For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS CAYUGA R04 / 218

 

ONENH OWA DEN DAY

 

NOW LET US PROCEED

HMCS Cayuga 218 - 11 Jun 1955

Photographer: Walter E. Frost.

Source: City of Vancouver Archives

Click on the above photo to view a larger image

 

Battle honours and awards:  Korea  1950-52

 

 

Laid down: 07 Oct 1943

Launched: 28 Jul 1945

Commissioned: 20 Oct 1947

Paid off: 1952

Re-commissioned:  23 Feb 1953

Paid off: 27 Feb 1964

Fate: Broken up in 1965

 

Commissioned at Halifax on 19 Oct 1947, she sailed on 04 Feb 1948, for Esquimalt, her assigned base. On 13 Jan 1950 HMCS Cayuga made a run from Esquimalt at the height of one of the worst blizzards to hit the West Coast. The Tribal class destroyer is the only ship to put out of Vancouver Island during the gale, and when she docks at Vancouver, her superstructure is covered in two inches of ice. Despite a rough passage and up to 65-knot winds, Cayuga carries the Navy's junior hockey team safely to Vancouver for a featured exhibition game, and returns home the following day with Army personnel participating in an exercise appropriately named Operation Brass Monkey. At 0815 on 14 Feb 1950, HMCS Cayuga was ordered to proceed with all dispatch to a search area off the Queen Charlotte Sound and Hecate Strait to search for USAF B36 2075 which had gone down in the early morning hours. This was a BROKEN ARROW (a missing nuclear weapon). HMCS Cayuga remained on station as OTC co-ordinating the search on Princess Royal Island until 22 Feb 1950 when the search was called off. All but 5 of the crew were found. (Note: the crash site was not found till several years later. click here to read the Crowsnest article on the search) On 05 Jul 1950, Cayuga departed Esquimalt, as Senior Officer's ship of the first three Canadian destroyers to serve in Korean waters. During her first tour 1950-51, she went into drydock in Sasebo, Japan - once to have the sonar dome checked and ship painted; and a 2nd time to check the screws for damage as she backed over the ship's whaler. She carried out three tours of duty there, the last in 1954 after the armistice. In 1952, between the second and third tours, she was rebuilt as a destroyer escort. For four years after her return from Korea in Mid-Dec 1954, Cayuga carried out training on the west coast. On 16 Jan 1958, she departed Esquimalt in company with HMCS Crescent 226, HMCS Fraser 233, HMCS Margaree 230, and HMCS Skeena, to take part in a Far-East training cruise. In Jan 1959, HMCS Cayuga left Esquimalt for the east coast to become part of a homogeneous Tribal class squadron. On 16 Feb 1959, HMCS Athabaskan and HMCS Cayuga arrived in Halifax. Their west coast crews returned to BC with HMCS St. Laurent and HMCS Saguenay. 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). Paid off at Halifax on 27 Feb 1964, she was broken up at Faslane, Scotland, the following year.

 

HMCS Cayuga's tours in Korea

 

1st Tour: Departed Esquimalt: 05 Jul 1950  //  Arrived Op Area: 30 Jul 50  //  Departed Op Area: 16 Mar 51  //  Arrived Esquimalt: 07 Apr 1951

2nd Tour:  Departed Esquimalt: 19 Jun 1951  //  Arrived Op Area: 20 Jul 51  //  Departed Op Area: 01 Jun 52  //  Arrived Esquimalt: 14 Jun 1952

3rd Tour: Departed Esquimalt:  25 Nov 1953  //  Arrived Op Area: 01 Jan 54  //  Departed Op Area: 22 Nov 54  //  Arrived Esquimalt: 16 Dec 1954

 

RCN Memories:     A Christmas Poem at Sea

 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos          HMCS Cayuga Reunion 1992

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr Owen Conner Struan (Robbie) Robertson, GM, RCN - 20 Oct 1947 - 01 Jan 1949

Cdr M.A. Medland, RCN - 15 Sep 1949 - 04 Jul 1950

Capt Jeffry (Jeff) Vanstone Brock, DSO, DSC, RCN - 05 Jul 1950 - 24 May 1951

Cdr James Plomer, OBE, DSC, RCN - 25 May 1951 - 18 Jun 1952

Lt Frederick Little, RCN - 18 Jun 1952 - 14 Jul 1952

LCdr William Prine Hayes, RCN - 23 Feb 1953 - 31 Dec 1954

Cdr Geoffry Huntley Davidson, RCN - 01 Jan 1955 - 16 Oct 1956

Cdr Patrick Campbell Benson, RCN - 17 Oct 1956 - 16 Apr 1958

Cdr George Albert Hoyte, RCN - 17 Apr 1958 - 23 Jun 1958

Cdr Michael Henry Elvy Page, RCN - 24 Jun 1958 - 01 Mar 1959

Cdr Evan Petley-Jones, RCN - 02 Mar 1959 - 13 Dec 1960

LCdr Francis John Dunbar, RCN - 14 Dec 1960 - 02 Aug 1961

Cdr A.H. MacDonald, RCN - 03 Aug 1961 - 01 Feb 1962

Cdr William Marshall Beckett, RCN - 02 Feb 1962 - 27 Feb 1964

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

LISKA, Vince

AB, 6164-E, RCN

Lost at sea - 04 Dec 1950 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anderson, Hugh Lorne

____-____

Arcand, Paul A.V.

1930-1996

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as an ABVS1

Bartram, Ronald Eric

1932-2010

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as an ABCR1

Bell, James Duncan

1926-2015

Bell, Joseph A.

1922-1995

Bell, Walter Emerson

1922-2012

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as a P1CA3

Benjamin, Gordon

1937-2013

Benson, Patrick Campbell

1916-1998

8th Commanding Officer

Bernays, Max Lepold

1910-1974

Bjola, Leonard N.J.

1932-2016

Served in Cayuga as a gunnery rate

Bond, James Mason

1926-2018

Last XO

Bond, Jean-Noel

1931-2017

Boucher, Guy, J.R.

