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HMCS ALGONQUIN R17 / 224

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WITH SURE STROKE

HMCS Algonquin R17

 

Battle honours and awards:  Norway  1944,   Normandy  1944,   Arctic  1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 08 Oct 1942

Launched: 02 Sep 1943

Commissioned: 17 Feb 1944

Paid off: 06 Feb 1946

Re-commissioned: 25 Feb 1953

Paid off: 01 Apr 1970

Fate: Broken up in Taiwan in 1971

 

Not a "Tribal" despite her name, she was laid down as HMS Valentine but commissioned on 17 Feb 1944, at Glasgow as HMCS Algonquin. Assigned to the 26th Destroyer Flotilla of the British Home Fleet, she left Scapa Flow with HMCS Sioux on 31 Mar 1944 to help escort the carrier attack on the Tirpitz. In Apr 1944 she escorted a similar attack on German shipping off the Lofoten Island, Norway, and on 28 May 1944 left Scapa, from whence she carried out attacks on German convoys off Norway. Taking part in D-Day operations she bombarded shore targets on the Normandy coast. On 22 Aug 1944, she took off 203 of Nabob's ship's company when the latter was torpedoed in the Barents Sea. 

 

Convoys escorted during WW II

 

Convoy Desig.

Convoy Departs from

Arrives at

Join as escort

Depart Convoy 

JW.60

Loch Ewe (15 Sep 1944)

Kola Inlet (23 Sep 1944)

17 Sep 1944

23 Sep 1944

RA.60

Kola Inlet (28 Sep 1944)

Clyde (05 Oct 1944)

28 Sep 1944

03 Oct 1944

JW.63

Loch Ewe (30 Dec 1944)

Kola Inlet (08 Jan 1945)

01 Jan 1945

08 Jan 1945

RA.63

Kola Inlet (11 Jan 9145)

Loch Ewe (21 Jan 1945)

11 Jan 1945

19 Jan 1945

 

She returned to Halifax in Feb 1945, for refit, leaving on 12 Aug 1945 via Malta to join the British Pacific Fleet, but was recalled on VJ-Day and left Alexandria for Esquimalt on 03 Nov 1945. There she was paid off into reserve on 06 Feb 1946, but was re-commissioned on 25 Feb 1953, after very extensive modernization, and sailed for the east coast that summer. In Apr 1963, 12 RCN ships, Algonquin, Micmac, Cayuga, St. Croix, Terra Nova, Kootenay, Swansea, La Hulloise, Buckingham, Cape Scott, CNAV Bluethroat and CNAV St. Charles, took part in NATO Exercise New Broom Eleven, an exercise designed to test convoy protection tactics (click here to see the newspaper article).  In Oct 1963, Bonaventure, Algonquin, Cayuga, Micmac and Saskatchewan took part in a NATO exercise in which all participating ships were battered by a severe North Atlantic storm (click here to see the newspaper article). After fourteen years' service with the Atlantic Command, she returned to the west coast in Mar 1967, and was paid off for the last time on 01 Apr 1970, to be broken up in Taiwan in 1971.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Desmond William Piers, DSC, RCN - 17 Feb 1944 - 19 Apr 1945

