For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS GATINEAU 236

 

IN HOC CATINO POTESAS

 

IN THIS SHIP LIES POWER

HMCS Gatineau

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1943-44,   Normandy  1944

 

 

Laid down: 30 Apr 1953

Launched: 03 Jun 1957

Commissioned: 17 Feb 1959

Paid off for IRE Refit: 09 Sep 1969

Re-commissioned: 14 Apr 1971

Paid off for DELEX Refit: Sep 1981

Re-commissioned 12 Nov 1982

Paid off to reserve category: 24 May 1996

Paid off: 01 Jul 1998

Fate: Broken up at Pictou, N.S., 2009-2010

 

Laid down at Davie Shipbuilding Ltd, Lauzon, Que., Gatineau was the first post-war product of Davie Shipbuilding. Launched two years later, she was towed to Halifax for completion to avoid freeze-up and commissioned at HMC Dockyard, Halifax, on 17 Feb 1959. For the next ten years she served at part of the 5th Canadian Escort Squadron (the Barber Pole Squadron). In Mar 1968 she was the first Canadian warship to become a member of NATO's Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT). Gatineau was transferred west, departing Halifax on 16 Jul 1969; arriving at Esquimalt on 14 Aug 1969 with port visits to Bermuda, Panama, Acapulco and San Diego. On 09 Sep 1969 she began her IRE conversion at Ship Repair Unit (Pacific). The two year conversion introduced the VDS and ASROC to the class and one her re-commissioning on 14 Apr 1971 she was classified as an IRE. She then became part of the Second Canadian Escort Squadron. Her DELEX refit was also carried out at SRU(P) between Sep 1981 and 12 Nov 1982. In Apr 1987 she resumed her duties in Halifax. In Jul 1993, she played host to three visiting Soviet warships and afterward escorted them to sea while carrying out exercises along the way. In the fall of 1993 Gatineau, along with Fraser and Preserver, assisted in the enforcement of UN sanctions off Haiti. Early in 1995 she took part in the NATO exercise Strong Resolve off the coast of Norway, acting as flagship for the four other Canadian ships involved. Apr 1995 found her operating in support of Fisheries and Coast Guard ships off Newfoundland during the "Turbot Dispute" with Spain. She was finally paid off on 01 July 1998. On 18 Sep 2009, DND called for bids for "the removal, dismantling and disposal" of HMCS Terra Nova and HMCS Gatineau. On 04 Nov 2009, DND announced that Aecon Fabco had won the bid and would tow both vessels to their Pictou Shipyard in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Gatineau departed Halifax Harbour on 17 Nov 2009, at 10:30am under tow by the tugboat Atlantic Elm and arrived in Pictou on 19 Nov 2009, at 9:30 am for breaking up.

 

RCN Memories:     Just Another Day in the Canadian Navy          Target Practice Gone Wrong          Trip to England - 1968

 

Ship's company photos          Photos and Documents          Commissioning Book          Acceptance Booklet after IRE Conversion          20th Anniversary Booklet

 

Re-Activation booklet after DELEX refit

 

