

 

HMCS Crusader's tours in Korea:

 

1st Tour: Departed Esquimalt:  25 May 1952  //  Arrived Op Area:  21 Jun 52  //  Departed Op Area: 18 Jun 53  /  Arrived Esquimalt: 01 Jul 1953

2nd Tour: Departed Esquimalt:  18 Oct 1953  //  Arrived Op Area:  20 Nov 53  //  Departed Op Area:  15 Aug 54  //  Arrived Esquimalt:  03 Sep 1954

 

RCN Memories:     Haircuts or Chastity Belts

 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos

 

HMCS Crusader 1952-1953 Korean Tour Crew List          HMCS Crusader 1952-1953 Korean Tour - Operational Summary

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Michael Grote Stirling, RCN - 15 Nov 1945 - 01 Feb 1946

Cdr Harold Victor William Groos, RCN - 02 Apr 1951 - 02 Apr 1952

LCdr John Henry Gordon Bovey, RCN - 03 Apr 1952 - 07 Jul 1953

LCdr John Husher, RCN - 08 Jul 1953 - 20 Jul 1953

LCdr Herbert Hartley Smith, RCN - 21 Jul 1953 - 28 Aug 1953

LCdr W.H. Wilson, DSC, RCN - 29 Aug 1953 - 12 Sep 1954

LCdr Richard Hugh Leir, RCN - 13 Sep 1954 - 17 Mar 1955

LCdr James Butterfield, RCN - 18 Mar 1955 - 31 May 1955

Cdr Latham Brerton Jenson, RCN - 01 Jun 1955 - 05 Jul 1956

Cdr Neville Spencer Charles Dickinson, RCN - 06 Jul 1956 - 14 Jul 1957

Cdr Frederick (Freddie) Wilcox Herebert Bradley, RCN - 15 Jul 1957 - 14 Dec 1958

LCdr A.J. Tanner, RCN - 15 Dec 1958 - 11 Aug 1959

LCdr Christopher Gratrix Pratt, RCN - 12 Aug 1959 - 15 Jan 1960

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Allen, Alexander Paul

____-2008

Cox'n on Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour

Anderson, Joseph Clifford

1917-2014

Arkle, James

____-2003

Baker, Ernest Sheppard

1923-2011

Beaver, Kenneth

1928-2014

Beaudry, Roger Albert

1934-2013

Served in Crusader as ABMA

Bemister, Herbert George

1929-2013

Bernard, Pierre Yves

1918-2015

Bing, John Blythe

1920-1989

Blenkinsopp, John Donald

1920-2012

Boddy, Frank

____-1996

Bone, Ronald M.

____-1999

Served in Crusader as a P1ET4 during the 1952-1953 Korean tour

Boughton, Benjamin

1924-2008

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour LSAAS

Bovey, John Henry Gordon

1917-1989

3rd Commanding Officer

Bugslag, John Charles

1922-2013

Butterfield, James

1922-2009

 

 

 

 

C-D

Cain, Arthur

1925-2001

Served in Crusader as LSQM1

Callaghan, Brian

1934-2013

Served in Crusader during 1953-1954 Korean tour

Chorneyko, Oleh

1928-2007

Colclough, Frederick John

1931-2003

Cook, Fred C.

1926-2015

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korea tour as LSLR1 on 4.5-inch guns

Cowan, Stanley

1926-2011

Bond, Jean-Noel

1931-2017

Dark, Gordon

1916-1995

Served in Crusader as C1CK

Davey, William Arthur

1933-2012

Served in Crusader in 1957 as Slt, RCN

Davis, Stanley William

1930-2017

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as a LSCV1

Driemel, Harry H.