LCdr Philip Edwin Haddon, RCN - 20 Apr 1945 - 06 Feb 1946

Cdr Patrick Francis Xavier Russell, RCN - 25 Feb 1953 - 27 Aug 1954

Capt R.L. Hennessy, DSC, RCN - 28 Aug 1654 - 10 May 1956

Capt Desmond William Piers, DSC, RCN - 11 May 1956 - 06 Jul 1956

LCdr Robin Blakeney Hayward, RCN - 07 Jul 1956 - 28 Jul 1957

LCdr Eric Mischa Jones, RCN - 29 Jul 1957 - 28 Nov 1957

Capt D.G. King, DSC, RCN - 29 Nov 1957 - 23 Sep 1958

Capt P.F.X. Russell, RCN - 24 Sep 1958 - 26 Nov 1959

Capt A.F. Pickard, OBE, RCN - 27 Nov 1959 - 05 Jul 1961

Capt Arthur David McPhee, RCN - 06 Jul 1961 - 02 Jul 1962

LCdr Davis Charles Edwards, RCN - 03 Jul 1962 - 29 Oct 1962

Cdr P.C. Berry, RCN - 30 Oct 1962 - 14 Jul 1964

Cdr John William Mason, RCN - 15 Jul 1964 - May 1965

unknown - May 1965 - Nov 1966

LCdr Larry Dzioba, RCN - Nov 1966 - May 1967

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

LAFRANCE, Alvin Lloyd

OS, 53285-H, RCN

died - 02 Mar 1963 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Allen, KennethW.

____-1997

Served in Algonquin 01 Feb 1944 until the end of the war

Ash, Eldon Joseph

1931-2015

Atkinson, Roy Thomas

1924-2010

Beaver, Kenneth

1928-2014

Berry, Peter Cushing

1923-2006

Bowen, Merton Alwyn

____-2011

Bridarolli, Evaldo Rudolph

1926-2010

 

Brooks, William John

1922-2013

Brown, Clifford Allen

1917-2005

Served in Algonquin as CPO SBA

Bush, Charles Leonard

1924-2014

Served in Algonquin in 1956

Byway, Arthur Joseph

____-____

Served in Algonquin 18 Feb 1944 - 27 Mar 1945 as a LS, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

C-D

Callaghan, Brian

1934-2013

Case, Norman

____-____

Served in Algonquin 1944-1945

Chalmers, James Hunter

1930-2014

Coady, Francis Earl Matthew

____-2004

Cock, Peter John Bligh

1918-2011

Drafted to Algonquin 19 Feb 1944 as Lt, RCNVR

Conway, Francis Philip

____-2004

Served in Algonquin 1944-1945 as an AB Gunner

Costin, Frank William

____-2004

Served in Algonquin as Squadron NavO

Cotter, Leo Keith

1922-2007

Served in Algonquin 1944-1045 as Sto 1c

DeGuire, Real Joseph

____-2016

Served in Algonquin during WW 2

Down, John Trenchard

1921-2003

Served in Algonquin during D-Day landings as a PO, Shipwright, RCNVR

Dubois, Bernard

____-2009

Dzioba, Lawrence

1932-2007

15th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

E-F

Edwards, Ralph William

1919-2017

Eldridge, Gareth J.

1931-2017

Flegg, Keith Richard

____-2018

Served in Algonquin in 1958 as Medical Officer

 Foster, Donald Irvine

1926-2003

Freeman, Oscar

1924-2004

G-H

Garrett, Ken

____-____

Served in Algonquin 1944-1945

Grant, Kenneth Edward

1916-1963

Served in Algonquin in 1954 as LCdr, RCN, XO

Harper, David, L.

1924-2010

Served in Algonquin 1944-1945

  

Hatter, Marven Karl

1936-2014

Hayward, Robin Blakeney

1920-2006

Henderson, Leslie F.M.

1924-2010

Hennessy, Ralph Lucien

1918-2014

Hewitson, Thomas Whittaker

1919-2011

Hodges, Leslie J.

____-2014

 

I-J

Jellett, John David

1926-2016

Jenkin, Raymond Charles

1924-2011

Jenson, Latham Brerton

1921-2004

Drafted to Algonquin 17 Feb 1944 as Lt, RCN, XO

 

 

K-L

Kastner, George Allan

____-2012

Served in Algonquin in 1956 as Slt (L), RCN, Electrical Officer

Kelly, George

____-____

Kilbride, Gerald

1931-2006

Kirby, Ronald Conyers

1922-2016

Served in Algonquin during WW II

Lavallee, Roland Jacques

____-2015

Served in Algonquin from commissioning till the end of the war as a stoker.

