For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS OTTAWA H60

HMCS Ottawa H60

Courtesy of Don Smith

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Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1939-42

 

 

Laid down: 12 Sep 1930

Launched: 30 Sep 1931

Commissioned: 02 May 1932

Transferred to RCN: 05 Jun 1938

Commissioned: 05 Jun 1938

Sunk: 13 Sep 1942

 

Built by the Naval dockyard, Portsmouth, UK, she was commissioned on 02 May 1932 as HMS Crusader. She was purchased by the RCN and commissioned as Ottawa on 15 Jun 1938 at Chatham, U.K. She arrived at Esquimalt 07 Nov 1938 and, the war intervening, left for Halifax almost exactly a year later. Though assigned to the RN's America and West Indies Station, she remained based at Halifax as a local escort to eastbound convoys. She left Halifax for the Clyde 27 Aug 1940, and on arrival was assigned to EG 10, Greenock, until the formation of Newfoundland Command in Jun 1941. Ottawa then shifted her base to St. John's and was employed as a mid-ocean escort from Jun 1941 onward, joining EG C-4 in May 1942. On 13 Sep 1942, while escorting convoy ON.127, she was torpedoed and sunk by U 91 in the North Atlantic with a loss of 116 officers and men.

 

From the war diary of  Joseph Ambrose Walter Lees: "The Ottawa got it on the 13th, there were only 69 survivors out of a crew of 175, plus 50 that they had picked out of the water. She was hit in the mess deck and in the boiler room. She broke in two. The halves stood on end and went straight down."

 

Ship's company photos          Photos and Documents

 

Battle for Convoy HX-133          Board of Inquiry - Loss of HMCS Ottawa          Convoy O.N. 127 and the loss of HMCS Ottawa

 

"Our Gallant Doctor" Enigma and Tragedy: Surgeon Lieutenant George Hendry and HMCS Ottawa 1942          HMCS Ottawa / HMS Crusader - Naval History Net

 

Commanding Officers

Capt Victor Gabriel Brodeur, RCN - 15 Jun 1938 - 01 Oct 1938

Cdr Cuthbert Robert Holland Taylor - 02 Oct 1938 - 20 Nov 1938

Capt George Clarence Jones, RCN - 21 Nov 1938 - 01 Apr 1940

Cdr Edmund Rolllo Mainguy, RCN - 02 Apr 1940 - 20 Jul 1941

A/LCdr Angus (Gus) George Boulton, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1941 - 18 Aug 1941

A/Cdr Hugh Francis Pullen, RCN - 19 Aug 1941 - 13 Nov 1941

A/Cdr Colin Degge Donald, RCN - 14 Nov 1942 - 04 Jul 1942

A/LCdr Clark Anderson (Larry) Rutherford, RCN - 05 Jul 1942 - 13 Sep 1942

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

ADLINGTON, Howard Hibbert

SA, V25539, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

ASHLEY, Robert Pinder

AB, V9615, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BAGGS, William Frederick

AB, D/JX 181712, RN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BAIRD, John Allison

Sto 1c, V2608, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BAKER, Elgy Edward

Sto 1c, A2309, RCNR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BEDDIS, Samuel John

ERA, 21605, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BELL, David Ovenston

OS, V27435, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BOWEN, Stephen David

Sto 1c, V22566, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BOWMAN, Eric Jack

AB, V17584, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BROWN, Robert David

LS, V5407, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BUCHESKI, William

AB, V19035, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BURN, Albert Edward

OS, V14823, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

BURROUGHS, Walter Payne

AB, V17304, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CAMPBELL, Gordon Keith

OS, 4345, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CAMPBELL, Woodrow W.

OS, V19589, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CHANDLER, Harry Manfield

AB, V1364, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CHISHOLM, Robert D.

AB, 4241, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CLEMO, Frederick J.B.

AB, 4216, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

COLLIER, Chesley

AB, A1275, RCNR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

COLLIN, Joseph A.J.L.