Commanding Officers

Capt Howard Lee Quinn, DSC, RCN - 17 Feb 1959 - 14 Sep 1959

Capt Frank Birch Caldwell, RCN - 15 Sep 1959 - 27 Jan 1961

LCdr Robert Allen Shimmin, RCN - 28 Jan 1961 - 24 May 1961

LCdr  Harold Clarke Macredy, RCN - 25 May 1961 - 24 Aug 1961

Cdr A.H. McDonald, RCN - 28 Aug 1961 - 21 Aug 1962

Cdr J.W. Roberts, RCN - 22 Aug 1962 - 28 Apr 1964

Cdr William Grenville Kinsman, DSO, RCN - 29 Apr 1964 - 11 Aug 1965

Cdr J.A. Fulton, RCN - 12 Aug 1965 - 08 Sep 1966

Cdr William (Bill) Andrew Hughes, RCN - 08 Sep 1966 - 29 Sep 1969

Cdr Thomas Stanley Murphy - 14 Apr 1971 - 03 Jul 1971

LCdr John Charles Slade - 03 Jul 1971 - 11 Jul 1975

Cdr Leofric Grenville Temple - 11 Jul 1975 - 11 Nov 1977

Cdr J.B. McKenzie - 11 Nov 1977 - 26 Jun 1979

Cdr Cecil Dennis E. Cronk - 26 Jul 1979 - 11 Jun 1981

Cdr David Marshall Robinson - 11 Jun 1981 - 04 Jul 1983

Cdr Thomas Charles Heath - 04 Jul 1983 - 01 Aug 1985

Cdr J.A. Keenliside - 01 Aug 1985 - 21 Apr 1987

Cdr G.G. Jeffrey - 21 Apr 1987 - 04 Jul 1988

Cdr A.E. Tanguay - 04 Jul 1988 -  07 Jul 1990

Cdr R.H. Edwards - 07 Jul 1990  -  10 Jul 1992

Cdr R.G. Allen - 10 Jul 1992 - 07 Jan 1994

Cdr J.A. Westlake - 07 Jan 1994 - 05 Jul 1995

Cdr D.O. Thamer 05 Jul 1995 - 30 Jun 1996

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anderson, Thomas Read

1940-2017

Armstrong, George Gordon

____-2007

Served in Gatineau in 1966 as XO

Baker, Mark Raymond

1963-2014

Blake, Douglas Craig

KIA 03 May 2010 

Killed by an IED near Kandahar

Bolt, Randolph Berkley

1951-2014

Bond, James Mason

1926-2018

Served in Gatineau as XO

Brett, Patrick Walter

____-1999

Brown, Rodney Leslie

1961-2016

Served in Gatineau as a NACOP

 

 

C-D

Caldwell, Frank Birch

1914-2007

2nd Commanding Officer

Cameron, John Edward Ingham

1939-2011

Catton, Darryl Arnold

____-2014

Clackson, Donald Richard

1935-2014

Clarke, Robert

1938-2017

Couckuyt, Brian D.

1959-2007

Cuthbert, Lawrence J.

1933-2018

Davison, James Malcolm

1919-2005

de Ste. Croix, Dennis John

1923-2006

Dee, Stanley

1927-2017

Served in Gatineau in 1959 as LCdr, RCN, NavO, SQN NavO

Dunn, Allen

____-2006

Served in Gatineau 1971-1973

 

 

 

 

E-F

Ebner, Ernest Fredrick

____-2013

Flack, Eddie

1940-2014

Fox, Alexander Edward

1925-2001

Served in Gatineau in 1960 as LCdr, DeckO

 

 

G-H

Grove, Roger Wayne

1958-2013

Halliday, Robert B.

1948-2006

Henderson, Leslie F.M.

1924-2010

Henry, Robert John

1932-2012

Hughes, William Andrew

1927-2013

9th Commanding Officer

Hutchinson, Robert John

1941-2016

Served in Gatineau in 1959

 

 

 

 

I-J

 

Jacob, Michael Hier

____-2009

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kennedy, Terence Alan

____-2017

Served in Gatineau 21 Apr 1987 - 19 Jun 1988

Koski, Edward William

1940-2017

Served in Gatineau in 1963

Laverty, George

1930-2018

Served in Gatineau c1957-60 as a Midshipman, RCN for training

Lemon, Denis Ernest

1925-2013

Linscott, John David

1953-2015

Lowe, Alan Gordon

1928-2010

Served in Gatineau in 1961 as SQN CommO

 

 

 

 

M-N

Miller, Thomas Leigh

1958-2015

Mohr, Richard Walter

____-2008

 

 

 

O-P

Peterson, Buddy Lionel

____-2017

Power, Leonard M.

____-2018

Pringle, James C.

____-2013

Prokopow, Thomas Knox

1931-2017

Purdy, Donald Wesley

1930-2014

Q-R

Rhymes, Reginald Heber

1926-2006

Served in Gatineau 07 Jul 1964 - 08 Nov 1964 as a P1SN3, RCN

Roberts, Ralph Donald

1931-2012

Rombough, Wallace Ormand

1926-2006

Served in Gatineau 16 Sep 1963 - 09 Nov 1964 as a P1ER4

Russell, William

1939-2014

Rutherford, Cecil T.