Logie, Robert Douglas

1928-2017

Lowe, John Douglas

1919-2009

Served in Algonquin in 1944 as Lt, RCN

Luna, Kay

1928-2014

 

 

M-N

MacKay, Donald

1919-2009

MacKechnie, Donald Campbell

1926-2006

Served in Algonquin 1944 as a Coder

Mainguy, Daniel Nicholas

1930-2010

Margison, John Eric

____-2010

Drafted to Algonquin 05 Mar 1945 as Lt, RCNVR

Mason, John William R.

1923-2016

14th Commanding Officer

McPhee, Arthur David

1919-2006

Meechan, Charles A.

1937-2017

Served in Algonquin 1956-1958

Misener, Jack

____-____

Served in Algonquin 1944-1945 as AB Gunner/Torpedoman

Moffat, William John Bingham

1934-2001

Mulock, William Richard

1933-2018

Newton, John Douglas

____-2017

Nowle, Anthony

1930-2017

 

 

 

O-P

O'Hagan, Denis James Patrick

1910-1974

Peach, Robert Avery

1918-2004

Pickard, Anthony Fenwick

1913-1972

Piers, Desmond William

1913-2005

1st Commanding Officer

5th Commanding Officer

Potvin, Maurice Jean-Paul

____-____

Power, John Kevin

1922-2017

Served in Algonquin in 1952 as LCdr, RCN, Supply Officer / Squadron Supply Officer

Pravda, Robert Bohumil

1921-2004

Prokopow, Thomas Knox

1931-2017

 

 

Q-R

Reid, Douglas Charles Thomas

1924-2007

Reid, John McCammon

____-2013

Served in Algonquin post WW 2

Revie, Albert Edward

1925-2016

Robertson, Ronald Albert

1928-2017

Russell, James Henderson

1925-2011

S-T

Shaw, Colin Heggerston Purves

1925-2009

Served in Algonquin in 1954

Shea, Gordon

1925-2011

Stanley, Alan Douglas

1918-2009

Steele, Richard Miles

1915-2010

Drafted to Algonquin 20 Jan 1944 as Lt, RCNVR, Standby.  Commissioning Crew. Served in Algonquin 17 Feb 1944 - 30 Mar 1945 as Lt, RCNVR, NavO

Stewart, Harold Douglas

____-2015

Thompson, Donald Lloyd

1921-2013

Tivy, Robert Harrison

1921-2004

Drafted to Algonquin 09 Jun 1945 as Lt (El), RCNVR

Tizard, John

1918-1987

 

 

U-V

Varen, Gordon Floyd

1935-2017

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wood, Lewis Albert

1919-2008

Served in Algonquin during WW2

Woods, Eugene

1929-2017

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Anderson, Bill, ABAA3 - Feb 1944 - Dec 1945

 

Beausoleil. J.P., ABVS2 - Paying off Crew - 1967

 

Brindarolli, Val, Gunner 

 

Buller, Jack R. - 1944-1945

 

Butler, Esmond Unwin, Lt, RCNVR - 02 Apr 1945

 

Campbell, Donald J - WW2

 

Clayton, J. Lloyd, Radar 3c - Feb 1944 - Feb 1945

 

Coates, John Anthony, Slt, RCN - 21 Apr 1945

 

Chapman, Neil Henley, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1944

 

Curry, Don, Radar Operator - Jan 1945 - Sep 1955

 

Dequire, Real J. - 1944

 

Dixon, Desmond Miles, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1944

 

Duxbury, E., L/Tel, RCNVR fm Winnipeg, MB - 1944

 

Edward, Colin David Paterson, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 26 Feb 1945

 

Ellis, John ABSN1, RCN(R) - Sep 1954 - Jan 1955

 

Fergeron, Douglas C. - WW2

 

Gaudet, George (Spud), LSCR1 - 01 Aug 1955 - 03 Feb 1957

 

Gautheir, Larry, Radar Operator - Jan 1952 - Jan 1953

 

Gentles, Roy Allen, Lt, RCNVR - 25 May 1945

 

George, H.W., AB, RCNVR fm Pictou, NS - 1944

 

Gibson, R. (Bob), Stoker - 1944-1945

 

Gilroy, PO, Engineer

 

Gray, Norman, RCNVR 

Green, Richard (Dick) 

