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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Photos and Documents from the Collection of

Rodney William Gerald Carson

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Rodney William Gerald Carson, QR3, V72514, RCNVR

 

Born: 21 Jan 1926   Crossed the Bar: 03 Oct 2015

 

Enlisted: 04 Oct 1943   Demobilized: 15 Oct 1945

 

HMCS York - 04 Oct 1943 - 07 Dec 1943

 

Active Service

 

HMCS York - 08 Dec 1943 - 09 Dec 1943

 

HMCS Queen Charlotte - 10 Dec 1943 - 07 Feb 1944

 

HMCS Cornwallis - 08 Feb 1944 - 09 Apr 1944

 

HMCS Husky - 10 Apr 1944 - 14 Apr 1944

 

HMCS Cornwallis - 15 Apr 1944 - 01 Jun 1944

 

HMCS Stadacona - 02 Jun 1944 - 13 Jun 1944

 

HMCS Shawinigan - 14 Jun 1944 - 31 Aug 1944

 

HMCS Stadacona - 02 Jun 1944 - 13 Jun 1944

 

HMCS Shawinigan - 01 Oct 1944 - 13 Dec 1944 (note 1)

HMCS Naden - 14 Dec 1944 - 05 Jan 1945

 

HMCS Miramichi - 06 Jan 1945 - 10 Jun 1945

 

HMCS Naden - 11 Jun 1945 - 27 Aug 1945

 

HMCS Uganda - 28 Aug 1945 - 11 Sep 1945

 

HMCS Naden - 12 Sep 1945 - 24 Sep 1945

 

HMCS York - 24 Sep 1945 - 15 Oct 1945

 

Note 1: Rodney Carson's service records show him drafted to HMCS Shawinigan until 13 Dec 1944 - though Shawinigan was sunk on 25 Nov 1944 with all hands.  The discrepancy is attributed to the fact the Rodney was landed from HMCS Shawinigan at Sydney, NS and transferred to the RCN Hospital at to treated for in infection resulting from a cut. Though he was still part of the crew, he was not on HMCS Shawinigan when she departed Sydney for the final time. 

 

Top photo: Rodney at home on leave, 1944

Rodney Carson's Service Papers

 

        

 

Courtesy of Chris Carson

Graduation of Rodney Carson's new entry class at HMCS Queen Charlotte, Charlottetown, PEI, 1942

Rodney was 16 years old when he joined

 

(3) Carson, Rodney

 

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Courtesy of Chris Carson

Christmas menu, HMCS Naden, Dec 1943

From the collection of Rodney Carson

Courtesy of Chris Carson


Newspapers on the loss of HMCS Shawinigan K136

Courtesy of Chris Carson

Rodney's welcome home after the war

Courtesy of Chris Carson

LCdr W. Paul Stiff presents Rodney Carson with a ship's badge for HMCS Shawinigan 704. Rodney was granted honourary crew member status of HMCS Shawinigan 704 by her Commanding Officer  , LCdr Sid Green.

 

Click here to view the article from "Action Stations", HMCS Sackville's Jun-Jul 2012 newsletter

 

Courtesy of Chris Carson

Article from "Action Stations" on the Battle of the Atlantic Pilgrimage - Londonderry, Ireland. Rodney Carson and his wife attended this ceremony.

 

Courtesy of Chris Carson

 

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