1927-2002

Served in Crusader 04 Dec 1951 - 01 Sep 1953 as a P1SM

 

 

 

 

E-F

Emberton, Ivor

1923-2004

Finch-Field, Ronald Clayton

1927-2006

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as P2PW2

Fisher, Eric

1936-2017

Fortier, Louis-Philippe

1925-2015

Served in Crusader during 1953-1954 Korean tour as C1AW

Fraser, Robert Neilson

1933-2017

G-H

Gigg, Edmund Gilbert

1924-2013

Served in Crusader in 1945 as Lt, RCN

Gold, Alfred

1920-1986

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as C2LR2

Gordon, Earl

1927-1997

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as P2EG3

Gordon, Raymond Turner

1929-2015

Gouldie, Gordon Charles

1925-2015

Grant, Harold Bryce

1927-2015

Graves, David Edward

1919-1999

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as C2GI3

Groos, Harold Victor William

1912-1987

2nd Commanding Officer

Hall, Alan Lancelot

1925-2010

Served in Crusader as P1TA

Hall, Gordon Frederick

1925-2015

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as P1ER4

Hanington, Daniel Lionel

1921-1999

Served in Crusader in 1945

Harris, J.

1929-2008

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as LSSM1

Hatten, Gordon Daryl

1928-2013

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour  as P2SM2

Hawkey, Robert Clarence

1927-2018

Hendry, Ian G.

1932-2017

Henry, Vincent

1922-2007

Served in Crusader as SYO during a Korean tour

Hill, David

1931-1995

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as ABVS1

Hoover, Alvin Roy

1934-2012

Houghton, L.

1919-2009

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as C2ER4

Howarth, William

1923-2016

Howe, Norman

1923-1971

Served in Crusader as a LS.RCS and P2RC. Was a LS.RCS during the 1952-1953 Korean tour.

Hughes, William Andrew

1927-2013

Served in Crusader in 1954

Hunter, Douglas Howard

1932-2006

 

 

I-J

Inouye, Yeiji

1925-2018

Served in Crusader during her 2nd Korean War tour as a LS.QRS

Irizawa, Masahiro

1931-2002

Jack, Andrew McQueen

1919-1987

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour C2SM3

Jenson, Latham Brerton

1921-2004

9th Commanding Officer

Johnson, John Lewis

1932-2017

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as an ABLW1

K-L

Kennedy, William Carter

1922-2011

Knight, William Stanley

1932-2016

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as ABRPS

Langlois, Howard Francis Sr.

1931-2002

Langlois, Ted

1927-2006

Served on Crusader as P2SM

Leir, Richard Hugh

1921-2015

7th Commanding Officer

Lourme, Ernest Patrick

1929-2013

 

 

 

 

M-N

Macey, Robert

1939-2010

MacLean, Forbes Ralph

____-2015

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as P2SM2

Maloney, Gerald James

1930-2015

Mathews, J.

1922-2000

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as C1RT4

McCavour

____-____

McDowell, Russell Robert

1920-2010

Served in Crusader as C1ST

McFarlane, Robert Gordon

1933-2007

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean Tour as ABLRS

McInnis, Ronald Reginald

1929-2006

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as ABQMS

Moore, Clifford Allan

1931-2013

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour ABAAS

Morino, Maurice

1921-2011

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as P1SM3

Nieforth, Angus Walter

1938-2010

Northeast, Aquilla

____-____

 

 

 

O-P

Paul, Lawrence Alexander

1934-2014

Peterson, Dolphus Mason

1931-1993

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as ABRPS

Pringle, J.

1925-2001

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as LSRC

Powell, R.A.

____-1983

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour

 

Q-R

Quick, Fred Albert

____-2016

Reiter, Karl Harold

1933-2014

Reynolds, Harry

____-____

Served in Crusader as ABNQ

Rustulka, Mike

1932-2010

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as an AB(NQ)S

 

S-T

Schibler, Leonard Clifford

1931-2014

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as ABLRS

Sommerville, Wilfred J.

____-1996

Speed, Ronald Dick

1925-2008

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as P1RP2

Spencer, James

1928-2007

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean Tour as P2ER3

Steel, John Neilson

1924-2006

Smith, S.

1920-1992

Served in crusader during the 1952-1952 Korean tour as C2ER4

Southin, Howard Edward

1922-2018

Taylor, Robert Dewey

1920-2010

Therault, E.

