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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


Dalton Albert Kaye


Telegraphist, V64114, RCNVR


Born: 11 Jul 1924, Toronto, Ontario


Died: 05 Aug 1962, Toronto, Ontario


KAYE, Dalton Albert - Stricken with a heart attack while at work at Northern Electric, Dalton Albert Kaye, 52 Bertram Blvd., died in Toronto General Hospital on Sunday. He was in his 39th year. He had been living in Belleville for the past 14 years, where he was a member of St. Margaret's-on-the-Hill Anglican Church. He had been a popular member of the SPEBQSA for the past twelve years. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Joan Brayman, and four children, Gregory, Kerry, Cindy and Steven; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kaye of Toronto, and four brothers, Theodore of Simcoe, Mervin, Kelvin and Ronald, all of Toronto. The funeral will be held at St. Mark's Church, Toronto, on Wednesday. A memorial service will be held at St. Margaret's-on-the-Hill this evening.


Note: SPEBQSA - stands for "Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America"


Ships served in:

HMCS YORK - Enlisted 16 Jan 1943. Active service 25 Jul 1943

HMCS MONTCALM - 30 Jul 1943 - 14 Sep 1943

HMCS ARNPRIOR - Serve in Arnprior 14 Oct 1944 - 04 Jan 1945 as a Tel, RCNVR

ML Q111 - Served in Q111 01 Feb 1945 - 08 Feb 1945 as a Tel, RCNVR

HMCS PARRY SOUND - Served in Parry Sound 21 Feb 1945 - 13 Jun 1945 as a Tel, RCNVR

HMCS YORK - 31Aug 1945. Demobilized 16 Oct 1945


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(1) Portrait of Seaman Kaye  (2-5) Certificate of Service  (6) Dalton's ID card  (7-8) Tel Kaye onboard ship (either Arnprior or Parry Sound)


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(9-10) Dalton (right) and his brother Theodore who was a stoker  (11) The Kaye brothers - Theodore, Dalton, Kelvin, Mervin & Ronald (young lad in front) - unknown Air Force type, centre rear.  (12) Dalton's youngest brother - Ronald Kaye  (13) Dalton and his mother Beatrice Kaye  (14) Dalton (right) and unidentified friend  (15) Unidentified person holding a life vest  (16) Unidentified sailors ashore



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Sailors, Wrens and children, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

(17) Diamond War Memorial, Londonderry, Northern Ireland


Historical note:  Erected in 1927, the Diamond War Memorial is located on The Diamond in the centre of Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is dedicated to the citizens of the city who lost their lives while in military service during World War I.


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(23 ) Castle along the Foyle River, Northern Ireland  (24-29) Sailors ashore in Northern Ireland  (30 ) Souvenir from the Atlantic Bar. Londonderry, Northern Ireland



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St. John's, Newfoundland

(31) Transiting the Narrows, St John's, Nfld - looking at the south side of the Narrows  (32) The Narrows, St John's, Nfld with anti-submarine boom net protecting the harbour - looking at the north side of the Narrows. Cabot Tower visible atop Signal Hill  (33-34) View of the waterfront of St. John's, Nfld from a ship anchored in harbour



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Postcards that Dalton collected during his travels

(35) Hazelwood, Belfast, Northern Ireland  (36) Royal Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland  (37) Gourock & Argyllshire Hill from Greenock, Scotland  (38) The Steps, Bellevue, Belfast, Northern Ireland  (39) City hall from east, Belfast, Northern Ireland  (40) Donegall Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland  (41) Greenock, Scotland  (42) Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts



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HMC ASSINIBOINE I18 and her battle with U-210

The above photos from the collection of Dalton Kaye are official RCN photos that were taken during the battle between HMCS Assiniboine and German U-boat U-210. They were given out en masse as propaganda photos and appear in the collection of many sailors. Dalton did not served in HMCS Assiniboine.


(43-45) U-210 on the surface attempting to escape HMCS Assiniboine  (46) Damage control team fighting a fire on the boat deck of HMCS Assiniboine cause by gunfire from U-210  (47) U-210 just before being rammed by HMCS Assiniboine  (48) The battle won, boat crew of HMCS Assiniboine pick up survivors from U-210  (49) Lt Stubbs, CO, on the bridge of HMCS Assiniboine - battle damage can be seen on the face of Assiniboine's bridge  (50) The cost of victory - Ordinary Seaman Kenneth Watson, youngest rating on board, killed in action in the battle against U-210 on 06 Aug 1942, is buried at sea. He was hit twice while carrying ammunition to "A" gun.  These photos are also found on the page for HMCS Assiniboine.



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Torpedoed tanker burning and sinking - believed to be the tanker EMPIRE GOLD

In some of the photos you can see the convoy ships in the background.

(53) - Designated convoy rescue ship searching for survivors

These photos were also posted on the page for HMCS Parry Sound as she was a convoy escort for HX.348


Note: Convoy HX.348. Departed New York City on 03 Apr 1945 and arrived in Liverpool on 20 Apr 1945. The tanker EMPIRE GOLD, which was carrying petrol, was torpedoed and sunk by U-1107 on 18 Apr 1945.



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(60) Unknown corvette  (61) Conducting a stern fueling  (62) Article on the battleship HMS King George V  (63) Unidentified airman and soldier  (64-65) Newspaper articles on FO Robert Pridday receiving the DFC  (66) Robert Pridday, 1st on right  (67) Robert Pridday, 2nd from right


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(68) Inglis Ontario Roll of Honour listing those who served (up to 31 Dec 1943)  (69-70) Unknown event likely post war.









(DK001) Three Castle Class Corvettes alongside - HMCS ARNPRIOR K494 inboard. (believed to be St. John's, Nfld)

(DK002) Unidentified sailor on HMCS ARNPRIOR K494 holding ship's mascot

(DK003) Unidentified sailor on HMCS ARNPRIOR K494 holding ship's mascot

(DK004) Unidentified sailor on HMCS ARNPRIOR K494  (DK005) Unidentified sailor asleep on the deck on HMCS ARNPRIOR K494 (note: you learn to sleep when you get the chance)






(DK006) Unidentified sailors on HMCS ARNPRIOR K494

(DK007) Unidentified sailor on HMCS ARNPRIOR K494

(BK008) HMCS ARNPRIOR's shipboard newspaper - 25 Dec 1944 (Special Edition)

(DK009) HMCS ARNPRIOR's Dec 1944 Christmas Menu



(DK10) Dedication of the Chapel at HMCS CORNWALLIS 07 Dec 1943



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