Sto 1c, V3686, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CONNOLLY, Richard Joseph

L/Sto, V25107, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

COOMER, Frederick William

AB, V22886, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

COOPPER, Ewart Beaumont

L/SD, V18165, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

COUSINEAU, Lionel

Sto 1c, V4447, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CRANE, Walter James

Sig, V8330, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CRAWFORD, Gordon Ralph

PO, V14333, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CREANEY, Thomas

AB, V5490, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CRESSEY, Harold Franklin

Sig, V22573, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CUDMORE, Alfred

AB, V1422, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

CULLIFORD, Doyle Ingram

Sto 1c, V8846, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

DAVIES, William Thomas

AB, 4242, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

DEEVES, Arthur James

L/Tel, 2813, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

DON, John Rutherford

Tel, 3710, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

DORAN, Patrick Dixon

Sto 1c, V2844, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

DOUGLAS, Albert

AB, V9393, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

DUGUAY, Henri Robert

Cook, V4361, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

EMERSLUND, Arnold G.

Tel, 3691, RCN

DOW - 13 Sep 1942

FISHER, John Agnew

AB, 4288, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

FROATS, Donald MacRae

Ck (O), 40572, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

GALLAGHER, Howard J.

LS, 3596, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

GARLAND, Melvin

AB, 40815, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

GIBB, James Arthur

AB, 4244, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

GLASGOW, Charles Edmund

AB, V5909, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HARKER, James Sharp

L/Tel, V30011, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HARRIS, Carl Norman

OS, V335, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HEIBERG, Kenneth G.

PO, 2599, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HENDRY, George Ainslie

Surg/Lt, M.I.D., RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

Drafted to HMCS Ottawa on 09 Mar 1942

HENRY, Robert

AB, V7609, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HICKEY, John Chelsey

AB, A4613, RCNR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HOBBIS, William H.

EA 3c, 40625, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HOCKLEY, John Wood

Stwd, X41056, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HOLMES, Earl Ira

AB, 4066, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HOUGHTON, David Harvey

O/Sig, V27568, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HOWARD, Frederick Chaffer

Tel, 3774, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

HUNT, William Edward Davis

Sto 1c, V11819, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

KING, Arthur Halliburton

OS, V452, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

KOSTENKO, Nicholas

Tel, 4677, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

LABONTE, Ernest

Sto 1c, V4391, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

LEROY, Charles Edgar

AB, V19286, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

LESLIE, Kenneth Lloyd

Sto 1C, A1315, RCNR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MACDONALD, Arthur A.

L/SA, V25249, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MACDONALD, Herbert C.

Ch Sto, 21237, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MACKENZIE, Charles A.

PO, V7757, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MacMILLAN, Alexander

L/SBA, V18315, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MADOLE, Carl Hubert

OS, V10743, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MASSON, Andre

AB, V4291, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

McKECHNIE, Morton Hugh

AB, V10554, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MCLEOD, Ian Stanley

Lt, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

Drafted to HMCS Ottawa on 20 Apr 1942

MILBURN, John Robert

OA 4c, 40939, RCN 

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MILLER, Earl Glawson

Sto 1c, 21692, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MOORE, Albert Arthur

Sto PO, V5964, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MORRISON, Francis A.

Sto PO, A2239, RCNR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MORRISON, Harry

Sto 1c, V27050, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MUCHMORE, John V.

Sto 1c, 21884, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

MURPHY, Gerald William

OS, V331, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

NEATH, John Frederick E.

AB, V22970, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

NEIL, Percy Thomas

AB, V6513, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

PALMER, Ralph Barry N.

AB, V9785, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

PARADIS, Paul Vincent

AB, V3312, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

PEPPLER, Stanley

AB, 4299, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

PETTITT, John Bertum

Sto 1c, V18293, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

PIONTEK, Jack W.

AB, V7512, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

POOLES, Donald H.

Tel, V9834, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

PORTER, Harold Steven

OS, V27475, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

PURCELL, Herbert A.

ERA 3c, A1056, RCNR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

QUIGLEY, Lloyd Peter W.

AB, 4253, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

RASMUSSEN, Clifford J.

OS, V24916, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

RICHES, Clifford

AB, V7830, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

ROBERTSON, Earl J.

Coder, V9967, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

ROBINSON, Walter V.D.

AB, 2783, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

ROBSHAW, George A.

AB, 4214, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

ROOP, Roy Munroe

AB, A4747, RCNR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

RUTHERFORD, Clark A.

LCdr, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

8th Commanding Officer

SECORD, Gerard F.

AB, V2272, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

SHEPPARD, David G.

