HMCS HURON G24 / 216


Tribal Class Destroyer






Post wartime badge


RCN photo

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Laid down: 15 Jul 1941

Launched: 25 Jun 1942

Commissioned: 19 Jul 1943

Paid off: 09 Mar 1946

Re-Commissioned: 28 Feb 1950

Paid off: 30 Apr 1963

Fate: Broken up in 1965


Built by Vickers-Armstrong, Ltd., at Newcastle-on-Tyne, she was commissioned there on 19 Jul 1943. She was assigned, like HAIDA, to the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla of the British Home fleet. She made a trip in Oct 1943 to Murmansk with technical personnel and special naval stores, and for the rest of the year escorted convoys to and from North Russia. In Feb 1944, she joined the 10th Flotilla at Plymouth for invasion duties, spending the next seven months in the Channel and the Bay of Biscay. She was present on D-Day. HURON assisted HAIDA in sinking torpedo boat T29 and destroyer Z 32, and in Aug 1944 made her fist visit to Canada for refit at Halifax. In Nov 1944 she returned to the U.K. to carry out escort duties in the Western Approaches. In April 1945, HMCS HAIDA G63, HMCS HURON G24 and HMCS IROQUOIS G89 made one more round trip escorting a convoy to and from Kola Inlet.


Departing Greenock on 04 Jun 1945, HURON returned to Halifax with HAIDA and IROQUOIS, arriving there on 10 Jun 1945, and began tropicalization refit, but this was discontinued owing to VJ-Day and she was paid off on 09 Mar 1946. 


Click here for a list of convoys escorted by HURON during the Second World War


She was re-commissioned at Halifax for training purposed in 1950, but sailed on 22 Jan 1951 on the first of three tours of duty in Korean waters. Following her Korean tours, she returned to her training role.


On 23 Aug 1950 The Canadian Special Service Squadron, consisting of the MAGNIFICENT, HURON and MICMAC sailed from Halifax for a three-moth training cruise to Europe. The Canadian Special Service Squadron arrived at Londonderry on 01 Sep 1950. For the next two weeks the ships carried out an intensive anti-submarine training program. From 'Derry they went to Rosyth, Scotland, and then to Oslo, Norway. Ships of the Special Service Squadron called at seven ports - Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Portsmouth and Cherbourg - within 22 Days. The Special Service Squadron completed the continental phase of its training cruise with visits to Lisbon and Gibraltar. Following a strenuous exercise period with the British Home Fleet, the ships sailed westward for Bermuda. There the MAGNIFICENT, HURON and MICMAC were joined by the frigates LA HULLOSIE and SWANSEA and the five ships arrived at Halifax on 27 Nov 1950.


On 30 Jul 1962, the RCN sent the 3rd Destroyer Escort Squadron (Atlantic) under Capt. Gordon Edwards, on a good will / work up tour. The squadron consisted of HMCS SIOUX 225, HMCS HURON 216 and HMCS IROQUOIS 217 (as flagship). The ships sailed from Halifax NS to Bermuda and then on to Jamaica, arriving on 05 Aug 1962. The squadron joined a large fleet of naval vessels already assembled, as all Royal Navies and the United States Navy, had sent "good will" ships of various classes to Jamaica. In essence, it served to form one of the largest allied fleets to be assembled since WW II, and spent six days in Jamaica celebrating their independence from Briton which occurred on the 06 Aug 1962. The squadron then sailed back to Bermuda before heading to Prince Edward Island to par-take in their official Lobster Festival. From PEI the squadron returned to Halifax for fuel and provisions, and again departed for Bermuda. From Bermuda it was onto Trinidad & Tobago to take part in their independence celebrations. From 12 Sep to 17 Sep 1962, the 3rd Destroyer Escort Squadron paid a visit to Newfoundland to take part in the 67th annual meeting of the National Council of the Navy League of Canada. (Click here to read more on the visit)


HURON was paid off at Halifax on 30 Apr 1963. She was broken up at La Spezia, Italy, in 1965.


