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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

Frank Curry

 

Leading Seaman, Submarine Detector, RCNVR

 

Died: 2014 age 94

 

CURRY, Frank - a veteran of the Battle of the Atlantic and a prolific writer and life - long walker, died in Ottawa at age 94. Frank joined Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in October 1940 and served in HMCS Kamsack, as an Asdic operator on escort duty in the North Atlantic. Promoted to Leading Seaman in June 1943 he then joined the crew of the Bangor mine sweeper, HMCS Caraquet, which patrolled the mid - ocean off Halifax and later the English Channel and vicinity until demobilization in October 1945. He wrote about his wartime experiences, “War at Sea: A Canadian Seaman in the North Atlantic” (that included serving in a corvette), and “A Lifetime of Walking” that chronicle his world - wide travels. He was predeceased by brothers John, Nat and Ed and sisters Patricia and Edna, and is survived by wife Mary, children Frances, Sean and Nathan and brother Bill.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS KAMSACK

HMCS CARAQUET

 

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