1930-1997

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as LSCK1

Tudor, Maurice McKee

1918-2004

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean Tour as P2ET

W-X

Walker, George Edward

1930-2004

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as LSQRS. Later re-mustered to Victualling Storesman.

Walsh, Gerald Francis

____-2017

Watkins, Charles

____-2015

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour LSQR1, Captain "Y" gun.

Worth, Ernest

1918-1994

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as C1SM3

Wulowka, Olie Ernest

1929-2004

Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean Tour as ABCR1

 

Former Crew Members

 

SC52 = 1952-1953 Korean tour

Ackerman, F., LSVS1 - (SC52)


Adderson, John, LSSM1 - (SC52)


Agnew, I., P1ET4 - (SC52)


Allen, J. - (SC52)


Amy, M., AB(NQ)S - (SC52) 


Anderson, J., ABSMS - (SC52)


Anderson, J.,C2ER4 - (SC52)


Armit, William, P2QM1 - (SC52)


Badenoch, A., ABTDS - (SC52)


Barley, A., ABQMS - (SC52)


Baskerville, D., LSRC1 - (SC52)


Beatty, D., ABSMS - (SC52)


Beaudry - (SC52)


Beck, W., ISAAS - (SC52)


Becken, ABLR2 - (SC52)


Beckwith, J., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Beneman, J., C2SW3 - (SC52)


Bennett, A., P2CV2 - (SC52)


Bennett, K., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Bernard, P., LSTD1 - (SC52)


Bewley, J., LSCR1 - (SC52)


Biship, C., ABLM1 - (SC52)


Black, J., LSCV1 - (SC52)


Blais, N., P1GA3 - (SC52)


Blaney, W., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Blenkinsopp, J., C2TD2 - (SC52)


Boddy, F., P1QR - (SC52)


Bon, J-N., ABAAS - (SC52)


Booth, Alan, Lt - (SC52)


Booth, J., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Brigden, R., LSCK1 - (SC52)


Briskham, V., LSAAS - (SC52)


Brown, G., ABAAS - (SC52)


Browne, T., LSAAS - (SC52)


Bryan, L., LSRP1 - (SC52)


Bryant, G., ABTDS - (SC52)


Buchanan, W., P1SM3 - (SC52)


Buckley, C., C2TI3 - (SC52)


Bulmer, C., AB(NQ)S - (SC52)


Cain, A., LSQMS - (SC52)


Cairns, W., ABCK1 - (SC52)


Campbell, C., ABAAS - (SC52)


Cartier, J., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Cherwack, W., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Cherwoniak, N., ABAAS - (SC52)


Chester, J., ABRPS - (SC52)


Christiansen, W., ABAAS - (SC52)


Clark, A., ABRPS - (SC52)


Clarke, E., C2SM3 - (SC52)


Clement, A., LSEG3 - (SC52)


Cochran, D., ABRCS - (SC52)


Cole, D., P2QR1 - (SC52)


Cole, W., P1AW3 - (SC52)


Cook, A., ABQR1 - (SC52)


Coon, G., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Copas, F., Lt - (SC52)


Copland, K., C2ER4 - (SC52)

 

Corner, Alfred Rogers 


Cosby, D., P2CV2 - (SC52)


Crawford, M., LSEF3 - (SC52)


Crayford, R., AB(NQ)S - (SC52)


Crothers, C., LT (S) - (SC52)


Dark, G., C2CK3 - (SC52)


Davidge, E., ABRPS - (SC52)


Davies - (SC52)


Davis, J., ABCR1 - (SC52)

 

Davidige, Eldon - Korean war


Dawson, R., P2PT1 - (SC52)

 

Day, Lee, AW, RCN - 06 Oct 1957 - 06 Oct 1958

 

Dodds, E., C2QR2 - (SC52)


Dorken, R., CD Gnr (TAS) - (SC52)


Driemel, H., P1SM2 - (SC52)


Drinnan, S., ABCR1 - (SC52)


Duggan, A., LSCR1 - (SC52)