1922-1992

Served in Gatineau c1966 as a P1ER

Rutherford, Robert

1939-2008

Ryan, Allen Joseph

1953-2016

 

 

 

S-T

Shimmin, Robert Allen

1924-2012

Slade, John Charles

1937-2003

11th Commanding Officer

Smith, Henry Allister

1942-2018

Smith, Ronald Lorne

____-2014

Drafted to Gatineau in 1979

Stanick, Steve

1962-2013

Stewart, Harold Douglas

____-2015

Stuebing, Charles Roger

1942-2013

Tapscott, Gene Alan

____-2018

Served in Gatineau in the early 1960s

Thierauf, Herbert Leslie

1943-2017

Tindell, Brian Frederick

____-2008

U-V

Vanderpluijm, Peter Michael

____-2006

Vergouwen, Peter J.

1931-2016

 

 

 

W-X

Walzak, Albert

1931-2012

Served in Gatineau as Lt, RCN

Warneken, Edward Vincent Neil

1944-2014

Watt, George T.

1931-2015

Wright, David L.

1942-2017

Wright, Gregory Lloyd

1948-2013

Wright, James Edward

1926-2005

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Addison, Tim

 

Alan, Mike - 1968

 

Baker, Gord - 1968

 

Barter, Bill

 

Baxter, Colin, Mar Eng (Stoker) - 1969

 

Borgia, Frankie - 1988

 

Boulter, Ed

 

Chmielewski, P.

 

Courcey, Don - 1968

 

Cruickshank, George

 

Czop, CPO1, Cox'n - 1974

 

Dall, Dave, RP - 1979

 

Dingman, Douglas

 

Duchesne, Jocelyn - 1981

 

Farrar, Bob, RCN(R) - 1968-1969

 

Ferris, Joe, RP - 1979

 

Fiset, Ray, EW - 1979

 

Francis, Hank, RP - 1979

 

Frigault, Philippe - 1968

 

Frigault, Pierre - 1968

 

Fuller, Stanley - 1979

Greenwood, John - 1968

 

Gunderson, CPO2

 

Gunn, Terry, AB.WU - 1965-1967

 

Hemeon, Clarence

 

Henderson, Wes - 1981

 

Herdman, Ron, EW - 1979

 

Holland, Surg-LCdr, RCNR - 1969

 

Hunt, Barry - Commissioning crew

 

Huston, Sam - 1968

 

Johnson, MSBN - 1979

 

Johnston, R.J., MSNWT - Aug 1982 - May 1986 / Jun 1986 - Jun 1987

 

Kloosterman, Jim

 

Lea, Bill - 1979

 

LeFleur, Larry - 1981

 

MacDonald, Ron - 1968

 

Maloche, Mike, Sig - 1979

 

Meir, John, SN - 1979

 

Moore, Art D. - 20 Jan 1969

 

Oakley, LCdr, XO

 

Odgers, Dave, MSRP - 1979

 

Osborne, Joe, Sig - 1979

Osmond, J.

 

Ovens, J.

 

Perry, Hank, CBM - 1968

 

Pickering, John, Lt - 1969

 

Rioux, Sylvain - 1974

 

Rogers, Reg - 1982 - 1984

 

Roper, George, Bosn - 1979

 

Silvester, Henry Charles - 1969

 

Stathan, Dave, Lt - 1969

 

Stuart, Bob - 1989

 

Taylor, Mark, LCdr - 1969

 

Thompson, Lloyd, Lt - 1969

 

Tootle, Bill - 1968

 

Tyre, Dave

 

Ward, Mike, RP - 1979

 

Waterfield, (Swampy), Lt, RCNR - 1969

 

Wills, Al, FC - Sep 1984 - Apr 1987

 

Wylie, Doug, Sig - 1979

 

Young, R.

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

Battle board for HMCS Gatineau 236

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Tot Time in the Weapons Mess, HMCS Gatineau 236 circa 1965-1966

 

L - R: Larry Plant (SN), Fred Gobielle (WS), Bill Mercer (WU), Peter Jamieson (WU), Hector Brokenshire (SN), Bob Gould (WS), Sam Winia (WS), Dennis Norquay (WU), Vic Barnes (SN), Dave Gordon (SN), Deslaurier (WU), Gene Tapscott (WS), Serink (WS), Peter Campbell (WU).  The two in the centre bottom, unknown

 

Courtesy of Peter Campbell

Londorry, Ireland 1965

 

L-R: Stu Patterson (RM), Larry Plant (SN), Ed Teague (FC), Dave Gordon (SN), Peter Campbell (WU)

