For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS QU'APPELLE 264

 

SPECTEMUR AGENDO

 

LET US BE JUDGED BY OUR ACTIONS

HMCS Qu'Appelle prior to 1968

Courtesy of Robert Berbeck

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944,   Normandy  1944,   Biscay  1944

 

Laid down: 14 Jan 1960

Launched: 02 May 1962

Commissioned: 14 Sep 1963

Paid off for DELEX refit: 25 May 1983

DELEX refit complete: 13 Jan 1984

Re-commissioned: 13 Jan 1984

Paid off: 31 Jul 1992

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1994

 

A product of the Davie Shipbuilding Co., Lauzon, Qu'Appelle was commissioned on 14 Sep 1963, becoming a unit of Pacific Command the following spring. She was unique of her class, being fitted with a 3"50 calibre gun forward since the intended 3"70 calibre weapon was unavailable. On 28 Aug 1972, in company with Gatineau and Provider, she left Esquimalt on a four-month south Pacific cruise during which exercises were carried out with units of the Australian, New Zealand and U.S. navies. Qu'Appelle's DELEX refit was carried out between 25 May 1983 and 13 Jan 1984 by Burrard Yarrow at CFB Esquimalt. In the summer of 1986, with Yukon and Saskatchewan, she returned to Australia to attend ceremonies marking the 75th birthday of that country's navy. She was paid off on 31 Jul 1992 and sold in 1994 to a Chinese firm for $165,000.00 for breaking up.

 

RCN Memories:  Trick or Treat!!

 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos          The Ship's Bell

 

Crossing the Line (Equator) booklet - SAMPLOY 1989

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr A.G. Kilpatrick, RCN - 14 Sep 1963 - 28 Aug 1965

Cdr H.D. Joy, RCN - 28 Aug 1965 - 16 Jan 1967

Cdr R. Ratcliffe, RCN - 16 Jan 1967 - 16 Dec 1968

Cdr John (Jock) Allan - 16 Dec 1968 - 28 Jul 1970

Cdr John Rodocanachi - 28 Jul 1970 - 08 May 1972

Cdr Roger Douglas C. Sweeny - 08 May 1972 - 22 Jan 1973

LCdr John Harwood, RCN - Temporary Commander in 1973 - dates unknown

Cdr J.L. Creech - 22 Jan 1973 - 02 Jul 1973

Cdr James Douglas Sine - 02 Jul 1973 - 14 Feb 1974

Cdr Russell Frederick Choat - 14 Feb 1974 - 19 Sep 1975

Cdr Keith Murray Young - 19 Sep 1975 - 04 Aug 1976

Cdr Richmond Hill Kirby - 04 Aug 1976 - 25 Jan 1977

Cdr Jacques Joseph Chouinard - 25 Jan 1977 - 04 Oct 1978

Cdr Jan Jansz Drent - 04 Oct 1978 - 28 Jul 1980

Cdr Robert John Luke - 28 Jul 1980 - 12 Jul 1982

Cdr Harold Lindsay Davies - 12 Jul 1982 - 11 Jul 1983

Cdr James Malcolm Bishop - 11 Jul 1983 - 01 Jun 1985

Cdr D.J. McLean - 01 Jun 1985 - 24 Apr 1986

LCdr W.J. Poole - 24 Apr 1986 - 01 Aug 1986

Cdr D.C. Beresford-Green - 01 Aug 1986 - 20 Jun 1988

Cdr W. Johnston - 20 Jun 1988 - 13 Jul 1990

Cdr J.G.V. Tremblay - 13 Jul 1990 - 15 Jul 1991

Cdr B.F. Lofthouse - 15 Jul 1991 - 31 Jul 1992

 


 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

CAMPBELL, A. Stanley

AB.ER, C.A.F.