HMCS HURON's tours in Korea

1st Tour: Departed Halifax: 22 Jan 1951  //  Arrived Op Area: 15 Mar 1951  //  Departed Op Area: 14 Aug 1951  //  Arrived Halifax: 21 Sep 1951

2nd Tour: Departed Halifax: 29 Apr 1953  //  Arrived Op Area: 18 Jun 1953  //  Departed Op Area:  05 Feb 1954  //  Arrived Halifax: 17 Mar 1954 *

3rd Tour: Departed Halifax: 01 Aug 1954 //  Arrived Op Area: 01 Oct 1954  //  Departed Op Area: 26 Dec 1954  //  Arrived in Halifax: 19 Mar 1955 *

* Returned to Canada via the Suez Canal thus circumnavigating the globe.



RCN Memories:  HMCS HURON Aground off Korea - 13 Jul 1953          Where is the HURON?


Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos


Record of 10th Destroyer Flotilla Results - Apr to Sep 1944


A Pictorial Record of HMC Ships HURON and IROQUOIS Under U.N. Command 1954 - 1955



Commanding Officers


LCdr Herbert S. Rayner, RCN - 19 Jul 1943 - 22 Sep 1944

LCdr Harold V. William Groos, RCN - 23 Sep 1944 - 24 Oct 1945

Lt Eric Philip Earnshaw, RCN - 24 Oct 1945 - 21 Feb 1946

Lt John Crispo Leckie Annesley, RCN - 22 Feb 1946 - 20 Mar 1946

LCdr Edwart T. G. Madgwick, RCN - 28 Feb 1950 - 23 Mar 1950

LCdr T.C. Pullen, RCN - 24 Mar 1950 - 06 Apr 1950

LCdr Edward T. G. Madgwick, RCN - 07 Apr 1950 - 23 Sep 1951

Cdr J.C. Littler, RCN - 24 Sep 1951 - 12 Oct 1951

Cdr Richard C. Chenoweth, RCN - 18 Nov 1952 - 20 Sep 1953

Cdr Thomas Charles Pullen, RCN - 21 Sep 1953 - 24 Jun 1954

Cdr Leo Patrick McCormack, RCN - 25 Jun 1954 - 09 Aug 1954

LCdr E.D. Robbins, RCN - 10 Aug 1954 - 16 Aug 1954

Cdr James Charles Pratt, RCN - 17 Aug 1954 - 07 Aug 1955

Cdr R.A. Webber, DSC, RCN - 08 Aug 1955 - 27 Jan 1957

Cdr Noel Cogdon, RCN - 28 Jan 1957 - 01 Aug 1957

Cdr William Hastings Howe, RCN - 28 Mar 1958 - 06 Dec 1959

Cdr H.H. Smith, RCN - 07 Dec 1959 - 03 Nov 1961

Cdr W.C. Spicer, RCN - 03 Nov 1961 - 04 Oct 1962

Cdr Donald Storrar Bethune, RCN - 04 Oct 1962 - 09 Apr 1963



Captain for the day is a tradition in the RCN where during the ship's Christmas celebrations, the Commanding Officer changes places with the youngest member of the ship's company.


Stephen Stevenson - 1961 



     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     




killed - 26 Apr 1944



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten






























Jaeger, Roger M.



































Vasey, William H.










Former Crew Members


(K3) = 3rd Korean tour


(SWW) = Second World War


Allen, M., C2ER4, 22019-H (K3)

Allison, S., ABAM1, 12807-H (K3)

Anderson, F., P1QM2, RX-8114 (K3)

Archibald, W., LSCV1, 16207-H (K3)

Ashley, J., LSEM1, 9045-H (K3)

Aspden, R., LSRP2, 15848-H (K3)

Ayres, J., P1EM3, 22103-H (K3)

Bauer, W., P2EM2, 10739-H (K3)

Beaton, N., ABAA1, 13910-H (K3)

Beaudoin, C., ABAA1, 24449-H (K3)

Beaudoin, Y., ABQR1, 18928-H (K3)

Beaulieu, L., LSRP1, 13181-H (K3)

Bell, S., P2LR3, 10404-H (K3)

Bergstrom, L., P1EM4, 9730-H (K3)

Billard, W., LSCV2, 13534-H (K3)

Binger, D., P2SH3, 16836-H (K3)