Dunphy, G., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Dyson, G., C2SH4 - (SC52)

 

Elias, G., ABCK1 - (SC52)


Elvidge, R., ABTD3 - (SC52)

England, C., P2SM2 - (SC52)

 

Ewald, F., C1ER4 - (SC52)

 

Faa, H., P2ED3 - (SC52)

 

Foley - (SC52)

 

Foley, H., LSQMS - (SC52)

 

Ford, G., ABRPS - (SC52)


Frankenfield, T., P2RC1 - (SC52)

 

Fraser, S., ABTDS - (SC52)

 

Gates, R., ABLM1 - (SC52)


Godard, G.J., LSSM1 - (SC52)

 

Gold, Alfred, CBM (Buffer)


Goodwin, L., ABRCS - (SC52)


Goold, J., P2ER3 - (SC52)


Gosselin, P., P2CK2 - (SC52)


Gowel, C., ABTDS - (SC52)


Grant, R., LSTD1 - (SC52)


Graves, D., C2GI3 - (SC52)


Greenfield, W., ABTDS - (SC52)


Grodde, John, ABQMS - (SC52)


Hall, A., P1TA3 - (SC52)


Hamilton, W., ABSM1 - (SC52)

 

Harris, Joe - 1952


Henderson, A., ABVS1 - (SC52)


Hlasny, S., AB(NQ) - (SC52)


Holland, O., P2VS2 - (SC52)


Holness, D., LSAA1 - (SC52)


Hoover, D., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Hunter, A., LSCK2 - (SC52)


Husher, John, LCdr (G), XO - (SC52)


Hutchings, W., C2SM3 - (SC52)


Jamieson, R., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Jesney, W., AB(NQ)S - (SC52)


Johnson, D., LSEM1 - (SC52)


Johnston, M., P2AA1 - (SC52)


Jones, G., AB(NQ) - (SC52)


Jones, K., LSRPS - (SC52)


Jones. E., LCdr - (SC52)


Kanwisher, W., Lt (L) - (SC52)

 

Karagianis, Aubrey Constantine, Cd (E), RCN - 06 May 1946


Kazmiruk, G., ABSMS - (SC52)


Kelbough, Ken, LSLR1 - (SC52) 


Kelly, C., ABLM1 - (SC52)


Kendall, R., ABSW1 - (SC52)


Kennedy, P1EM - (SC52)


Keohane, J., LCdr (E) - (SC52)


Kochanuk, E., AB(NQ)S - (SC52)


Konsohrada, E., ABCV1 - (SC52)


Krilow, W., ABCR1 - (SC52)


Krueger, W., ABCR1 - (SC52)


Kruger, H., ABTDS - (SC52)


Lampert, D., ABAA1 - (SC52)


Langlois, L., P2SM2 - (SC52)


Langridge, H., ABRPS - (SC52)


Langton, R., C1CA4 - (SC52)


Larkey, D., C2CR3 - (SC52)


Larson, I., ABSMS - (SC52)


Lawrence, J., AB(NQ)S - (SC52)


Lewis, P., PSCR2 - (SC52)


Liesch, L., ABLRS - (SC52)


Livingston, R., ABLR1 - (SC52)


Logan, C., ABQMS - (SC52)


Loughran, P., LSAAS - (SC52)


Luther, I., LSTDS - (SC52)


MacDonald, D., LSCR1 - (SC52)


MacDonald,J., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Mallet, P2SM - (SC52)


Marchant, F. ABCK1 - (SC52)


Marshall, R., P1QR1 - (SC52)


Martin, J., AB(NQ)S - (SC52)


Matthews, C2RT - (SC52)


McCauley, C., ABLRS - (SC52)


McCoy, G., ABSM1 - (SC52)


McDowell, R., C2NS3 - (SC52)


McIsaac, AB(NQ)S - (SC52)

 

McLean, C., LSSW2 - (SC52)


McMullen., C., C2ET4 - (SC52)


McPherson, LSCK1 - (SC52)


Meads, J., C2CV3 - (SC52)