 

Courtesy of Peter Campbell

 

 HMCS Gatineau's Daily Orders - 02 Jul 1966 - At Sea

 

A Dog's Life in the Royal Canadian Navy

 

           

 

This write-up was from HMCS Gatineau's Daily Orders - the author is unknown

 

Courtesy of Terry Gunn

 

HMCS Gatineau 236 in Dublin Ireland - 1966

Courtesy of Terry Gunn

Map of HMCS Gatineau's deployment 18 Apr 1966 - 15 Jul 1966

Courtesy of Terry Gunn

HMCS Gatineau 236

Courtesy of Raymond Cumby

Don Courcey and Gord Baker on HMCS Gatineau in 1967

Courtesy of Ron MacDonald

HMCS Gatineau 236 - refit in 1967

Courtesy of Ron MacDonald

HMCS Gatineau 236, Montreal Expo '67 - 23 Oct 1967

Courtesy of Richard Larcheveque

Hank Perry, the Buffer on HMCS Gatineau, Exercise Maple Spring 1968

Courtesy of Ron MacDonald

HMCS Gatineau in 1968

Courtesy of Ron MacDonald

Deck work on HMCS Gatineau, STANAVFORLANT 1968

Courtesy of Ron MacDonald

HMCS Gatineau - Virgin Islands - 11 Mess Party - Maple Spring 1968

Courtesy Ron MacDonald

John Greenwood, Sam Huston, Mike Alan, Ron MacDonald

HMCS Gatineau - San Juan, Puerto Rico - 1968

Courtesy of Ron MacDonald

John Greenwood, Sam Huston, Bill Tootle

HMCS Gatineau - San Juan, Puerto Rico - 1968

Courtesy of Ron MacDonald

HMCS Gatineau leaving Sydney, Australia for Briasbane, 1972

Photo taken from HMCS Provider

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Crossing the Line on HMCS Gatineau - 1981

That's my Father In-Law, as King Neptune. Bill Tindell (RIP) Stoker's Reg Chief 1981. Larry Lefleur, Jocelyn Duchesne, Wes Henderson as Aphrodite

Courtesy of Darrell Cameron

SWIMEX (aka hands to bath) off HMCS Gatineau
George Cruickshank with the FN

Courtesy of Ty Le Mercier

3 Mess on HMCS Gatineau

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Piping party on HMCS Gatineau

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS Gatineau 236 coming alongside for a RAS during Exercise Teamwork 88. Photo taken just south of the Arctic Circle during her NATO (STANAVFORLANT) deployment Jul-Dec 1988

Courtesy of Ron Eccles

Ceremonial divisions on HMCS Gatineau

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Cod fishing on HMCS Gatineau circa 1988

Frankie Borgia with his catch of the day

Courtesy of Geno Tremblay

Christmas 1974 on HMCS Gatineau

Cox'n CPO1 Czop standing, Sylvain Rioux sitting in front of Coxn

Courtesy of Denis Legault

Gatineau's Commanding Officer, LCdr JC Slade serving Christmas dinner in the Junior ranks mess, 1974

Courtesy of Denis Legault

11 Mess (Stoker`s Mess), HMCS Gatineau in 1985

Courtesy of Peter Manninen

Popular Mechanics Magazine article on HMCS Gatineau - March 1959

 

         

 

(note: the entire article is not available here - the last two pages are missing form the submission)

HMCS Gatineau 236 taking a roll en route to San Diego

Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Whaler Rowing - Boat crew of HMCS Gatineau 236

Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

EW Ray Fiset on HMCS Gatineau 236

Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

EW Ron Herdman on HMCS Gatineau 236

Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Bill Lea and Joe Osborne on HMCS Gatineau 236

Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Sigs at work - Joe Osborne and Doug Wyile on HMCS Gatineau 236

Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Jenny's Side Party at Tamar, Hong Kong

Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

OOW Manoeuvers with allied warships

Photo taken from HMCS Gatineau 236 - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

MSRP Dave Odgers on HMCS Gatineau 236 - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Sig Mike Maloche on HMCS Gatineau - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

RP Joe Ferris and SN John Meir on HMCS Gatineau 236

RAS with HMCS Provider - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Stan Fuller doing maintenance in the workboat on HMCS Gatineau 236 - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

MSBN Johnson in charge of top part ship on HMCS Gatineau 236 - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon`