L/Sig, V9817, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

SHILLITO, John G.

AB, 4291, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

SIMONS, Clinton Le Roy

O/Sig, 4639, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

SLAUNWHITE, Harry M.

AB, A4589, RCNR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

SMITH, Alexander D.

AB, V24133, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

SMITH, Arthur S.

AB, 4224, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

SMITH, Kenneth G.

Ck (S), V14721, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

SMITH, Roseville St Clair

Sto 1c, V23564, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

SOUTHALL, Harry K.

AB, V24012, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

STEPHENS, Oswald B.

Sto, 21661, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

STREET, Leslie G.

AB, P/JX158647, RN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

TAYLOR, Ernest F.

AB, V8299, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

TAYLOR, Frederick F.M.

AB, V19524, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

TRAINOR, Alfred Noel

PO Stwd, 40459, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

TREMBLAY, Joseph A.

AB, 4255, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

TRUDEL, Camille Gerard

Sto 1c, V3555, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

WHITING, Basil Evans

AB, 4037, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

WILSON, Archibald W.

Sto 1c, 21535, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

WILSON, Donald A.K.

Slt, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

WRIGHT, Keith Francis

Slt, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

YOUNG, Thomas William

AB, 3497, RCN

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

ZINCK, Cyril Milford

SA, V25607, RCNVR

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Benson, Patrick Campbell

1916-1998

Served in Ottawa in 1940 as an Ordinary Seaman

Bernard, Pierre Yves

1918-2015

Served in Ottawa 05 Jun 1938 - 13 Sep 1942. Survived the sinking of Ottawa.

Bissett, Aubrey Allison

1901-____

Survived the sinking of Ottawa

Blakelock, John Clifford

____-2005

Drafted to Ottawa 06 Feb 1940 as Lt, RCN

Budge, Patrick David

1904-1998

Drafted to Ottawa on 06 May 1940 as Gnr (T), RCN

C-D

Clarke, Edward Newton

1914-2011

Drafted to Ottawa in 1940 as Engineering Officer

Clarke, John James Ashworth

1919-2015

Served in Ottawa 1940-1941 as an AB, Gunner, RCN

Corbin, William Harold

MPK - 22 Oct 1940

while serving in

HMCS Margaree H49

Daley, Arthur T.

1922-2006

Survived the sinking of Ottawa

Dawkins, George Howard

1923-2009

Survived the sinking of Ottawa. He was a stoker at the time of the sinking.

Dobing, Sidney

1922-2013

Survived the sinking of Ottawa.

Donald, Colin Degge

1899-1974

7th Commanding Officer

Dunbar, Hugh C.

____-____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frayer, Donald Lauren

MPK - 22 Oct 1940

while serving in

HMCS Margaree H49

 

 

 

 

G-H

Green, George Charles

1918-1995

Served in Ottawa in 1938 as a Tel, RCNVR and 1941 as a L/Tel, RCN

Grivel, George Arthur

1913-1995

Survived the sinking of Ottawa

Hewitt, Arthur Robert

1909-1999

Served in Ottawa in 1939 as a PO Tel, RCN

 

 

I-J

Jenson, Latham Brerton

1921-2004

Served in Ottawa as Gunnery Officer. Survived the sinking of Ottawa

Jones, George Clarence

1895-1946

3rd Commanding Officer

 

 

 

K-L

Lantier, Joseph Antoine Jacques Dunn

1916-1985

 Drafted to Ottawa on 27 Apr 1942 as Lt, RCNVR. Survived the sinking of Ottawa

Logos, Steve Frank 

1924-2012

Survived the sinking of Ottawa

 

 

 

M-N

MacGillivray, John

1909-1988

Served in Ottawa in 1940

Mainguy, Edmond Rollo

1901-1979

4th Commanding Officer

Matthews, Thomas H.

MPK - 22 Oct 1940

while serving in

HMCS Margaree H49

McNeney, James Robert

Served in Ottawa 23 Aug 1940 - 31 Mar 1941 as a Sig & A/L/Sig, RCN

killed - 20 Sep 1943

while serving in

HMCS St Croix I81

Mitchell, William Wallace

Served in Ottawa 05 May 1939 - 27 Aug 1941 as an OS & AB, RCN

killed - 20 Sep 1943

while serving in

HMCS St Croix I81

Morgensen, Frank

____-1982

Served in Ottawa 21 Jul 1940 - 25 Aug 1941 as an AB

 

 

 

 

O-P

Owen, Mervyn

1922-2007

Survived the sinking of Ottawa. Was an AB at the time of the sinking

Paige, Leslie Arthur Coope

____-1952

Parnell, George F.