Meko, A., ABLM1 - (SC52)

Menu, M., ABSW1 - (SC52)

 

Miller, E., ABSMS - (SC52)

 

Minton, G., P1RT4 - (SC52)

 

Miron, E., ABRP2 - (SC52)

 

Miron, M., ABAAS - (SC52)

 

Morgan, K., P2SM2 - (SC52)

 

Moore, J., ABSW1 - (SC52)


Moore, W., ABAAS - (SC52)

 

Morrison, R., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Mortimer, S., P1ER4 - (SC52)

 

Mueller, E., LBAW2 - (SC52)


Murray, D., ABQMS - (SC52)


Nelson, J., ABTDS - (SC52)


Neuman, L., ABLRS - (SC52)


Norrington, B., ABTDS - (SC52)


Nyman, R., ABRPS - (SC52)


Olson, R., ABCV1 - (SC52)


Oshanek, J., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Overstud, P2ET - (SC52)

 

Parent, J., ABQMS - (SC52)


Parkins, T., ABCV1 - (SC52)


Parson, J., ABLM1 - (SC52)


Perrins, D., Ord Lt - (SC52)


Peterson, D., ABRPS - (SC52)


Picton, C., ABCV1 - (SC52)


Pinkus, P1GA - (SC52)


Potter, J., P2SW2 - (SC52)


Prichard, W., P1QR3 - (SC52)


Purdy, D., ABCK1 - (SC52)


Pyette, K., ABSMS - (SC52)

 

Raven, Donald - Korean war


Reid, R., P2PH3 - (SC52)


Reynolds, AB(NQ)S - (SC52)


Rice, R., AB(NQ)S - (SC52)


Richardson, K., ABRCS - (SC52)

 

Ridge, Samuel Archibald, A/Gnr (T), RCN - 11 Jun 1945


Robbins - (SC52)


Robinson, D., LSRP1 - (SC52)

 

Roche, George Vanstone, Lt (E), RCNVR - 29 May 1945 (Stand by)


Rosbert, E., ABQMS - (SC52)


Ross, F., LCdr - (SC52)


Ross, William T., ABAAS - (SC52)


Schleen, D., P2NS2 - (SC52)


Schrader, G., ABSM1 - (SC52)

 

Schleen, Donald C. 

 

Shaw, G., LSRC1 - (SC52)


Sherber, J., LSSWL - (SC52)


Simmons, A., AB(NQ)S - (SC52)


Simpson, J., Surg-LCdr - (SC52)


Smith, G., P2CR2 - (SC52)


Spicer, George, ABRCS - (SC52)


St. Pierre, B., P1RT4 - (SC52)

 

Stevens, LSEM1 - (SC52)


Stinson, G., ABRCS - (SC52)


Stuart, W., LCdr (ND) - (SC52)


Sutton, A., LSTDS - (SC52)


Sutton, F., ABQMS - (SC52)


Swedberg, J., LSSM1 - (SC52)


Tanner, A., LCdr - (SC52)


Taylor, R., ABAAS - (SC52)


Tease, L., LSRP1 - (SC52)


Thurmeier, J., LSNS1 - (SC52)


Trottier, L., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Tyler, R., C2GA4 - (SC52)


Van Hees, F., LSNS1 - (SC52)


Villeneuve, R., AB(NQ)S - (SC52)


Wadlow, A., P2SM2 - (SC52)


Ward, A., ABLRS - (SC52)


Weaver, S., ABRPS - (SC52)


Whatman, R., P1RP1 - (SC52)


White, Ken, ABRCS - (SC52)


Whiteman, A., ABLM1 - (SC52)


Wier, T., LSSM1 - (SC52)


Williams, C2CA4 - (SC52)


Willows, W., ABTDS - (SC52)


Willox, D., ABCV1 - (SC52)


Wilson, John., ABSM1 - (SC52)


Woelfle, F., P2CK2 - (SC52)


Wood, J., LSRW3 - (SC52)


Wyber, W., ABQRS - (SC52)

 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Crusader's bell located at St Paul's High School, Winnipeg MB