Bonney, Wayne, OSSN - Paying off crew 

Braun, P., ABTD1, 19094-H (K3)

Brawley, J., ABPH1, 11815-H (K3)

Brewer, A., ABCK, 18819-H (K3)

Brimicombe, L., P1NS, 51122-H (K3)

Brookes, Hugh, Ordance Lt (K3)

Brownell, A., LSEM1, 12253-H (K3)

Cafferty, L., ABQM1, 16102-H (K3)


Carling, John B.C., LCdr, RCN, XO

Cavanaugh, J., P2CA3, 6985-H (K3)


Chaif, R., ABAA1, 18808-H (K3)

Charles, G., P1CK, 51734-H (K3)

Chatterton, J., P1ET4, 5893-H (K3)


Chenoweth, David MacPherson, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Jul 1943


Chestney, S., ABQM1, 25799-H (K3)

Coffin, R., ABNS, 28294-H (K3)

Craik, G., ABLM, 23418-H (K3)

Cullen, LSSW, J., 10495-H (K3)

Curtis, J., ABAA1, 25751-H (K3)

Dauncey, E., C2CK, 40691-H (K3)

Davies, T.W., P1EM3, 22272-H (K3)

Deneau, C., LSEM1, 9556-H (K3)

Dennis, D., ABCR1, 25844-H (K3)

Deville, R., P1EM3, 25154-H (K3)

Dixon, B., ABVS, 19074-H (K3)


Docker, Thomas, Lt (E), RCN - 13 Jun 1946


Dodsworth, W.B., C1EM3, 21455-H (K3)

Donovan, D., ABRC1, 26063-H (K3)

D'Orsay, A., P2MA2, 14986-H (K3)

Douglas, J., ABTD1, 25770-H (K3)

Downey, C., LSRC2, 15980-H (K3)

Duncan, R., ABRP1, 26871-H (K3)

Edwards, C., P2SW, 10508-H (K3)

Efinter, F., P2VS, 50706-H (K3)

Elliot, W., LSCV1, 16094-H (K3)

Ellis, R., LSQR2, 6337-H (K3)

Evans, John C.H., Lt, CD (K3)

Exley, E., P2CR2, 45234-H (K3)

Farquhar, John A., Lt (D) (K3)

Fitzgerald, P., ABEM1, 26743-H (K3)

Flynn, J.F., P2LR1, RX-6156 (K3)

Foley, A., P1VS, 50455-H (K3)

Ford, R., LSCS2, 9208-H (K3)

Forsyth, W., LSRP1, 12416-H (K3)

Forsythe, R., LSCR1, 15237-H (K3)

Fox, J., ABCR1, 23425-H (K3)

Frenette, Y., ABQR1, 19298-H (K3)

Gallagher, B., ABEM1, 20374-H (K3)

Gallant, W., LSQM1, 14499-H (K3)

Garagan, L., P1ER4, 12976-H (K3)

Gardner, J., ABTD1, 12500-H (K3)

Gibson, G., ABEM1, 9263-H (K3)

Gibson, S., LSEM1, 16466-H (K3)

Girouard, S., LSCK, 14618-H (K3)


Gladman, Robert Frederick, Slt, RCN - 20 May 1950


Goodwin, A., P2AA2, 15232-H (K3)

Gravefell, E., LSRP1, 16103-H (K3)


Gray, Norman, RCNVR 


Grisdale, Clarence John Milton, Surg-Lt, RCNVR - 19 Jul 1943


Grosvenor, A., P1EM3, 11751-H (K3)

Hachey, F., P2TD2, 11685-H (K3)


Hacking, Wallace - 1st Korean tour 


Hagen, E., ABAM1, 19722-H (K3)

Hagerty, B., LSEM1, 15891-H (K3)


Hamilton, C., LSCV1, 14664-H (K3)

Harris, G., LSEF3, 16307-H (K3)

Harrison, R., ABRP1, 17766-H (K3)

Harvey, R., ABAA1, 10480-H (K3)


Hayward, J., P1EM3, 22297-H  (K3)

Heath, R., ABVS, 19052-H  (K3)


Hefford, L., ABEM1, 13700-H  (K3)