Lost at sea - 28 Oct 1978

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

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Former Crew Members  //  *SH = names and approximate time of service in HMCS Qu'Appelle provided by Steve Hlasny

 

Ackerman, LSVS - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Allan, C2HT - 1966-1970 (*SH)

 

Anderson, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Atkins, Bill, PO2SN - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Baduik, LSER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Bakody, David, LS.ER3

 

Balfour, Lt (N), NavO - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Baltimore, P1RM - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Bazin, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Becevel, Michael, Radioman

 

Beech, P1HT - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Berbeck, Robert, Feb 1964 - Dec 1964 / Sep 1967 - Sep 1968

 

Bernie, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Bernier, P1 - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Biccum, ABRP - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Boda, LSBN - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Boomer, Gus, P1FC - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Braithwaite, Lt (N), Navo - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Brown, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Brown, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Brown, Gerry, P2RM - 1988 - 1990

 

Bucknell, Jim, ABSG - 1975

 

Bullen, P2SW - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Burt, LSRP - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Buxton, Tom, P2PW - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Campbell, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Campbell-Hope, P1SN - 1966-1970 (*SH)

 

Cardinal, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Carpenter, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Catchpole, P1ER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Caught, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Challanger, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Chalmers, P1ER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Chan, P2HT - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Christie, P1ER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Clawson, ABBN - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Coleman, LSSG - 1975

 

Collins, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Cook, PO1 - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Corniel, LCdr - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Crighton, LS - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Cross, P2WS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Dale, Les (Rosey), Yeoman

 

Dalsin, P2WU - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Dankwerth, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Davidge, A., C2RP - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Davidson, John, C2RT - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Davies, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Davoren, John, P2HT - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Dawson, Larry, SN, RCN

 

Dockstader, C., P1WU - 1966-1970 (*SH)

 

Donaldson, LSSG - 1975

 

Eaton, P1ER - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Edwards, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Elliot, P1ER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Ellis, Mike - Jun 1973 - Jan 1974

 

Estes, LCdr - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Fish, AB - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Fort, Jean-Marc, Rad Sea 251 - 1979-1981

 

Fransiden, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Freeman, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Fullaway, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Garbett, Jim, P2RP - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Garrioch, P1ET - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Gent, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Gibbon, George, ABRM - 1968-1970 (*SH)

Gibson, LSNS - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Gray, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Gudgeon, Lt (N) - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Haas, Russel, C2ET - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Hamillton, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hammond, Al, P1ET - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Hamor, P1CK - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hanna, Kevin, CPO2, Bos'n - 1989

 

Hannem, Dallas, RP - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hargraves, (Moose), P1SM - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Harpham, Barry, P2RC - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hendy, P1ER - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hill, (Bunker), P2RP - 1966-1970 (*SH)

 

Hill, (Bunker), P2RP - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hisette, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hlasny, Steve, P2RT - 1966-1970 (*SH)

 

Hleucka, LSWS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hogan, P1AW - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Holland, LSET - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hood, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hooper, C1, Cox'n - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Hope, LCDR - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Jenkins, P1BN - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Johnson, Claire, P2ER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Johnson, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Johnston, R.J., P2NWT - Aug 1990 - Apr 1992

 

Jordan, P1RT - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Joss, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Kallstrom, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Kennedy Ray, LSER - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Knox, LSBN - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Kolesar, CPO - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Kolson H., LSBN - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Lamarche, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Larcheveque, Richard, Sig - Mar 1973 - Dec 1973

 

Latham, LSER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

LeBoultillier, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Lefler H., LSRP - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Lister, Ken, P1ER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Logan H., LSRP - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Lumley, Doug, ABWS - 1968-1971

 

Macadam, LS - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

MacDonald, LS - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Madden, Lt (N) - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Malcomson, Al, FC - 1967 - 1968

 

Martel, Raynald, SN - 1969 - 1971

 

Martin, P2RM - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Mayo, P2NS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

McCabe, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

McKeough, Slt - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

McLellan, P2CK - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

McClellan, Russ, PO2, Sig 

 

McNee, LSNS - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

McTavish, Jim, P2RP - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Merrill, LSWS - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Murphy, C2SG - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Murray, Bil, P1MA - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Neufeld, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Odale, Slt - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Oke, LSET - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Oke, LSHT - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Orr, Bob, P2BN - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Palle, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Palmer, P2SW - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Pascoe, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Pearson, Jim, P2SN - 1968-1970 (*SH)

Penny, C2ET - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Perissini, Lou, C2ER - 1966-1970 (*SH)

 

Pfister, P1 - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Phillips, Joe, P2SN - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Plewa, A., LSSW - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Potter, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Preece, Raymond, P2ET - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Pressley, P1ER - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Provan, LSWS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Pye, Eric, AB.SG - 1970-1973

 

Quackenbush, LSCK - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Rand, C2RM - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Randall, Milton, P2FC - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Reddick, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Regan, CPO.ER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Reil, Joe, P2ER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Renault, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Richardson, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Richardson, P1SW - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Richardson, P2SW - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Rodrigue, Denis P. - Served in Qu'Appelle c1972-73 as an OS.ET and in 1986 as a MS/P2ET.