1937-2018

Boughton, Benjamin

1924-2008

Bowditch, William Watson

1918-2010

Drafted to Cayuga 31 Jul 1948 as Cd/Gnr, RCN

Bradford, Sydney Howard

1929-2016

Bridge, Wilfred

1922-2003

Served in Cayuga during the Korean war. Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as a P1SM2

Brock, Jeffry Vanstone

1913-1997

3rd Commanding Officer

C-D

Callaghan, Brian

1934-2013

Campbell, David

1928-2016

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as ABTDS

Cathcart, Donald Stuart

1931-2017

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as an OS

Churcher, Walter R.

____-1972

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as a P2RT3

Coates, Allen Arthur

1925-2012

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as LSCR1

Cook, Fred C.

1926-2015

Cunningham, Norman Arthur

1932-2017

Curleigh, Colin M.

1936-2017

Served in Cayuga in 1959

Davies, Omer (Bud)

1932-2009

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as OSSMS

Davis, Stanley William

1930-2017

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as an ABCR1

Dayton, Arthur David

1930-2005

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as a LSSM1

deRosenroll, Glen Michael

1926-2006

Desjardins, Romeo E.

1921-2015

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as a P2SM2

Dunbar, Francis John

1928-1999

12th Commanding Officer

Dunbar, Hugh C.

____-____

E-F

Ebner, Ernest Fredrick

____-2013

Edwards, Charles William

____-2014

Eldridge, Richard

1924-2005

Served in Cayuga in 1949 and 1951

Erickson, Alfred Jerome

1915-2010

Served in Cayuga during WW2

Etherington, Jack E.

1932-2015

Fast, Allen

1934-2017

Fell, Lloyd Allan

1927-2014

Ferguson, Elmer Alexander

1926-2016

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as a LSEM2

Finch-Field, Reginald Dale

1925-2005

Foster, Kenneth Sinclair

1934-2010

Fraser, Robert Neilson

1933-2017

 

 

 

 

G-H

Gammon, Bryan T.

1929-2008

Gillespie, Robert Dale

1930-2008

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as ABQRS

Ginter, Arthur Samuel

1931-2012

Gordon, Raymond Turner

1929-2015

Gould, Sidney Charles

1922-2016

Served in Cayuga in 1960 as CommO

Grant, Frank

1919-2018

Gudbrand, David

1937-2018

Hayes, William Prine

1919-2009

6th Commanding Officer

Hendry, Ian G.

1932-2017

Hepburn, Donald Howard

1931-1995

Heseltine, James Chapman Walter

1926-2017

Served in Cayuga in 1955 as Lt, RCN, Squadron Ordnance Officer

Hodgkin, William Phillip

1924-2006

Served in Cayuga in 1948-1949 and Jun 1951 - Aug 1952 during 2nd Korean War tour. Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as a P1AW3

Hooper, Frederick Ronald

1928-2000

Served in Cayuga 1950-1951 during the Korean War

Hotchin, Robert H.

1927-2006

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as P2MA2

Howard, Harold

1930-2018

Howarth, William

1923-2016

Huxtable, John Charles

1922-2011

 

 

 

I-J

Irwin, Ray

1926-2017

Served in Cayuga during 2nd Korean Tour

James, William Stanley Gordon

1919-2009

Served in Cayuga in 1950 as a PO

Jenson, Latham Brerton

1921-2004

Drafted to Cayuga in 1946 as XO

Jodoin, Ernest Archibald

____-____

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as AB(NQ)

Johnson, George Edward

1928-2012

Served in Cayuga 1950-1951

Justice, David W.

1927-2018

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kirwin, James Terrance

1941-2010

Kostiuk, Bohdan John Peter

1929-2017

Krieger, Willy

1928-2006

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as ABTDS

Kruse, Gerald Kitchener

1937-2016

Lambie, Vincent Frederick

1927-2009

Lane, Robert L.

1920-2013

LaRose, Denton

____-2017

Legge, Charles Edwin

1928-2016

Little, Vernon Earle

1924-1979

Lockhart, Douglas McKenzie

____-2003

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as P2SM2

Luna, Kay

1928-2014

 

 

 

 

M-N

Mackie, Edward

1934-2007

Marcus, Robert Charles Jackson

1929-2013

Martin, Michael Arthur

1927-1918

Drafted to Cayuga 13 May 1948 as a A/Slt, RCN and 23 Jun 1950 as Lt, RCN

McClelland, James Stanley

1934-2011

McCulloch, Paul Lancelot Steele

1927-2009

Drafted to Cayuga on 09 May 1948 as A/Slt, RCN

McGowan, Harold Austad

1924-2010

McLeod, Cathel James

1919-2017

Miles, Warren

1920-2011

Montgomery, Robert G.

1925-2017

Muster, Edward

1929-2011

Newton, J. David

1923-2018

Served in Cayuga as Engineering Officer in 1952

Norman, Raymond

____-2000

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as an ABSMS

 

 

 

O-P

Panteluk, William

1931-2013

Payne, Gerald

____-2016

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll 30 Jun 1951 as, ABAAS, 5666E

Plomer, James

____-1986

4th Commanding Officer

 

 

Q-R

Reitsma, Gerard

1931-2018

Reitsma, Gord

1934-2015

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll 30 Jun 1951 as ABCR1

Renwick, Donald William

1935-2015

Roberts, Joseph

____-____

Robertson, Owen Conner Struan

1907-1994

1st Commanding Officer

Rowse, Arthur William

1931-2017

Served in Cayuga in 1954 as NavO

 

 

 

 

S-T

Sauder, Wilton H.

1927-2016

Seibel, Arthur J.

1925-2016

Snider, Stewart Gordon

1926-2010

Sowassey, Paul

____-2001

Served in Cayuga during the Korean war

Speight, Tom

____-1988

Spicer, George

1932-2018

Served in Cayuga during the 1950-1951 Korean war tour as an ABNQ

Stanbrook, Wilfred Thomas

____-2000

Served in Cayuga 13 Oct 1953 - 30 Apr 1954

Stevens, Ronald Gerald

1927-2003

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll 30 Jun 1951 as ABAAS

Still, Wilfred Eric

c1926-1987

Drafted to Cayuga on 05 Jan 1952 while in Op Area during 2nd Korean War tour.

