HMCS JONQUIERE K318 / 318

 

River Class / Prestonian Class Frigate

 


 

 

Unofficial wartime badge

HMCS Jonquiere K318

 

AU SOMMET PAR LE DEVOIS

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944

 

 

Laid down: 26 Jan 1943

Launched: 28 Oct 1943

Commissioned 11 May 1944

Paid off: 04 Dec 1945

Re-commissioned: 20 Sep 1954

Paid off (into refit): 20 Dec 1957

Re-commissioned: 16 Jun 1958

Paid off: 23 Sep 1966

Fate: Broken up in 1967

 

Commissioned at Quebec City on 10 May 1944, she arrived at Halifax on 05 Jun 1944 and proceeded from there to Bermuda to work up. Returning in Aug 1944, Jonquiere was assigned to EG C-2 and after three Atlantic crossings was transferred to EG 26 at Londonderry. She was also based from time to time at Portsmouth and Plymouth, remaining in U.K. waters on A/S patrol until 27 May 1945, when she sailed with ON.305, the last westbound convoy. She was paid off 04 Dec 1945 at Shelburne and later taken to Lauzon for conversion to a Prestonian class ocean escort, re-commissioning 20 Sep 1954. Paid off on 12 Sep 1966, she was purchased by Capital Iron and Metal, Victoria, BC IN 1967 to be broken up. Shortly after purchased the price of scrap metal plummeted and she was not broken up late 1971, early 1972.

 


 

RCN Memories:     Beer Stores Secure

 

Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr John Richard Kidston, RCNVR - 10 May 1944 - 12 Mar 1945

A/LCdr Andree Marcil, RCNVR - 12 Mar 1945 - 16 Jun 1945

Lt John Hobart Lincoln, RCNVR - 17 Jun 1945 - 04 Aug 1945

LCdr D.M. MacDonald, RCNVR - 05 Aug 1945 - 18 Aug 1945

LCdr Harold Richard Tilley, RCN - 20 Sep 1954 - 24 Jul 1956

LCdr Charles Delsworth Gibson, RCN - 25 Jul 1956 - 15 Jun 1958

LCdr Ean Victor Pearce Sunderland, RCN - 16 Jun 1958 - 08 Sep 1959

LCdr Howard Victor Clark, RCN - 09 Sep 1959 - 28 Nov 1961

LCdr Robin Laughlin Hughes, RCN - 29 Nov 1961 - 24 Aug 1963

LCdr A.P. Campbell, RCN - 07 Sep 1963 - 14 Sep 1965

LCdr D.R. Donaldson, RCN - 15 Sep 1965 - 23 Sep 1966

 


 

Captain for the day

 

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.

 

Larry Zilinski - 1964

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

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Emberly, William G.

 

 

 

 

 

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Irvine, Kenneth G.

 

 

 

 

 

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James, Charles C.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nowle, Anthony

 

 

 

 

 

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Tilley, Harold R.

 

 

 

 

 

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Van Camp, Robert S.

 

 

 

 

 

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Former Crew Members

 

(C57) - 1957 crew list compiled from various sources by Ernie Paquette

 

Adamthwaite, Dave V., OCDT (U/T) - Feb 1966 - May 1966 

 

Allwood, Lt (N)  (C57)


Anderson, AB  (C57)


Anderson, PO  (C57)


Badry, OS  (C57)

 

Berry, David

 

Bone, Norman, ABQM - 1954-1956

 

Bridge, PO  (C57)

 

Brooks, Dave, PO2 TAS - 1954-1957 (C57)

 

Brooks, AB  (C57)


Brooks, CPO  (C57)

 

Brower, OS  (C57)


Bryan, CPO  (C57)


Bryan, CPO  (C57)


Carlyle, LS  (C57)


Carlyle, Lt (N)  (C57)

 

Carmichael, Lt - 1954-1957  (C57)

 

Carrier, AB  (C57)

 

Cavanaugh, Lt(N), NavO, 1954-1956

 

Churcher, PO  (C57)


Collins, AB  (C57)

 

Compton, F., ABAA - 1954-1957 (C57)

 

Cooke, AB  (C57)

 

Coots, H., LSAA - 1954-1956

 

Cornish, LS  (C57)


Cox, AB  (C57)


Crawford, OS  (C57)


Darling, OS  (C57)

 

Davies, John, ABNS - 1954-1956

 

Dechenne, AB  (C57)

 

Dodgson, Jim - 1963

 

Donovan, Lt  (C57)


Doyle, AB  (C57)


Drever, AB  (C57)

 

Edwards, Frederick John, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 19 Jun 1944

 

Esplin, LS  (C57)

 

Extence, Alan Barr, Lt (E), RCNVR

 

Farrell, Marvin William, SLt, RCNVR - 05 Apr 1945

 

Ferguson, D., P2QM - 1954-1956 

 

Finson, OS  (C57)

 

Fluskey, PO  (C57)


Foster, AB  (C57)

 

Foster, Frederick Campbell, Lt (S), RCNVR - 12 Jul 1945

 

Fredrickson, AB  (C57)