Henderson, Robert McRae, Paym-Lt, RCNVR - 19 Jul 1943

Heon, G., LSSW, 14137-H (K3)


Hirst, P., ABVS, 16564-H (K3)


Holmes, R., Gordon, Surg-LCdr (K3)

House, W., ABAA1, 13917-H (K3)


Howe, William Hastings, Slt, Gnr (T), RCN - 18 Jul 1943


Hughes, G., C2RT4, 51527-H (K3)

Hyrnick, A., ABTD1, 25777-H (K3)

Irving, P., ABQR1, 15322-H (K3)

Irving, R., ABEM1, 16309-H (K3)

Jarrett, H., LSED3, 8923-H (K3)

Johnson, F., ABRP1, 19205-H (K3)

Johnson, J.T., ABEM1, 13652-H (K3)

Johnson, R., ABCV1, 19710-H (K3)

Jones, M., P2TD3, 12012-H (K3)

Kane, K., C2SH4, 51425-H (K3)

Keen, L., P1ET4, 5479-H (K3)


Kendrick, Daniel - 1953

Kenney, M., ABRP1, 14090-H (K3)

Kenny, T.W., C1ER4, 11653-H (K3)


Kerr, David Fleetwood, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Jul 1943


King, Ken, ABLM1 - 23 Jul 1959 - 31 Oct 1960


King, R., LSEM1, 15737-H (K3)


Kirk, P., ABEM1, 12761-H (K3)

LaFortune, P., ABAM1, 26180-H  (K3)

Lameraux, G., ABRC1, 19122-H (K3)

Lamontagne, J., LSRP2, 7248-H (K3)

LaMontagne, P., LSAA1, 14142-H (K3)

Landry, J., ABQM1, 15001-H (K3)

Lapage, J., P1EM3, 21457-H (K3)

Lee, Norman F., Lt (E),CD (K3)

Lees, R., ABAM1, 25007-H (K3)

Legue, M.R., ABEM1, 9570-H (K3)

Lelievre, J., LSAA1, 14151-H (K3)

Lelliot, W., LSCV1,12671-H (K3)

Lemire, M., ABSW, 17672-H (K3)

Lemmon, W., LSRW3, 11817-H (K3)

Lewis, A., C2OT4, 4619-H (K3)

Lewis, H., P2TD3, 6858-H (K3)

Livsey, J., LSEM1, 9015-H (K3)

Loiselle, G., ABQM1, 18933-H (K3)

Lorette, R., P2AW, 10612-H (K3)

Lutzac, A., P1EM3, 23081-H (K3)

MacDonald, J., ABTD1, 12470-H (K3)

Machan, Stanley G., Lt (C) (K3)

MacKay, B., ABEm1, 9082-H (K3)


Mackenzie, Alex - WW 2


MacTaggart, W., LSQR1, 12538-H (K3)


MacTavish, Stewart (Scotty) Edward, RCNVR - Sep 1944 - Sep 1945


MacVittie, A., LSEM1, 10481-H (K3)


Mahar, James J., A/Lt (K3)

Maidment, A., ABAA1, 13928-H (K3)

Maloney, J., ABLM, 13969-H (K3)

Marcil, G., ABQM1, 19149-H (K3)

Marsden, C., ABRP1, 13850-H (K3)

Marsh, J., ABEM1, 15880-H (K3)

Mason, J., ABRC1, 12738-H (K3)

Matthews, R., ABTD1, 25763-H (K3)

McCormick, R., ABTD1, 22657-H (K3)

McCullough, J., P1er4, 10885-H (K3)


McCutcheon, William Ross, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Jul 1943


McDonald, J.F., P1EM2, 5261-H (K3)

McFadden, R., ABCV1, 17818-H (K3)

McGuigan, E., ABAW, 24894-H (K3)

McKellar, I., P1CV3, 4412-H (K3)

McKiddie, M., LSEF3, 9142-H (K3)

McRae, L.P., C2AA3, 3220-H (K3)

Melanson, P.H., P2RC3, 4530-H (K3)


Mesneck, Otto, LCdr (L), RCN - 29 Jul 1950

Miles, James F., Lt (L) (K3)

