In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

Mansel Heber (Jake) Delaney

 

Able Seaman, RCNVR

 

Born: 09 Apr 1921, Tillsonburg, Oxford Co., Ontario

 

Died: 19 Nov 1998

 

DELANEY, Mansel Heber - known as "Jake" - those no one knows why! He served Newfie-Derry run; was short patrol; and he was a ship's rum bos'n. He was in St. John's on the night that the Knights of Columbus Hostel caught fire (12 Dec 1942) killing 99 people, 80 who were military - injuring 109 others.  He was actually around the corner having a smoke with a buddy when the alarm went upÖa total nightmare that he didnít like to talk about. 

 

Ships served in:

HMCS ARVIDA

HMCS ROSTHERN

HMCS GIFFARD

 

(MD01) HMCS CORNWALLIS New Entry Course photo

at RCN Barracks Halifax

 

(MD02) HMCS CORNWALLIS divisions at RCN Barracks Halifax

 

MD03

MD04

MD05

(MD03-MD05) Unknown Sailors on HMCS GIFFARD K402

 

MD06

MD07

MD08

(MD06) Cdr Paul Cross, CO, HMCS ROSTHERN  (MD07) HMCS ROSTHERN K169 in the slips  (MD08) Unknown sailor by the screw of HMCS ROSTHERN K169

 

MD09

MD10

MD11

MD12

MD13

(MD09) M.H. "Jake" Delaney  (MD10-MD12 Unknown sailors  (MD11) Unknown sailor  (MD13) I.D. photo - PO Russ Kennedy, RCNVR, Coquitlam, BC (from St. Catharines, ON)

 

MD14

MD15

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MD17

MD18

(MD14) Father Hall  (MD15-MD16) Depth Charges exploding astern of unknown ship  (MD17) Diver climbing out of the water to a harbour craft  (MD18) Unknown CPO on either ARVIDA, GIFFARD

 

MD19

MD20

(MD19) Torpedoed merchant man in harbour at St. John's, Nfld  (MD20) Unknown sailor on the tug HMCS RADVILLE

 


 

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