HMCS CHALEUR 164

 

Bay Class Minesweeper

 


 

HMCS Chaleur 164 - 07 Nov 1959

 

Laid down: 20 Feb 1956

Launched: 11 May 1957

Commissioned: 12 Sep 1957

Paid off: 18 Dec 1998

Fate: Sold for private use. Last sighted Jun 2017 on Little Potato Slough off the San Joaquin River near Stockton, CA.

 

Built by Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, she was commissioned on 12 Sep 1957.  Her specifications when built: Displacement: 396 tons, Length 152 ft, Beam 28 ft, Draft 8 ft, Speed: 16 knots, Complement: 3 officers and 35 men, Armament: 1-40 mm. Chaleur, along with five of her sisters, was a member of Training Group Pacific until paid off for disposal on 18 Dec 1998. She was later sold and converted for private use being delivered to San Francisco in 2002/2003. As of Jun 2017, the Chaleur is located on Little Potato Slough off of the San Joaquin River near 15138 W. 8 Mile Road, Stockton, CA at coordinates 38.057599, -121500654. The Stockton Maritime Museum, which is helping to restore the USS Lucid (MSO-458) museum bought parts from the previous owners who were "scrapping it out" and had removed the after deckhouse. The current owners have plans to renovate the ship and use it either for treasurer hunting or as a prepper haven.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos          The Ship's Bell

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr Richard Carle, RCN - 12 Sep 1957 - 27 Jun 1959

LCdr Keith Dunham Lewis, RCN - 28 Jun 1959 - 29 Mar 1951

Cdr Robin Blakeney Hayward, RCN - 30 Mar 1961 - 23 Jul 1963

Cdr William Herbert Wilson, RCN - 24 Jul 1963 - 20 Mar 1964

LCdr Dorroch Norman MacGillivray 14 Apr 1967 - unk

LCdr Robert Goldie Campbell, RCN - 14 Apr 1969 - unk

LCdr Arthur George Schwarts, LCdr - 15 Apr 1970 - unk

LCdr Dave V. Adamthwaite -1978-1979 

Lt (N) R. Girouard - 1996

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Abbott, LS - 1978

 

Arbuckle, Slt - 1978

 

Bakody, David, LS.ER2

 

Eaton, MS - 1978

 

Femia, PO - 1978

 

Hutchings, MS - 1978

 

Johnson, MS - 1978

Jordan, MS - 1978

 

Lueck, LS - 1978

 

March, AB - 1978

 

McCullough, LS - 1978

 

McDonald, AB - 1978

 

Parker, CPO - 1978

 

Plant, Dan, Stoker (METTP)

Shestopalski, PO - 1978

 

Smith, LS - 1978

 

Sorsdahl, Lt - 1978

 

Thistle, MS - 1978

 

Tiffin, Rick - 1985-1986

 

Watts, Randall John

 

Weatherby, PO - 1978

 

Webster, LS - 1978

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Chaleur 164 - date unknown

 

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

HMCS Chaleur 164

Courtesy of John McDonald

 

Former HMCS Chaleur 164 (outboard ship) located on Little Potato Slough off of the San Joaquin River near 8 Mile Road, Stockton, CA circa Jun 2016 - last sighted in same area in Jun 2017.

 

Courtesy of / 2016 Jack A. Frost, LCdr, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy (retired)

 


 

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