For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS PROVIDER 508

 

READY TO SERVE

HMCS Provider 508 - 1972

Courtesy of Robert Berbeck

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Laid down: 21 Jun 1961

Launched: 05 Jul 1962

Commissioned: 28 Sep 1963

Paid off: 24 Jun 1998

Fate: Broken up in 2003

 

Built by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., Lauzon, Que, she was commissioned there on 28 Sep 1963. She was the first Operational Support ship in the RCN and was designed with the capacity for the stowage of fuel, ammunition, supplies, provisions (dry and refrigerated) and replacement helicopters. She was also designed to transfer supplies and personnel underway and provided support to operational forces at sea. At the time, she was the largest ship built in Canada for the RCN. She had 26 fuel cargo tanks which held approximately 14,000 tons of FFO, 1,500 tons of diesel and 900 tons of aviation gas (JP5) along with 430 tons of ammunition, provisions and spare parts. HMCS Provider had the capability of replenished and refueling up to 4000 gals/min at 18 plus knots. Late in 1969, with the arrival of the two follow-on AORs, HMCS Preserver and HMCS Protecteur, she was transferred to the west coast. On 04 May 1970, HMCS Provider 508, HMCS Mackenzie 261, HMCS Yukon 263 and HMCS Terra Nova 259 departed Esquimalt for a Far East cruise. On 08 May 1986, HMCS Provider 508, HMCS Restigouche 257, HMCS Terra Nova 259 and HMCS Kootenay 258, departed Esquimalt for Exercise RIMPAC 86 and returned on 21 Jun 1986. In the spring of 1990 she took part in the Pacific Rim countries' exercise RIMPAC 90, along with units of the 2nd and 4th Destroyer Squadrons, which afterward visited Vladivostok, the first western warships to do so since 1939. Afterward, en route to visit Manila, she rescued a large number of Vietnamese boat people that had spent nine days without food or water after their boat had broken down. In late 1993 and early 1994 she took part in the UN embargo of Haiti. She returned to Halifax in June 1996. The ship was paid off 24 June 1998, two years later than originally planned, and remained in Halifax Harbour until 2002 while she awaited auction. She was sold to Greek interests and on 26 Jul 2002 left Halifax under tow for Greece, to become a water storage vessel. The following year she was towed to Turkey and broken up.

 

Commanding Officers

Capt Thomas Charles Pullen, RCN - 28 Sep 1963 - 08 Dec 1964

Capt Kai Hugh Boggild, RCN - 08 Dec 1964 - 24 Aug 1966

Capt D.W. Knox, RCN - 24 Aug 1966 - 16 Aug 1967

Capt W.J.H. Stuart, RCN - 16 Aug 1967 - 05 Sep 1969

Capt James Andrew Fulton - 05 Sep 1969 - 02 Aug 1972

Capt F.W. Crickard - 02 Aug 1972 - 30 Sep 1974

Capt Colin Heggerston Purves Shaw - 30 Sep 1974 - 05 Aug 1976

Capt K.M. Young - 05 Aug 1976 - 21 Jul 1978

Capt Richmond (Rip) Hill Kirby - 21 Jul 1978 - 20 Jun 1980

Capt Richard Lockwood Donaldson - 20 Jun 1980 - 12 Apr 1982

Capt Jan Jansz Drent - 12 Apr 1982 - 09 Jul 1984

Capt Dale Edward Gibb - 09 Jul 1984 - 15 Jul 1986

Capt Russell Donald Moore - 15 Jul 1986 - 05 Dec 1988

Capt K.R. Scotten - 05 Dec 1988 - 13 Jul 1990

Capt I. Stephan Foldesi - 13 Jul 1990 - 27 Jul 1992

Capt M.B. McLean - 27 Jul 1992 - 05 Aug 1994

Cdr I.G. Parker - 05 Aug 1994 - 15 Dec 1995

Capt S.D. Andrews - 15 Dec 1995 - 25 Jun 1997

Cdr D.O. Thamer - 25 Jun 1997 - 24 Jun 1998

  

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

deBALINHARD, William Gordon

AB.SW, C.F.