Served in Ottawa 04 Sep 1939 - 31 May 1940 as a Sto 1c, RCN

killed - 20 Sep 1943

while serving in

HMCS St Croix I81

Pullen, Hugh, Francis

1905-1983

Drafted to Ottawa  on 15 Jun 1938 as LCdr (G), RCN, 1st Lt.

6th Commanding Officer

Pullen, Thomas Charles

1918-1990

Drafted to Ottawa 17 Feb 1942 as Lt (G), RCN. Survived the sinking of Ottawa

Q-R

Rollinson, Frederick M.

____-1950

Survived the sinking of Ottawa  

 

 

 

 

S-T

Skillen, Clement Roallan

1918-2006

Survived the sinking of Ottawa

Smith, John Benjamin

____-1988

Survived the sinking of Ottawa. He was a PO at the time of the sinking and the ship's Cox'n

Soles, Norman Storie

1922-1992

Survived the sinking of Ottawa. He was an Able Seaman at the time of the sinking

Stubbs, John Hamilton

Killed - 29 Apr 1944

while serving in

HMCS Athabaskan G07

Taylor, Cuthbert Robert Holland

1895-____

2nd Commanding Officer

Tizard, John

1918-1987

Survived the sinking of Ottawa

 

 

 

 

U-V

Underhill, Alvin Richard

1921-2012

Survived the sinking of Ottawa

 

 

 

 

W-X

Walker, Kenneth Eric

1924-2011

Waller, James

1917-1973

Survived the sinking of Ottawa. Was a A/PO, Ck(S), RCN at the time of the sinking

Webb, Frederick Arthur Henry

____-1992

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

(SD) = Survived the sinking of HMCS Ottawa H60 on 13 Sep 1942

Abwheeler, Vernon, ERA 3c, V22137, RCNVR (SD)


Acton, Robert G., AB, V18199, RCNVR (SD)


Archbald, Herbert L., AB, 3124, RCN (SD)


Barriault, Michael, A/L/Steward, A2961, RCNR (SD)


Billard, Robert A., Shipwright 3c, 40663, RCN (SD)

 

Buchanan, Thomas Hugh, Slt, RCNVR drafted to HMCS Ottawa on 11 May 1942 (SD)


Carracher, F., Cook, V1521, RCNVR (SD)


Causley, John L., Supply Assistant, V19414, RCNVR (SD)

 

Charrier, Georges Joseph    The Memory Project

 

Cheney, COX'N

 

Collinson, Fred, AB  (SD)


Currie, Patrick D., PO, 2800, RCN (SD)


Doucette, Wilfred U., AB, A4762, RCNR (SD)


Eagle, Frederick W., CERA, 21549, RCN (SD)


Foy (Fox?), Edward R., AB, V22894 (SD)


Fraser, Alexander, OS, V326, RCNVR (SD)


Gignac, Robert H., Stoker, V19217, RCNVR (SD)

 

Haddon, Philip Edwin, Lt, RCN - 02 Apr 1940


Hard, Arthur A., A/PO, 3267, RCN (SD)

 

Heiberg, TGM

 

Hill, Jimmy - 1942

 

Hobbs, CERA


Hood, Patrick A., LS, 2486, RCN (SD)


Hunger, Herbert, OS, V14625, RCNVR (SD)


Johnson, George D., Sto, V8887, RCNVR (SD)

 

Jones, Ernest Usher, Slt, RCNVR - 02 Apr 1940

Jones, Lloyd Irwin, Gunner, RCN drafted to HMCS Ottawa on 08 Jun 1941 as A/Gnr (T) (SD)

 

Joseph, Aurelle F., AB, 4248, RCN (SD) 


Kirkpatrick, James J., Stwd, V13662, RCNVR (SD)

 

Knowlton, John Grant, Cdr (E), RCN

 

Lanman, Albert Cyril, Lt (E), RN - 23 May 1938 (Stand by)

 

