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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Photos and Documents from the Collection of

James Albert Senior

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James Albert Senior, 21198 CPO Stoker / O-66004, A/Warrant Officer (E), RCN

 

Born: 01 Mar 1907   Crossed the Bar 01 Mar 1976

 

Enlisted: 15 Jun 1926 - Actual date of volunteering 10 Jun 1926   Released: 10 Feb 1947

 

HMCS Stadacona - Jan 1926 - Jul 1926

 

HMCS Patriot - Aug 1926 - Sep 1926

 

HMCS Stadacona - Oct 1926 - Jun 1927

 

HMCS Patriot - 1-14 Jun 1927

 

HMCS Stadacona - 15-30 Jun 1927

 

HMCS Patriot - Jul 1927 - Dec 1927

 

HMS Victory - Jan 1928 - Feb 1928

 

HMCS Champlain - Mar 1928 - Apr 1930

 

HMCS Stadacona - Apr 1930 - Jul 1931

 

HMS Delhi - Jul 1931 - Sep 1931

 

HMCS Stadacona - Sep 1931 - Dec 1931

 

HMS Victory - Jan 1932 - Jun 1932

 

HMCS Stadacona - Jun 1932 - Jun 1933

 

HMCS Saguenay - Jun 1933 - Dec 1935

 

HMCS Stadacona - Dec 1935 - Jun 1936

 

HMCS Saguenay - Jun 1936 - Jul 1939

 

HMCS Gaspe - Jul 1939 - Nov 1939

HMCS Assiniboine - Nov 1939 - Dec 1939

 

HMCS Gaspe - Dec 1939 - Apr 1940

 

HMCS Restigouche - Apr 1940 - Nov 1940

 

HMCS Stadacona - Nov 1940 - Sep 1941

 

HMS Calliope - Sep 1941 - Sep 1942

 

HMCS Niobe - Oct 1942 - Feb 1943

 

HMCS Athabaskan - Feb 1943 - Aug 1943

 

HMCS Niobe - Aug 1943 - Nov 1943

 

HMS Cochrane - Nov 1943 - Dec 1943

 

HMCS Niobe - 1-12 Jan 1944

 

HMCS Stadacona - Jan 1944 - Apr 1944

 

HMCS Cornwallis - Apr 1944 - Jul 1944

 

HMS Saken - Jul 1944 - Aug 1944

 

HMCS Stadacona - Aug 1944 - Mar 1945

 

Promoted to Wt (E)

 

HMCS Scotian - Dec 1946 - Jan 1946

 

HMCS Warrior - Mar 1946 - Oct 1946

 

Service Papers for James A. Senior

 

        

 

                             

 

 

Courtesy of Bob Senior

Unknown group photo - possibly cadets

DND/RCN photo - Neg # 50533

Courtesy of Bob Senior

James Senior and his bride to be Myrtle Turner - 1928

Courtesy of Bob Senior

James Senior circa 1930-1934

Courtesy of Bob Senior

Sailors on unknown ship - possibly HMCS Patriot

Sto 2c James Senior, front, 2nd from right

Courtesy of Bob Senior

James Senior on hood of car - date and location unknown

Courtesy of Bob Senior

James Senior circa 1930-1934

Courtesy of Bob Senior

Newspaper article on a motor vehicle accident in which John Pulley (left) and James Senior (right) were passengers

 

  

 

Courtesy of Bob Senior

 

Webmaster's note:  While the article has John's surname as Pully, it has been confirmed with the Library and Archives of Canada that the correct spelling of his surname is Pulley.

Two unknown sailors on the roof of a building - possibly at HMCS Stadacona, Halifax

Courtesy of Bob Senior

Sailors behind what appears to be the accommodations building at HMCS Stadacona - 1927

James Senior, standing , 1st on left

Courtesy of Bob Senior

Four sailors behind what appears to be the accommodations building at HMCS Stadacona - 1927

Courtesy of Bob Senior

Historical note: as of 2017, the building in this photo, known as Atlantic Block, is slated to be demolished and replaced by a modern facility/building.

James Senior (right) and friend, Halifax, 1927

Courtesy of Bob Senior

James Senior (left), Mrs. Yiman (?sp), George - during training at HMS Victory - 1932

Courtesy of Bob Senior

Unknown River Class destroyer

Courtesy of Bob Senior.

 

His Majesty The King inspects the Royal Guard - date and location unknown

Courtesy of Bob Senior

James Senior - date and location unknown (circa 1936-1939)

Courtesy of Bob Senior

James A. Senior

 

                          

 

c 1934, c 1935, 1938, unknown, unknown, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1946

Courtesy of Bob Senior

Newspaper article on James Senior's draft to the Barracks at HMCS Stadacona

Courtesy of Bob Senior

W.O.'s Dinner - 1946 - Possibly on board HMCS Warrior

James Senior back row, 1st on left

Courtesy of Bob Senior

Poems from the collection of James Senior

 

A Destroyer at Sea

A Sailors Life on a Destroyer

Why Have We A Bad

Name

Discontented

The Tale of Old China

When Earth's Last Picture

Is Painted

Even As You And I

The Sailors Prayer

Prelude

(To Departmental Ditties)

Murder At Sea

Fluent Speaker

That Son of Mine

Her Infinite Variety

The Virginity

In This Corner

In This Corner (pg 2)

Blondewards To The Sea

If . . . . . . 

Insane At Sea

Musings On A Star-Shell

Tied To His Job

         

Note: some of these poem were written by James Senior, some collected from other sources

 

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