For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS OJIBWA 72

 

NE KE CHE DAH

 

LET US BE PREPARED

HMCS Ojibwa SS72

 

Laid down: 27 Sep 1962

Renamed: 15 Feb 1964

Launched: 29 Feb 1964

Commissioned: 23 Sep 1965

Paid off: 21 May 1998

Fate: Converted to a museum in Port Burwell, Ontario.

 

Originally laid down as HMS Onyx, she was transferred to the RCN before completion. Commissioned on 23 Sep 1965, HMCS Ojibwa was commissioned at Chatham, U.K. Ojibwa spent her entire career based out of Halifax as part of the 1st Canadian Submarine Squadron. She was paid off on 21 May 1998 to alongside training. In Nov 2012, Ojibwa was mounted on a foundation at Port Burwell, Ontario, and worked commenced to transform her into a Museum.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Samuel George Tomlinson, RCN - 23 Sep 1965 - 15 Nov 1966

LCdr John Rodocanachi, RCN - 15 Nov 1966 - 25 Aug 1967

LCdr J.C. Wood, RCN - 25 Aug 1967 - 08 Aug 1969

LCdr J.E.D. Bell - 08 Aug 1969 - 12 Jul 1971

LCdr Carl Edwin Falstrem - 12 Jul 1971 - 01 Jun 1972

LCdr Ronald Charles Perks - 01 Jun 1972 - 14 Jan 1975

LCdr Lloyd William Barnes - 14 Jan 1975 - 09 Mar 1976

LCdr W.J. Sloan - 09 Mar 1976 - 01 Aug 1977

LCdr J.T.D. Jones - 01 Aug 1977 - 09 Jul 1979

LCdr Kenneth F. McMillan - 09 Jul 1979 - 01 Dec 1979

LCdr J.M. Ewan - 01 Dec 1979 - 30 Jun 1980

LCdr N.P. Nicolson - 30 Jun 1980 - 06 Jan 1984

LCdr Ernest Philip Webster - 06 Jan 1984 - 09 Apr 1985

LCdr W.C. Irvine - 09 Apr 1985 - 22 Sep 1986

LCdr J.A.Y. Plante - 22 Sep 1986 - 03 Aug 1987

LCdr C.D. Soule - 03 Aug 1987 - 30 Apr 1988

LCdr A.L. MacDonald - 30 Apr 1988 - 02 Feb 1989

LCdr R.E. Bush - 02 Feb 1989 - 05 Aug 1989

LCdr R.A. Davidson - 05 Aug 1989 - 05 Dec 1990

LCdr D.C. Marsaw - 05 Dec 1990 - 29 Oct 1993

LCdr P.T. Kavanagh - 29 Oct 1993 - 20 Jul 1994

LCdr J.G.M. Dussault - 20 Jul 1994 - 27 May 1997

LCdr J.R.L. Pelletier - 27 May 1997 - 21 May 1998

LCdr D. Mullholland - OIC - 21 May 1998 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Adams, Clinton James

1946-2002

Alberts, James William

1946-2001

Alexander, Jack W.D.

1937-2016

Served in Ojibwa 1969-1970 as XO

Barton, Alfred Michael

1936-2007

Bowen, Peter Garfield

____-2012

Bramwell, Paul

1926-2016

 

 

 

 

C-D

Chislett, Michael Gordon

____-2003

Daly, Brendan George

1932-2013

Commissioning crew a a PO

Decker, Clemeth George

____-2017

Doutre, Gilles

1942-2016

Served in Ojibwa as Cox'n

In 1988 crew photo as Chief ET

Downie, Robert E.

____-2003

Dubé, Paul

1938-2017

Dykes, John Russell

1938-2008

Dykstra, Albert G.