 

Hockley, Ronald Charles, A/Gnr (T), RCN - 26 Apr 1945

 

Howard, John Francis, Slt, RCNVR - 07 Jul 1945

 

Irwin, Andrew A. (Andy)

 

Jacques, Yves - 1963 - 1965 

 

James, J., AB, RCNVR fm Montreal, QC - 1944

 

Jefferson, Denis Harold Gerard, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 Jun 1945

 

Jones, David Sydney, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1945

 

Kimber, Norman, OSTD, RCN - 1958-1959

 

Knight, Vadim Michael, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1944

 

Lamar, Frederick Harry John, RCNVR - 09 Apr 1945

 

Langton, D.R., AB, RCNVR fm Peterborough, ON - 1944

 

Lloyd, John Fredereick, A/LCdr (E), RCNVR - 17 Feb 1944

 

Lowe, John Douglas, Slt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1944

 

Macdonell, F. William (Bill), AB, Radar Operator - Mar 1944 - Feb 1945

 

Mackintosh, Frank - Feb 1953 - 1955

 

Magwood, Peter, LSBN

 

Mann, George

 

Merritt, Don, LSEM1 - 25 Feb 1953 - 03 Sep 1954

 

Mitchell, Mike, LSHT - 1967 (Halifax to Esquimalt coast transfer)

 

Moffatt, William E., LSCV1 - 02 Sep 1954 - 12 Dec 1954

 

Morton, Herbert H. (Mort), LSEM2, 10902-H - Sep 1950 - Sep 1955

 

Owen, Albert E, Tel (T.O.) - 1944-1945

Pope, J., PO Writer, RCNVR fm Toronto, ON

 

Revie, Albert, AB, Radar Operator - Feb 1944 - 1945

 

Rodger, R.Q, PO, RCN fm Swift Current, SK - 1944

 

Ross, Andrew William, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1945

 

Ross, Samuel Foster, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Mar 1945

 

Schimp, Chief

 

Sigrest, Gerry - 25 Feb 1953 - Dec 1954, 2nd Commissioning Crew

 

Sinnott, J., AB, RCNVR fm Windsor, On - 1944

 

Slater, Frederick Gordon, Gnr (T), RCN - 17 Feb 1944

 

Snowdon, Cam - Dec 1953 - Sep 1955

 

Stanley, Alan Douglas, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 24 Jan 44 (Stand by) / 17 Feb 1944

 

Still, Eric, PO

 

Stow, Peter - NavO / OPSO - Mar 1967 - Mar 1967 (drafted for transit to Esquimalt)

 

Sturdy, John Rhodes, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1944

 

Sweatman, Alan, Lt, RCNVR - 25 May 1945

 

Tetu, Hector, Lt (El), RCNVR - 16 Mar 1945

 

Tofflemire, Bob, RP

 

Toller, William Henry, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944 (Stand by) / 17 Feb 1944

 

White, Jim (Tanglefoot), Stoker - 1953-1957

 

William, Edgar Frederick, Slt (E), RCN - 11 May 1945

 

Wilmot, Allan Hopkins, Slt, RCN - 21 Jul 1944

 

RCN Memories

A Storm and a Dye Marker

Algonquin's Last Hurrah

Algonquin's Navigator Speaks Out

Algonquin's race to the fueling jetty in Manzanillo

Hands to breakfast

 

Links

HMCS Algonquin

Personal photo gallery of William John Brooks

Wartime Diary of Joseph Byway

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

HMCS Algonquin R17

From the collection of Wilfred Bowen

Courtesy of Abbie Gourgon

Burial at sea of a seaman from HMCS Algonquin who was killed during the invasion of France, 08 Jun 1944

Source: Library and Archives of Canada MIKAN # 3256402

Officers on the bridge of HMCS Algonquin observing the results of their bombardment of German coastal fortifications in the Normandy beachhead, France, 7 Jun 1944.  Source: Lt Richard G. Arless / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-140084

Victoria Seamen Play Important Part in French Coast Landings

The Daily Colonist, Victoria, BC  11 Jun 1944

 

