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HMCS CRUSADER R20 / 228

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HMCS Crusader's bell located at St Paul's High School, Winnipeg MB

 

Crusader's bell is on display in the school's library with the ship's badge and a memorial booklet from when the bell was present to the school. St. Paul's High School also has a memorial wall dedicated to their students who served in all branches of the Canadian military - some having made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

 

 

            

 

           

 

Names engraved on this bell

 

1st Column

 

Theresa Lamont Milne - 24 Jun 1951

Terence Richard Baker - 24 Jun 1951

Gerald Frederick Williams - 24 Jun 1951

Wendy Lynn Pearson - (no date)

Patricia Sisley Tanner - 12 Jul 1953

Margaret Jean Crothers - 30 Aug 1953

Robert Allan Rose - 20 Sep 1953

Michael Peter Kereiff - 31 Oct 1954

Heather Diane Jamieson - 31 Oct 1954

Danny Elwood Rickett - 31 Oct 1954

David Allison Fraser - 29 Jun 1957

Deanna Lyn Harper - 01 Sep 1957

Gail Lucill Astles - 04 May 1958

Kieth Craig Chandler - 04 May 1958

Kevin O'Hara Huxtable - 04 May 1958

John Paul harvey Kingston - 04 May 1958

Margaret Rosemary Bradley - 22 Jun 1958

Patrick Michael Saunders - 06 Jul 1958

Barbara Elizabeth Fraser - 13 Jul 1958

Richard Carl Randy - 13 Jul 1958

 

2nd Column

 

Samuel Morris Sellars - 04 Sep 1955

Terence Michael McKay - 13 May 1955

 

HMCS Crusader R20 tied up with the reserve fleet in Esquimalt, 1947 with CNAV Laymore in the foreground

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

It is not known if these two photos are our HMCS Crescent or HMCS Crusader - circa 1950

From the collection of William C. Dziadyk

Courtesy of Bill Dziadyk

HMCS Crusader's baseball team - circa 1951-1953

 

Harry Driemel - standing, 4th from right

 

From the collection of Harry Driemel

Courtesy of Daryl Driemel

HMCS Crusader's baseball team - circa 1951-1953

 

Front (L-R):  Howe, Norman Louchie, P2RC;  McLean, Forbes (Fuzz), P2SM;  Hatten, Gordon Daryl, P2SM;  Driemel Harry, P2SM;  Dawson, R.R., P2PTI

Rear (L-R):  Unknown;  Reynolds, Harry, AB.NQ;  Unknown;  Booth, Alan, Lt;  Tudor, Maurice (Moe), P2ET;  Hill, David (Bunker) AB.VS1;  Unknown

 

From the collection of Harry Driemel

Courtesy of Daryl Driemel

Engineers posing for a photo on HMCS Crusader circa 1951-1953

 

Harry Driemel - rear, right

 

From the collection of Harry Driemel

Courtesy of Daryl Driemel

Engineroom Blue Watch, HMCS Crusader, Korea 1952

John Adderson, front 1st on left, with ball cap. John Wilson, 2nd row, 2nd from left.  Joe Harris, back row, 3rd from left.  Harry Driemel, back row, 4th from left

From the collection of Harry Driemel

Courtesy of Daryl Driemel

HMCS Crusader R20 circa 1950-1952

From the collection of Gordon Howard

HMCS Crusader conducting full power trials, May 1952 - speed 36.9 knots

 

"We were the fastest destroyer at that time. One CO of the American Squadron asked our CO if we could keep up, and he said Yes and then some."

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader readies to depart "C" jetty, Esquimalt, for Korean theatre - 25 May 1952

 

   

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader Daily orders for 04 Jul 1952 during Korean deployment

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Athabaskan and HMCS Crusader, Kure, Japan - 02 Apr 1953

 

"Side by side at a jetty in Kure, Japan, are HMC Ships Athabaskan (left) and Crusader, while their ship's companies unite in divisions alongside. The Crusader, a Crescent class destroyer, has been in Korean waters for eight months, while the Athabaskan, Canadian-built Tribal class destroyer, is on her third tour of Korean duty."