Millar, C., LSRC2, 15900-H (K3)

Miller, C., ABCK, 12477-H (K3)

Mitchell, D., LSAA2, 12033-H (K3)

Moffett, W., P2AA2, 5185-H (K3)

Mooney, G., ABEM1, 17608-H (K3)

Morrissey, D., LSRP1, 12266-H (K3)


Munroe, E., ABEM1, 14891-H (K3)

Murray, I., LSCR2, 15916-H (K3)

Oakley, D., ABRC1, 16880-H (K3)

O'Keefe, R., ABTD1, 25755-H (K3)


Oppe, James Stephen, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Jul 1943


Osborne, W., C2ER4, 25459-H (K3)


Pace, L., LSCK, 12246-H (K3)


Page, Earl, Stoker - Korean war 


Painter, B., ABLM, 23450-H (K3)

Pala, E., ABRP1, 25008-H (K3)

Palmer, L., P1EM3, 21821-H (K3)


Parker, J., ABRP1, 26801-H (K3)


Partington, J., LSTD2, 14606-H (K3)

Patacairk, J., ABRP1, 13179-H (K3)


Pegley, G., LSQM1, 15962-H (K3)

Pelletier N., ABCR1, 18972-H (K3)

Phelan, J., ABCR1, 13931-H (K3)


Phillips, Geoffrey, Lt (E), RCN - 19 Jul 1943


Phillips, N., LSRC2, 25417-H (K3)


Picard, A., ABCS2, 17566-H (K3)

Picard, G., ABEM1, 18698-H (K3)


Pickles, James Alfred (Fred) (SWW)

Plourde, G., ABLM, 23359-H (K3)


Polowin, Alex 


Power, K., ABSW, 24932-H (K3)

Priske, R., LSTD2, 11903-H (K3)

Purnell, F., C1TI4, 2864-H (K3)

Rankin, D., ABTD1, 11864-N (K3)

Rasmussen, R., LSNS, 12288-H (K3)

Rigo, J., ABEM1, 15784-H (K3)

Riley, G., LSCV1, 25411-H (K3)

Robarts, K., LSQM2 , 167390-H (K3)


Robb, Ian 


Robbins, Edward D., LCdr, CD, XO (K3)


Robertson, William, P2ERA, 36716-E, RCN - 1959 - Jan 1960


Rogers, John Peter D., Lt (E), RCNVR - 01 Apr 1945


Rose, R., ABEM1, 9115-H (K3)

Ross, G., LSPW, 14602-H (K3)

Rostek, F., LSQR1, 12438-H (K3)

Roy, Joseph F.H.L., Lt (S) (K3)

Ruddy, C., LSCR1, 18445-H (K3)


Ryckman, Karl, LSEM1, 9595-H  (K3)


Rycroft, E.E., LSEM1, 9538-H (K3)

Sartain, F., C1ET4, 51001-H (K3)


Scoates, Francis Samuel Eric, Lt, RCNR - 19 Jul 1943


Sears, G., C1QM4, 2912-H (K3)

Shea, C., ABAA1, 14695-H (K3)

Signer, G., P1TA3, 6649-H (K3)

Simpson, P., ABTD1, 25608-H (K3)

Sindall, G., ABEM1, 15838-H (K3)

Slack, L., ABRP1, 25600-H (K3)

Slaser, R., P1ER4, 22718-H (K3)

Slemmons, R., LSAA1, 15989-H (K3)

Sloan, John C., LCdr (P) (K3)


Smith, Keith - WW 2


Smith, R., ABLM, 27031-H (K3)

Sovie, R., LSAA1, 24356-H (K3)

Sproule, J., LSPT2, 16409-H (K3)

Squires, G., LSCR1, 16619-H (K3)

Steele, R., ABAA1, 19638-H (K3)

Steeves, R., LSTD2, 7041-H (K3)


Stevenson,  Steve, 54429-H


Summers, E., ABLR1, 16750-H (K3)

Sunderland, N., ABQM1, 24447-H (K3)


Takalo, Sven Arthur, Lt (S), RCNVR - 05 Jul 1945


Theriault, J., ABQM1, 14218-H (K3)