Layman, Albert Cyril, Lt (E), RN - 15 Jun1938


Leighton, Thomas A., Sig, V24029, RCNVR (SD)

 

Lendrum, Yeoman


Locke, Maurice M., ERA 3c, 21650, RCN (SD)


MacKinnon, Duncan L., OS, V10550, RCNVR (SD)

 

Madwick, Edward Thomas, Lt, RCN - 09 Jun 1940


Mason, Roy, A., Cook (S), A834, RCNR (SD)

 

McCauley, Harry - 1942


McCauley, Henry A., AB, V6239, RCNVR (SD)

 

McDonald, CSPO


McGillivray, Donald Lachlan, Lt (E), RCNVR (SD)


McGiyn, George H., L/Sto, 231592, RCN (SD)


McLaurin, Donald, Writer, V6440, RCNVR (SD) 


McLeod, Malcolm A., L/Sto, 21759, RCN (SD)


McQueen, William S., L/Sig, V2110, RCNVR (SD)

 

Milburn, OA

 

Mills, James Gordon, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Jul 194

 

Nolan, James, Lt, RCNR - 06 May 1941


Paradis, Anthony G., Supply Ass't, 40719, RCN (SD)


Parent, Joseph N., Sto 2c, V3723, RCNVR (SD)

Pattern, Kenneth, L/Cook (O), V13806, RCNVR (SD)

 

Reeves, Douglas H., AB, 4254, RCN (SD)

 

Scott, Peter W., AB, V7623, RCNVR (SD)


Seath, Ritchie O., Coder, V23611, RCNVR (SD)


Sinclair, Roy C., A/Sto PO, 21564, RCN (SD)

 

Smith, CBM (Buffer)


Smith, Cecil, A/ERA 3c, V30468, RCNVR (SD)

 

Stevenson, QR2


Stone, Douglas B., AB, 4222, RCN (SD)


Taylor, David S., PO, 3393, RCN (SD)


Terrabassi, Joseph, OS, V19351, RCNVR (SD)


Thomas, Fernard, OS, 4171, RCN (SD)


Thomas, Richard H., A/Sto PO, V15131, RCNVR (SD)

 

Turnbull, Alexander Reginald, Lt, RCN - 15 Jun 1938


Walterson, Budmende J., A/L/Sto, V2201, RCNVR (SD)


Waycik, Walter E., AB, V22866, RCNVR (SD)


Wedmark, Alvin G., AB, V9592, RCNVR (SD)


Weir, Robert R., AB, V17167, RCNVR (SD)


Williamson, John N., Stoker, V1680, RCNVR (SD)


Wilson, John E., Stoker, V12367, RCNVR (SD)

 

Winterburn, George Frederick, Lt (E), RCNR - 25 May 1940


Withus, Alfred S., AB, V16464, RCNVR (SD)


Works, Harlan, Stoker, V26154, RCNVR (SD)


Worth, Elton, AB, V1227, RCNVR (SD)


Wortman, George E., A/Sto PO, 21200, RCN (SD)

 

Photos and Documents

 

Looking down from the crow's nest on HMCS Ottawa H60 - Nov 1939

From the collection of Douglas John Ford

Courtesy of Jay Ford

Ratings play chess on HMCS Ottawa H60 - 22 Jun 1940, Botwood, NFLD

HMCS Ottawa H60 - Bedford Basin, Halifax, Dec 1940

Source: H.F. Pullen Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 Box 1 F/18

HMCS Ottawa H60

From the collection of Wilfred Bowen

Courtesy of Abbie Gourgon

HMCS Ottawa H60

 

A series of photos of HMCS Ottawa at various time frames - not necessarily in sequential/date order

 

Departing St. John's, Nfld

Departing Halifax

Departing Halifax

Departing Halifax

Departing Halifax

Departing Halifax

Departing Halifax

At Anchor - 1942. Western Approaches Paint Scheme

At Anchor - 1942. Western Approaches Paint Scheme

At Anchor - 1942. Western Approaches Paint Scheme

Location unknown

At St. John's, Nfld

At St. John's, Nfld

Halifax 1942

Ship's workboat

After searchlight tub

3-inch gun that replaced after torpedo tubes

Lewis gun in after searchlight tub (upper left)

Looking aft from forward funnel

 

 

 