Lost at sea - 1971

TURCOTTE, Bruno Joseph

PO1, 17419-H, RCN

died - 16 Jun 1964

URIE, Joseph Clifford

LS.BN, 44457-H, RCN

died - 11 Feb 1966

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Barnes, Jerry T.

1932-2017

Bateman, John Steven

1968-2016

Bauer, William Harold

1925-2016

Baxter, Douglas

1921-2007

Beasley, Doug Harold

1948-2012

Served in Provider as an LSER and later as Cox'n

Beckett, Brian Harwood

1936-2013

Bédard, Cécilien

1937-2013

Commissioning crew as a PO

Bernays, Max Douglas

1936-2013

Beurling, Richard Frederick

____-2017

Biles, H.A.

1942-2016

Birch-Jones, Peter Meredith

1925-2009

Served in Provider 1972 - 1974 as Cdr, XO

Boggild, Kai Hugh

____-2002

2nd Commanding Officer

Bradford, Wayne

1935-2012

Brown, Clifford C.

1971-2015

Burt, Roger Michael

1941-2013

Bushnell, Robert

____-2007

Butterfield, James

1922-2009

 

 

 

C-D

Callaghan, Brian

1934-2013

Served in Provider approx 1972-76 as a P2HT

Clark, George

1936-1977

Coppard, John George

1966-2012

Cottenden, Harry Roland

1930-2016

Crickard, Frederick William

1930-2012

6th Commanding Officer

Cuthbert, Lawrence J.

1933-2018

Dayton, Arthur David

1930-2005

Served in Provider 1972-1976 as P1ER

Downie, Robert E.

____-2003

Draibye, Mark

1930-2014

Duncan, Michael John

1938-2012

Served in Provider as XO

Dzioba, Lawrence

1932-2007

Served in Provider in 1970 as XO

 

 

 

 

E-F

Edmundson, Kenneth D.

1945-1995

Edwards, Roland James

____-2003

Eldridge, Gareth J.

1931-2017

Farquharson, Kenneth Lionel

1924-2010

Fisher, George Maurice

1935-2004

Foster, Gordon Douglas

1927-2015

 

 

 

 

G-H

Geddes, Andre Jules

1929-2014

Gibb, Dale Edward

____-2002

12th Commanding Officer

Goldring, Gerald Allan

1931-2014

Good, Jack Williamson

1938-2018

Goronuk, Bill

____-____

Graham, Stephen P.

1951-2015

Grover, Douglas Wayne

1949-2005

Guilderson, Ron

1943-2001 

Hendry, Ian G.

1932-2017

Hannem, Dallas Norris

1940-2016

Holland, Orville Derrick

1929-2016

Served in Provider approx 1972-76 as a P2ER

 

 

 

 

I-J

Jessop, Andrew James

1965-2016

Johnston, Gordon William

1947-2017

 

 

 

K-L

King, Herbert Frederick

1928-2014

King, Terry

____-2017

Kirby, Richmond Hill

1929-2006

9th Commanding Officer

 

 

M-N

MacIntyre, Norman Elwell

____-2015

Marsh, Ronald Thomas

1931-2007

Commissioning Crew as a PO

McCulley, Stanley James

1943-2018

McGowan, Harold Austad

1924-2010

McIntyre, Earl L.

1934-2016

McLaughlin, Harry

1942-2013

Milley, Gary Gordon

____-2014

Mohr, Richard Walter

____-2008

Mulock, William Richard

1933-2018

Nagel, Thomas

____-2017

Nowle, Anthony

1930-2017

 

 

 

 

O-P

Parkinson, Colin

1919-2004

Pelletier, Roger Ivan

1934-2016

Parsons, Harvey

1936-2016

Proctor, Alan Franklin

____-2017

Served in Provider as POTEL

Pullen, Thomas Charles

1918-1990

1st Commanding Officer

Q-R

Quick, Fred Albert

____-2016

Reeves, Robert Michael

____-2011

Rombough, Wallace Ormand

1926-2006

Russell, William

1939-2014

 

S-T

Sailor, Frank

1928-2012

Schmitke, Edmund G.