 

Crusader's bell is on display in the school's library with the ship's badge and a memorial booklet from when the bell was present to the school. St. Paul's High School also has a memorial wall dedicated to their students who served in all branches of the Canadian military - some having made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

 

 

            

 

           

 

Names engraved on this bell

 

1st Column

 

Theresa Lamont Milne - 24 Jun 1951

Terence Richard Baker - 24 Jun 1951

Gerald Frederick Williams - 24 Jun 1951

Wendy Lynn Pearson - (no date)

Patricia Sisley Tanner - 12 Jul 1953

Margaret Jean Crothers - 30 Aug 1953

Robert Allan Rose - 20 Sep 1953

Michael Peter Kereiff - 31 Oct 1954

Heather Diane Jamieson - 31 Oct 1954

Danny Elwood Rickett - 31 Oct 1954

David Allison Fraser - 29 Jun 1957

Deanna Lyn Harper - 01 Sep 1957

Gail Lucill Astles - 04 May 1958

Kieth Craig Chandler - 04 May 1958

Kevin O'Hara Huxtable - 04 May 1958

John Paul harvey Kingston - 04 May 1958

Margaret Rosemary Bradley - 22 Jun 1958

Patrick Michael Saunders - 06 Jul 1958

Barbara Elizabeth Fraser - 13 Jul 1958

Richard Carl Randy - 13 Jul 1958

 

2nd Column

 

Samuel Morris Sellars - 04 Sep 1955

Terence Michael McKay - 13 May 1955

 

HMCS Crusader R20 tied up with the reserve fleet in Esquimalt, 1947 with CNAV Laymore in the foreground

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

It is not known if these two photos are our HMCS Crescent or HMCS Crusader - circa 1950

From the collection of William C. Dziadyk

Courtesy of Bill Dziadyk

HMCS Crusader's baseball team - circa 1951-1953

 

Harry Driemel - standing, 4th from right

 

From the collection of Harry Driemel

Courtesy of Daryl Driemel

HMCS Crusader's baseball team - circa 1951-1953

 

Front (L-R):  Howe, Norman Louchie, P2RC;  McLean, Forbes (Fuzz), P2SM;  Hatten, Gordon Daryl, P2SM;  Driemel Harry, P2SM;  Dawson, R.R., P2PTI

Rear (L-R):  Unknown;  Reynolds, Harry, AB.NQ;  Unknown;  Booth, Alan, Lt;  Tudor, Maurice (Moe), P2ET;  Hill, David (Bunker) AB.VS1;  Unknown

 

From the collection of Harry Driemel

Courtesy of Daryl Driemel

Engineers posing for a photo on HMCS Crusader circa 1951-1953

 

Harry Driemel - rear, right

 

From the collection of Harry Driemel

Courtesy of Daryl Driemel

Engineroom Blue Watch, HMCS Crusader, Korea 1952

Front:  John Adderson, 1st on left, with ball cap

2nd Row: John Wilson, 2nd from left

Back Row: L-R:  unknown, P1SM Buchanan, Joe Harris, CPO Harry Driemel, unknown, unknown

From the collection of Harry Driemel

Courtesy of Daryl Driemel

HMCS Crusader R20 circa 1950-1952

From the collection of Gordon Howard

HMCS Crusader conducting full power trials, May 1952 - speed 36.9 knots

 

"We were the fastest destroyer at that time. One CO of the American Squadron asked our CO if we could keep up, and he said Yes and then some."

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader readies to depart "C" jetty, Esquimalt, for Korean theatre - 25 May 1952

 

   

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader Daily orders for 04 Jul 1952 during Korean deployment

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Athabaskan and HMCS Crusader, Kure, Japan - 02 Apr 1953

 

"Side by side at a jetty in Kure, Japan, are HMC Ships Athabaskan (left) and Crusader, while their ship's companies unite in divisions alongside. The Crusader, a Crescent class destroyer, has been in Korean waters for eight months, while the Athabaskan, Canadian-built Tribal class destroyer, is on her third tour of Korean duty."