Smele, Edwin George

1928-2017

Sommerville, Wilfred J.

____-1996

Swonnell, Horace Walter Edwin

1912-2000

Taggart, Norman Reid

1930-2009

Taylor, Roy Edward

1930-2015

Served in Cayuga during Korean War as LSM1

Thibedeau, Francis Joseph

1930-2012

Served in Cayuga during the Korean War

Tobias, James J.

____-2006

 

 

 

 

U-V

Vergouwen, Peter J.

1931-2016

Volker, William George

1932-2017

Vondette, Henry William

1924-2006

 

 

W-X

Waller, James

1917-1973

Walls, Bertram Robert

1920-2005

Ward, Ricahrd Martin

1913-1956

Served in Cayuga during her 1st and 2nd Korean War tours.

Wareham, Earle A.

1922-2016

Watt, George T.

1931-2015

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as an OSS.

Watts, Albert (Bert) James

1926-2014

Webster, Ronald D.

1926-2016

Weigand, Edwin Vernon

1926-2018

Wheatcroft, Ernest Albert

____-2015

Wilson, William Hugh

1936-1986

Wright, James Edward

1926-2005

Wyatt, Ernest Charles

1924-2016

Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as ABTDS

 

 

 

Y-Z

Zerbin, Helmut

1927-2016

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

 

(NR) = crew members listed on the nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951

Abs, Harold, ABRPS, 10262E (NR)

 

Acheson, Arthur, OS, 8525E (NR)

 

Anderson, Robert, OS, 8957H (NR)

 

Armit, James, LSTDS, 4996E (NR)

 

Arthurs, William ABQRS, 10334E (NR)

 

Atkinson, James, OS, 9711E (NR)

 

Baker, John, OS, 8530E (NR)

 

Banter, Robert, LSCV1, 5068E (NR)

 

Bastow, Ernest, OS, 13603H (NR)

 

Baynham, Frank, OSSWS, 7665E (NR)

 

Beattie, William, OS, 10376E (NR)

 

Bell, George, LSCR1, 6614E (NR)

 

Belleau, Joseph, OS, 14064H (NR)

 

Benwell, Dennis, OSEMS, 9707E (NR)

 

Bird, Frederick, P1QR2, 3345E (NR)

 

Black, Gordon, OS, 8967H (NR)

 

Black, Leland, OSSMS, 11261E (NR)

 

Blais, Walter, ABSWS, 8730E (NR)

 

Blythe, Jeremiah, C2SM3, 21614E (NR)

 

Bolick, Edwin, ABVS1, 10947E (NR)

 

Bolick, Elmer D.

 

Boudreau, William, OS, 8943H (NR)

 

Bourque, Victor, OSCKS, 8937H (NR)

 

Bowack, Robert, P2QR1, 4465E (NR)

 

Bowick, "Buster" - 1951-1952

 

Bowness, K., AB - Feb 1950

 

Bradley, William (Bill), OSWS - Jun 1963 - Feb 1964 (Paying-off crew)

 

Bradley, Wilton, ABRPS, 10340E (NR)

 

Brahan, James A., PO - 1951

 

Bridgman, James, ABAAS, 11229E (NR)

 

Brooking, John William, Cd (E), RCN - 24 Jul 1947

 

Brouillard, Norman, OSEMS, 8803H (NR)

 

Brown, Harry, C2ET1, 4240 (NR)

 

Brown, James OSSMS, 11260H (NR)

 

Buchan, William, OSSMS, 7723E (NR)

 

Buckingham, George, P1CV3, 3369E (NR)

 

Butterworth, Stuart, P2AA1, 11012E - 1951-1952 (NR) 

 

Carigan, Alexander, OS, 8946H (NR)

 

Carle, Gordon, OS, 14703E (NR)

 

Cartwright, William, ABRPS, 8212E (NR)

 

Casler, James, ABTDS, 11026E (NR)

 

Cassie, PO - 1959

 

Clark, William, P1SM2, 23197E (NR)

 

Coghill, George, P2CR2, 6323E (NR)

 

Connelly, Russell, ABAAS, 11242E - 1953 (NR)

 

Cooper, Glen, P2VS2, 50437E (NR)

 

Court, Frederick, LSCK1, 11144E (NR)

 

Craig, John, ABNQ, 23259E - 1950-1951 / LSSM1 (NR)

 

Cropt, Aleck, C1SM3, 21545E (NR)

 

Cunningham, Donald, OS, 10935E (NR)

 

Cyr, Joseph Claude, Surg/Lt, RCN - 15 Jun 1951

 

Davidson, Desmond, (Des), ABAAS, 51826E - 1950-1951 (NR) 

 

Davies, John, C2ER4, 22096E (NR)

 

Davies, Ralph, C2CR3, 3232E (NR)

 

Deakin, Walter, ABCR1, 7651E (NR)

 

Deane, Donald, ABQRS, 9932E - 1950-1951 (NR)

 

Dempster, "Moose" - 1950-1951

 

Deschenes, Maurice, OS, 8961H (NR)

 

Desmanche, Rock, OSEMS, 14013H (NR)

 

Dobson, Allan, OSEMS, 7698E (NR)

 

Doe, John, P1ET3, 4799E (NR)

 

Doherty, William (Willie), ABAAS, 6712E - 1950-1951  (NR)

 

Donald, Murray, P2QR1, 6379E (NR)

 

Doyle, William, ABNQ, 8766E 1950-1951 (NR)

 

Duff, Jack, ABSMS, 7572E (NR)

 

English, Thomas, C2SM3, 21536E (NR)

 

Fenwick, Raymond, ABLRS, 10247E (NR)

 

Fishers, George, ABSM1, 9301E (NR)