Thompson, W., LSEM1, 11913-H (K3)


Thurber, Reginald (Rex) Calvin, Lt (TAS), RCN - 03 Jul 1950


Tofflemire, Robert (Bob), ABRP1, 18087-H  (K3)


Tourigny, R., ABSW, 9141-H (K3)

Townsend, J., LSNS, 12348-H (K3)

Tracey, D., P2RP3, 11312-H (K3)

Tracey, L., ABCK, 14623-H (K3)

Trembley, A., P2Em2, 14502-H (K3)

Trickett, G., C2RT4, 51625-H (K3)


VanAlstyne, William (Van), 6454H, TAS - 1950-1951


Walsh, M., ABQR1, 18907-H (K3)

Warren, J., ABQM1, 26744-H (K3)


Watkin, Murray, MA, 38440-H - 1959-1960

Watson, A., LSCK, 11634-H (K3)


Watson, Alan Graeme, Lt, RCNVR - 22 May 1943 (Stand by) / Lt, RCNVR - 19 Jul 1943


Watson, E.E., P1GI4, 4862-H (K3)


Webb, B., ABEm1, 25607-H (K3)

White, L., P2QR2, 10431-H (K3)

White, R., P1CA3, 6382-H (K3)

Whitehouse, Edward George., C2ER4, 25442-H - 25 Jun 1954 - 26 May 1957 (K3)

Wilberforce, G., ABEM1, 13304-H (K3)

Wilcox, H., ABQR1, 26747-H (K3)

Wilcox, R., P2EM2, 11463-H (K3)

Wilkinson, J., LSAA1, 8984-H (K3)

Willard, J., LSCK, 13266-H (K3)

Wilson, B., ABLR1, 9010-H (K3)

Wilson, H., ABTD1, 25812-H (K3)

Wilson, L., ABTD1, 23335-H (K3)

Withrow, M., ABRC1, 23407-H (K3)

Workman, J., ABTD1 (K3)

Yaworski, J., LSRN3, 12595-H (K3)

Young, P., ABQM1, 18221-H (K3)



Photos and Documents







HMCS HURON G24, Halifax Harbour


From the collection of François Messier, AB, RCNVR


Courtesy of Denis Messier


From the collection of John (Jack) Davie Lyon

Courtesy of John Lyon



From the collection of Henry G. Sala, Sto 2c, RCNVR


Courtesy of Ken Sala

SLt Burbidge, HMCS HURON, Aug 1943 at Scapa Flow

HMCS HURON G24 - date unknown

From the collection of Hamilton Skilling

Courtesy of Chris Skilling








(OSA006) Surg-Lt Orchard on HMCS HURON  (OSA007) Surg-Lt Orchard (left) with unknown officer on HMCS HURON  (OSA008) Unknown officers n HMCS HURON  (OSA009) Officers of HMCS HURON with their guest on the fo'c's'le of HMCS HURON  (OSA010) Unknown officers on HMCS HURON



(OSA011) Newspaper article Jun 1945 - HAIDA, HURON and IROQUOIS arrive in Halifax harbour.  Also returned same day BEAUHARNOIS, ASBESTOS and SMITH FALLS.  JONQUIERE, ST STEPHEN and STE THERESE are tied up in Halifax undergoing tropicalization refit


From the collection of Surg-LCdr Stewart Arthur Orchard, RCNVR / RCN(R)


Courtesy of Stewart Orchard (grandson)




HMCS HURON circa 1949

DND / RCN photo

From the collection of James Madden

Courtesy of Brian McCormick


AB James Madden (standing) and unknown sailor on HMCS HURON 216 - c1950

Courtesy of Brian McCormick

James Madden (right) and shipmate off HMCS HURON in from the the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - 1950

From the collection of James Madden

Courtesy of Brian McCormick

James Madden (right) and shipmate off HMCS HURON - location unknown

From the collection of James Madden

Courtesy of Brian McCormick

HMCS HURON 216, Halifax

Courtesy of John Knudsen







Special Service Squadron Cruise - 1950


(SSS01) Special Service Squadron certificate - courtesy of John Hawley

(SSS02) Postcard showing the Canadian Special Service Squadron Cruise - courtesy of Francis Dowdall