 

Rosenfeld, P2RM - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Rostek, Art, P2BN - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Ruppell, LSSG - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Saari, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Salter, LSST - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Schauer, Ralph P2ER - 1966-1970 (*SH)

 

Schmidt, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Scott, LS - 1966-1970 (*SH)

 

Sears, George, P1FC - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Sears, Robert, P1WS - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Seeburger, Mark

 

Selesky, Brian, P2EG - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Senft, LSET - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Sereda, P2ET - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Shaw, Bill, C2BN - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Shields, Jim, P2WS - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Sleeman, PO1 - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Sparrow, Ken, P2ER, 39776E (crew photo 1970)

 

Spooner, Sydney, LSER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

St Dennis, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Stark, Ed, P1RT - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Steel, LCdr - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Stenson, Al., P1ER 1966-1968 (*SH) / C1ER - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Stepkala, C2CK - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Stringer, Art, PO.WR - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Sutton, LS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Tatton, C2AM - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Taylor, P2NS - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Thomas, Dave (Sam), C1BN, Cox'n - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Thompson, George, P2SG - 1975

 

Tinnion, Jack, PO.RM / RS EW - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Todd, C2 - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Topping, LSBN - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Trimboli, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Turner, C2 - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Vessey, P1 - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Walker, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Ward, C1ER - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Webb, P1ER - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Weeks, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Willard, OSSG - 1975

 

Williams, AB - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Wills, Al, FC - Feb 1974 - Feb 1976  /  Jul 1979 - Jul 1980

 

Winder, LSRP - 1968-1970 (*SH)

 

Young, Bob, LSRP - 1966-1970 (*SH)

 

Zilinsky, ABWU - 1966-1968 (*SH)

 

Zomar, OSSG - 1975

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

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(SH01) The Legend of Qu'Appelle's Name  (SH02) Newspaper article on HMCS Saskatchewan and HMCS Qu'Appelle departing for the Far East Cruise, Sep 1963 (SH03) Map of the 1963 Far East Cruise  (SH04) HMCS Qu'Appelle 264  (SH05) HMCS Qu'Appelle 264 departing for the Far East, 1968  (SH06) P2LT Steve Hlasny on Midway Island, Apr 1968  (SH07) A Gooney Bird on Midway Island, Apr 1968  (SH08) HMCS Qu'Appelle approaching RFA Tidereach for a RAS, Apr 1968

 

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(SH09) HMCS Qu'Appelle conducting a RAS with a RFA Tidereach, Apr 1968  (SH10) King Neptune's Court on HMCS Qu'Appelle on the occasion of crossing the Equator 14 May 1968  (SH11) Crossing the Line on HMCS Qu'Appelle, 14 May 1968. PO2 Steve Hlasny dressed as a Fijian  (SH12) Crossing the Line on HMCS Qu'Appelle, 14 May 1968 - Neptune's Barbers  (SH13)  Crossing the Line on HMCS Qu'Appelle, 14 May 1968 - "Police Chief" George Sears and PO2 Steve Hlasny (SH14) Crossing the Line on HMCS Qu'Appelle, 14 May 1968 - Tadpole Selesky (foreground)  (SH15) Crossing the Line on HMCS Qu'Appelle, 14 May 1968 - PO2 Steve Hlasny  (SH16) Crossing the Line on HMCS Qu'Appelle, 14 May 1968 - The Bears - Jim Beech (left) and Eliott

 

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(SH17) Crossing the Line Certificate, 14 May 1968 for Steve Hlasny  (SH18) HMCS Qu'Appelle, 10 Mess (PO2s) Party, Hong Kong, 1968  (SH19) Ceremony held at Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong on the vist of HMCS Qu'Appelle and HMCS Saskatchewan  (SH20) L-R: Richardson, Steve Hlasny, McTavish, Hammond, Jordon - Hong Kong, June1968  (SH21) L-R: Palmer, Andy Anderson, Clair Johnson - Japan, June 1968  (SH22) 2nd Canadian Escort Squadron - Capt. R.C.K. Peers, Commander 2nd Canadian Escort Squadron - HMCS Saskatchewan 262 with HMCS Restigouche 257 in background. Photo taken from HMCS Qu'Appelle 264  (SH23) HMCS Qu'Appelle fueling from USS Chemung AOR-30  (SH24) Lifeguard ship for the fueling off USS Hollister

