HMCS RAINBOW 75

 

USN Tench Class Submarine

 


 

HMCS Rainbow 75

 

Laid down: 28 Jun 1944

Launched: 01 Oct 1944

Commissioned: 15 Jan 1945

Paid off: 02 Dec 1968

Acquired by the RCN: 02 Dec 1968

Commissioned: 02 Dec 1968

Paid off: 31 Dec 1974

Returned to the USN: 31 Dec 1974

Fate: Scrapped in 1977

Ship's sponsor: Mrs. H.C. O'Brian

 

Commissioned on 15 Jan 1945 as USS Argonaut SS 475. As USS Argonaut, she had been launched in 1944, in time to carry out one war patrol from Pearl Harbor in Jun 1945. After the war she operated out of New London, Ct., from 1946 to 1955, undergoing modification in 1952 to what the USN calls Guppy configuration. She was paid off on 02 Dec 1968 and purchased from the USN. HMCS Rainbow was commissioned on 02 Dec 1968. She served in the RCN until paid off on 31 Dec 1974. She was returned to the USN in 1974 and broken up in 1977.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Commissioning book          The Ship's Bell          Welcome Aboard Pamphlet

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr L.C. Falstrem, RCN - 02 Dec 1968 - 01 Apr 1970

Lt / LCdr Raymond Charles Hunt - 01 Apr 1970 - 01 Jul 1972

LCdr Clifford James Crow - 01 Jul 1972 - 01 Aug 1973

LCdr Lloyd Barnes - 01 Aug 1973 - 31 Dec 1975

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

(CC) = Commissioning Crew 02 Dec 1968

 

Abraham, John M. 

 

Batchelor, B.J., PO2 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Boone, A.R., AB - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Bowcott, J., PO1 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Brower-Berkhoven, Isaac., PO2 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Brown, R.G., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Brycadyr, D.M., PO2 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Cairns, H.S., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Campbell, M.J., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Capron, K.G., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Cermak, Richard A., AB - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Conroy, R.D., PO2 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Costello, G.C., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Cox, M.E., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Davie, E.E., Lt - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Deen, N.D., PO2 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Demers, E., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Dunn, Mike Anthony, ET

 

Emery, R., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

Evans, David John - 1971 - 1974

 

Fairburn, S.G., AB - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Farrell, S.R., PO2 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Golia, G.W., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Goodman, J., AB - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Griffith, D., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Harrison, D., LT - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Hedley, T.E., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Hills, Brian L., AB - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Holm, H.R., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Jensen, W.A., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Jennines, S., PO2 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Lord, N.K., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

MacKay, H.I., PO1 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

McCallum, R.D., CPO - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

McLean, G.I., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

McNee, W.K., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Meggitt, A., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Michon, E.F., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

Nesbit, K.G., Lt - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Oakley, C.C., Lt - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Ormsby, C., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Parker, M.R., AB - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Peters, R.E., PO2 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Phillpot, J.W., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Power, J.C., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Puff, W.H., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Rose, C.C., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Scott, J.M., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Shaw, G., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Siemens, R.D., PO1 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Sloan, J.J., CPO - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Thomson, D.D., PO1 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Trask, J.K., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Unischewsei, S.C., PO2 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Vadeboncoeur, S.C., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Wilson, R.C., PO2 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Wilson, T.E., LS - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 

Young, R.H., PO1 - 02 Dec 1968 (CC)

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

The crew of HMCS Rainbow after a hunting and fishing expedition

 

           

 

Courtesy of Shannon Fuller

HMCS Rainbow

 

Courtesy of Shannon Fuller

Red Deer Goes To Sea

 

Article on two former Red Deer, Alberta residents serving in HMCS RAINBOW - AB Brian Hills and AB Richard A. Cermak

 

Courtesy of Brian Hills

 

 


 

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