For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS NOOTKA J35

Then HMCS NANOOSE J35 (1943)

Then Chinese Vessel SUNG LING (1946)

HMCS Nootka / HMCS Nanoose J35 - date of photo unknown

 

Laid down: 01 Feb 1938

Launched: 26 Sep 1938

Commissioned: 06 Dec 1938

Renamed: 01 Apr 1943

Paid off: 29 Jul 1945

Fate: Unknown

 

Commissioned on 06 Dec 1938, at Esquimalt, Nootka was based thee when the war began. She performed local patrol duty until Mar 1940, when, with Comox, she was transferred to Halifax Local Defence Force with which she remained throughout the war. On 01 Apr 1943, she was renamed Nanoose so that her original name could be allotted to a Tribal class destroyer. She was paid off at Halifax on 29 Jul 1945, and, like two of her sisters, sold in 1946 to become a tug. Her Chinese owners renamed her Sung Ling.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Harry Kingsley, RCN - 06 Dec 1938 - 14 May 1939

LCdr Kenneth Frederick Adams, RCN - 15 May 1939 - 21 Aug 1939

LCdr M.A. Wood, RCN - 22 Aug 1939 - 13 Sep 1939

Lt A.T. Morrell, RCNR - 14 Sep 1939 - 27 Sep 1940

LCdr W.J. Fricker, RCN - 28 Sep 1940 - 28 Jan 1941

Lt James Philip Fraser, RCNR - 29 Jan 1941 - 20 Jul 1941

Lt Alexander McAllister McLarnon, RCNR - 21 Jul 1941 - 02 Aug 1941

Lt J.P. Fraser, RCNR - 03 Aug 1941 - 14 Sep 1941

Mate W.R. Nunn, RCNR - 15 Sep 1941 - 15 Mar 1942

Ch/Skpr Gerald Francis Burgess, RCNR - 16 Mar 1942 - 13 Sep 1943

Skpr/Lt Gordon Cameron Barnham, RCNR - 14 Sep 1943 - 29 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Boon, Alvin Allen

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Served in Nanoose

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kingsley, Harry

1900-1976

1st Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

W-X

Waring, Richard

1923-2014

Served in Nanoose

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Aird, Peter John, Slt, RCNVR - 07 May 1945

 

Brighton, Gordon Jack, Slt, RCNVR - 25 May 1942

 

Browne, William B., Seaman - Dec 1940

 

Burgess, Gerald Francis, Skpr, RCNR - 16 Mar 1942

 

Burnham, Joseph David Skpr, RCNR - 28 Mar 1942

Deschampes, Joseph Gabriel Alderic, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Flanagan, Arthur Leo, Lt(E), RCNVR - 26 Feb 1941

 

Fleet, H.W. - Dec 1940

 

Hampson, Lawrence Garth, Slt, RCNVR - 20 Feb 1943

Purcell, Charles Edmund, Slt, RCNVR - 07 May 1945

 

Stevens, Herbert Charles, Slt, RCNVR - 13 Jun 1942

 

Thompson, Ernest Lyman, A/Skpr, RCNR - 05 May 1940

 

Young, Breen Philip, Mate, RCNR - 30 Apr 1940

 

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