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HMCS NOOTKA R96 / 213

 

TIKEGH MAMOOK SOLLEKS

 

READY TO FIGHT

HMCS Nootka R96 - prior to 1949

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

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Battle honours and awards:  Korea  1951-52

 

 

Laid down: 20 Apr 1942

Launched: 26 Apr 1944

Commissioned: 09 Aug 1946

Paid off: 15 Aug 1949

Re-Commissioned: 20 Aug 1950

Paid off: 16 Jan 1953

Re-commissioned: 15 Dec 1954

Paid off: 06 Feb 1964

Fate: Broken up in 1965

 

Built by Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Nootka was commissioned on 07 Aug 1946, at Halifax, Nootka served as a training ship on the east coast and in the Caribbean until her conversion to a destroyer escort in 1949 and 1950. Ear-marked for Korean duty, she transited the Panama Canal in Dec 1950, for the first of two tours of duty in that theatre of war. Returning to Halifax via the Mediterranean at the end of 1952, she became the second RCN ship to circumnavigate the globe. During 1953 and 1954 she underwent further conversion and modernization, afterward resuming her original training duties. In 1963, with Haida, she toured the Great lakes in the course of a summer's cruising. She was paid off at Halifax on 06 Feb 1964, and broken up at Faslane, Scotland in 1965.

 

HMCS Nootka's tours in Korea

 

1st Tour: Departed Halifax: 25 Nov 1950  //  Arrived in Op Area: 14 Jan 1951  //  Departed Op Area: 20 Jul 1951  //  Arrived Halifax: 21 Aug 1951

2nd Tour: Departed Halifax: 30 Dec 1951  //  Arrived in Op Area: 12 Feb 1952  //  Departed Op Area: 09 Nov 1952  //  Arrived Halifax 17 Dec 1952 *

 

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

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr Herbert Sharples Rayner, DSC, RCN - 07 Aug 1946 - 17 Jun 1947

LCdr Michael Grote Stirling, RCN - 18 Jun 1947 - 05 Sep 1947

Capt Hugh Francis Pullen, OBE, RCN - 06 Sep 1947 - 16 Aug 1948

Cdr A.H. G. Storrs, DSC & Bar, RCN - 17 Aug 1948 - 15 Aug 1949

Cdr Alexander Beaufort Fraser-Harris, DSC & Bar, RCN - 29 Aug 1950 - 16 Sep 1951

LCdr Charles Edward Richardson, RCN - 17 Sep 1951 - 14 Oct 1951

Lt F.P.R. Saunders, RCN - 15 Oct 1951 - 28 Oct 1951

Cdr Richard Miles Steele, DSC, RCN - 29 Oct 1951 - 16 Jan 1953

LCdr E.M. Chadwick, RCN - 15 Dec 1954 - 04 Nov 1956

Cdr T.S.R. Peacock, RCN - 05 Nov 1956 - 31 Jul 1957

LCdr C.E. Coles, RCN - 01 Aug 1957 - 16 Aug 1957

Cdr I.A. McPhee, RCN - 17 Aug 1957 - 06 Jan 1959

Cdr Raymond Arbuthnot Bourchier Creery, RCN - 07 Jan 1959 - 09 Sep 1961

Cdr S.M. King, RCN - 10 Sep 1961 - 08 Nov 1962

Cdr V.J. Murphy, RCN - 09 Nov 1962 - 09 Apr 1963

Cdr D.S. Bethune, RCN - 10 Apr 1963 - 06 Feb 1964

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

GAUTHIER, Leon Armand

OS, 11708-H, RCN

Lost at sea - 11 Jan 1951 

STEEVES, Francis Ronald

Writer, 50731 RCN

MPK - 12 Jun 1947 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Allaby, Donald Glendon

1936-2010

Allan, John

1928-2014

Armstrong, George Gordon

____-2007

Served in Nootka as NavO

Atkinson, William Henry Isaac

1923-2015

Served in Nootka in 1958 as LCdr (P), RCN, XO

Bell, Joseph A.

1922-1995

Bonner, Albert Leo

1917-2004

Boyle, Denis Richard

1935-2014

Burke, Patrick James

____-2014

Bush, Charles Leonard

1924-2014

Served in Nootka in 1950

 

C-D

Cardy, John Herbert

1936-2014

Carter, Lorne Fulton

1936-2012

Casswell, George W.

1919-2011

Christie, Robert William

1937-2006 

Coates, John Jeffrey

1919-2010

Cocks, Robert William James

1925-2006

Served in Nootka in 1948 as Lt (P), RCN

Considine, Michael Auriel

1923-2009

Served in Nootka in 1948 as Slt, RCN

Crossley, Sidney Ross

1920-2008

Cummins, John James

1931-2013

Dawson, Gerald Aloysuis

____-2007

Digou, Raymond Frederick

1919-2010

Dubois, Bernard

____-2009

 

 

 

E-F

Flanagan, Leonard George

1931-2013

Fraser-Harris, Alexander Beaufort Fraser

1916-2003

 

 

 

G-H

Goleski, Bernard

1932-2006

Guthrie, Kenneth L.

____-2008

Hart, William Edgar

____-2004

Hayes, William Prine

1919-2009

Served in Nootka in 1946 as 1st Lt

Hughes, Kenneth Edward

1925-2017

Commissioning crew

I-J

Jacuzzi, Bruno Christopher

1928-2007

Jatiouk, Donald M.