 

DND / RCN photo

From the collection of Donald Lory

Courtesy of Stuart Lory

Souvenirs from the 1953-1953 Korean tour

 

       

 

Courtesy of Steven Hlasny

HMCS Crusader returns to Esquimalt 1964

Source: Library and Archives of Canada MIKAN no. 4377111

HMCS Crusader 228 off Portsmouth

Source: the flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

HMCS Crusader 

Quarter Master, Bosn Mate and two Able Seamen

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

HMCS Crusader - 40mm Bofors

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

HMCS Crusader "UP Spirits"

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

VDS (Variable Depth Sonar) on HMCS Crusader

Courtesy of Peter Magwood

 

Sailors of HMCS Crusader

 

                 

 

(1) (L-R) Pinkus, McIsaac and Hlasny, on HMCS Crusader, Jul 1952   (2) Steve Hlasny (L) and John Parent, on HMCS Crusader, Jul 1952   (3) ABNQ Bill Jesney on HMCS Crusader   (4) AB Steve Hlasny, "X" gun, HMCS Crusader, 1952   (5) LS Lanky Inouye, HMCS Crusader, 1952   (6) Cliff Bulme (L) and Steve Hlasny, Yokosuka drydock, 1952   (7) Unknown crew member, 8 mess, HMCS Crusader, 1952

 

                       

 

(8) Steve Hlasny holding a 4.5" cordite casing   (9) Dan McIsaac at AA gun mount, HMCS Crusader   (10) LS Norm Robins, HMCS Crusader   (11) AB Lorne Liesch, HMCS Crusader   (12) AB Cy McCauly, HMCS Crusader   (13) ABQM1 John Parent, HMCS Crusader   (14) P2QR Don Cole, HMCS Crusader   (15) Sailor on left unknown, Dan McIsaac on right, HMCS Crusader   (16) ABNQ Keith Amy, HMCS Crusader

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

HMCS Crusader in Yokosuka drydock for repairs to her sonar dome after grounding

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Cliff Bulme, Yokosuka drydock, 1952

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

4.5-inch "X" gun, HMCS Crusader

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Catwalk on HMCS Crusader. The catwalk was used in heavy weather

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader's kisby ring at the brow

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

R.O.K. gunboat coming alongside HMCS Crusader

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

13 captured North Korean prisoners - Simmons with cigarettes

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny 

EM's Club, Yokahama, Japan, 01 Nov 1952

 

(L-R) Norm Robins, George Jones, Steve Hlasny, Cliff Bulmer, Keith Amy

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

LSQR George Walker

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

ABQR Wyber (left) and LSQR G.Walker

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

(L-R) ABQR Wyber, LSQR G.Walker, ABLR Ken Kelbough

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

"Albertans on Destroyer"

Clipping from Drumheller newspaper

AB Steve G. Hlasny and AB Daniel A. McIssac

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Steve Hlasny gets a haircut from P1 Stoker Buchanan

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

AB George Spicer holding a 4-inch shell on HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

George did two tours of duty in Korea - one on Cayuga and one on Crusader

From the collection of George Spicer

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Crusader sailors - Kelbough and Wyber - 1952

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader on night patrol off the west coast of Korean

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Mail being delivered to HMCS Crusader while she is on patrol - 1952

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader doing 30 knots - 1952

Photo taken from X Gun Deck

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

A HMCS Crusader Christmas card - 1952

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent inspecting HMCS Crusader's ship's company in Korea circa 1954

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

HMCS Crusader fueling in the Yellow Sea. Note "Y" turret iced over

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader, Boiler room - ABSM Kazmiruk, ABSM Cherwack, C2SM Hutchings - Korean tour

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Cooks for a Day on HMCS Crusader

Source: Crowsnest Magazine

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Crusader returned to Esquimalt from her 1st tour in Korea - 01 Jul 1953

HMCS Crusader 228 alongside Bermuda circa 1958-1959 with a Royal Navy "A" Class sub alongside her

Courtesy of Erling Baldorf

 

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