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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS ONONDAGA SS73

 

INVICTA

 

UNCONQUERED

HMCS Onondaga SS73 - West Coast Cruise

Courtesy of Keith Sherstobetoff

 

Laid down: 18 Jun 1964

Launched: 25 Sep 1965

Commissioned: 22 Jun 1967

Paid off: 28 Jul 2000

Fate: Turned into a museum at Pointe-au-Père, Quebec.

 

Built HM Dockyard Chatham, U.K., HMCS Onondaga was commissioned on 22 Jun 1967. She spent her entire career based out of Halifax as part of the 1st Canadian Submarine Squadron. She was paid off on 28 Jul 2000 and was later towed to Pointe-au-Père, Quebec to be turned into a museum.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Geoffrey Robert Meek, RCN - 22 Jun 1967 - 26 Aug 1968

LCdr L.G. Temple, RCN - 26 Aug 1968 - 04 Nov 1969

LCdr Geoffrey Robert Meek - 04 Nov 1969 - 23 Dec 1969

LCdr L.G. Temple - 23 Dec 1969 - 29 Jan 1970

LCdr Geoffrey Robert Meek - 29 Jan 1970 - 31 Jul 1970

LCdr Carl Edwin Falstrem - 31 Jul 1970 - 21 Dec 1970

LCdr C.J. Crowe - 21 Dec 1970 - 01 Sep 1971

Cdr M. Tate - 01 Sep 1971 - 15 Oct 1971

LCdr H.R. Waddell - 15 Oct 1971 - 16 Jul 1972

LCdr Peter William Cairns - 16 Jun 1972 - 02 Jul 1974

LCdr Ronald Charles Perks - 02 Jul 1974 - 14 Jul 1975

LCdr Keith Gordon Nesbit - 14 Jul 1975 - 01 Nov 1975

LCdr Raymond Charles Hunt - 01 Jul 1975 - 04 Dec 1975

LCdr W.J. Sloan - 04 Dec 1975 - 15 Mar 1976

LCdr Raymond Charles Hunt - 15 Mar 1976 - 23 Jul 1976

LCdr Lloyd William Barnes - 23 Jul 1976 - 26 Jul 1976

LCdr Wilfred Gourlay D. Lund - 26 Jul 1976 - 19 Jul 1978

LCdr James Michel Ewan - 19 Jul 1978 - 03 Dec 1979

LCdr K.F. McMillan - 03 Dec 1979 - 17 Mar 1981

LCdr A.B. Dunlop - 17 Mar 1981 - 20 Dec 1981

LCdr Ernest Philip Webster - 14 Jan 1982 - 01 Jul 1982

LCdr Ronald Charles Perks - 01 Jul 1982 - 06 Jun 1983

LCdr Ernest Philip Webster - 06 Jun 1983 - 15 Aug 1983

Lt(N) L.M. Hickey - 15 Aug 1983 - 12 Dec 1983

LCdr J.A.Y. Plante - 12 Dec 1983 - 31 Jul 1986

LCdr L.M. Hickey - 31 Jul 1986 - 13 May 1987

LCdr R.D. Carter, RAN - 13 May 1987 - 29 Dec 1987

LCdr J.A. Deirks, RAN - 29 Dec 1987 - 17 Jul 1988

LCdr R.E. Bush - 17 Jul 1988 - 02 Feb 1989

LCdr A.L. MacDonald - 02 Feb 1989 - 01 Jan 1990

LCdr R.M. Truscott - 01 Jan 1990 - 20 Jul 1992

LCdr W.A. Woodburn - 20 Jul 1992 - 05 Aug 1994

LCdr P.T. Kavanagh - 05 Aug 1994 - 15 Dec 1997

LCdr A.R. Wamback - 15 Dec 1997 - 29 Jul 2000

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Adams, Clinton James

1946-2002

Alexander, Jack W.D.

____-2016

Commissioning crew as Lt (N), OpsO

Barton, Alfred Michael

1936-2007

Commissioning Crew as a LS

Bennett, Bruce Henry

1942-2016

Commissioning crew as a LS

Benoit, Jean

____-2015

Brokenshire, John

____-2016

Brown, Rodney Leslie

1961-2016

 

 

 

C-D

Daly, Brendan George

1932-2013

Diplock, Edwin Charles

1944-1987

Doutre, Gilles

1942-2016

Downie, Robert E.