 

Follick, William, OS, 10923H (NR)

 

Forster, Gerald, ABTDS, 11010E (NR)

 

Fowler, Arthur, LSSM1, 51966E (NR)

 

Fraser, Gordon, C1ER4, 22264E (NR)

 

Fraser, "Pancho" - 1950-1951

 

Fraser, Roy, ABAAS, 999E (NR)

 

Gardiner, Donald, OSSMS, 8483E (NR)

 

Gardner, Thomas, LSRPS, 6699H (NR)

 

Garvin, Wesley, ABCR1, 11255E (NR)

 

Gerrard, William, OS, 10924H (NR)

 

Gessell, John, LSLR1, 5004E (NR)

 

Goddard, Ralph, ABNS1, 10004E (NR)

 

Gordon, Roy, ABSMS, 9642E (NR)

 

Graham, Roderick, OS, 14363H (NR)

 

Grahame, John, C2GA4, 4083E (NR)

 

Grant, Jack - 1950-1951

 

Grant, Roderick, OS, 14541H - 1950-1951 (NR) 

 

Grant, William, ABLRS, 8347E (NR)

Grondin, William P1SM2, 23004E (NR)

 

Grosvenor, Jack, OS, 11837H (NR)

 

Grotke, George, C2ER4, 23118E (NR)

 

Groves, John, P2SM2, 4850E (NR)

 

Hainsworth, OSEMS - 1959

 

Hamilton, Francis, OS, 10900H (NR)

 

Hamsen, Harold, LSSM1, 11152E (NR)

 

Harris, William Frederick, A/Lt, RCN - 23 Jun 1947 (Stand by)

 

Hartley, Larry, ABSWS, 51840E (NR)

 

Henebry, Thomas, ABCK1, 10162H - 1959 (NR)

 

Hewlett, William, ABRPS, 8365E (NR)

 

Hiebert, Edwin, LSEM2, 5771E (NR)

 

Hoffman, Kenneth, ABTDS, 11222E (NR)

 

Holman, ABNQ - 1950-1951

 

Holness, David, ABAAS, 8344E (NR)

 

Hooke, Russell, P2TD1, 6254E (NR)

 

Hudson, Joseph, OS, 10073E (NR)

 

Huggard, Hubert, ABRPS, 7639E (NR)

 

Hughes, Clifford, OS, 11886H (NR)

 

Hughes, F., ABLR - 1950-1951

 

Hurrell, Edward, ABQRS, 8330E (NR)

 

Hutcheson, William, ABSMS, 9708E (NR)

 

Irwin, Garnett, P2PT1, 5472E (NR)

 

Jackson, Arnold, OS, 8526E (NR)

 

Jenkins, Cyril, C2ET4, 3801E (NR)

 

Jorgenson, Lysle, P2SM2, 6980E (NR)

 

Jupp, Edward, C2QR2, 3683E (NR)

 

Kelly, David, ABSMS, 23250E (NR)

 

Kennedy, Duncan, C1GI3, 2915E (NR)

 

Kingdon, Donald, ABCR1, 10323E (NR)

 

Kipp, John, P2SM2, 7780E (NR)

 

Kirkness, George, ABAAS, 5963A - 1951 (NR) 

 

Kirton, Kenneth, ABRCS, 6891E (NR)

 

Kobayashi, Akimitsu, AB(NQ), 9312E (NR)

 

Kostek, Michael, ABAAS, 51644(E) (NR)

 

Kozub, Thomas, P2CK2, 50260E (NR)

 

Kurlicki, Vincent, C2ET4, 3131E (NR)

 

Lacey, Alfred, P1CK3, 50893E (NR)

 

Landsburg, James, OSEMS, 8443E (NR)

 

Larson, Ron O., OS.LM - 1959

 

Larue, Perry, ABSWS, 8220E (NR)

 

Latimer, Ivan, LSET3, 5222E (NR)

 

Lavery, Thomas, P2ET4, 6400E (NR)

 

Lemieux, Gilles, OS, 8945H (NR)

 

Little, Thomas, P1RT4, 4089E - 1950-1951 (NR) 

 

Loucks, Kenneth, OSSMS, 1?344E (NR)

 

Lousier, Joseph, ABSM1, 7644H (NR)

 

Lovering, Lawrence, OSSM3, 9323H (NR)

 

Lucky, Fred, P2PW2, 50499E (NR)

 

MacIntyre, George, C1CK3, 40547E (NR)

 

MacIntyre, Thomas, C1CV3, 2898E (NR)

 

MacMillan, William, AB(NQ), 7639E (NR)

 

MacMillan, Russell, P2RP1, 50546E (NR)

 

Malin, Richard, C1T13, 3145H (NR)

 

Marcus, Robert (Bob),ABAAS, 6779E - 1950-1951 (NR)

 

Martin, Norman, P1SM2, 23012E (NR)

 

Matte, Alex, PO - Feb 1950

 

Maxwell, Patrick, ABCV1, 7656E (NR)

 

McCanny, John, ABAAS, 7562E (NR)

 

McDonald, Ralph, ABCR1, 7534E (NR)

 

McDougall, Keith, OSEMS, Jul 1959 - Jan 1960   

 

McGillvary, Archibald, C2ER4, 8246E (NR)

 

McGinnis, Ruben, ABAA1, 11203E (NR)

 

McKay, ABNQ - 1950-1951

 

McKay, Walter, ABAAS, 11025E (NR)

 

McKee, Dan - 1950-1951

 

McKee, Donald, LSTD1, 50486E (NR)

 

McKee, William, OSSMS, 8506E (NR)

 

McKeown, Douglas, LSCV2, 6310E

 

McLean, Dennis, LSCK2, 50405E (NR)

 

McNeil, Ralph, AB(NQ), 10339E (NR)

 

Metz, Walter, ABLRS, 12063E (NR)

 

Meyers, Edward, ABCK1, 9685E (NR)

 

Middleton-Sharpe, Theodore, OSAAS, 7660E (NR)

