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Please keep in mind that some of the stories here are humourous and some of them are of a more serious nature where shipmates have lost a life while others may contain profanity.

 

Some of these events happened 70 plus years ago and may not be 100% historically accurate - they are from our memories as we remember them. 

 

A Christmas Memory

 

A Christmas Poem at Sea

 

A Cornwallis Birthday

 

A Final Visit

 

A Gale of a Time 

 

A Gift Remembered - A Sailor not Forgotten

 

A Good Deed Remembered

 

A Lost Comrade

 

A Princess was born

 

A Middle Watch on the Bonnie

 

A Sailor's Tale: From Ansell to Infinity

 

A Sea King and a Kiwi

 

A Storm and a Dye Marker

 

A Survivor's Memories - HMCS Magog

 

A Survivor's Memories - HMCS Magog

 

A very short sail with a lifetime of memories

 

A Wee Bit Ahead

 

A Whale's Tail

 

Algonquin's Last Hurrah

 

Algonquin's Navigator Speaks Out

 

Away Sea Boats Crew!

 

Abandon Ship!!

 

Algonquin's race to the fueling jetty

 

An audience with the Pope

 

An Ontario Christmas - 1950

 

Beards, Beer and Mopeds (in Bermuda)

 

Beer Stores Secure

 

Big Bird

 

Brace for Shock!!

 

Camp No Name, Labrador

 

Changing a light bulb

 

Christmas gifts  for HMCS Springhill

 

CFB Trenton EOD Trip

 

D-Day on LCI(C)-295

 

Don't Bend the Bollards

 

Don't forget to turn off the power!!

 

Fire Fire Fire!! ... well kind of

 

Fire in the Galley

 

First Breakfast at Sea

 

Fleet Regetta - 1952

 

Flour Bombs Away!!

 

Fond Memories

 

Going Ashore, D-Day Plus 7

 

Gut Instincts or Don't forget the funnel covers

 

Hard a Port ... OUCH!!!!

 

Haircuts or Chastity Belts

 

Hands to Breakfast

 

Hands to Dinner

 

Heart of the Fleet

 

Helicopter Flying off Bermuda

 

Hide and Seek at Sea

 

HMCS Cap de la Madeleine 2 - Subs - 0

 

HMCS Cornwallis

 

HMCS Huron Aground off Korea

 

HMCS Longueuil - V.E. Day in Newfie John

 

HMCS Quinte's Kisby Ring

 

How I Met My Wife

 

How to Lose Track of an Aircraft Carrier

 

I found a Soviet sub!

 

In memory of a veteran - John Lipton

 

Just Another Day in the Canadian Navy

 

Last Man On Board

 

Last North Atlantic Convoy

 

Life on a WW 2 Frigate

 

Lost at Sea - LSWU Olan

 

Mademoiselle, Matelot & the Poodle

 

Malaspina Memories

 

Man Overboard!! - HMCS Bonaventure

 

Man Overboard!! - HMCS Provider

 

Man Overboard!! - HMCS Restigouche

 

Mediterranean Mooring

 

Memoirs of a Boy Seaman

 

Memories of my Time in the Navy

 

Memories of the Maggie

 

Mines off Korea

 

My China Plate - A tribute to Gilles Doutre

 

My First Ship

 

My First Voyage (on HMCS Iroquois)

 

My Return to Canada - Donald McIntosh

 

My Time on Haida

 

My Time On Vicky

 

Naval Air Recollections

 

Naval Stores Nightmares

 

New England Boiled Dinner

 

Not with my ship!

 

On the Upper Decks on D-Day

 

Only in England!!

 

OPS Room Oooops

 

Out of Bounds to Unauthorized Personnel!

 

Pipes to be remembered

 

Plymouth Fury

 

Port 10

 

Prepare to be Boarded!

 

Radio Check - Over

 

Recollections of an Air Electrician

 

Remembrance

 

"Remembrance" is not just about "Over there"

 

Remembering Donald Metcalfe - HMCS Athabaskan G07

 

Remembering Joe Urie, LSBN

 

Remembering Morley Haynes, Stoker 1c, RCNVR

 

Remembering Stoker Ernest Albert Leyland

 

Roach Zappers

 

Secure for heavy seas

 

Shanghaied in Rome

 

Shore Patrol

 

Should I stay or should I go

 

Speaking of anchors and chains ...

 

Splice the Mainbrace

 

Steering a Zig Zag Course

 

Standby to launch C.O.

Standby to M-Bare-Ass the Admiral

 

Stranded

 

Remembering the Heroes of D-Day

 

Rustyguts

 

Salvaging the SS Imperial Transport

 

Sarnia sails with WRENS ... and a wife

 

Saved by a cuppa coffee

 

Shock Trial Memories - HMCS Iroquois

 

Slow ahead on port, Sir

 

Sub Busters

 

Surrender of U-190 to HMCS Thorlock

 

Sussexvale's Missing Helm

 

Target Practice Gone Wrong

 

The Battle of St. Margaret's Bay

 

The Big "O's" Guns

 

The Cap

 

The Commodore and the Pickled Eggs

 

The Cook and the Duty Watch

 

The Final Shutdown - HMCS Kootenay 258

 

The Great Imposter

 

The Great Rum Robbery

 

The Grounding of HMCS Joliette K418

 

The Loss of HMCS Skeena

 

The Minesweeper and the Yacht

 

The Padre and the Valium

 

The Party Boat

 

The Pickle's C.O.

 

The Picnic

 

The Portuguese Revolution

 

The Rat Patrol

 

The sinking of U-845

 

The Storm

 

The Unsinkable Pickle

 

The XO's Cap

 

There's a Moose in my tub

 

This is a raid!!

 

Three Shipmates Remembered - The Crash of HMCS Nipigon's Sea King

 

Toronto win the cup

 

Trials and Tribulations

 

Trick or Treat!!

 

Trip to England - 1968

 

True Integration in the CF

 

Unwanted Guests

 

Visit with the dentist

 

Wartime Memories - George (Red) MacNair

 

Wartime Memories - Larry Costello

 

Wartime Memories - Nicholas Vukson

 

Wartime memories from a sailors daughter

 

Wartime memories on HMCS Swansea K328

 

Weapons Cleaning

 

What if?

 

Where's my RHIB?

 

Why I Miss the Navy

 

72 Hours Leave!!

 

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