____-2003

Dykes, John Russell

1938-2008

Dubé, Paul

1938-2017

 

 

 

 

E-F

Ferguson, Maurice

1942-2015

Served in Onondaga as a Stoker

Firth, Raymond Herbert

____-2010

Fowler, David John

1939-2017

Commissioning crew as a LS

Frechette, Michel Philippe

1959-2008

Served in Onondaga in 1993

 

G-H

Gillespie, Allan Stephan

1967-2002

Served in Onondaga in 1993

Glover, Frederick

____-2004

Served in Onondaga was a WU

Grant, James William

____-1996

Hall, Stewart Willis

1929-2014

Hawes, William Muir

____-2016

Hinds, Jim

____-2008

Served in Onondaga as Chief ET

Holt, Richard Allison

____-1999

Commissioning crew as a LS, Engineer

Hughes, John D,

1945-2007

 

 

I-J

Irvine, Matthew Shane

1954-2016

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kamermans, William Edward

1938-2009

Killam, Clifford Donald

1942-2007

Commissioning crew as a LS

Lavers, Keith

1953-2015

Served in Onondaga in 1993

Layden, William Peter

1934-2007

Lewis, John

____-2010

M-N

Maltais, Daniel

1973-2013

McCabe, Robert Anthony

1933-2002

Served in Onondaga 1971-1973

Mizuik, Robert Michael
____-1994

Commissioning crew

Mowat, Robert Alexander Laird

1950-2009

Murray, Don

____-____

Commissioning crew as PO, Stoker

Myles, Thomas

____-2007

 

 

 

 

O-P

Patterson, Donald Victor

1942-2016

Served in Onondaga in 1969

Perkins, J. David

1937-2006

Pindera, E.A

____-1987

Presley, Wayne Arthur

____-2012

 

Q-R

Ragonetti, John Freeman

____-2014

 Rankin, Robin Charles

1952-2011

Served in Onondaga in 1988 as Chief Engineer

Renner, Paul Christopher

1941-2017

Commissioning crew as a LSET

 

 

S-T

Sanderson, Gary Derek

____-____

Commissioning crew as a LS

Severin, George Joseph

1941-2015

Commissioning crew as a LS

Tomlinson, Samuel George

1927-2016

Served in Onondaga as temporary CO in 1969

Turner, Paul Edgar

____-2009

Served in Onondaga in 1993

 

W-X

Wallace, George Thomas Rogers

1925-2016

Commissioning crew as a CPO

Walsh, Mike G.

____-1989

Commissioning crew as a LS

Watson, Michael Jay

1964-2015

Wentzell, Burton Wayne Enos

1963-2016

Whitmore, John

____-____

Commissioning crew as a LS

 

Former Crew Members

 

CC = HMCS Onondaga Commissioning Crew - 22 Jun 1967

 

CP1 = 1993 Crew photo

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

 

Adkins, E., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Beaupre, G., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Bergeron, Rob - 1993 (CP1)


Bouchartt, Ron - 1993 (CP1)


Boucher, Andre - 1993 (CP1)

 

Bradshaw, W.C., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Brayman, Daryl - 1993 (CP1)

 

Brown, Donald (Buster), RCN - Jan 1968 - Apr 1968

 

Brown, Jeff - 1993 (CP1)

 

Brower-Berkhoven, Isaac

 

Butler, J.T., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Buxton, Derek - 1993 (CP1)

 

Buzzard, Wayne - 1993 (CP1)

 

Cairns, P.W., Lt, A/Engineering Officer - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Chiasson, Barry - 1993 (CP1)

 

Christian, C.R., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Clark, C.V., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Clark, Knobby - 1993 (CP1)


Conlon, Chris - 1993 (CP1)


Courschesne, J.P. - 1993 (CP1)

 

Crow, C.J., LCdr, XO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Cullihall, Dan - 1993 (CP1)

 