 

Mielin, Vincent, PO - Feb 1950

 

Miller, Murray, C1QM2, 3090E (NR)

 

Miller, William, ABSMS, 9956E (NR)

 

Milne, John, P2SM2, 22176E (NR)

 

Minchin, Harry, P1SM2, 22249E (NR)

 

Moorse, ABNQ - 1950-1951

 

Moran, Clayton, ABVC1, 7600E (NR)

 

Mots, Raymond, ABSM1, 7569E (NR)

 

Mourner, Gustave, P2ER4, 17147E (NR)

 

Muldoon, John, LSSM1, 9926E (NR)

 

Murphy, Barry, ABCV1, 7624E (NR)

 

Murphy, Francis OSEMS, 10290E (NR)

Murray, Gerald, ABRC1, 9470E (NR)

 

Murray, Norman, LSSM1, 23178E (NR)

 

Naysmith, Raymond, C2SM3, 21669E (NR)

 

Nelson, David, C1CA4, 40613E (NR)

 

Nelson, Norman, ABLRS, 7174E (NR)

 

Norton, Neil St. George, A/Slt, RCN - 09 May 1948

 

Olsen, Wayne, OSEMS, 11186E (NR)

 

Olson, Esque, ABLRS, 8387E (NR)

 

Padget, C.J., CPO - Feb 1950

 

Padley, John, LSCV2, 6088E

 

Painter, Leslie, ABRPS, 11232E (NR)

 

Paproski, John, ABRPS, 9941E (NR)

 

Parham, Edward, P1TA3, 4784E (NR)

 

Parker, Charles Roger, LCdr, XO - Feb 1950

 

Pastuk, M., LS - Feb 1950

 

Patterson, William, ABAA1, 5267E (NR)

 

Paul, Joseph Morrison, Lt, RCN - 07 Jun 1948

 

Paull, Donald, 11198E ABAA, 1950-1951 / ABAAS, (NR)

 

Pellettier, Maurice, ABQRS, 7492E (NR)

 

Perras, Jean, P2CK2, 50970E (NR)

 

Petersen, Jerry, ABCRS, 6855E (NR)

 

Pfister, Robert, OSSMS, 8505E (NR)

 

Phillips, John, OS, 8956H - 1950-1951  (NR) 

 

Pierson, Dennis, ABCV1, 7627E (NR)

 

Pitts, J.M., PO - Feb 1950

 

Porter, Alfred, P1CA3, 5999E (NR)

 

Poulton, Geoffrey, LSCR1, 5718E

 

Rae, Kenneth (Ken), P1LR2, 3674E (NR)

 

Rands, Allan, ABCRS, 6830E - 1952 (NR) 

 

Reding, Earl, OS, 11099E (NR)

 

Reichert, Phillip, C2SW2, 40428E (NR)

 

Renton, Robert, C2VS3, 40537E (NR)

 

Richard, Allan, OSCKS, 8927H (NR)

 

Rideout, Allan, P1AA2, 8280E (NR) - Feb 1950

 

Rideout, LSQR - 1950-1951

 

Ridgeway, Maurcie, P2RC1, 4881E (NR)

 

Rhodes, Robert, ABQRS, 9924E (NR)

 

Roberts, William, LSTD1, 6524E (NR)

 

Robinson, "Red", 1950-1951 

 

Robson, Walter, AMSMS, 7590E (NR)

 

Rose, George, OSSWS, 11088E (NR)

 

Ross, John R., CPO - 1951

 

Rowe, Robert, OSSMS, 8499E (NR)

 

Sanford, W., AB - Feb 1950

 

Savignag, Willard, OS, 10081E (NR)

 

Schmitz, Arthur, ABTDS, 1123E (NR)

 

Scott, Lawrence, LSRCS, 6789E (NR)

 

Scott, ABNQ - 1950-1951

 

Sherred, Ross, ABAAS, 6552H (NR)

 

Shumaker, Burness, P2SW1, 5087E (NR)

 

Simpkins, Laurence E. (Ted), ABNS1, RCN

 

Slade, Ed, Korean war -

 

Sloan, James, ABSMS, 11197E (NR)

 

Smith, Freeman, OS, 12626H (NR)

 

Smylski, Murray, ABRP1, 5245E (NR)

 

Sobczak, Carl, P1NS2, 40905E (NR)

 

Stein, Zand, ABQRS, 8264E (NR)

 

Sterling, ABNQ - 1950-1951

 

Stewart, Hugh, ABAW1, 8349E (NR)

 

Stewart, John, P2RC1, 4016E (NR)

 

Strachen, Jack, PO - Feb 1950

 

Sullivan, Elmer, OSSMS, 11076E (NR)

 

Sutherland, Gordon, P1ER3, 23001E (NR)

 

Taylor, Garnet, ABTDS, 7612E (NR)

 

Teasdale, Roy, OSSMS, 9729E (NR)

 

Thompson, P2RP2, 4578E (NR)

 

Trueit, James, ABSMS, 23022E (NR)

 

Tucker, Thomas, OS, 14359H (NR)

 

Turcotte, Joseph, P1RC2, 4163E (NR)

 

Tyler, William, ABSWS, 12168E (NR)

 

Tyre, James (Jim), LSAA1, 6092E - 1950-1953 (NR) 

 

Uniac, Gerald, OS, 14366H (NR)

 

Veinpel, Anthony, ABCV1, 11554E (NR)

 

Waddell, John, OS, 7733E (NR)

 

Walden, Donald, ABAAS, 5691E (NR)

 

Walls, Bertram, P1SM3, 22251E (NR)

 

Watson, ABNQ - 1950-1951

 

Weir, Andrew Bonthron, Surg-LCdr - Feb 1950

 

Wells, Leonard, ABCR1, 7525E (NR) 

 

West, Robert, P1ER4, 23154E (NR)

 

Wheeler, Roy, P2CV2, 6152E (NR)

 

Wiggins, James, C2RT4, 3200E (NR)

 

Wittchen, Edwin, ABTDS, 51614E (NR)

