HMCS WOLF Z16

 

Armed Yacht

 


 

HMCS WOLF Z16

 


 

Launched: 1915

Commissioned: 02 Oct 1940

Paid off: 16 May 1945

Fate: Wrecked 11 Oct 1947

 

Aged 25 years at the time of her commissioning on 02 Oct 1940, WOLF spent the entire war as a member of Esquimalt Force, at first on training and patrol duty and then, from Sep 1943, as an examination vessel.  Paid off on 16 May 1945, she was sold in 1946 to become the merchant vessel Gulf Stream.  She was wrecked off Power River, B.C., on October 11, 1947.

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt John Alexander Gow, RCNR - 02 Oct 1940 - 21 Apr 1941

CH/Skpr James McNeil Richardson, RCNR - 22 Apr 1941 - 18 Sep 1941

Skpr/Lt Walter Raymond Chaster, RCNR - 06 Oct 1941 - 21 Apr 1943

Skpr/Lt George Francis Cassidy, RCNR - 22 Apr 1943 - 22 May 1943

Skpr/Lt Walter Raymond Chaster, RCNR - 23 May 1943 - 16 May 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Ballantyne, William Hamilton Melrose, Mate, RCNR - 07 Jul 1942

 

Douglas, Jack, SLt, RCNVR - 23 Apr 1943

 

Gibson, Walter James, Skpr, RCNR - 22 Apr 1943

Hodgins, Barrie Lyall, SLt, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1944

 

LaCouvee, Reginald James, Lt (E), RCNR - Jan 1945

 

McKenzie, Gordon Booth, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 01 Apr 1943

Robinson, Frederick Miles, Skpr, RCNR - 27 May 1941 / Skpr, RCNR - 22 Jul 1942

 

Tribe, Walter John, Skpr, RCNR - Jan 1944

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS WOLF Z16

 

RCN Photo

 

Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum 

HMCS WOLF Z16

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

HMCS WOLF Z16

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

On the fo'c's'le of HMCS WOLF, looking aft

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

Lt Fricke on HMCS WOLF

From the collection of Laurence (Larry) Fricke

Courtesy of Linda Carleton

The wreck of the MV Gulf Stream near Savary Island, British Columbia

Source: Diving Wrecks off Vancouver Island

Credit: Vancouver Maritime Museum

 


 

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(WD08) Unknown sailor playing Monopoly on HMCS WOLF

(WD09) Water spout from possible detonation of explosives somewhere in coastal BC

(WD10) HMCS WOLF with whale turned out and ready for use

(WD11) Cook on HMCS WOLF taking a break

(WS12) Sailor on HMCS WOLF taking a depth sounding

 

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Sans Peur

(WD13) Mountain believed to be on Vancouver Island - possibly Golden Hinde

(WD14) Unknown sailor on HMCS WOLF

(WD15) Saw mill at Powell River, BC seen from the bridge of HMCS WOLF

(WD16) Sailors relaxing on the quarterdeck of HMCS WOLF

(WD17) HMCS SANS PEUR seen across the jetty from HMCS WOLF

 

 

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(WD18) HMCS CRUSADER Z13 seen from HMCS WOLF

 

From the collection of William (Bill) Dougall, LTO (LP), RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Grant Dougall

 


 

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