(SSS03) HMCS HURON with HMCS MICMAC (outboard) at the Langeline pier, Copenhagen. The Trekroner seafort is visible in the background on the right - from the collection of Reg (Smokey) Rhymes - courtesy of Gordon Rhymes. Location identification by Erling Baldorf

(SSS04) HMCS Huron and HMCS Micmac arriving in Amsterdam, Oct 11, 1950 - courtesy of Erling Baldorf






Special Service Squadron Cruise - 1950


(SSS05) Article on the 1950 Special Service Squadron deployment from the Crowsnest magazine - courtesy of Erling Baldorf

(SSS06) HMCS MAGNIFICENT in Rotterdam during the Canadian Special Service Squadron Cruise - courtesy of Dennis Cardy

(SSS07-SSS08) HMCS MAGNIFICENT, flagship of the CSSS, visits Copenhagen; the largest warship to do so - Courtesy of Erling Baldorf



Damage to HMCS HURON after she ran aground off the Korean Peninsula - 1953


Credit: Library and Archives of Canada - PA194124

Ceremonial Guard during the 1954-55 Korean War Tour of HMCS IROQUOIS and HMCS HURON.  It is not known if the guard if from IROQUOIS, HURON or a combination of crews from both ships.


Courtesy of Charles Case








(EA13) HMCS HURON 216 entering Grand Harbour, Malta - 1953

(EA14) HMCS HURON 216 - undated

(EA15) HMCS HURON 216 after running aground off Pang Yang Do Island, North Korea - 1953

(EA16) HMCS HURON 216 in dry dock at Sasebo, Japan

(EA17) Looking after from the foc's'le at the guns and bridge of HMCS HURON 216







HMCS HURON 216 sailors ashore - location unknown

(EA20) Earle Anderson, back, middle

(EA21) Earle Anderson 2nd from left







HMCS HURON 216 sailors ashore - location unknown

(EA25) Earle Anderson on right

(EA27) Earle Anderson onboard HMCS HURON 216






HMCS HURON 216 sailors ashore - location unknown

(EA28) Earle Anderson 2nd from left

(EA29) Earle Anderson second from right







(EA30) The Hawaiian state flag







(EA31-EA35) Photos / postcards of Hawaii


From the collection of Earl Anderson, LS.EM1, RCN



Damage to HMCS HURON after she ran aground off the Korean Peninsula - 1953


Credit: Library and Archives of Canada - PA194124

Ceremonial Guard during the 1954-55 Korean War Tour of HMCS IROQUOIS and HMCS HURON.  It is not known if the guard if from IROQUOIS, HURON or a combination of crews from both ships.

Courtesy of Charles Case

Article on HMCS HURON returning to Halifax after her Korean War tour


Halifax Chronicle-Herald 16 Mar 1954


Courtesy of George Newbury



Irvin Bowman, Pilot, Fleet Air Arm being jackstayed to HMS Theseus from HMCS HURON. Irvin received his wings while in the RCAF then transferred to the British Navy in 1943. He served in the Korean war, was shot down and luckily, rescued by a helicopter from USS Manchester. After a night aboard her he was transferred to HMCS HURON and then later by jackstay back to HMS THESEUS.

Courtesy of Hazel Bowman

Damage to HMCS HURON 216 after being hit by a French destroyer during NATO work ups 15 Nov 1958.  The French destroyer cut her bow open right to the paint locker.



Jacksty to HMCS HURON 216 from unknown ship

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

The crew of HMCS HURON enjoy a performance by Hawaiian dancers, date unknown

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum Image # 2016.054.043

HMCS HURON 216 entering Grand Harbour, Malta c1950s

Courtesy of Erling Baldorf

Article on the Paying-off of HMCS HURON 216

Halifax Chronicle-Herald 06 Apr 1963

Researched by / Courtesy of George Newbury



HMCS HURON 216 Retired After 20 Years

The Hamilton Spectator 15 May 1963

Click on the above article to view a larger image


Courtesy of Eric Ruff, FCMA, Yarmouth County Museum


To read the article on the Royal Navy abolishing the Boatswain's Call - go to the Customs and Traditions page



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