Lizard Stations on HMCS Gatineau 236

Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979 - Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon


Port Visit to Tia Juana

Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Damage to HMCS Gatineau's VDS caused by a storm en route to San Diego

Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Bosn George Roper on HMCS Gatineau 236 - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

RP Mike Ward and RP Dave Dall on HMCS Gatineau 236 - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Stanley Fuller on HMCS Gatineau 236 - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

EW Ray Fiset, EW Ron Herdman and RP Bill Lea on HMCS Gatineau 236 - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Sig Joe Osborne on HMCS Gatineau 236 - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

RP Hank Francis on HMCS Gatineau 236 - Exercise Valiant Heritage - Spring 1979

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Newspaper article on HMCS Restigouche's re-activation after her DELEX refit

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Gatineau

Photo from her welcome aboard booklet

Exercise Far Horizons  1983 Certificate

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Steve Hlasny on HMCS Gatineau - 1983

"Week one - First beard since Aug 1958. First leg of trip enroute to San Diego"

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Steve Hlasny, Tyre, Gunderson on HMCS Gatineau - 1983

"Week two - A few beer with Guns, his last trip"

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Enroute to Pearl Harbor with US Task Force - 1983

Vertep with helo from USS Kansas City

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

USS Kansas City and aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea. Nose HMCS Gatineau in the foreground - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Fueling the fleet enroute to Pearl Harbor - 1983

USS Kansas City refueling USS Coral Sea

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Gatineau arrives along STBD side of USS Kansas City for RAS. USS Coral Sea already RASing on the PORT side - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

(Standing) J. Osmond, R. Young, P. Chmielewski, Ed Boulter on HMCS Gatineau - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

"Guns retires and flies home from Pearl Harbour"

A mess dinner for Guns and presentation from the Chief and POs of HMCS Gatineau - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Mess diner in honour of Guns on HMCS Gatineau - 1983

"Take the picture and lets eat"

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Mess diner in honour of Guns on HMCS Gatineau - 1983

Gunderson, LCdr Oakley, XO, D. Tyre, J. Ovens

"Coming up on Diamond Head on last time" - 1983

CPO2 Gunderson

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

CPO2 Gunderson being piped ashore from HMCS Gatineau - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

LSFC Buck Taylor - the East Pig - on HMCS Gatineau - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Exercise Far Horizons 1983 - Third leg of trip, heading north to the Aleutians

Task Force destroyers astern of HMCS Gatineau (foreground)

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

USS Roark in heavy seas approaching the port side of HMCS Gatineau - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

USS Coral Sea and USS Midway - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Gatineau exercising with USS Enterprise - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Terra Nova and HMCS Restigouche RASing with HMCS Provider.  HMCS Gatineau in foreground.

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Steve Hlasny on HMCS Gatineau - Week 3 of beard growth - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Toyohiko Kotegawa, Japanese Navy, and Steve Hlasny on HMCS Gatineau - 1983

Toyohiko is visiting Gatineau for a few days enroute from Kure to Yokosuka, Japan

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

JDS Komana - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Three ships of the JDS - our host ships at Yokosuka, Japan - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Don Duncan and Steve Hlasny - 1983

"Same Jetty and Bridge where we tied up at 31 years ago, in 1952, when I was on the Crusader

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Gatineau hosting the families of the JDS host ships - 1983

Dave Cowling, Dave Tyre, Kotegawa and his wife and children, Earl Sornsen, C1WS/Cox'n, Frank Reeves, P2RM,  Steve Hlasny, Gord Spargo

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Gatineau hosting the families of the JDS host ships - 1983

JDS Chief, Dave Cowling, Dave Tyre, Kotegawa's wife and children, Earl Sornsen, C1WS/Cox'n, Frank Reeves, P2RM,  Steve Hlasny, Gord Spargo

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

The next day we were hosted by the Chiefs and POs of the JDS - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Invited out for an evening at Kotegawa's - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Hiroshima from the station - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Monument at the site of the Atomic Bomb drop - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Bomb that remained standing after the atomic bomb was dropped - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Out with a bunch of our mess mates the night before sailing for Shanghai - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Arriving in Shanghai 06 May 1983 for port visit 6-9 May. 

