For Posterity's Sake         

HMCS HUSKY S06 / Z13 / Z28

Former HC69 (Wild Duck)

HMCS Husky off Sydney, Nova Scotia, October 1940

From the World War II photo collection of Bill

Source: Flickr photo collection of James Tworow

 

Launched: 1930

Commissioned: 23 Jul 1940 

Paid off: 03 Aug 1945

Fate: Last photographed in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina - tied up and neglected.

 

Built by Defoe Boat & Engine Works, Bay City, Mich. in 1930 as Xama II. She was acquired by the RCN and named Wild Duck (HC69). She left Halifax on 30 May 1940, for conversion and arming at Quebec City. Commissioned at Halifax on 23 Jul 1940 as HMCS Husky, she was assigned to Sydney Force for A/S patrol duty.  She was transferred in Dec 1940 to Trinidad, but returned to join Saint John, N.B. Force on 24 Sep 1941.  A year late she returned to Halifax Local Defence Force for a few months before being reassigned in Mar 1943, to training duties at HMCS Cornwallis (the located at Halifax).  She moved with the establishment to Digby, and for the remainder of the war exercised with RN submarines in the Bay of Fundy. Paid off to reserve at Sydney on 03 Aug 1945, she was sold into mercantile service in 1946.  After a term as the inspection vessel Good Neighbor for the Port of New Orleans, she was sold in 1968 for use as a sport-diving tender in Honduran waters but has since returned to New Orleans to become a floating restaurant.

 

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

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Harry (The Horse) Freeland, RCNR - 23 Jul 1940 - 05 Sep 1941

Lt W.E. Harrison, RCNR - 06 Sep 1941 - 18 Oct 1941

Lt A.H. Rankin, RCNVR - 19 Oct 1941 - 30 Apr 1942

Lt James Patrick Kieran, RCNR - 01 May 1942 - 29 Sep 1944

Lt W.E. Jolliffe, RCNVR - 30 Sep 1944 - 12 Nov 1944

Lt E.B. Pearce, RCNVR - 13 Nov 1944 - 30 Apr 1945

Lt Reginald Campion Hayden, RCNVR - 01 May 1945 - 12 Jun 1945

Skpr/Lt Clyde Courtenay Clattenburg, RCNR - 13 Jun 1945 - 03 Aug 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

Allen, KennethW..

____-1997

Bennett, William T.

Berthelet, Alfred Zebriski

1920-2008

Served in Husky 17 Jan 1942 - 02 May 1942

Carson, Rodney William G.

1926-2015

Clulow, Joseph

1920-1994

Served in Husky 07 Jul 1943 - 09 Oct 1943

Doughtery, Jerome Garfield

1921-1944

Evans, Lewis B.

Fairbridge, Albert

____-2008

Served in Husky Dec 1940 - Nov 1942 as a SD, RCNVR

Fagan, Garnet Edward

1914-1997

 

Forbes, James Gardner

1922-2012

Hickey, Lester A.

Hulbert, John Adrian

____-2012

Kennedy, Lyman Cameron

____-1994

Served in Husky 30 Oct 1942 - 04 Feb 1943

LeMessurier, Gordon Henry

1915-1944

Lotocki, Myron W.

1924-2004

McKiel, Leonard W.

Passmore, Jim

____-____

Served in Husky 1942-1944

Ryall, Patrick John Michael

1917-1989

Served in Husky Jun 1943 (for 3 weeks)

Sedgwick. George John

1914-2005

Ware, Frederick Cecil

____-2010

Served in Husky 11 Aug 1941 - 20 Jul 1942 as a Telegraphist

Withers, Kenneth Roy

1925-2010

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Baley, S., CPO

 

Bell, S.

 

Bould, Howard Desmond, Skpr, RCNR - 11 Jul 1940 (Stand by) / Skpr, RCNR - 23 Jul 1940

 

Bull, Manlius Cornell, Slt, RCNVR - 20 Feb 1943

 

Cloutier, Jean Paul, Skpr - 11 Jul 1940 (Stand by) / Skpr, RCNR - 23 Jul 1940

 

Coolen, Wilson Allenby, Sto 1c - Aug 1940 - Dec 1940 (lived in Halifax after the war)

 

Crane, N.