 

DND / RCN photo

From the collection of Donald Lory

Courtesy of Stuart Lory

Souvenirs from the 1953-1953 Korean tour

 

       

 

Courtesy of Steven Hlasny

HMCS Crusader returns to Esquimalt 1964

Source: Library and Archives of Canada MIKAN no. 4377111

HMCS Crusader 228 off Portsmouth

Source: the flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

HMCS Crusader 

Quarter Master, Bosn Mate and two Able Seamen

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

HMCS Crusader - 40mm Bofors

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

HMCS Crusader "UP Spirits"

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

VDS (Variable Depth Sonar) on HMCS Crusader

Courtesy of Peter Magwood

 

Sailors of HMCS Crusader

 

                 

 

(1) (L-R) Pinkus, McIsaac and Hlasny, on HMCS Crusader, Jul 1952   (2) Steve Hlasny (L) and John Parent, on HMCS Crusader, Jul 1952   (3) ABNQ Bill Jesney on HMCS Crusader   (4) AB Steve Hlasny, "X" gun, HMCS Crusader, 1952   (5) LS Lanky Inouye, HMCS Crusader, 1952   (6) Cliff Bulme (L) and Steve Hlasny, Yokosuka drydock, 1952   (7) Unknown crew member, 8 mess, HMCS Crusader, 1952

 

                       

 

(8) Steve Hlasny holding a 4.5" cordite casing   (9) Dan McIsaac at AA gun mount, HMCS Crusader   (10) LS Norm Robins, HMCS Crusader   (11) AB Lorne Liesch, HMCS Crusader   (12) AB Cy McCauly, HMCS Crusader   (13) ABQM1 John Parent, HMCS Crusader   (14) P2QR Don Cole, HMCS Crusader   (15) Sailor on left unknown, Dan McIsaac on right, HMCS Crusader   (16) ABNQ Keith Amy, HMCS Crusader

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

HMCS Crusader in Yokosuka drydock for repairs to her sonar dome after grounding

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Cliff Bulme, Yokosuka drydock, 1952

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

4.5-inch "X" gun, HMCS Crusader

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Catwalk on HMCS Crusader. The catwalk was used in heavy weather

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader's kisby ring at the brow

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

R.O.K. gunboat coming alongside HMCS Crusader

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

13 captured North Korean prisoners - Simmons with cigarettes

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny 

EM's Club, Yokahama, Japan, 01 Nov 1952

 

(L-R) Norm Robins, George Jones, Steve Hlasny, Cliff Bulmer, Keith Amy

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

LSQR George Walker

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

ABQR Wyber (left) and LSQR G.Walker

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

(L-R) ABQR Wyber, LSQR G.Walker, ABLR Ken Kelbough

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

"Albertans on Destroyer"

Clipping from Drumheller newspaper

AB Steve G. Hlasny and AB Daniel A. McIssac

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Steve Hlasny gets a haircut from P1 Stoker Buchanan

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

AB George Spicer holding a 4-inch shell on HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

George did two tours of duty in Korea - one on Cayuga and one on Crusader

From the collection of George Spicer

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Crusader sailors - Kelbough and Wyber - 1952

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader on night patrol off the west coast of Korean

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Mail being delivered to HMCS Crusader while she is on patrol - 1952

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader doing 30 knots - 1952

Photo taken from X Gun Deck

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

A HMCS Crusader Christmas card - 1952

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent inspecting HMCS Crusader's ship's company in Korea circa 1954

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

HMCS Crusader fueling in the Yellow Sea. Note "Y" turret iced over

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader, Boiler room - ABSM Kazmiruk, ABSM Cherwack, C2SM Hutchings - Korean tour

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Cooks for a Day on HMCS Crusader

Source: Crowsnest Magazine

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader returned to Esquimalt from her 1st tour in Korea - 01 Jul 1953

HMCS Crusader 228 alongside Bermuda circa 1958-1959 with a Royal Navy "A" Class sub alongside her

Courtesy of Erling Baldorf

 

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