First Canadian warship to visit Shanghai since HMCS Crescent in 1949

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Our bus tour of Shanghai and our Chinese tour guide - 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

In front of our tour bus - Chinese sailors wanted a photograph taken

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Tour of Shanghai - 1983

Touring Shanghai - they close two road lanes to vehicle traffic. Don and Earl up ahead breaking traffic for me

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Tour of Shanghai - 1983

On our way to the Gardens. Does anyone work?

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Tour of Shanghai - 1983

In front of the Peace Hotel

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Tour of Shanghai - 1983

Peace Hotel souvenir

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny 

Shanghai memorabilia

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Luncheon at the Peace Hotel

 

     

 

Earl, how did we end up with all the Grimes?

Third photo (L-R) - Duncan, Parish, Cowling, Gray, Cram, Powell, Bruuels, Holm, Steve Hlasny, Earl taking photo.

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Leaving Shanghai

"Looking back at Shanghai with the Bun and the Peace Hotel as we leave"

Courtesy of Steve Hlasnyh

Steve Hlasny bids farewell to Shanghai

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Leaving Shanghai

Chinese Patrol boat 687 and Ex-Soviet Romeo Class submarine "patrol type"

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Leaving Shanghai

Luda Class DDG 131, speed 36 knots. 1st Chinese design and build. Completed 1974

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Exercise Far Horizons 1983 - 5th leg of the trip

Port visit Pusan, Korea, 11-13 May 1983

Korean War memorial at entrance to the UN Cemetery in Pusan

Wreath laying ceremony - 13 May 1983

CPO1 Hunter, CPO2 Hlasny and Capt. George D2 lay a wreath in honour of the war dead

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Wreath laying ceremony - 13 May 1983

Wreath laying party representing Capt. George D2

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Wreath laying ceremony - 13 May 1983

Commanding officers of 2nd Sqn ships on the right. Gen Withers CDS, WIP's and D2 on the left

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Wreath laying ceremony - 13 May 1983

General salute to the war dead

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Port visit Chinhae, Korea 13-15 May 1983

Busing the baseball team out to the game

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Earl - "Here comes da coach"

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

"Runners Up"

HMCS Gatineau's baseball team

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Port visit Chinhae, Korea 13-15 May 1983

Sightseeing and shopping - A Turtle ship

Bottom photo - Harry Holm, Steve Hlasny, Bob Morrow

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Exercise Far Horizons 1983 - 6th leg of the trip

Port visit Hong Kong - 19-23 May 1983

Ships berthed at HMS Tamar

The new Prince of Wales building at HMS Tamar

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Hong Kong - Kowloon - Jenny's Side Party painting our ships - May 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Kowloon - May 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Floating restaurant at Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Duncan, Olsen, Hlasny, Reeves, Sullivan

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Exercise Far Horizon 1983 - 7th leg of the trip

Port Visit Manila, Philippines - 25-28 May 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Decorative shuttle taxis, Manila, Philippines, May 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Steve Hlasny and Bill Tindell with their shopping hosts - PO1 Pilar H Pojol, CPO Elu, Manila, Philippines, May 1983

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Exercise Far Horizons 1983 - 8th leg of the trip - Manila to Pearl Harbor

At sea, enroute to Pearl Harbor after departing Manila - Hand to Bathe

Water temp 88 degrees Fahrenheit. The ship's boat was for safety and there was a marksman with a rifle on the bridge for sharks.

 

        

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

"My first Vertrep"

Steve Hlasny gets hoisted aboard a helo off HMCS Gatineau

"Earl and I get a ride into Pearl Harbor 1 day early"

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Gatineau (closest ship)

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Provider being screened by the ships of the 2nd Squadron

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

3 Mess HMCS Gatineau

Mike Burns, Henry Smith, Mike Eakins, Bob Dunn, Knobby Clarke, Earl Sorensen, Rich Staff, John Tata, Steve Hlasny, Doug Bullens, Bob Morrow and a token American.

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Memorial for USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor

Coutesy of Steve Hlasny

Exercise Far Horizons - Final leg of the Voyage

Course North East, with following seas - "Pineapple Express"

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

The End

 

HMCS Gatineau under tow to the scrap yard

 

  

 

Former HMCS Gatineau under tow to Pictou, Nova Scotia to be broken up - 17 Nov 2009

Source: Shipping News from Halifax by Mac Mackay

 

 

 

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