1940-2015

Commissioning crew as a LS

 

 

E-F

Ferguson, James Stirling

1947-2016

Firth, Raymond Herbert

____-2010

Fitzgerald, James O'Neill

____-2017

Commissioning Crew as LCdr, XO

 

 

G-H

Glover, Frederick

____-2004

Hall, Stewart Willis

1929-2014

Served in Ojibwa as a PO

Hardy, Donald Henry

1928-2010

Hawes, William Muir

____-2016

Hawkins, Alan Robert

1923-2015

Commissioning crew as Cox'n

Hawkins, David Allison George

1942-2016

Hinds, Jim

____-2008

Hogg, Donald Robert

____-2012

 

 

I-J

Irvine, Matthew Shane

1954-2016

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kamermans, William Edward

1938-2009

Lavers, Keith

1953-2015

Layden, William Peter

1934-2007

Lewis, John

____-2010

LeMessurier, Les

1945-2017

M-N

Mageau,  Gilbert Emile

1940-2006

McCabe, Robert Anthony

1933-2002

Served in Ojibwa 1973-1974

MacDonald, Chester Thomas

____-1987

McCall, Thomas Joseph Keith

____-2005

McVarnock, Thomas

1937-2011

Commissioning crew as a LS

Mizuik, Robert Michael
____-1994

Moore, Maurice Albert

1932-2015

Commissioning crew as a LS

Murphy, Alan Keith

____-2017

Commissioning crew as an AB

Neal, Derek James

1931-2003

 

O-P

Ormsby, Bryan

1942-2016

Patterson, Donald Victor

1942-2016

Commissioning crew as a LS

Pepper, Roy

1928-2013

Served in Ojibwa in early 1970s as CERA

Perkins, J. David

1937-2006

Presley, Wayne Arthur

____-2012

Q-R

 Rankin, Robin Charles

1952-2011

Renner, Paul Christopher

1941-2017

Ritchie, Lee Beldon

1944-2011

Ritchie, William Bathie

____-2005

Commissioning crew as a PO. Also served in Ojibwa as CPO1

Rogers, John Edward

1928-2016

Served in Ojibwa as CPO, RCN.

Commissioning Crew

S-T

Sawyer, Thomas Anthony

1926-2013

Commissioning crew as a CPO

Scriven, Rodger James

____-2011

Sullivan, George Dennis

1945-2012

Tomlinson, Samuel George

1927-2016

1st Commanding Officer

Toyer, H.W. John

1929-2013

Tudor, David T.

1926-2008

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wallace, George Thomas Rogers

1925-2016

Ward, Ronald J.

____-2008

Served in Ojibwa as an Engineer

Wentzell, Burton Wayne Enos

1963-2016

Whelan, Alan James

____-1992

Served in Ojibwa as a Radioman

Whitmore, John

____-____

 

Former Crew Members

CC = Commissioning Crew - 23 Sep 1965

CP1 = Crew photo summer 1988

Abraham, John M., LSER / Ship's Diver   

 

Anderson, J., LS - (CC)

 

Arthurs, D., AB - (CC)

 

Aspin, J.F., Lt, Ass't Engineering Officer - (CC)

 

Bell, J.E., Lt, NavO - (CC)

 

Benoit, Darrel - (CP1)


Boettcher, Cliff - (CP1)


Bourassa, Pat - (CP1)

 

Brailsford, G., LS - (CC)

 

Brower-Berkhoven, Isaac

 

Burnett, L.S., CPO - (CC)

 

Byzewski, George - (CP1)

 

Carney, V.T., LS - (CC)

 

Chatham, Terry, CSE Coord - (CP1)


Clahane, John - (CP1)


Clory, Joe - (CP1)


Craven, Mike - (CP1)

 

Degaust, Dan - (CP1)

 

Dagenais, B.A., AB - (CC)

 

Davidson, R.G., LS - (CC)

 

Delorme, Chris - (CP1)

 

Devitt, P., PO - (CC)

 

Dietrich, Jeff - (CP1)

 

Evans, Craig - (CP1)

 

Ewen, Ronald, Radioman - 1971 - 1973

 

Finn, Pat, Lt, CSEO - (CP1)


Ford, Jim - (CP1)

 

Frankton, V.M., PO - (CC)

 

Fraser, Robbie - (CP1)


Fyfe, Steve - (CP1)

 

