For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS ONONDAGA 73

 

INVICTA

 

UNCONQUERED

HMCS Onondaga - 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.

Ship's sponsor: Mrs. Paul Hellyer

 

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.

 

Photos and Documents          Crew photos          Launching Booklet          Commissioning Book          Rededication Booklet

 

Welcome Aboard Booklet          HMCS Onondaga makes her last voyage          HMCS Onondaga - Carlz Boats

 

The Ship's Bell

 

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 Clifford James 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

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Irvine, Matthew S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Former Crew Members

 

CC = HMCS Onondaga Commissioning Crew - 22 Jun 1967

CP1 = 1993 Crew photo

R84 = Rededication crew 16 May 1984

 

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

 

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

 

Andrew, C., P1, CERA (R84)

 

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

 

Bergeron, Rob - 1993 (CP1)

 

Binks, Steve, MS.ER (R84)


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

 

Burke, R., LS (R84)

 

Butcher, B., AB (R84)

 

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

 

Buxton, Derek - 1993 (CP1)

 

Buzzard, Wayne - 1993 (CP1)

 

Byzewski, G., P1 (R84)

 

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

 

Caldwell, D., P2 (R84)


Campbell, A., P2 (R84)


Casey, Al, LS.ET (R84)

 

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)

 

Cooper, R., P2 (R84)


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)

 

Despaties, A., P2 (R84)

 

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

 

Duffly, Blaine - 1993 (CP1)

 

Dockrill, C., MS (R84)


Dupont, D. (Spot), MS.ER (R84)


Dusseault, Martin - 1993 (CP1)

 

Euler, Chris, NWT  (R84)

 

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

 

Ewen, Ron, Radioman - 1970 - 1971

 

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

 

Fairbairn, S., (Stickey), P2CK, Chef (R84)

 

Farler, Tim, MS.ET  (R84)

 

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

 

Fewer, Glen, LS.RP (R84)


Fischer, Eric, OS.SN  (R84)

 

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)

 

Godin, G., LS (R84)

 

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

 

Haddock, J., MS (R84)

 

Hall, Blair - 1993 (CP1)

Hall, Duane, LS.RM  (R84)


Hall, Knobby - 1993 (CP1)

 

Hallonquist, G., LS (R84)


Hatfield, Dana - 1993 (CP1)

 

Harris, B., MS (R84)

 

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

 

Hearfield, Steve, LS.ET (R84)

 

Henderson, Brad - 1993 (CP1)

 

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

 

Hickey, L.M., Lt (N), XO (R84)


Hiscock, Dean, LS.SN  (R84)

 

Hiscock, Robert - 1993 (CP1)

 

Hughes, D., MS (R84)


Hughes, J., P1, Cox'n (R84)


Hughes, Ken - 1993 (CP1)

 

Jones, E., P1, UC1 (R84)


Jacobs, Pat - 1993 (CP1)

 

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

 

Kays, Darrell - MS (R84), 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)

 

Kramble, T., P2 (R84)

 

Landriault, Jeff - 1993 (CP1)

 

Langlois, J.E.H.A., Lt (N), OpsO (R84)

 

Laprade, Andre, NWT (R84)

 

Lapierre, Brian, ET, RCN / C.A.F.

 

Lavoie, J., MS (R84)

 

Lesuik, Dave - 1993 (CP1)


Lindstrom, Peter - 1993 (CP1)

 

Lyle, Ron, OS.SN (R84)

 

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)

 

Marsaw, D.C., Slt, WeaponsO (R84)


Marshall, Jack, MS.ER (R84)

 

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

 

Martell, P., LS (R84)

 

Martin, Mike - 1993 (CP1)


Mawdesley, Geoff - 1993 (CP1)


Mazur, ?? - 1993 (CP1)

 

McCall, Tom - 1993 (CP1)

 

McDonald, C., LS (R84)

 

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

 

McLaughlin, Chris - 1993 (CP1)

 

McLaughlin, G., P1 (R84)


McLellan, Steven - 1993 (CP1)


McLeod, Daryl - 1993 (CP1)

 

McManus, J., C2ET, Chief ET (R84)

 

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

 

Melanson, Denys W.

 

Melowsky, C.S., Lt (N), CSE Designate (R84)

 

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

 

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

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

 

Mitchell, M., AB (R84)

 

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)

 

Newman, R.M. Lt (N), EO (R84)

 

O'Dwyer, J., P1, RP1 (R84)

 

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)

 

Parratt, R., LS (R84)

 

Pearce, Larry, ET - (CC)

 

Parrot, (Polly) (R84)


Pearce, R., MS (R84)

 

Piercy, Steve, MS - 2000

 

Pike, L., P2, POTEL (R84)

 

Robitaille, Alain - 1993 (CP1)

 

Rankin, R., P1 (R84)


Reid, Tom, AB.SN  (R84)


Rollin, L., P2 (R84)

 

Ruller, K., MS (R84)

 

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

 

Russelo, Carl

 

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)

 

Smith, A.B., Lt (N), Electrical Officer (R84)

 

Stevenson, Todd - 1993 (CP1)

 

Stiles, E.C., Lt (N), CSE (R84)

 

Szucs, Tony - 1993 (CP1)

 

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

 

Toole, Spud - 1993 (CP1)

 

Truscott, R.M., Lt (N), NavO (R84)


Tunbridge, David - 1993 (CP1)


Turpin, Dick - 1993 (CP1)

 

Uhler, C., AB (R84)


Venator, Bill - 1993 (CP1)

 

Vrooman, D., P2 (R84)

 

Walker, W., OS (R84)


Wallace, R., AB (R84)


Walters, Glenn - 1993 (CP1)

 

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

 

Watts, Danny - 1993 (CP1)

 

Wheaton, Paul - 1993 (CP1)

 

White, Al, NWT (R84)

 

White, J., LS (R84)

 

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

 

Winstone, Gord, AB.RP  (R84)

 

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

 

Woods, T. (Slinger), LS.ET (R84)

 

Woodburn, Bill - 1993 (CP1)

 

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

 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Onondaga commissioning, 22 June 1967, Chatham, England

Courtesy of Richard Selka

HMCS Onondaga arrives in Halifax for the first time

Source: Sentinel magazine

From the collection of Willie Waugh

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre 

HMCS Onondaga - West Coast cruise

Courtesy of Keith Sherstobetoff

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Brian Lapierre and Greg Pease

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Bill Kamermans and Brian Lapierre in the Motor Room

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Brian Lapierre and crewmember LS Drew Dietz in the Motor Room

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Crewmember MS Steve Piercy and Paul Renner in the Motor Room

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Reggie Daigle and Brian Lapierre in the Aft Torpedo Room

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Ted Toyer and Buster Brown in the Control Room

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Brian MacEachern at Main Blowing Panel

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Crewmember and Buster Brown in the Engine Room

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Cliff Killam in the Engine Room

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Bob Evans and Keith Estabrooks in the Engine Room

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Bill Kamermans, Fred Glover and Pierre Doutre in the C&PO's Mess

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Greg Pease, Bill Layden, Brian MacEachern, Reggie Daigle, John Shields and Don Hood in the Forward Torpedo Room

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Former submariners in the Forward Torpedo Room

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

HMCS Onondaga's Last Dive Cruise - 27 Jul 2000 - with former submariners as guests

Paul Renner, Buster Brown, Brian Lapierre and Bill Kamermans on the Forward Casing

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 2000

Former HMCS Onondaga rolled off the ramp that was meant to hold her (as a museum) at Pointe-au-Père, Quebec

Source: Wikipedia

 

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