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HMCS MILLTOWN J317 / 194

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HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Charles Mitchell Young on board HMCS Milltown

Photo taken circa 1944 possibly during minesweeping practice along the Devon or Cornwall coasts

From the collection of Charles Young

Courtesy of his son Stephen Young

 

Click here to see a photo of Charles years later after his return to civilian life

Photo of Charles Mitchell Young on board HMCS Milltown.  Charles is on the right.  The sailor on the left is unknown

From the collection of Charles Young

Courtesy of his son Stephen Young

Charles Mitchell Young (bottom right) with two other crew of HMCS Milltown posing by an anti-aircraft gun

From the collection of Charles Young

Courtesy of his son Stephen Young

HMCS Milltown J317

Library and Archives of Canada PA-192397

Courtesy of Stephen Young

Top Photo - Men from HMCS Milltown

 

(Front Row, L to R) - Chief Engine Room Artificer L. Jolliffe, London; Leading Stoker R. Walker, Munt Brydges; Sub. Lt. M. McMillan, Blenheim; Chief Petty Officer R. Mason, Windsor.

 

(Back Row, L to R) - Ables Seaman S. Greenham, Harrow (Windsor); Able Seaman L.K. Hopper, Leamington; Able Seaman C. Young, London, and Leading Signalman H. Holman, London.

 

Lower Photo - Men from HMCS Georgian

 

(L to R) - Signalman E. Lawrence, London; Leading Stoker C. Chidley, Stratford; Able Seman G. Warren, Erieau, and Able Seaman J. Evans, Melbourne.

 

From the collection of Charles Young

Courtesy of his son Stephen Young

HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of Jim Silvester

Courtesy of Jim Silvester

A few crew members of HMCS Milltown - 1944

 

(1) Wilkison, Tel  (2) Holman, Sig  (3) Burnham, ERA  (4) Dorrington, ERA  (5) Saunders, ERA  (6) Bromley, Sto

 

(7) Young, Seaman  (8) Enderby, Sto  (9) Harrison, Sto  (10) Thethaway, Stwd  (11) McMillan, Sig  (12) Corliss, Coder

 

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From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Art Bromley on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Art Bromley on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Unknown sailors in a messdeck on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Unknown event on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

 

Webmaster's note: appears to be Commanding Officer's defaulters

Ice on the gun deck and fo'c's'le of HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Three sailors on HMCS Milltown J317 - Art Bromley - centre

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Tot time on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Unknown sailor on HMCS Milltown J317 showing off a Flying fish

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Sailors on HMCS Milltown J317 relaxing on the quarterdeck - location unknown

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Sailors on the gun deck / fo'c's'le of HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Stokers from HMCS Milltown J317 ashore - location unknown

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Cdr Storrs, Commanding Officer, HMCS Milltown J317 visiting one of the mess decks. Art Bromley 1st on right.

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Officers and ratings on the Quarterdeck of HMCS Milltown J317.  Cdr Storrs, C.O., 1st on left

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

HMCS Milltown J317 streaming her minesweeping gear

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Stokers at work on HMCS Milltown J317 - Art Bromley on left

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Unknown sailor on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Cdr Storrs, Commanding Officer, HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

 

Webmaster's note: The C.O. appears to be in a good mood and it look like its Tot time

Unknown sailors on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Art Bromley (right) and two shipmates ashore

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Sailors on HMCS Milltown J317.  Art Bromley top left

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Unknown sailor from HMCS Milltown J317 ashore enjoying a pint

Note the sign in the background for the Ind Coope Allsop Brewerly

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Four ratings and an officer on HMCS Milltown J317.  Sto PO Art Bromley 2nd from right (sitting)

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Tot time on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

 

Webmaster's note - most likely in the Petty Officer's mess

Sailors on HMCS Milltown J317

 

(1) Jensen  (4) Tasker  (6) Bromley

 

Names on back of photo:  Harrison, Alymer Heron, Tasker, Adams, Jenson, Kennedy, Bromley

 

Click here to see the photo with sailors numbered   //   Click here to see the names written on back

 

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Art Bromley (left) and Tasker on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

 

HMCS Milltown J317 oiling at sea

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Newspaper article on the return of the 31st Minesweeping Flotilla to Canada

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Newspaper article on the return of the 31st Minesweeping Flotilla to Canada

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

 

Note: this article makes special mention of Commissioned Engineer P.H. Jensen of Denmark who was serving in the RCN

Newspaper article on Stoker PO W.A. Bromley returning to Canada on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

Commissioned Engineer Paul Hoeybye Jensen on HMCS Milltown J317

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

HMCS Milltown J317 souvenirs

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

HMCS Milltown jacket patch - 31st Minesweeping Flotilla

From the collection of William (Art) Bromley

Courtesy of Peter Bromley

 

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