Photo shows part of the crew of HMCS Algonquin, which played an important part in the landings on the French coast. Left to right; Petty Officer R.Q. Rodger, RCN, Swift Current, Sask.; Petty Officer Shipwright J.T. Down, RCNVR, Victoria; Able Seaman D.R. Langton, RCNVR, Peterborough, Ont.; Able Seaman H.W. George, RCNVR, Pictou, N.S.; Able Seaman J. James, RCNVR, Montreal; Able Seaman J. Sinnott, RCNVR, Windsor, Ont.; Leading Telegrapher E. Duxbury, RCNVR, Winnipeg; Petty Officer Writer J. Pope, RCNVR, of Toronto. Many of the Algonquin's crew trained at Esquimalt

 

Courtesy of Frank Statham

Algonquin Fires a Salvo

Crow's Nest newspaper - Sep 1944

Algonquin Fires A Fish

Crow's Nest newspaper - Aug 1945

Crew members of HMCS Algonquin R17

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

Crew members relaxing in the sun on HMCS Algonquin R17

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

HMCS Algonquin R17 icing up in the North Atlantic

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

HMCS Algonquin R17 in the Mediterranean Aug/Sep 1945

In Aug 1945, HMCS Algonquin departed Halifax for the Pacific via the Suez Canal to join the RN Pacific Fleet. This was called off after VJ day and she sailed for Esquimalt.

From the collection of William J. Brooks

Courtesy of Ruth (Brooks) DeYoung

"Our first stop "Ponta Delegata", St. Miquel Island, Azores. Arrived August 18th, at 1000"

From the collection of William J. Brooks

Courtesy of Ruth (Brooks) DeYoung

"The "Bum Boats" alongside the ship selling bruit, barrels and different souvenir's."

From the collection of William J. Brooks

Courtesy of Ruth (Brooks) DeYoung

"The old boy in person at Malta. Notice the tiddley whites."

William J. Brooks on HMCS Algonquin R17, Mediterranean, Aug 1945

From the collection of William J. Brooks

Courtesy of Ruth (Brooks) DeYoung

(L-R) William Brooks, Cassie & Greer

HMCS Algonquin R17, Malta

From the collection of William J. Brooks

Courtesy of Ruth (Brooks) DeYoung

HMS Glasgow and HMS Hogue during manouveres off Malta.

From the collection of William J. Brooks

Courtesy of Ruth (Brooks) DeYoung

" My chum Jack Buller (left) and myself under the twin gun of HMS Hogue"

From the collection of William J. Brooks

Courtesy of Ruth (Brooks) DeYoung

Newspaper article, dated 26 Sep 1963, on Algonquin's and Micmac's visit to Stockholm. The first RCN ship's to do so since 1957

Courtesy of Art Moore

Marven Karl Hatter (left) HMCS Algonquin 224 and unknown friend off of HMCS Crusader (right) - date unknown

Source: Obituary for Marven Hatter

HMCS Algonquin 224 circa 1958-63

Courtesy of Mark MacKenzie

HMCS Algonquin 224 with her two-tone paint scheme

From the photo collection of Lt VS Curry, CD, RCN (Ret'd)

Courtesy of Gerry Curry

Assessing the damage to Algonquin's stern after her collision with Buckingham

Source: The Ship in Peacetime - HMCS Algonquin 224

(Jerry Proc's website)

Credit/Photographer: Cam Snowdon

HMCS Algonquin 224

Courtesy of Phil Beausoleil

HMCS Algonquin 224 circa 1953-54

Courtesy of Steve Rowland

HMCS Algonquin 224 - date unknown

Courtesy of Dennis McGillivray

DND/RCN photo

 

The photos in the Gallery were taken during HMCS Algonquin 224's trip from Halifax to Esquimalt in April 1967. The photographer (seen in the photo immediately below) is unknown.  If anyone knows his name, please send me an EMAIL so he can be properly credited for his photos.

unknown crewmember of HMCS Algonquin 224 who was the owner of the photos in this section

