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HMCS GODERICH J260 / 198

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HMCS Goderich J260

From the collection of Harold Murray

Courtesy of Rick Murray

Timmy - Ship's Mascot for HMCS Goderich J260

From the collection of Harold Murray

Courtesy of Rick Murray

 

Click here to view the newspaper article from the May 1945 issue of the Crow's Nest on Timmy

Harold Murray on the fo'c's'le of HMCS Goderich J260

From the collection of Harold Murray

Courtesy of Rick Murray

A cramped messdeck - crewmembers of HMCS Goderich J260

From the collection of Harold Murray

Courtesy of Rick Murray

A cramped messdeck - crewmembers of HMCS Goderich J260

From the collection of Harold Murray

Courtesy of Rick Murray

HMCS Goderich J260 in drydock being repaired after her collision with tanker Iocoma in Halifax harbour

From the collection of John Stewart

Courtesy of Jim Stewart 

HMCS Goderich J260 in drydock at Saint John, NB, being repaired after her collision with tanker Iocoma in Halifax harbour

 From the collection of Paul Pigeon

Courtesy of Patricia Pigeon 

 

Photos from the collection of Arthur Witt during his time serving in HMCS Goderich J260

 

These photos were taken on or from HMCS Goderich.  If you can identify anyone please send me an email

 

        

 

                       

 

                    

 


 

Unknown merchant ship sinking

 

           

 

 

This above photo is from the collection of Paul Pigeon.  It is not known who Jean-Guy Desforges (of 8245 Berri Nor, Montreal) is - crew member of Goderich or perhaps a survivor of the merchant ship. If you have any info on him please send me an email.

 


 

        

 

(1) S.S. Gulhag sitting low in the water  (2) Unknown corvette   (3) Approaches to Halifax   (4) Gate vessels operating the anti-submarine nets Halifax

 


 

Submarine U-889 (either in Shelburne or Halifax, NS)

 

She was commissioned in to the RCN as HMCS U-889 for trials and testing. She was transferred to the USN in Jan 1946 for disposal. Note in the photos that her periscope and other pieces of equipment have  been removed.

 

              

 

(1 & 2) U-889 with a Fairmile motor launch on her portside   (3) HMCS Goderich approaching U-889 from astern - Fairmile moving away (forward)  (4) HMCS Goderich coming alongside U-889. Note the buoy just to the left of the sub that she is secured to.  (5 & 6) HMCS Goderich alongside U-889

 

           

 


 

 

                 

 

(1) Flags and pennants on HMCS Goderich for V.E. Day (2) Sweep deck of HMCS Goderich - rough seas   (3) Sweep deck of HMCS Goderich - line secured to the paravane   (4) HMCS Goderich (foreground) merchant ship on the horizon   (5) HMCS Huron G24   (6) tug approaching HMCS Goderich through ice   (7) Minesweepers alongside

 

        

 

(1) Photo appears to be of Halifax Harbour   (2) Two corvettes and a minesweeper in Halifax. Outboard corvette is HMCS Barrie K138 - identified by the artwork on the face of her bridge. The minesweeper (inboard) is HMCS Kentville J312   (3) Hospital ship Lady Nelson   (4) unknown vessel - possibly a troop ship

 


 

Minesweepers at work off the approaches to Halifax

 

           

 

(4) HMCS Kentville J312

 

        

 

(1) three minesweepers in formation astern of HMCS Goderich   (2) Either preparing to stream or retrieving the paravane on HMCS Goderich

 


 

 

Webmaster's note: This photo is of an island (location unknown) - but was significant enough for Arthur Witt to photograph it. If anyone can identify it, please send me an email

 

In a mess deck on HMCS Goderich J260

From the collection of Arthur Witt

Courtesy of Dale Witt

 

Click here to view the photo with numbers

 

(10) Witt, Arthur William

In a messdeck on HMCS Goderich J260

L-R:  Boam, Pigeon, Cunningham, unknown, unknown

From the collection of Paul Pigeon

Courtesy of Patricia Pigeon

In the galley on HMCS Goderich J260

L-R:  Boam, unknown, Pigeon

From the collection of Paul Pigeon

Courtesy of Patricia Pigeon

 

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