For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS ANNAPOLIS 265

 

TO EXCEL

HMCS Annapolis 265

Source: USN Defence photo

 

Laid down: 02 Sep 1961

Launched: 27 Apr 1963

Commissioned: 19 Dec 1964

Paid off for DELEX refit: 19 Aug 1985

DELEX refit completed: 08 Jan 1987

Re-commissioned: 08 Jan 1987

Placed in reserve: 15 Nov 1996

Paid off: 01 Jul 1998

Fate: Anchored in Howe Sound, British Columbia, to be turned into an artificial reef.  Project has been on hold for several years due to environmental protests/concerns.

 

Built at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Annapolis was commissioned on 19 Dec 1964. She was the twentieth and last of the Cadillacs. Annapolis served most of her career with the RCN on the east coast.  On 27 Jul 1970, along with HMCS Skeena and HMCS Protecteur, she departed Halifax to celebrate Manitoba's Centennial with visits to Fort Churchill, Rankin Inlet, Chesterfield Inlet and Wakeham Bay. In June 1974, while flagship of SNFL, Annapolis went to the aid of a Sea King helicopter which had lost an engine and ditched. After rescuing its crew, the Annapolis recovered the helo and loaded it onto a barge and towed it to Den Helder, there bringing it onboard for return to Halifax. On 14 Aug 1989, Annapolis left Halifax for Esquimalt where she served primarily as a training ship. From 03 Jun to 07 Jun 1990, HMCS Kootenay, HMCS Annapolis, HMCS Huron had a port visit at Vladivostok, Russia. On 10 Mar 1994, HMCS Annapolis departed Esquimalt to participate in Operation Forward Action, Haiti. Arriving on station on 25 Mar 1994; she departed the Op Area on 23 Apr 1994. Annapolis was decommissioned from the RCN on 15 Nov 1996 and placed in reserve. She was paid off in 1998 and stripped of all weapons and sensors before being laid up at CFB Esquimalt. Annapolis was sold to the Artificial Reef Society of BC in 2008 and was sunk as an artificial reef near Gambier Island, BC on 04 Apr 2015.

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr Robert Claude Kenrick Peers, RCN - 19 Dec 1964 - 06 Sep 1966

Cdr D.N. Mainguy, RCN - 06 Sep 1966 - 18 Dec 1967

Cdr Douglas Ross, CD, RCN - 04 Jan 1968 - 21 Aug 1969

Cdr Alan Gordon Lowe - 21 Aug 1969 - 20 Feb 1971

Cdr Albert Peter Campbell - 01 Apr 1971 - 08 Sep 1972

Cdr Jan Jansz Drent - 08 Sep 1972 - 18 Jul 1975

Cdr R.A. Willson - 08 Aug 1975 - 14 May 1977

Cdr Anthony Roy Hamilton Wood - 14 May 1977 - 16 Apr 1979

Cdr Peter William Dumbrille - 16 Apr 1979 - 01 Oct 1980

Cdr J.C. Braconnier - 01 Oct 1980 - 28 Jun 1982

Cdr James Clayton Bain - 28 Jun 1982 - 23 Apr 1984

Cdr George Oscar S. Hurford - 23 Apr 1984 - 01 Aug 1985

LCdr R.J. Kerr - 01 Aug 1985 - 16 Dec 1985

LCdr D.G. McNeil - 16 Dec 1985 - 26 Jul 1986

Cdr Brian Frank Beaudry - 26 Jul 1986 - 04 Jul 1988

Cdr R.J. Neveu - 04 Jul 1988 - 28 Sep 1989

Cdr A.L. Vey - 28 Sep 1989 - 27 Sep 1990

Cdr J.D. Fraser - 27 Sep 1990 - 25 Jan 1991

Cdr R.R. Town - 25 Jan 1991 - 26 Jul 1993

Cdr S.C. Bertrand - 26 Jul 1993 - 04 Jan 1995

Cdr D.W. Robertson - 04 Jan 1995  -  22 Jul 1996

Cdr J.W. Hayes - 22 Jul 1996 - 19 Dec 1996

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Andrews, Bruce Russell

1961-2016

Ash, Maurice

____-2014

Baker, Carl Robert

1947-2017

Barlow, William Thomas

1951-2013

Beckett, Brian Harwood

1936-2013

Blondeau, Ronald Bruce

1963-2016

Bolt, Randolph Berkley

1951-2014

Bournival, Réjean

1951-2015

Bristow, Anthony Gabriel

1958-1993

 