 

Eyre, John F. Sr (Jack), OS, (lived in Clearwater, ON after the war)

 

Freeland, Harry (The Horse), A/Lt, RCNR - 11 Jul 1940 (stand by) CO

 

Gorman, Donald H. P/Slt, RCNVR - 05 May 1945

Harrington, John Eric, Lt, RCNVR - 27 May 1940

 

Holden, James Albert, Lt, RCNVR - 30 Jan 1942

 

Houliston, Robert, Slt, RCNVR - 12 Mar 1945

 

Hughes, Jack, M., XO - 1942 (lived in Thunder Bay, ON after the war)

 

Hurst, Charles Kenneth, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1943

 

Leskiw, Matt

 

MacPherson, D.

 

Middleton, Albert E., OS - 30 Sep 1944 - 06 Oct 1944 (lived in Vancouver after the war)

 

Morrow, Francis Howard, Lt, RCNVR - 26 Jul 1943

 

Pallot, Vivian Arthur James, Slt, RCNVR - 12 Mar 1945

 

Publow, J., Sto

 

Ritchie, Ernest Leonard, Skpr, RCNR - 22 Apr 1942

 

Searls, C.A. (Andy), AB.SD (lived in Calgary, AB after the war)

 

Segar, Ben

 

Shillingford, W.E. (Bill), LS/PO - 1944-1945 (lived in Napanee, ON after the war)

 

Snow, Frederick William, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 23 Jun 1942

 

Watkins, Robert A., OS - Jan 1944 -Mar 1944 (lived in Winnipeg after the war)

 

Webster, William Francis, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 23 May 1940 (Stand by) / A/Wt (E), RCNR - 23 Jul 1940

 

Weir, John Arnold, Slt, RCNVR - 31 Jan 1944

 

Woods, N.

 

Photos and Documents

 

Joe - Mascot for HMCS Husky

Courtesy of CPO2 Pete Clarabut

HMCS Husky S06

HMCS Husky S06

From the collection of Garnet Edward Fagan, Stoker / Diesel Mechanic

Courtesy of Edward Simms

HMCS Husky

From the collection of Garnet Edward Fagan, Stoker / Diesel Mechanic

Courtesy of Edward Simms

 

WB01

WB02

WB03

WB04

WB05

WB06

WB07

WB08

(WB01) William Bennett (left) and shipmate by the gun on HMCS Husky  (WB02) William Bennett (left) and shipmates on HMCS Husky  (WB03) Ben "Bennie" Seger sitting on the gun on HMCS Husky  (WB04) Ben Seger on the quarterdeck of HMCS Husky  (WB05) William Bennett (left) and Ben Seger on HMCS Husky  (WB06) William Bennett (left) and Ben Segar on HMCS Husky  (WB07) Ben Seger by the depth charge thrower on HMCS Husky  (WB08) Unidentified sailor on HMCS Husky

 

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WB10

WB11

WB12

WB13

WB14

WB15

(WB09) MacDonald and N. Crane on HMCS Husky  (WB10) Sto J. Publow on HMCS Husky  (WB11) L-R: S. Baley, S. Bell, B. Segar (front centre) and William Bennett  (WB12) William Bennett (left) and shipmates  (WB13) William Bennett in the engine room of HMCS Husky  (WB14) L-R: D. MacPherson, William Bennett and N. Woods in the engine room of HMCS Husky  (WB15) HMCS Husky

 

From the collection of William Bennett

Courtesy of David Bennett

 

 

 

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ES02

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ES04

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(ES01) Bell of the yacht Wild Duck  (ES02) Yacht Saramar III - Credit: Historical Collections of the Great Lakes - Bowlin Green State University  (ES03-ES04) Yacht Good Neighbor  (ES05) Yacht Good Neighbor, Moss Point, Mississippi badly tattered and torn after Hurricane Katrina

 

Courtesy Edward Simms

HMCS Husky - location unknown

Courtesy of Eric Ruff

 

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