 

Wood, Archibald, LSWS1, 22477E (NR)

 

Wood, Frederick, P1ER4, 22218E (NR)

 

Worrall, George, P2CV2, 3192E (NR)

 

Wright, Frederick, C2SH4, 40976E (NR)

 

Young, Vernard, OS, 9453H (NR)

 

Photos and Documents

 

Band playing at the launching of HMCS Cayuga R04

Photo Credit: Hayward

Courtesy of Keith McDougall

HMCS Cayuga R04 - 22 June 1948

Photographer: Walter E. Frost. Source: City of Vancouver Archives

 

HMCS Cayuga's bell at the Royal Canadian Legion Br # 159, Cayuga, ON

Courtesy of Neil Bell

HMCS Cayuga's Battle Honour board at the Royal Canadian Legion Br # 159, Cayuga, ON

Courtesy of Neil Bell

HMCS Cayuga's Wardroom Onboard / Ashore board at the Royal Canadian Legion Br # 159, Cayuga, ON

Courtesy of Neil Bell

"BROKEN ARROW"

 

HMCS Cayuga searches for a lost USAF bomber and its nuclear payload - Feb 1950

 

   

 

Source: The Muninn Project - Crowsnest Magazine Apr 1950

Alice Becomes New Canadian

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, RCN, Ret'd

HMCS Cayuga 218 Christmas at Sea - 1951 Menu

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Russ Connelly and Jim Tyre and Alice

HMCS Cayuga 1953, prior to 3rd Deployment to Korea

Alice and Jim did not go on that deployment

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Bob Marcus and Jim Tyre with 2 RCR's drinking beer at 25th Infantry Brigade Barracks, Kure, Japan, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre, HMCS Cayuga, April, 1952

"On my way to Kure Hospital"

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Don Deane and Dan McKee lounging on fo'c's'le of HMCS Cayuga at Sasebo, Japan, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Willie Doherty on HMCS Cayuga 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Red Robinson on the twin 40 mm, HMCS Cayuga, Korea, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre painting ship on HMCS Cayuga 1951-52

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

(L-R) George Johnson, Jim Tyre, Don Deane, RN sailor off HMS Alacrity, Bob Marcus in Hong Kong 1950

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Alice and ?, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Alice and ?, 1951-52

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Rod Grant and ?, HMCS Cayuga, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

HMAS Tobruk D191, Japan, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre and Alice, HMCS Cayuga, 1951-52

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre and "Gummy" Stevens by Twin 40 mm, HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Ships at anchor, Sasebo, Japan

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Scottie from HMNZS Tutira, 1952

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Scouse from HMNZS Tutira, Kure, Japan, 1952

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Two crew members of HMCS Cayuga

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre, HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

ROK Gunboat, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

ROK Gunboat, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

ROK Gunboat, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

ROK Gunboat, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Helo over "X" turret, HMCS Cayuga, circa 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Buster Bowick and Ray Irwin, HMCS Cayuga, 1951-52

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Pancho Fraser and Bob Marcus at Twin 40 mm, HMCS Cayuga, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

George Kirkness, Twin 40 mm Crew, HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Alice and ?, HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Alice ashore in Kure, Japan, HMCS Cayuga, 1951-52

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jack Grant at "X" gun, HMCS Cayuga, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre, HMCS Cayuga, 1951-52

Courtesy of Jim Tyre

40 mm Twin Bofors on HMCS Cayuga

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre and Alice on HMCS Cayuga, 1951-52

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre in mess deck on HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre on HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

40 mm Bofor Crew on HMCS Cayuga, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Rod Grant on HMCS Cayuga by Twin 40 mm, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Willie Doherty and Rod Grant by Twin 40 mm, HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

PO Butterworth, HMCS Cayuga, 1952

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Bob Marcus and Don Deane, HMCS Cayuga, Twin 40 mm Bofors, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Tom Little, HMCS Cayuga, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

South Koreans pounding rice, Chodo Island, Korea, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Rod Grant, Twin 40 mm crew, HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Willie Doherty, Twin 40 mm crew, HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre, Twin 40 mm crew, HMCS Cayuga, 1952

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

"Willie" Doherty (left) and Jim Tyre, HMCS Cayuga, 1952

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Des Davidson, HMCS Cayuga, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Jim Tyre, HMCS Cayuga, 2nd Korean Deployment, 1951-52

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

George Kirkness, HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Dave Campbell on Korean Gunboat, 1952

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Dave Campbell, HMCS Cayuga, 1951

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Ron Stevens, HMCS Cayuga, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Al Rands, HMCS Cayuga, June 1952

"After we arrived home"

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

John Phillips, HMCS Cayuga, 1950-51

Courtesy of Jim Tyre, CPO2, Ret'd

Father and son meet mid-Pacific

CPO Max Bernays, Chief Bos'n on HMCS Cayuga meets his son, OS Max Bernays, HMCS Sioux onboard HMCS Cayuga midway between Pearl Harbour and Kwajalein Atoll. 01 Dec 1954

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Second Canadian Escort Squadron - Spring Cruise 1958

HMCS Crescent, HMCS Cayuga, HMCS Skeena, HMCS Fraser, HMCS Margaree

Courtesy of Dave Tyre

OSEMS Keith McDougall resting in the mick rack. After lower mess HMCS Cayuga 1959

Courtesy of Keith McDougall

OSEMS Hainsworth getting a haircut from PO2 Caissie, 1959

Courtesy of Keith McDougall

Unknown sailor, after lower mess deck, HMCS Cayuga, 1959

Courtesy of Keith McDougall

HMCS Cayuga fueling from HMCS Ontario - 1958

Courtesy of Stephen Hlasny

This is the crew of the director which ranged and pointed HMCS Cayuga's guns during the destroyer's bombardment of communist shore batteries at Inchon in February. Left to right are PO James Brahan, Vancouver; CPO John R. Ross, Vancouver; PO Stuart Butterworth, Edmonton; Lieut. Michael Martin, Kingston, Ont., and PO Ken Rae, Calgary. Source: CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 5, April, 1951