Transit from Halifax to Norfolk

HMCS Algonquin 224 taking a bit of a wave over the bow

Transit from Halifax to Norfolk

USS Dace exercising with the Canadian Squadron

Transit from Halifax to Norfolk

HMCS Crescent

Transit from Halifax to Norfolk

Rough Seas

Transit from Halifax to Norfolk

Algonquin arriving at Norfolk, VA

Transit from Norfolk to Fort Lauderdale, FL

An evening at sea

Transit from Norfolk to Fort Lauderdale, FL

A few crew members milling around the stern of HMCS Algonquin 224

Transit from Norfolk to Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fo'c's'le party preparing the lines for going alongside Fort Lauderdale

Transit from Norfolk to Fort Lauderdale, FL

Arriving at Fort Lauderdale

Transit from Norfolk to Fort Lauderdale, FL

Along to boardwalk at Fort Lauderdale

Transit from Norfolk to Fort Lauderdale, FL

Scenery at the beach in Fort Lauderdale

Transit from Fort Lauderdale to the Panama Canal

A few sailors milling around the quarterdeck of HMCS Columbia 260 as we prepare to sail

Transit from Fort Lauderdale to the Panama Canal

HMCS Columbia 260 alongside Fort Lauderdale

Transit from Fort Lauderdale to the Panama Canal

HMCS Columbia 260 (left) RASing with HMCS Algonquin 224

Transit from Fort Lauderdale to the Panama Canal

 

HMCS Columbia 260 (right) RASing with HMCS Algonquin 224

 

Each day at 1600, for a week in early March 1967, HMCS Algonquin (left) had to receive tons of freshwater from HMCS Columbia while crossing the Caribbean with HMCS Crescent. The story goes that Algonquin's aged evaporator was dismantled and after tot time and a few gargles, stokers and HMs put it back together -- in the sweltering heat. Trouble was, an impeller was reversed on reinstallation, it was later discovered, which caused freshwater to be pumped over the side. I vaguely recall the chief ERA and chief hull tech trying to figure why freshwater was seen flowing at Point "A" but not making it to Point "B", even pouring food colouring from the galley to trace it. Eventually, the "vap" had to be dismantled again and, lo, the problem was discovered. But fresh water was rationed and "bird baths" were all that was available for a week!

Transit from Fort Lauderdale to the Panama Canal

HMCS Algonquin 224 approaching the Panama Canal

Transiting the Panama Canal - 09 Mar 1967

One of the locks of the Panama Canal

Transiting the Panama Canal - 09 Mar 1967

Foc's'l'e of HMCS Algonquin 224. Temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit

Transiting the Panama Canal - 09 Mar 1967

Foc's'l'e of HMCS Algonquin 224. Temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit

Transiting the Panama Canal - 09 Mar 1967

HMCS Crescent 225 astern of HMCS Algonquin 224

Transiting the Panama Canal - 09 Mar 1967

Water slowly dropping in the lock

Transiting the Panama Canal - 09 Mar 1967

The final lock and into the Pacific

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

HMCS Columbia 260 (left) and HMCS Crescent 226 (right) as seen from HMCS Algonquin 224

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

HMCS Crescent 226 (left) and the fo'c's'le of HMCS Algonquin 224 (right)

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

A quiet night and a calm sea

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

 

Dawn, somewhere off Manzanillo, from HMCS Algonquin, Apr 1967 - watching and hearing the ship come alive, and seeing the sun rise in the Pacific

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

Preparing to launch the seaboat

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

Three Cadillacs alongside in unknown port

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

Sightseeing in unknown port

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

Sightseeing in unknown port

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

Sightseeing in unknown port

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

Sightseeing in San Francisco

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

Sightseeing in San Francisco

Panama City, then northwards bound to Manzanillo and San Francisco and Esquimalt

Departing San Francisco - HMCS Columbia 260 following astern of HMCS Algonquin 224

Our voyage almost over - HMCS Crescent 226 (lead ship), followed by HMCS Columbia 260 and HMCS Algonquin 224 bound for Esquimalt

 

 

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