 

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(SH25) HMCS Qu'Appelle, 10 Mess (PO2s) Party, Hong Kong, 1968

 

Back Row - Bill Murray,  Art Stringer,  Andy Anderson,  Russ McClellan,  Dalsin,  Palmer,  Bullen

4th Row - Ed Durdle,  Clair Johnson

3rd Row - Bill Atkin,  Joe Reil,  Joe Phillips,  John Davoren,  Art Rostek

2nd Row - Tom Buxton,  Stven Hlasny,  Frank Frast,  Ralph,  Shauer

Front Row - Brian Selesky,  Jim Shields

 

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(SH26) Fueling position during RAS with USS Chemung, Cox'n CPO1 Sam  (SH27) Fueling position during RAS with USS Chemung, Buffer, PO1 BN Jenki  (SH28) HMCS Qu'Appelle 264 conducting a Jackstay transfer with HMCS Saskatchewan 262. Photo taken from HMCS Qu'Appelle  (SH29) HMCS Qu'Appelle 264 conducting a Jackstay transfer with HMCS St. Croix 256. Photo taken from HMCS Qu'Appelle  (SH30) Crossing the Line Certificate for Steve Hlasny, ANZAC Cruise - 20 Sep 1969, Longitude 152 W  (SH31) King Neptune's Court - Crossing the Line, HMCS Qu'Appelle, 20 Sep 1969  (SH32) L-R: Capt. Peers, Cdr J. Allan and LCdr Godbout  (SH33) King Neptune - PO1 Garrioch

 

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(SH34) Tadpole being initiated  (SH435 Qu'Appelle approaches the Island of Tahiti  (SH36) 2nd Squadron alongside Tahiti  (SH37) French frigate Pretot alongside Tahiti  (SH38) HMNZS Anzac (II) and British frigate, Auckland, NZ  (SH39) Jackstay transfer of New Zeeland High Commissioner  (SH40) Entering Harbour, Sydney, Australia - Sydney Bridge in the background  (SH41) HMCS Qu'Appelle exercising with RFA Tidereach

 

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(SH42) Fueling stations - Bill Shaw, Ken Irvine on right side of photo  (SH43) Helo delivers mail to HMCS Qu'Appelle  (SH44) HMNZS Anzac, Sydney, Australia  (SH45) HMCS Saskatchewan, HMCS Qu'Appelle, HMCS St Croix, Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney, NSW, Australia  (SH46-SH47) Tonga Currency  (SH48) Heading home ... Volleyball game in progress  (SH49) Barbeque - Hleuka, Bobby Orr (not Mr. H)

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

HMCS Qu'Appelle DDE 264 taken in Dublin, Ireland in October 1973

 

NOTE:  There is an interesting story behind that port visit during Eastland 1973. I was on the Qu'Appelle at that time. I took that picture. The day we sailed from Dublin to return to slacker was no different from any other day. But, sailing out of our berth and turn the ship around to proceed out of harbour was quite a task for the CO. To make a long story short. As we started manoeuvering out of position the CO had to turn the ship almost like on a dime. Directly behind our stern there was a mobile crane. We hit the jetty with the stern directly in front of the crane. As we hit the jetty the crane started to oscillate back and forth on the cradle. We thought for a while that the crane would collapse on Qu'Appelle's quarterdeck. It would have be a catastrophic day. But, the crane ended up stabilizing itself. The crane operator was in its cabin when it happened. He didn't know which way to go. I could see it all from the flag deck. Good old days.

 

Courtesy of Richard Larcheveque


Crossing the Line card and certificate for CPO2 Hanna, HMCS Qu'Appelle, May 1989

From the collection of CPO1 Keith Hanna, ret'd

Courtesy of Kevin Hanna

Crossing the Line, HMCS Qu'Appelle, May 1989

From the collection of CPO1 Keith Hanna, ret'd

Courtesy of Kevin Hanna

HMCS Qu'Appelle 264 - date unknown

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

 

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