1926-2018

Sauer, Eugene Gilbert

1948-2015

Shaw, Colin Heggerston Purves

1925-2009

7th Commanding Officer

Silver, Fredie Gorman

1942-2003

Strum, Gordon Eugene

____-2012

Sunderland, Albert Eldon

____-2011

Drafted to Provider 508 in 1967, HS 50

Taylor, Richard Keith

1954-2006

Todd, Richard G.

1937-2018

Served in Provider in 1979 as Buffer

 

U-V

Vander-Hoek, Harry

1927-2015

 

 

 

 

W-X

Way, Clifford James

1922-2007

Served in Provider 1966-1969 as LCdr, Supply Officer

Webster, Ronald D.

1926-2016

Wondga, Arthur Frank

1945-2012

Served in Provider approx 1972-76 as a LSBN

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

 

SH - pers identified in photos from the collection of Steve Hlasny - 1972 to 1976

Abbott, Freeman, ABBN - (SH)

 

Adamthwaite, Dave V., Slt/Lt (N), DeckO - Aug 1969 - Oct 1971 

 

Akhurst, ABBN - (SH)

 

Alexander, LS - (SH)

 

Alleyne, LSBN - Nov 1967

 

Armstrong, Dave, LSAW - (SH)

 

Bader, Bob, P2ET - (SH)

 

Badiuk, LSER - (SH)

 

Barlow, C1BN - (SH)

 

Baumann -

 

Becevel, Michael

 

Berbeck, Robert, LS - Aug 1969 - Jul 1972

 

Bertrand, Lou, P2HT - (SH)

 

Booth, Brian, P2BN - (SH)

 

Bone, Norman, P2BN - (SH)

 

Brain, LCdr - (SH)

 

Brydon, Glen, P2MET - (SH)

 

Cain, P2RP - (SH)

 

Catchpole, Eric, C2ER - (SH)

 

Chan, Victor, P2HT - (SH)

 

Chandler, CPO - Nov 1967

 

Charette, L., OSS, R-33052 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Chenier, Allan, OS/ABBN - (SH)

 

Clarabut, D.G., ABHT, 59337-H - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Cooper, Mike, Lt (N) - (SH)

 

Cornell, B., P2 Cadet - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Cryer, John, LSHT - (SH)

 

Davidson, ABRM - Nov 1967

 

Davorin, P2HT - (SH)

 

Dennings, MS - 1985

 

Desroche, Mel, LSBN - (SH)

 

Dickson, ABSW - Nov 1967

 

Downing, J., ABNQ, R-25801 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Dunfield, LSHT - Nov 1967

 

Eatmon, LSER - Nov 1967

 

Fast, Frank, P2ET - (SH)

 

Fenton, ABET - Nov 1967

 

Fitzsimonds, C1WS, Cox'n - (SH)

 

Gallagher, Jean, Cook

 

Gardner, ABER - Nov 1967

 

Gasse, ABBN - Nov 1967

Gloor, R., C2TM, R-10185 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Gosling, Steve, LS - 1985

 

Gravelle, ABCK - Nov 1967

 

Gunther, Mel, P2ET - (SH)

 

Harris, B., P2 Cadet - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Hlasny, Stephen, P2RT - 1972 - 1976

 

Hunt, P2ER - (SH)

 

Hunter, (Smiley), C1BN - (SH)

 

Hutchings, Steve - May 1974 - Jun 1978

 

James, G., P2 Cadet - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Jefferies, Al, PO1 - 1985

 

Jenkins - Nov 1967

 

Jolicoeur, LSST - Nov 1967

 

Johnson, Clair, P2ER - (SH)

 

Kelley, Clem, P2RM - (SH)

 

Kesler, LS - (SH)

 

Kinsey, David - 1969-1974

 

Knox, LSBN - (SH)

 

Lance, Mark

 

Lascelle, Ed, P1BN - (SH)

 

Lemier, P2 - (SH)

 

Little, Don, CPO2 - 1985

 

Lothian, P2 - (SH)

 

Lowrie, Lt (N) - (SH)

 

Lythall, R., LSAW, R-22544 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

MacDonald, C., A Cadet - until 30 Oct 1967

 

MacLean, H., C2CV, R-12062 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Maddeaux, ABBN - Nov 1967