Gendron, Claude, Chief Cook - (CP1)


Giannou, Dave - (CP1)

 

Gingras, P., LS - (CC)

 

Glen, Stu - (CP1)

 

Gordon, L., AB - (CC)

 

Gowthorpe, A., LS - (CC)

 

Gray, Dolly - (CP1)

Gregoire - (CP1)

 

Gregoire, Frank - (CP1)

 

Gunning, C.T., LCdr, E.O. - (CC)

 

Haddock, Joe - (CP1)


Halle, Marcel - (CP1)

 

Hardick, R., LS - (CC)

 

Harris, Bill - (CP1)

 

Harrison, Ernie - abt 1972

 

Hart, Doug, Lt - (CP1)

 

Hartoon, A., AB - (CC)

 

Hewitt, Jim - (CP1)


Hiscock - (CP1)

 

Hopkins, G., AB - (CC)

 

Howatson, W.F., LS - (CC)

 

Howell, F.R., PO - (CC)

 

Jackson, G.H., Lt, Weapons Officer - (CC)

 

Johnstone, P., LS - (CC)

 

Jones, Elmer - (CP1)

 

Kearns, D.J., PO - (CC)

 

Keough, M.P., LS - (CC)

 

Krivoshein, J., AB - (CC)

 

Kruger, M., PO - (CC)

 

Laprade, Joe - (CP1)

 

Leeming, M., PO - (CC)

 

Lenk, F.J., PO - (CC)

 

Logan, Dave - (CP1)

 

Lucier, G.L., LS - (CC)

 

Lyle, Ron - (CP1)

 

MacDonald, A. Drew, LCdr, CO - (CP1)

 

Mackay, R., PO - (CC)


MacNall, Ian - (CP1)


Malcolm, Gord - (CP1)


Marchant, Mike - (CP1)

 

McDonald, D.R., LS - (CC)

 

McVicar, Scott - (CP1)

 

Miller, Mark (Dusty) - (CP1)


Mulholland, Dermot, Lt - (CP1)

Morrison, D.A., AB - (CC)

 

Neal, D.J., Lt, OpsO - (CC)

 

Northrup, Jim - (CP1)

 

O'Brien, J., PO - (CC)

 

O'Connel Dave - (CP1)

 

Olsen, M.A., CPO - (CC)

 

Ormsby, G.B., LS- (CC)

 

Orr, L.E., AB - (CC)

 

Percy, Tom, Lt, EO - (CP1)


Petrikowski, Conrad - (CP1)

 

Piche, J.G., PO - (CC)

 

Ranger, L., PO - (CC)

 

Rollin, Luc - (CP1)

 

Ross, J.M., LS - (CC)

 

Sherring, W.E., LS - (CC)

 

Singer, Jeff - (CP1)

 

Slack, John - (CP1)

 

Smith, Keith - (CP1)

 

Soper, Mark, Lt - (CP1)

 

Stauber, K.H., LS - (CC)

 

Tanguay - (CP1)

 

Thomas, B., AB - (CC)

 

Tidd, T., LS - (CC)

 

Toole, Cary (Spud) - (CP1)


Tovey, Brum - (CP1)

 

Trigg, T., AB - (CC)

 

Truscott, Randy, Lt, XO - (CP1)

 

Turner, E.P., LS - (CC)

 

Valley, Dave, ER - 1973

 

Walsh, J.J., CERA - (CP1)

 

Watkin, Murray, POMA - 1965 - 1967 (CC)

 

Watt, B., AB - (CC)

 

Wenzel, Willy - (CP1)

 

Whittaker, A., PO - (CC)

 

Wright, Lt - (CP1)

 

Yabuowich, N., CPO - (CC

 

Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories

A very short sail with a lifetime of memories

Standby to M-Bare-Ass the Admiral

 

Links

HMCS Ojibwa - Commissioning Book

HMCS Ojibwa - Submariners Association of Canada East

Ship's company photos for HMCS Ojibwa

Through A Canadian Periscope - Canada's Submarine Heritage 1914-2014

 

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