Service information for: 

 

Peter Godwin Chance

 

Commander, O-13090, RCN

 

"A Sailor's Life 1920 - 1921" by Peter Godwin Chance (auto-biography)

 

Service info:

OTTAWA DIVISION RCNVR - Listed as a Midshipman, RCNVR (seniority 13 Jul 1939) (Navy List Oct 1939)

HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in St Laurent in 1939 as a Midshipman, RCNVR (The Nauticapedia)

* Training with the Royal Navy 14 Aug 1940, as Cadet, RCN.  Appointed Midshipman, RCN (seniority 01 Jan 1941) (Navy List Mar 1941)

HMS MAURITIUS - Served in Mauritius for sea training

HMS LIDISDALE - Served in Lidisdale in 1942

HMS ANSON - Served in Anson in 1942

HMCS SKEENA - Appointed to Skeena 08 Apr 1943 as a SLt, RCNVR (seniority 01Apr 1943) (Navy List Aug 1943). Appointed Lt, RCNVR (seniority 01 Feb 1944) Navy List May 1944). Survived the grounding / wreck of HMCS SKEENA on 25 Oct 1944

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax 29 Nov 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR (Navy List Jan 1945)

HMCS GATINEAU - Appointed to Gatineau as a Lt, RCNVR (Navy List Mar 1945)

HMCS CARLETON - Appointed to Carleton 18 Mar 1946 as a Lt, RCN, XO and Staff Officer (seniority 01 Feb 1944) (Navy List Jul 1946)

* Listed as training with the Royal Navy as a Lt, RCN (Navy List Jan 1948)

HMS DRYAD - Served in Dryad in 1947 for Long Navigation Course

HMS KETE - Served in Kete in 1947 for Air Controllers Course

HMCS MAGNIFICENT - Appointed to Magnificent 28 Apr 1948 as a Lt (ND), RCN (Navy List Jul 1948)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, Navigation Direction School 10 Oct 1949 as a Lt (ND), RCN (Navy List Jan 1950)

HMCS CAYUGA - Appointed to Cayuga 07 May 1951 as a Lt (ND), RCN (Navy List Jul 1951).  Appointed to LCdr (ND), RCN (seniority 01 Feb 1952) and re-appointed to Cayuga 16 Jun 1942 (Navy List Jul 1952)

HMCS ONTARIO - Appointed to Ontario 10 Aug 1952 as a LCdr (ND), RCN (Navy List Oct 1952)

NAVAL HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA - Appointed to NHQ Ottawa, Staff of director of Navigation and Direction 21 Sep 1953 as a LCdr (N), RCN (Navy List Jan 1954).  Appointed Staff Officer Navigation (Navy List Jul 1954).  Appointed Director of Navigation and Direction 27 Sep 1954 as a LCdr (N), RCN (Nay List Jul 1955)

HMCS OUTREMONT - Appointed to Outremont 08 May 1956 as an A/Cdr (N), RCN, CO (Navy List Jul 1956)

HMCS SIOUX - Appointed to Sioux 27 May 1957 as a Cdr, RCN (seniority 01 Jan 1957), CO (Navy List Jul 1957)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, OIC Navigation Direction School 03 Jul 1958 as a Cdr, RCN (Navy List Jan 1959)

HMCS SHEARWATER - Appointed to Shearwater 01 Apr 1960 as a Cdr, RCN (Navy List Jan 1961)  Appointed XO (Navy List Oct 1961)

TRI SERVICE - Appointed to Tri Service, Staff of Joint Staff NDHQ Ottawa 30 Jul 1962 as a Cdr, RCN (Navy List Oct 1962)

CANADIAN FORCES HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA - Appointed to CFHQ Ottawa, Deputy Secretary Defence Staff Administration 01 Dec 1964 as a Cdr, RCN (Navy List Apr 1965)

TRI SERVICE - Appointed to Tri Service, Staff of SACLANT as a Cdr, RCN (Navy List Oct 1965)

* Retired 1969

 

Peter and Margaret (Parker) Chance on their wedding day 13 Sep 1944

Margaret was a L/Tel in the WRNS

 


 

Brief biography of Peter Chance

 


 

Article on Peter Chance's 100th Birthday

Victoria Times Colonist 29 Nov 2020

 

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Gallery at CFB Esquimalt Museum named after Cdr (re'td) Peter Chance

Victoria Times Colonist, 03 Jan 2021

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