Fuhr, OS  (C57)


Fummerton, AB  (C57)


Ganton, AB  (C57)


Garrett, LS  (C57)

 

Giles, PO  (C57)


Glaum, AB  (C57)


Godwin, AB  (C57)

 

Gohlish, Heinz E., Officer Cadet


Gold, POBN  (C57)

 

Goyder, David, SLt, RCN - Sep 1962 - Dec 1963

 

Grant, OS  (C57)


Grieg, AB  (C57)


Griffin, LS  (C57)


Guilbault, LS  (C57)


Guthrie, CPO  (C57)


Hahn, LS  (C57)


Haldane, P1  (C57)

 

Hall, OS  (C57)

 

Hamlin, John Haig, Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1944 / 10 May 1944

 

Harrison, LS  (C57)


Heilscher, LS  (C57)


Henderson, OS  (C57)

 

Hepburn, POER  (C57)

Hill, LS  (C57)


Hillyer, PO  (C57)

 

Hlasny, Stephen, LSRP - 1954-1956 (Commissioning crew)

 

Hodge, William John, A/Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1944 / 10 May 1944

 

Hold, OS  (C57)

 

Howell, Hector Mansfield, SLt, RCNVR - 16 May 1945

 

Hutchinson, LS  (C57)


Jackson, Chaplain  (C57)


Jackson, CPO  (C57)

 

Jensen, Carl, ABQM - 1955

 

Jerome, AB  (C57)


Jessop, AB  (C57)


John, Paul, Lt (N), XO  (C57)


Johnson, LS  (C57)


Johnston, LS  (C57)


Jones, AB  (C57)


Kellington, Lt (N)  (C57)

 

Kidson, CPO  (C57)

 

Kidston, John Richard, LCdr, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 CO / 10 May 1944

 

King, L., AB  (C57)


King, W., AB  (C57)


Klatt, OS  (C57)


Knox, AB  (C57)

 

Kozan, AB  (C57)


Lawson, PO  (C57)

 

Lennox, Duncan Craig, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 / 10 May 1944

 

Lenz, LS  (C57)


Logan, AB  (C57)


Lundy, AB  (C57)


MacCorriston, AB  (C57)


Mackie, L., AB  (C57)


Mackie, R., AB  (C57)


Maddocks, PO  (C57)


Maier, OS  (C57)

 

Mann, ??, ABTAS - 1954-1956

 

Matheson, OS  (C57)


Mathews, AB  (C57)


McCaw, PO  (C57)


McComb, PO  (C57)


McCreedy, AB  (C57)

 

McDonald, ABQM - 1954-1956

 

McNeil, PO  (C57)

 

McPherson, ABSW - 1954-1956

 

Mein, OS  (C57)

 

Michon, Joseph Jean, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 08 Jun 1944

 

Milton, AB  (C57)

 

Mochel, PO2VS - 1954-1956

 

Molyard, CPO  (C57)


Montgomery, LCdr  (C57)

 

Morin (Moran??), John St. Clair, SLt, RCNVR - 05 May 1944 / 10 May 1944

 

Morran, AB  (C57)


Morrison, AB  (C57)


Mowbray, AB  (C57)


Muir, AB  (C57)


Murzak, OS  (C57)

 

Mynott, Jack - 1944

 

Negrich, Ray, LSSG  (C57)


Nelson, AB  (C57)

 

Nicholls, Walter J., HSD 

 

Oikawa, OS  (C57)


Olson, AB  (C57)

 

Olynick, PO  (C57)

 

O'Neill, LS  (C57)

Paquette, E., ABRP - 1954-1957  (C57) 

 

Patriquin, AB  (C57)

 

Patterson, ABSM - 1954-1956

 

Patterson, Mervyn Alexander, SLt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944  / 10 May 1944

 

Patton, AB  (C57)


Penny, OS  (C57)


Peters, AB  (C57)


Pickell, PO  (C57)

 

Quilter, Leslie R., ET


Rasmussen, AB  (C57)


Ratcliffe, LS  (C57)


Reeve, AB  (C57)


Reihill, AB  (C57)

 

Robins, N., P2AA - 1954-1956

 

Robinson, Franklin Scott, SLt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 / 10 May 1944

 

Robinson, G. (Robby), AB.NS, RCN - 1954 (Commissioning crew)

 

Ross, AB  (C57)


Roth, OS  (C57)


Rouke, PO  (C57)


Roy, OS  (C57)


Rudd, AB  (C57)


Rudd, AB  (C57)

 

Salter, Albert Evans, SLt (E), RCNVR - 03 Jun 1944

 

Scott, AB  (C57)

 

Scratchley, John


Scudamore, CPO  (C57)


Sears, AB  (C57)


Shankland, AB  (C57)


Shwydky, AB  (C57)

 

Sismus, ABTAS - 1954-1956

 

Smallbones, OS  (C57)


Smalley, LS  (C57)


Smith, AB  (C57)

 

Smith, Lt - 1954-1957 (C57)

 

Sorensen, Earl, LSAM - 1954-1956

 

Southin, CPO  (C57)

 