____-2015

Jette, Marcel Joseph Alphonse T.

1912-1987

Served in Nootka in 1947 as LCdr, RCN, XO

 

 

K-L

Keeler, Morton

____-1995

Knowler, John

____-2005

Lees, Joseph Clifford

1937-2007

Served in Nootka 15 Oct 1951 - 16 Jan 1953 as an OS/AB

Lusk, Gord

____-____

 

M-N

MacGillivray, Darroch Norman

1934-2003

MacKay, Donald

1919-2009

MacLellan, Allan Francis

____-2009

MacNeil, Steven Francis

1929-2017

MacPherson, Ian Alexander

____-2009

Served in Nootka during the Korean war

Marsh, Ronald Thomas

1931-2007

Served in Nootka during the Korean War

McCrimmon, William Henry

1924-2013

McCue, George A.

____-1993

Mersereau, Cecil E.

1927-2017

Michalko, Orest Paul Ray

1925-1995

Served in Nootka 04 Oct 1948 - 30 Jan 1949 as PO, Naval Storesman

Murphy, Vincent John

1923-2011

Murray, Wallace Neil

1930-2013

 

 

 

O-P

Patry, Robert Joseph

____-2006

Pullen, Hugh, Francis

1905-1983

3rd Commanding Officer

 

 

 

Q-R

Quick, Fred Albert

____-2016

Reid, John Maxwell

____-2005

Served in Nootka in 1947 as Gunners Yeoman

Richardson, Charles Edward

____-1984

Drafted to Nootka 15 Jun 1950 as Lt (G), RCN, Standby

6th Commanding Officer

Rhymes, Reginald Heber

1926-2006

Served in Nootka 31 Aug 1948 - 14 Oct 1948 as an AB, RCN

Roberts, Ralph Donald

1931-2012

Roggeveen, Paul Adrian

____-2014

 

 

 

 

S-T

Sawyer, Thomas Anthony

1926-2013

Slade, John Charles

1937-2003

Served in Nootka in 1958 as A/Slt, RCN

Smith, Robert Paul

1928-2012

Sowchuck, Alexander

____-2003

Steele, Richard Miles

1915-2010

8th Commanding Officer

Stitt, Don M.

1924-____

Served in Nootka during 1952 Korean War tour

Storrs, Antony Hubert Gleadow

1907-2002

Tilley, Harold

1923-2013

 

 

W-X

Wallace, George Thomas Rogers

1925-2016

Walsh, Gerald Francis

____-2017

Ward, Ricahrd Martin

1913-1956

Served in Nootka during her 2nd Korean War tour.

Willcox, Roy Herbert

1927-2015

Wilson, Joseph Frank

1922-2012

Wilson, Roger James

1933-2015

Willison, William

____-2017

Winter, David Arthur

____-2012

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Angle, Walter H., 5887-H

 

Baldwin, Patrick Alexander G.B., Lt, RCN - 10 Jun 1947

 

Balfry, Cyril Alfred, Lt, RCN - 26 Jun 1948

 

Baumann -

 

Benoit, Cecil Julian, Lt (ND), RCN - 15 May 1947 / 10 Jun 1947

 

Bonnell, Henry Nathan, Cdr (E), RCN - 08 Jun 1948

 

Christie, William Borden, Lt (L), RCN - 12 Jun 1950

 

Clark, Leonard Hugh, Lt (E), RCN - 03 Jul 1950

 

Coates, John Jeffery, Lt, RCN - 03 Jun 1946 (Stand by)

 

Cocheram, Alan Marchant, Slt, RCN - 29 Mar 1947

Collier, Andrew (Andy) Laurence, Slt, RCN - 22 Jul 1946 (Stand by) / Lt, RCN - 22 Jun 1947

 

Donald, James Ian Bruce, Slt, RCN - 15 Jun 1950 (Stand by)

 

Dunn, Duncan R., 51217H, RCN - 29 Aug 1950

 

Floyd, William, James, Lt (S), RCN - 14 Jul 1945

 

Hanington, Daniel (Dan) Lionel, Lt (ND), RCN - 28 Jun 1949

 

Johnstone, Robert N., A/Slt, RCN - 28 May 1949

 

Jones, Lloyd Irwin, Cd/Gnr (T), RCN - 1945 (Stand by)

 

Kimber, Norman, ABTD, RCN - 1959-1960

 

Lafontaine, Paul S.

McColl, William Wynes, Lt, RCN - 15 May 1947

 

McCormack, Leo Patrick, Lt, RCN - 01 Apr 1946 (Stand by)

 

McKeown, Raymond John, LCdr (E), RCN - 01 Apr 1947

 

Miles, James Franklin, Midshipman, RCN - 23 Jun 1949

 

O'Keefe, Harry Patrick Martin, Slt, RCN(R) - 31 Jul 1946 (Stand by)

 

Osborne, George William, A/Slt, RCN - 12 May 1948

 

Rayner, Herbert Sharples, Cdr, RCN - 18 Feb 1946 (Stand by)

 

Smith, Wilfred Ewart, Lt (L), RCN - 29 Jul 1946 / LCdr, RCN - 29 Jul 1947

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories

Mines off Korea

 

Links

HMCS Nootka

Personal photo gallery for Orest Michalko

Personal photo gallery of Reginald Heber (Smokey) Rhymes

 

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