Dagenais, E.D., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Deschambault, Rick - 1993 (CP1)

 

Dietz, Drew, LS - 1993 & 2000 - (CP1)

 

Duffly, Blaine - 1993 (CP1)


Dusseault, Martin - 1993 (CP1)

 

Evans, R.W., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Ewen, Ron, Radioman - 1970 - 1971

 

Faid, E., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Faulkner, J.E., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Follows, Richard - 1993 (CP1)


Ford, Jim - 1993 (CP1)

 

Francis, C.R., CPO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Fraser, Dave - 1993 (CP1)

 

Gamper, J., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Griffin, T.K., AB - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

Hall, Blair - 1993 (CP1)


Hall, Knobby - 1993 (CP1)


Hatfield, Dana - 1993 (CP1)

 

Hawkins, R.A., CPO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Henderson, Brad - 1993 (CP1)

 

Hensbergen, L., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Hiscock, Robert - 1993 (CP1)


Hughes, Ken - 1993 (CP1)


Jacobs, Pat - 1993 (CP1)

 

Jubson, R., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Kays, Darrell - 1993 (CP1)

 

Kearns, A.E., AB - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

King, K.E., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Konrad, R.N., CPO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Landriault, Jeff - 1993 (CP1)

 

Lapierre, Brian - Jun 1969 - Dec 1969 / May 1988 - Dec 1988

 

Lesuik, Dave - 1993 (CP1)


Lindstrom, Peter - 1993 (CP1)

 

Lyon, D., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

MacDonald, A.J., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

MacDonald, Ronnie - 1993 (CP1)


MacInnis, Linda - 1993 (CP1)


MacKinnon, Duncan - 1993 (CP1)

 

Madison, J., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Martel, L.E., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Martin, Mike - 1993 (CP1)


Mawdesley, Geoff - 1993 (CP1)


Mazur, ?? - 1993 (CP1)

 

McCall, Tom .J., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

McCall, Tom - 1993 (CP1)

 

McGrady, J.D., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

McLaughlin, Chris - 1993 (CP1)


McLellan, Steven - 1993 (CP1)


McLeod, Daryl - 1993 (CP1)

 

Meek, Geoffrey R., LCdr, CO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Melanson, Denys W.

 

Menter, G.R., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Miller, C.D., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Misener, P.L., AB - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Monk, Brian - 1993 (CP1)


Moulton, Andy - 1993 (CP1)

 

Murray, E.R., Lt, Engineering Officer - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Musseau, Troy - 1993 (CP1)

 

Newman, R., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

O'Keefe, Tina - 1993 (CP1)

 

O'Leary, B.N., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

O'Malley, C., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Park, R.E., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Piercy, Steve, MS - 2000

 

Robitaille, Alain - 1993 (CP1)

 

Russell, D.J., CPO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Savard, Patrice - 1993 (CP1)

 

Scott, Parsons - 1993 (CP1)

 

Selka, Richard G., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Sherstobetoff, Keith, MSRM - 1993 (CP1)

 

Simard, D.L., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Sluman, R.C., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Stevenson, Todd - 1993 (CP1)

 

Stocking, M., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Szucs, Tony - 1993 (CP1)

 

Thomas, G.S., PO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Toole, Spud - 1993 (CP1)


Tunbridge, David - 1993 (CP1)


Turpin, Dick - 1993 (CP1)


Venator, Bill - 1993 (CP1)


Walters, Glenn - 1993 (CP1)

 

Watkin, Murray, POMA, 38440-H - 1968 - 1970

 

Watson, I., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Watts, Danny - 1993 (CP1)

 

Wheaton, Paul - 1993 (CP1)

 

White, K.R., LS - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Wood, A.R., Lt, NavO - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Woodburn, Bill - 1993 (CP1)

 

Young, E.J., Lt, Weapons Officer - 22 Jun 1967 (CC)

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

HMCS Onondaga - Launching Booklet

HMCS Onondaga - Commissioning Book

HMCS Onondaga makes her last voyage

HMCS Onondaga - Carlz Boats

Ship's company photos for HMCS Onondaga

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

 

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