Sparkes, K., LSAM

 

Spooner, AB  (C57)


Stacey, AB  (C57)


Starrett, LS  (C57)


Stevens, PO  (C57)

 

Stew, George E., Signalman

 

Stillborn, POER  (C57)


Stith, AB  (C57)


Stohl, PO  (C57)


Stranbrook, PO  (C57)


Sumner, CPO  (C57)

 

Tanner, Joe, Cook, RCN - 1960

 

Templeton, John (Ike)., ABRC - 1954-1956

 

Trahan, AB  (C57)


Trick, LS  (C57)


Tyler, LS  (C57)


Wall, AB  (C57)


Wallace, LS  (C57)


Wallace, LS  (C57)


Walters, AB  (C57)


Warner, PO  (C57)


Watson, (Doc), POET  (C57)


Weber, Lt (N)  (C57)


Westman, AB  (C57)

 

Wilkins, Jerry, LSQR - 1954-1956

 

Williams, PO  (C57)

 

Wilson, Thomas Stevenson, A/LCdr (E), RCNR - 27 Mar 1944 / 10 May 1944

 

Yates, A., AB  (C57)


Yates, E., AB  (C57)

 

Zilinsky, Larry, ABRC - Feb 1964 - Dec 1964

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS JONQUIERE pennant

Courtesy of Hugh Muir

HMCS Jonquiere K318 making smoke

From the collection of Kenneth Dawson

Courtesy of Randy Dawson

HMCS Jonquiere 318 entering San Diego harbour, Oct 1954

Commissioned the Jonquiere in Luzon, Quebec, 1st crew after it's conversion to a Prestonian class frigate. We stopped in Halifax for two weeks - then enroute to Esquimalt we stopped at Nassau, Bahamas; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Kingston, Jamaica; Balboa, Panama; Acapulco, Mexico, and San Diego, California.

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Colourized photo of HMCS Jonquiere 318

From the collection of Norman Bowers

Courtesy of Geoff Gambee

 

Information pamphlet on the occasion of Jonquiere's commissioning after refit - 16 Jun 1958

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Jonquiere FFE 318

Photo taken from HMCS Cape Breton ARE100 during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 when everything that floated deployed to sea

© 1962/2007 Ken Watson

HMCS Jonquiere FFE 318 steaming away from HMCS Cape Breton ARE 100 following a RAS in the North Pacific, October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jonquiere was attached to the Fourth Canadian Escort Squadron based on Esquimalt, British Columbia at that juncture.

© 1962/2007 Ken Watson

Film actress Rosa Rosal on board HMCS Ontario at Manila with crew members of HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Stephen Hlasny

Hands from HMCS Jonquiere, 6 mess

L-R: Sparks K. LSAM, unknown, Tempelton J. LSRC, Reynolds H. LSLR. unknown, Sorenson E. LSAM

Courtesy of Stephen Hlasny

Relaxing at sea on the quarterdeck

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Charlie Watkins & Jerry Wilkins ashore

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Charlie Watkins & Jim Lyttle

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Harry Reynolds

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Jim Fedema

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Crews from RCN ships participating in parade (nearing the intersection of Hasting and Granville) in Vancouver BC

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Spud Larter and MacDonald

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Spud Larter, Pearl Harbour, 1955

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Steve Hlasny ashore in Vancouver

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Days of Wine and Roses - HMCS Jonquiere

Steve Hlasny - the day after

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

(1) unknown, (2) Don Little, (3) Chester, (4) unknown, (5) Steve Hlasny, (6) Spud Larter, (7) Mann, (8) George Goossen, (9) unknown, (10) John Davies, (11) unknown, (12) unknown  (13) Jim Lyttle, (14) unknown, (15) unknown, (16) unknown

 

Click here to view the photo without numbers

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

"Must have had an extra tot"

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

(L-R) unknown, Dave Brooks, Charlie Watkins

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

The reserve squadron at Munro Head

Photo taken from HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

(L-R) unknown, unknown, Steve Hlasny, Spud Larter

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

(L-R) John Davies, unknown, Spud Larter, Steve Hlasny

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Jake Balfour (6'6") and Steve Hlasny (6'5") - 1955

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Norman Bone

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Spud Larter

HMCS Jonquiere

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Up Spirits - Quarterdeck of HMCS Jonquiere 318 - 1955

 

 Front row first on left, ABQM Carl Jensen; 4th from left LSRP Jim McTavish; Front right corner LSRC John (Ike) Templeton

 

 Back row 2nd from the left, LSRP S. Hlasny; 3rd from the left LSLR Harry Reynolds

Cooks on HMCS Jonquiere 318

From the collection of Joe Tanner

Benjamin Bertram May - rear, 1st on right

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

The end is near

 

Purchased by Capital Iron and Metal, the former HMCS Jonquiere is being towed to Capital Iron and Metal, Victoria to be broken up, 10 Aug 1967

 

"The scrap market tanked after we bought the ships (Jonquiere and Stettler) and we didnít cut them up until late 1971 and early 1972"

 

© / Courtesy of Ron Greene, Capital Iron and Metal

 


 

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