 

Malott, Fred

 

Marsh, P1ER - (SH)

 

McConnell, J., P2AW, R-8695 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

McCormick, K., P2WS, 10487-H - until 30 Oct 1967

 

McDougall, C1ER - (SH)

 

McDougall, Keith, P1ER, Dec 1983 - Jan 1988   

 

McEvoy, Tom - 1969

 

McLellan, W, P2CK - (SH)

 

Mitchell, Mike, MSHT - 1969-1974

 

Moore, Basil Patrick, Cdr, XO - 1974 - 1976

 

Montgomery, P1ER - Nov 1967

 

Murray, Lawrence Edward, Cdr, OpsO/Navo - 1974 - 1976

 

Negrich, Ray, C1SG, Cox'n - (SH)

Nowle, Tony, C2RT - (SH)

 

Oliver, L., P1HT, R-25957 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Parenteau, Gerry, P2NS - (SH)

 

Parr, Westall H., AB 43164-H - 1957-1960

 

Parsons, Jim, P2NS - (SH)

 

Patterson, ABST - Nov 1967

 

Perry, J., Major, ZA-4987 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Piel, P1AW - (SH)

 

Porter, LSST - Nov 1967

 

Potter, John, C2SW - (SH)

 

Reardon, P2CK - (SH)

 

Roberge, ABBN - (SH)

 

Sailor, Frank, C1, Cox'n - (SH)

 

Sawatsky, Larry, P2HT - (SH)

 

Seddon, Nov 1967

 

Seminuk, Ben, PO1 - 1985

 

Senebald, Gordon, Bos'n - 1965 - 1968

 

Silcox, P2VS - (SH)

 

Spooner, Sydney, P2ER - (SH)

 

Stewart, Allen, LS, MS, PO2, Pay Writer - Feb 1973 - Aug 1978 

 

Storey, Ed, C2RT - (SH)

 

Sullivan, Leo, P2ER - (SH)

 

Taylor, Barry, Slt - (SH)

 

Thibault, MSBN - (SH)

 

Tiffin, Rick - 1988-1988

 

Torris, Ralph, P2ER - (SH)

 

Valleau, P2CK - Nov 1967

 

Verhuel, (Dutch), P2ER - (SH)

 

Voss, John, C1ET - (SH)

 

Vuillemin, Patrick, Leading Cadet - until 30 Oct 1967

 

White, ABSG - (SH)

 

Wilkinson, G., Leading Cadet - until 30 Oct 1967

 

William, Brian L. - 1964-1967, 1979-1985, 1986-1988

 

Wilson, A., P2 Cadet - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Woychuk, PONS - (SH)

 

Yates, Andy (Amy), P2BN - (SH)

 

Yerrill, R., P1RM, 34257-H - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Younger, LSSG - Nov 1967

 

Zwicker, R., LSCO, R-26956 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

RCN Memories

Man Overboard!!

 

Links

HMCS Provider Commissioning Booklet

HMCS Provider Crossing the Line (Equator) - 02 Feb 1978

Ship's company photos for HMCS Provider

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

Basic diagram of Provider's layout

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Routine Orders - 01 Nov 1967

HMCS Provider 508

Courtesy of Patrick Vuillemin

HMCS Provider arrival in Esquimalt Dec 1969

Courtesy of Robert Berbeck.

Newspaper article on EX RIMPAC 72

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

EX RIMPAC 72

 

           

 

(1) HMCS Restigouche RAS with HMCS Provider  (2) USS Ticonderoga  (3) USS Morton coming along side HMCS Provider for a RAS  (4) Dental truck on HMCS Provider for EX RIMPAC 72. PO1 Ed sitting on the back of the truck  (5) Dolphins between HMCS Gatineau and HMCS Provider during a RAS  (6) HMCS Qu'Appelle conducting RAS with HMCS Provider

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Crossing the Line on HMCS Provider, 25 Sep 1972 - EX RIMPAC 72

 

         

 

(1) Akhurst, John Potter, Marsh   (2)  Akhurst, Dauoren, Brane   (3) Johnston   (4) Steve Hlasny, Dauoren   (5) Birch-Jones (XO), Crickard (CO)   (6) Sailors getting dunked