Royal Canadian Navy Tribal class destroyer HMCS Cayuga (218) receives a jackstay transfer of supplies from HMAS Sydney III (R17) during a Replenishment at Sea

Source: Australian War memorial

Alice, mascot of HMCS Cayuga

Source: CROWSNEST Magazine Vol. 2, No. 12, Oct 1950

Alice, Mascot of HMCS Cayuga

My first dog - Alice. She was apparently a cute little puppy when the crew adopted her. By the time I first met her she was a fully-developed cleaning stations PO.  She was picked up as a stray by HMCS Cayuga in Guam she started out as an OD (ordinary dog). Serving in the Korean War, she was promoted to AB, LS and eventually P2 (temporary-acting, while so employed). Her action station was below the X mount shelter. When she came ashore she moved in with our family. What most people don't know is that Alice needed a job. She spent her post-RCN days as the dog on the garbage truck in PMQs. She was NEVER late for supper. Courtesy of  Dave Tyre

 

On the 2nd deployment to Korea, Alice also used the Gun Direction Room (GDR) as an "Action Station." Courtesy of Jim Tyre

HMCS Cayuga leaving for Korea from Esquimalt, British Columbia, Jun 1951

Source: Canadian Naval Alumni page on Facebook
Credit: Peter Chance

This is a photo and caption from a 1952 edition of The Crowsnest. At the time, it looked like a great story. HMCS Cayuga's medical officer performed emergency surgery on the ROK soldier and saved him. Only one little problem: Cayuga's surgeon-Lt. Sears was, in fact, Ferdinand Waldo Demara - The Great Imposter.

Courtesy of Dave Tyre

 

The Great Imposter - Demara, known locally as "Fred", was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1921, at 40 Texas Avenue in the lower southwest Tower Hill Neighborhood. He ran away from home at the age of sixteen to join Cistercian monks in Rhode Island, where he stayed for several years. He joined the U.S. Army in 1941. The following year Demara began his new lives by borrowing the name of Anthony Ignolia, an army buddy, and went AWOL. After two more tries in monasteries he joined the Navy. He did not reach the position he wanted, faked his suicide and borrowed another name, Robert Linton French, and became a religiously-oriented psychologist. He taught psychology in a Pennsylvania college, served as an orderly in a Los Angeles sanitarium, as an instructor in St. Martin's College in the state of Washington. The FBI caught him eventually and he served 18 months in prison for desertion. After his release he assumed a fake identity and studied law at night at Northeastern University, then joined the Brothers of Christian Instruction in Maine, a Roman Catholic order. While at the Brothers of Christian Instruction, he became acquainted with a young doctor named Joseph C. Cyr. That led to his most famous exploit, in which he masqueraded as Dr. Cyr, working as a trauma surgeon aboard HMCS Cayuga, a Royal Canadian Navy destroyer, during the Korean War. He managed to improvise successful major surgeries and fend off infection with generous amounts of penicillin. His most notable surgical practices were performed on some sixteen Korean combat casualties who were loaded onto the Cayuga. All eyes turned to Demara, the only "surgeon" on board, as it became obvious that several of the casualties would require major surgery or certainly die. After ordering personnel to transport these variously injured patients into the ship's operating room and prep them for surgery, Demara disappeared to his room with a textbook on general surgery and proceeded to speed-read the various surgeries he was now forced to perform, including major chest surgery. None of the casualties died as a result of Demara's surgeries. Apparently, the removal of a bullet from a wounded man ended up in Canadian newspapers. One person reading the reports was the mother of the real Dr. Joseph Cyr; her son at the time of "his" service in Korea was actually practicing medicine in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. When news of the impostor reached the Cayuga, still on duty off Korea, Captain James Plomer at first refused to believe Demara was not a doctor (and not Joseph Cyr). The Canadian Navy chose not to press charges, and Demara returned to the United States. (Source: Wikipedia)

Getting ready for Christmas aboard HMCS Cayuga during the Korean war

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

 

Whaler from HMCS Sioux 225 being exchanged with the whaler from HMCS Cayuga 218 - 1954

From the collection of Joe Tanner

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

NATO Exercise A Success Despite Severe Storms - 29 Oct 1969

Newspaper article on 1963 NATO Exercise

Courtesy of Art Moore

"Boy from Calgary, McKay", demonstrating some fancy lariat tricks

HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Moose Dempster checking the gun, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Moose Dempster sleeping again, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

4-inch gun crew closed up with ship's mascot Alice, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

ABNQ Moorse from Newfy", HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Liberty men going ashore, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Landing barge in Sasebo Harbour, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

After 40mm Bofer AA gun, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

ABNQ Sterling with ship's mascot Alice, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Japanese worker on the end of a crane in Kuri, Japan, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

(L-R) Don, Pat, Scott and Butterworth, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

ABLR F. Hughes building a model ship, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Playing cards in the mess deck, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spiceer

Rough seas in the Yellow sea, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

ABAA Mckay and ABNQ Scott in the mess deck, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Life in the mess deck, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

4-inch gun loader, ABNQ Spicer, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Liberty boat, Sasebo, Japan, 1950

Courtesy of George Spicer

British Hospital Ship

Photo taken from HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

ABAA Paul on watch, after Bofors, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

"It's cold!"

HMCS Cayuga on patrol on the west coast of Korea. LSQR Rideout having a kye

Courtesy of George Spicer

ABAA McKay dumping the evening dishwater, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

(L-R) ABNQ William Doyle, ABNQ John Craig and ABNQ Watson, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Playing cards on watch, "X" gun deck

Courtesy of George Spicer

US Admiral's barge with HMS Witherington D76 in the background, Sasebo, Japan

Courtesy of George Spicer

ABNQ George Spicer with ship's mascot Alice, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950

Courtesy of George Spicer

"It's damn cold!"