C-D

Chaboyer, Wayne

1949-2016

Cassidy, Gerald, Stwd, RCN

____-2017

Cloutier, J. Richard

1952-2016

Costello, Francis Lawrence

1924-2017

Curry, Donald George

____-2014

Dalton, Albert Patrick

1954-2014

Drent, Jan Jansz

1935-____

6th Commanding Officer

Duquette, Gilles

____-2014

 

 

E-F

Edgar, Eric Gordon

____-2014

Fowler, David John

1939-2017

 

 

 

G-H

Guthrie, Kenneth L.

____-2008

Haley, Richard Douglas

1964-2015

Hamilton, Robert Alexander

____-2011

Harper, Richard Warren

1956-2012

Hatch, Christian Douglas

1970-2010

Hughes, John D,

1945-2007

Hurford, George Oscar S.

____-2017

12th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

I-J

Ivanko, Anthony

1932-2015

Commissioning crew as PO2 Electrician

Joudry, Guy N.

____-2011

 

 

 

K-L

Kennedy, Terence Alan

____-2017

Served in Annapolis 30 Jun 1986 - 11 Jan 1987

Kirchgessner, Greg

____-2016

Laforme, George Richard

1942-2016

Legaarden, John Thomas

____-2014

Lockhart, John Stewart

1949-2011

Lowe, Alan Gordon

1928-2010

4th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

M-N

Mac Innis, Alexander Joncas

1940-2012

MacGillivray, Darroch Norman

1934-2003

MacIntyre, Norman Elwell

____-2015

MacLeod, John Trites

1935-2014

Mahon, Brian Alphonsus

____-2000

Mainguy, Daniel Nicholas

1930-2010

Marshall, Harry John

1963-2016

Matheson, John Edwin

____-2014

McLean, Mark Donald

1961-2014

Munday, Robert William

1938-2009

Murphy, William Hubert

1941-2016

Myles, Thomas

____-2007

Nagel, Thomas

____-2017

Nash, Michael Patrick

1920-2005

Nieforth, Angus Walter

1938-2010

Nowlan, Paddy

____-____

 

 

 

 

O-P

Orr, Donald Gerard

1958-2017

Pearce, Harvey C.

1941-2017

Peers, Robert Claude Kenrick

1927-2017

1st Commanding Officer

Pelley, Bruce A.

1956-2012

Peterson, Buddy Lionel

____-2017

Pratt, John Gareth

1936-2011

Price, Raymond Frederick

1935-2014

 

 

 

Q-R

Ross, John Laurie

1950-2006

Ryan, Allen Joseph

1953-2016

 

 

 

S-T

Saunders, Oliver Milen

____-1992

Sheldrick, Thomas Lloyd Harry

1951-2016

Served in Annapolis in the early 70s as a RM

Shotton, Al

____-2001 (approx)

Served in Annapolis as a OS-LS RM

Smith, Carmen Ernest

1933-2010

Tindell, Brian Frederick

____-2008

U-V

Varen, Gordon Floyd

1935-2017

 

 

 

 

W-X

Whalen, David Bertram

1941-2016

Whalen, Michael

1944-2016

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Alain, Mo

 

Atkins, Tom 

 

Baird, Lorne

 

Chutskoff, Brian, Medical Officer/Flight Surgeon STANAVFORLANT 1974

 

Isreal, Harry

Lee, Bill, WU, Ship's Diver - 1970-1974

 

Montgomery, Bill, Hull Mechanic - 1965

 

Oliver, Wayne

 

Pascall, Luke, Stwd 

 

Patrick, Brian

 

Plant, Dan, Stoker (METTP)

Richmond, Robert (Bob), ABLT1

 

Rogers, Rick

 

Stuart, Bob 1991-1993

 

Tardif, Stéphane - Jun 1988 - Jun 1989

 

Tofflemire, Bob, RP

 

Valley, Dave, ER - 1974 - 1976

 

Wills, Al, NESOP - Sep 1989 - Aug 1990

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Bound For Scrap - by Eric Manchester

HMCS Annapolis Commissioning Booklet

HMCS Annapolis SNFL 1974 Commemorative Book

HMCS Annapolis SNFL 1977 Commemorative Book

 

 

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