 

     

 

(7 & 8) List of Neptune's Court and Tadpoles  (9 & 10) Article from the Esquimalt LOOKOUT, 26 Oct 1972 on the Crossing the Line Ceremony on HMCS Provider during EX RIMPAC 72

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Provider having a "No Day", crossing the International Date Line, EX RIMPAC 72

 

         

 

(1) White   (2) Ackhurst and White   (3) Frank Sailor, foreground, right, looking at camera   (4) Birch-Jones   (5) Silcon and Dick Story, front left   (6) Two storesmen, foreground

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Bob Bader, Mel Gunther, Arny Yates, renting a car at Suva, Fiji and going on a tour

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Mel Gunther, Steve Hlasny, Arny Yates and Bob Bader, Suva, Fiji, 28 Sep 1972

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Steve Hlasny and Mel Gunther, Suva, Fiji, 28 Sep 1972

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMAS Stuart conducting RAS with HMCS Provider during LONGEX 72

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMAS Brisbane conducting RAS with HMCS Provider during LONGEX 72

HMCS Provider 508 entering Sydney, Australia, 1972

Courtesy of Don Little

HMCS Provider at Garden Island, Australia, 1972

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

EX RIMPAC 73

 

       

 

(1) Ed Lascelle (no shirt), on HMCS Provider, Sep 1973, USS Midway in the background   (2) Provider's Helos, San Diego, Sep 1973   (3) HMCS Provider   (4) Ralph Torris, Mel Gunther, HMCS Provider   (5) PO2 Steve Hlasny receiving his first clasp to his CD at divisions on HMCS Provider during EX RIMPAC 73

 

   

 

One of the USN Helo crew members (and holder of the golden mattress award) on HMCS Provider, EX RIMPAC 73

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

USS Constellation with a flight deck area of 4 acres

Photo taken from HMCS Provider

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Provider's boat crew bring over 2 injured crew from HMCS Rainbow, Mar 1974

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Helos joining HMCS Provider from North Island, Mar 1974

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Turkish sailors on board HMCS Provider for the day, Mar 1974

Also in photo - Frank Sailor, Jim Parson, Larry Sawatsky, Glen Brydon

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

RAS Teams Close Up - Mar 1974

 

       

 

(1) Guided missile cruiser USS Chicago coming along side HMCS Provider for fuel   (2) USS Bradley conducting RAS with HMCS Provider  (3) HMCS St Croix conducting a jackstay with HMCS Provider   (4) HMCS Mackenzie pulls away after a RAS with HMCS Provider   (5) HMCS Gatineau conducting a RAS with HMCS Provider

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Bridge on HMCS Provider

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Judy, standing on the jetty, waiting for HMCS Provider's arrival alongside, 07 Jun 1974

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Provider's tour of Vancouver Island ports, Jun/Jul 1974

 

         

 

(1) Tahsis Sawmill  (2) Crown Zellar, Elk Bay  (3) Jervis Inlet  (4) Halifax Range Inland Passage  (5) Ripple Rock, Seymour Narrows  (6) Tahsis, West Coast Vancouver Island

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

EX POTLACH, Aug-Sep 1974

 

         

 

  (1) Jervis Bay   (2) Kodiak, Alaska   (3)  USS Mount Vernon LSD 39   (4) LCM and troops alongside HMCS Provider   (5) Labrador Air Sea Rescue Helicopter landing on HMCS Provider

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

EX RIMPAC 75

 

R & R before sea phase, Mar 1975

 

           

 

(1) Honolulu   (2) Frank and Ralph   (3) a blow hole   (4) Steve and Frank   (5) Lookout from the Pali   (6) USS Arizona Memorial   (7) USS Hancock enroute to Vietnam, Mar 1975

 

RIMPAC 75 - Sea phase

 

               

 

(1) USS Kitty Hawk and USS Ponchutla   (2) HMAS Melbourne   (3) USS Kirk conducting RAS with HMCS Provider   (4) HMCS Kootenay   (5) HMCS Kootenay personnel jackstay transfer - Tom Pleskivich   (6) USS Albert David   (7) USS Badger   (8) USS Kiska   (9) USS Reeves