Courtesy of Don Smith

Breaking ice off the fo'c's'le - HMCS Ottawa H60

From the collection of Douglas John Ford

Courtesy of Jay Ford

HMCS Ottawa with a 3-inch AA gun in lieu of her rear torpedo tube mount and 'Y' gun removed

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

Newspaper articles on the loss of HMCS Ottawa H60

 

              

 

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

Crew members of HMCS Ottawa H60

 

Back row (L-R): unknown, Hare, Jimmy Hill, Earl Holmes *

 

From row (L-R): Mike Neil *, Sid Dobing

 

* Lost when HMCS Ottawa H60 was sunk

 

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

 

Webmaster's note: according to the casualty lists, the name of the man identified here as Mike Neil is Percy T. Neil

HMCS Ottawa H60 - Fo'c's'le deck in from of 4.7" gun - 1942

 

L-R: Clare Tour(??sp), Jimmy Hill, Sid Dobing, Earl Holmes *

 

* Lost when HMCS Ottawa H60 was sunk

 

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

Sketch - HMCS Ottawa sailing from Ireland on her last voyage - September 1942

Artist: L.B. Jenson 1986

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

Sketch - HMCS Ottawa Torpedoed and Sinking - Sep 1942

Artist: L.B. Jenson 1986

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

Sid Dobing with Harry McCauley on Sid's 20th Birthday on board HMCS Ottawa H60 - 1942

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

Crew members on the quarterdeck of HMCS Ottawa H60

 

Back row (L-R): Bob Weir, Earl Neath *, Cliff Riches *, Cy Zinck *

From row (L-R): Sid Dobing, Harry McCauley

 

* Lost when HMCS Ottawa H60 was sunk

 

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

Sid Dobing and the Captain's Steward, John Hockley * going on leave - May 1942

 

* Lost when HMCS Ottawa H60 was sunk

 

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

1942 - It's been a long time

 

Survivors of the sinking of HMCS Ottawa H60 re-unite

 

Roe Skilling, Al Undershill and Walter Waycik

 

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

Cyril Zinck and his service medals. The medal on top is the Silver Cross that was given to his mother after Cyril died when HMCS Ottawa H60 was sunk

Courtesy of David Bluestein

Newspaper article from the Ottawa Citizen on some of HMCS Ottawa's casualties and survivors

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Newspaper article on 3 Manitoba sailors lost on HMCS Ottawa H60

The Winnipeg Evening Tribune 22 Sep 1942

Stoker Petty Officer Dick Thomas

HMCS Ottawa Survivors Describes "Lucky Escape"

The Winnipeg Evening Tribune 20 Oct 1942

Newspaper article HMCS Ottawa H60 survivors from the city of Toronto

From the collection of Fred Collinson

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

     

 

Photos above are better quality scans of the photos in the newspaper article

Newspaper article on survivors from HMCS Ottawa H60 being landed

Newspaper article on the loss of HMCS Ottawa H60

 

The Toronto Daily Star 28 Sep 1942

 

From the collection of John Smith

Courtesy of Larry Smith

AB Andre Masson on HMCS Ottawa H60.  Andrea died when HMCS Ottawa was sunk on 13 Sep 1942

Source: CVWM website

 

OTTAWA: REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT

 

Article on the sinking of HMCS Ottawa H60

 

Chief & Petty Officers' Associations bulletin Vol 33 No. 8, Mar 1989

 

From the collection of John Smith

Courtesy of Larry Smith

Son recalls father's moment of heroism

 

Article on Petty Officer John Benjamin Smith's actions during the sinking of HMCS Ottawa h60

 

LOOKOUT Newspaper 09 Nov 2009

 

From the collection of John Smith

Courtesy of Larry Smith

An Unaffordable Loss

 

1st page of an article on the loss of HMCS Ottawa H 60 for the July/August 2015 issue of the Legion Magazine

 

From the collection of John Smith

Courtesy of Larry Smith

8 Winnipeggers among 113 Lost with Destoyer

Newspaper article on the loss of HMCS Ottawa H60

Courtesy of Operation Picture Me

AB Ernest Taylor on HMCS Ottawa H60

Source: Operation Picture Me / CVWM

Note: AB Taylor died when HMCS Ottawa H60 was sunk on 13 Sep 1942

 

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