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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS JONQUIERE K318 / 318

 

Unofficial wartime badge

HMCS Jonquiere K318

 

AU SOMMET PAR LE DEVOIS

 

Post wartime badge

and motto

 

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 1944 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

 

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

A-B

Addison, Herbert Thomas

1928-2002

Arntson, Maurice John

1933-2014

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as AB.QM

Balfour, James Pascoe

1931-2017

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as LS.AS

Barnes, Jerry T.

1932-2017

Best, John George

1924-2006

Bond, Jean-Noel

1931-2017

Boucher, Guy, J.R.

1937-2018

Bowers, Norman Bruce

1932-2014

Brooks, Robert Elmer

1937-2013

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as AB.RC

Burges, David Frederick

1923-2016

C-D

Campbell, David

1928-2016

Carver, Robert James

1935-2015

Cathcart, Donald Stuart

1931-2017

Chester, J.P.

____-____

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as LS.RP

Clark, Howard Victor

1924-2004

8th Commanding Officer

Cook, Frederick C.

1926-2015

Commissioning crew 20 Sep 1954. Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as P2WS

Cooke, Ronald

1936-1981

Crofton, Patrick Dermott

1935-2016

Served in Jonquiere in 1959

Desjardins, Romeo E.

1921-2015

Dodd, Stephen Raymond

____-2017

E-F

Fawcett, John David

1929-2015

Feddema, James Charles

____-2016

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956

Fenwick, Henry George

____-2017

Finlayson, Wilfred Lister

1924-2005

 

G-H

Gammon, Bryan T.

1929-2008

Gerigs, William Frederick

____-1984

Good, Jack Williamson

1938-2018

Goossen, George

1932-2018

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as a LS.ET, RCN

Grabas Nicholas John

1920-1993

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as C2ER

Gray, George S.

____-____

Hall, Gordon Frederick

1925-2015

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as C2ER

Hamilton, Benjamin Charles

____-2010

Harper, David, L.

1924-2010

Hoffman, John

1929-1990

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as P2TAS

Hughes, Robin Laughlin

____-2018

9th Commanding Officer

Humble, Cecil Hobson

1920-2009

Served in Jonquiere 1958-1960

 

 

 

I-J

Irvine, Kenneth George

1936-2001

James, Charles Creelman

____-2008

 

 

 

K-L

Kostiuk, Bohdan John Peter

1929-2017

Served in Jonquiere c1957 as a PO.VS

Larter, Spud

____-____

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as LS.RP

Lennox, Duncan Craig

1914-2005

Lincoln, John Hobart

1910-1993

3rd Commanding Officer

Little, Don

____-____

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as LS.AM

Lyttle, Jim

____-____

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as LS.QM

 

 

 

 

M-N

Mackie, Edward

1934-2007

Majorki, Millian

____-2004

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as C2ET

Mayo, Benjamin Bertram

1938-2001

Served in Jonquiere in 1960 as a Cook

McTavish Jim

____-____

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as LS.RP

Miller, (??)

____-____

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as C1QM, Cox'n

Nowle, Anthony

1930-2017

 

 

 

 

O-P

Paul, Robert James

1919-2010

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as LCdr, XO

Preston, Anthony John

1925-2008

Served in Jonquiere c1957 as a Lt, RCN

 

 

 

Q-R

Reynolds, Harry

____-____

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956  as LS.LR

 

 

 

 

S-T

Scobie, Trenton Claude

1922-2011

Sedger, ??

1919-1998

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as C1ER, CERA

Shaw, ??

____-____

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as AB.RP

Shields, Amory Russell

1926-2017

Silvester, Henry

1919-2013

Smith, Benjamin Frederick

1921-2012

Southin, Howard Edward

1922-2018

Spalding, James Dixon

1938-2016

Served in Jonquiere in 1957 as an Officer Cadet for training

Staicue, Roy

____-2017

Stanbrook, Wilfred Thomas

____-2000

Served in Jonquiere 17 Dec 1956 - 13 Jun 1957

Tilley, Harold Richard

1923-2013

5th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

U-V

Van Camp, Robert Speers

1920-2014

 

 

 

 

W-X

Watkins, Charles

____-2015

Commissioning crew 20 Sep 1954. Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as LS.QR 

Whitley, Terence Roger

1921-1995

Witt, Eugene Rodger

1934-2017

 

 

Y-Z

 

Yablonski, Victor

1933-2009

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as LS.ET

Yanow, Robert D.

1933-2017

Served in Jonquiere in 1958

Yeats, Ronald

1928-1996

Served in Jonquiere 1954-1956 as PO.RP

 

 

 

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)

 

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)


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 (Stand by) / 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

 

Hodge, William John, A/Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1944 (Stand by) / 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 (Stand by) 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 (Stand by) / 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 (Stand by) / 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 (Stand by) / 10 May 1944

 

Patton, AB  (C57)


Penny, OS  (C57)


Peters, AB  (C57)


Pickell, PO  (C57)


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 (Stand by) / 10 May 1944

 

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)


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 (Stand by) / 10 May 1944

 

Yates, A., AB  (C57)


Yates, E., AB  (C57)

 

Zilinsky, Larry, ABRC - Feb 1964 - Dec 1964

 

Photos and Documents

 

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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