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

WESTPLOY 75

 

           

 

(1) Map of WESTPLOY Far East port visits  (2) Heavy jackstay - HMCS Provider  (3) Light jackstay transfer of stretch patient from HMCS Qu'Appelle to HMCS Provider  (4) HMCS Qu'Appelle, HMCS Mackenzie and HMCS Saskatchewan receive "Moon Shot" during their sail past prior to their departure to Japan  (5) Capt Shaw's 50th Birthday - receiving his new bridge chair as a birthday gift from the Chief's and PO's Mess.  (6) ROK Gunboat, Apr 1975  (7) Ship open to visitors, Pusan, Korea

 

           

 

(8) Old temple being restored  (9) Steve Hlasny in front of temple  (10) Steve and Frank  (11 - 14) Information booklet on the UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea

 

             

 

(15 - 22) HMCS Provider conducts a Service of Remembrance for Canadian War Dead at the UN Cemetery, Pusan, Korean  (18) Guard officer, Lt(N) Guy  (20) Frank and Steve

 

    

 

(23)  500 Won, Korean currency  (24) HMCS Provider entering Yokosuka, Japan, Apr 1975

 

           

 

No-Day at sea

(25) Frank (standing), Steve Hlasny to Frank's right  (26) Steve, centre,  moonlighting as a cook during the No-Day  (27) CO Capt. Colin Shaw to the left of Miss Provider and to the right is the XO Cdr Moore  (28) Volleyball cheerleaders - Lou, Max, Lt(N) Mike Cooper, CPO2 Bash Callaghan, unk  (29) A No-Day At the horse races  (30) Steve Hlasny - jockey  (31) Ralph Torris - jockey

 

       

 

(32) 503 in holding position on HMCS Provider's flight deck  (33) Preparing for a heavy jackstay  (34) Heavy jackstay set-up on HMCS Provider  (35 & 36) HMCS Provider conducting a heavy jackstay  

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

HMCS Provider fueling an USN supply ship during Ex Valiant Heritage off San Diego, Mar 1976

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny 

Storing beer on HMCS Provider 508 circa 1977

Courtesy of William Lepp

HMCS Provider refueling HMCS Restigouche on the left, HMCS Gatineau on the right with HMCS Terra Nova in the back in the Lifeguard Station. Photo was taken in May 1983, en route to Japan.

Courtesy of Robert Berbeck

HMCS Provider, MCR - 1985

(L-R) MS Dennings (Evaporator Watchkeeper), PO1 Ben Seminuk (Throttle Watchkeeper) PO1 Al Jefferies (Boiler Watchkeeper), LS Steve Gosling, CPO2 Don Little - Chief of the Watch, unknown

Courtesy of Don Little

Crossing the Line Ceremony on HMCS Provider 508, 31 March 1981  The booklet has 28 March 1981 but the Op Sched changed after the booklet was printed off

 

                  

 

Courtesy of Matthew McBride

Crossing the Line Ceremony on HMCS Provider 508

EO LCDR Jones aka "Charlie two feathers" in the dunk chair

Courtesy of Jeff Boccabella

Crossing the Line Ceremony on HMCS Provider 508

I think that is the Doc in the stocks, Ernie Peaker doing the honors to kiss the fish, Tom Landry and Art Wonga

Courtesy of Jeff Boccabella

Crossing the Line Ceremony on HMCS Provider 508

Jim Gutteridge in the stocks with Cuthbertson, Billsten with Bill Layman and Terry Mamloff on the stairs

Courtesy of Jeff Boccabella

HMCS Provider 508  fuelling USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

Courtesy of Keith McDougall

Newspaper article dated 26 Sep 1963 on Capt. Pullen, HMCS Provider's soon to be Commanding Officer when she is commissioned on 28 Sep 1963

Courtesy of Art Moore

HMCS Provider at sea - 1967

Photo taken from HMCS Bonaventure

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

© Brian Lapierre 1967

HMCS Provider in Turkey prior to being scrapped 28 August 2002.  Photograph by Selim San

Photo originally posted on www.wellandcanal.ca website

 

 

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