ABNQ George Spicer, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950

Courtesy of George Spicer

Don and his buddy, Sasebo, Japan, HMCS Cayuga, 1950

Courtesy of George Spicer

ABNQ Holman, Korea, HMCS Cayuga circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

HMCS Cayuga refueling from a British tanker in the Yellow Sea circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Red (North Korean) gun knocked out, circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Cayuga crew members check out a knocked out Russian tank, circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Remains of destroyed factory at Inchon, Korea circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

Yank jeep at Inchon, Korea circa 1950-1951

Courtesy of George Spicer

HMCS Cayuga 218 RASing with unknown ship

From the collection of Norman Taggart

Courtesy of Erin Brownlee

HMCS Cayuga 1950-1951 Korean Tour

 

The following photos are from the collection of Norman Taggart, Electrician, RCN during the 1950-1951 Korean War tour on HMCS Cayuga. A few of the photos were identified by Norman, but most have no writing to say when, or where they were taken; however, he did number them so they will be shown here in sequence from the start of the deployment to the last port of call in Hawaii before heading home. Photos, where identified, will be numbered left to right.

Group 1

           

 

(1) HMCS Athabaskan enroute from Esquimalt to Pearl Harbor  (2) HMCS Sioux enroute from Esquimalt to Pearl Harbor  (3) HMCS Cayuga fueling form HMCS Ontario at the halfway point enroute to Pearl Harbor  (4) Pearl Harbour, Jul 1950  (5) First view of Kwajalein Atoll, Jul 1950  (6) One of the islands of the Kwajalein Atoll  (7) Chief's mess at Kwajalein

Group 2

           

 

(1) Floating drydock at Guam  (2) Harbour entrance, Guam  (3) Jetty at Guam  (4) Hoover Beach, Guam  (5) Beer party at Hoover Beach, Guam  (6) Native climbing Coconut palm tree  (7) Leaving Guam - HMCS Cayuga in the foreground

Group 3

           

 

(1) American carrier seen through a scuttle on Cayuga, Sasebo, Japan  (3) HMS Charity D29 coming alongside HMCS Cayuga (at sea)  (7) USS Missouri and USS St. Paul, Sasebo, Japan, 1950

Group 4

           

 

(7) One of HMCS Cayuga's AA guns with ready use ammo

Group 5

           

 

(2)  Sasebo Japan, 1950  (6) Gun crew on HMCS Cayuga readying to fire the guns  (7) HMCS Cayuga - after the guns were fired. Note the empty shell casings on the deck.

Group 6

           

 

(1) Sasebo, Japan  (2) HMCS Cayuga storing ship  (3) Liberty boat going ashore, Sasebo, Japan, 1950  (4) Liberty boat going ashore, Sasebo, Japan, 1950

Group 7

           

Group 8

           

Group 9

           

 

(4-7) taken at an oyster farm

Group 10

           

 

(4) HMCS Cayuga conducting a RAS with an unknown tanker.  Appears to be an aircraft carrier on the other side of the tanker  (5) ROK gunboat coming alongside HMCS Cayuga.  ROK vessel Danyang JMS 306 was an ex-Japanese mine-planting vessel (6) Unknown ship approaching HMCS Cayuga - possibly ROK

Group 11

           

 

(6) A North Korean mine being landed from HMCS Cayuga for testing

Group 12

           

 

(1) HMCS Cayuga in dry dock at the SSK Shipyard, Sasebo, Japan  (2) HMCS Cayuga in dry dock at the SSK Shipyard, Sasebo, Japan  (4) Hiroshima, Japan

 

Webmaster's note: During her 1st Korean tour, HMCS Cayuga entered dry dock twice - once to check the sonar dome and have the ship painted and the 2nd time to have the screws checked as she backed over the ship's whaler.  These two dry dock photos appear to be the 1st dry docking as the 2nd time they only lowered the water enough to check the screws to make sure there was no damage to them. 

Group 13

           

Group 14

           

Group 15

           

Group 16

           

 

(1) One of HMCS Cayuga's AA gun  (2) HMCS Nootka 213 following astern of HMCS Cayuga - 1951

Group 17

           

 

(1) The A-bomb Dome, Hiroshima, Japan. This building was the closest building to the A-bomb blast that was not totally destroyed. It was left was it was and is a now peace memorial to this day (2015) in Hiroshima. (2) HMCS Cayuga alongside (possibly Sasebo).

Group 18

           

 

(4 & 5) Officers and men on fo'c's'le of HMCS Cayuga - appears to be some type of presentation happening  (7) HMCS Cayuga, left foreground, HMCS Nootka 213, ship on port side of Nootka unknown.

Group 19

           

 

(1) Weapons crew on HMCS Cayuga prepares to fire a depth charge  (2) Depth charge away  (3) Depth charge exploding astern of HMCS Cayuga  (4) Physical training (PT) on HMCS Cayuga at sea  (7) Arrival at Pearl Harbor - last port visit before returning to Esquimalt - 1951

Group 20

         

Hula troop welcomes HMCS Cayuga to Hawaii - 1951

End of the Norman Taggart collection

George Watt ( Calgary Boy) & Gerald Uniac (London Ontario lad) on HMCS Cayuga, Korea, 1951

Courtesy of Christopher Watt

George Watt & Don Cathgard (Kitty), ashore in Victoria, 1951 (while drafted to HMCS Cayuga)

Courtesy of Christopher Watt

OSWS William Bradley, 56964-H, (right) and shipmate OSWS MacDougal (or McCloud) - just called him Mac.

This was taken in London during Cayuga’s last trip across the pond in Sept 1963. England, Ireland, Scotland and Norway

Courtesy of Bill Bradley

OSWS William Bradley, 56964-H, (right) and shipmate OSWS MacDougal (or McCloud) - just called him Mac.

This was taken in Trafalgar Square during Cayuga’s last trip across the pond in Sept 1963. England, Ireland, Scotland and Norway.

Courtesy of OS Bill Bradley

HMCS Cayuga 218 - date unknown

Courtesy of Dennis McGillivray

DND/RCN photo

 

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