HMCS PROVIDER 508

 

Auxiliary Oil Replenishment Ship

 


 

 

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 YYUKON 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.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Ship's Books and Booklets          Ship's company photos          The Ship's Bell

 


 

RCN Memories:     A Box of Asparagus          Communist China and Script Money          Man Overboard!!

 


 

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 Frederick William Crickard - 02 Aug 1972 - 30 Sep 1974

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

Capt Keith Murray 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     

 

deBALINHARD, William

AB.SW, C.A.F. (Navy)

died - 22 Sep 1971

MURRAY, D. Shawn

OS.BN, C.A.F. (Navy)

died 20 Sep 1975

TRUDEL, J.P. René

PO1, RCN

died - 25 Oct 1963

TURCOTTE, Bruno J.

PO1, RCN

died - 16 Jun 1964

URIE, Joseph C.

LS.BN, RCN

died - 11 Feb 1966

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

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Lambert, Ronald G.P.

 

 

 

 

 

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O'Donnell, Edward T.

 

 

 

 

 

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Quick, Fred A.

 

 

 

 

 

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Former Crew Members

 

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

 

Abbott, Freeman, AB.BN - (SH)

 

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

 

Akhurst, AB.BN - (SH)

 

Alexander, LS - (SH)

 

Alleyne, LS.BN - Nov 1967

 

Armstrong, Dave, LS.AW - (SH)

 

Badiuk, LS.ER - (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)

 

Boucher, Butch, HT

 

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/AB.BN - (SH)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cryer, John, LS.HT - (SH)

 

Davidson, AB.RM - Nov 1967

 

Davorin, P2HT - (SH)

 

Dennings, MS - 1985

 

Desroche, Mel, LS.BN - (SH)

 

Dickson, AB.SW - Nov 1967

 

Downing, J., AB.NQ, R-25801 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

Dunfield, LS.HT - Nov 1967

 

Eatmon, LS.ER - Nov 1967

 

Fenton, ABET - Nov 1967

 

Fitzsimonds, C1WS, Cox'n - (SH)

 

Gallagher, Jean, Cook

 

Gardner, AB.ER - Nov 1967

 

Gasse, AB.BN - Nov 1967

 

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

 

Gosling, Steve, LS - 1985

 

Gravelle, AB.CK - Nov 1967

Gunther, Mel, P2ET - (SH)

 

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

 

Hill, Bill, RM

 

Hlasny, Stephen, P2RT - 1972 - 1976

 

Hollands, Fred, WU

 

Hossman (Moritz), Carin - Jul 1994-Aug 1996 as A/SYO with a 1 yr extension as SYO to see her through refit and the Panama Canal to Halifax for paying-off.

 

Hunt, P2ER - (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)

 

King, T. Michael, OS, LS and P1BN

 

Kinsey, David - 1969-1974

 

Knox, LS.BN - (SH)

 

Lance, Mark

 

Lascelle, Ed, P1BN - (SH)

 

Lefebvre, Pierre, LS.CK - 1984-1986

 

Lemier, P2 - (SH)

 

Lemieux, Pierre, c1969-70

 

Little, Don, CPO2 - 1985

 

Lothian, P2 - (SH)

 

Lowrie, Lt (N) - (SH)

 

Lythall, R., LS.AW, R-22544 - until 30 Oct 1967

 

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

 

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

 

Maddeaux, AB.BN - Nov 1967

 

Malott, Fred

 

Marion, Jean-Marie, HT - 1969-1970

 

Marsh, P1ER - (SH)

 

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

 

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

 

McDougall, Keith, P1ER, Dec 1983 - Jan 1988   

 

McEvoy, Tom - 1969

 

McFarland, Doug - 1970-1972, 1983-1985, 1993-1995

 

McLellan, W, P2CK - (SH)

 

Mitchell, Mike

 

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, AB.ST - Nov 1967

 

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

 

Piel, P1AW - (SH)

 

Porter, LS.ST - Nov 1967

 

Potter, John, C2SW - (SH)

 

Reardon, P2CK - (SH)

 

Roberge, AB.BN - (SH)

 

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

 

Sawatsky, Larry, P2HT - (SH)

 

Seddon, Nov 1967

 

Seminuk, Ben, PO1 - 1985

 

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, MS.BN - (SH)

 

Tiffin, Rick - 1988-1988

 

Torris, Ralph, P2ER - (SH)

 

Valleau, P2CK - Nov 1967

 

Verhuel, (Dutch), P2ER - (SH)

 

Vircoe, Jeff, SW - Jun 1977 - Jul 1981

 

Voss, John, C1ET - (SH)

 

Vuillemin, Patrick, Leading Cadet - until 30 Oct 1967

 

White, AB.SG - (SH)

 

Wildin, Matthew R., P2PW

 

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, PO.NS - (SH)

 

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

 

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

 

Younger, LS.SG - Nov 1967

 

Zwicker, R., LS.CO, R-26956 - until 30 Oct 1967

 


 

Ship's Books and Booklets

 

Commissioning

28 Sep 1963

Crossing the Line

02 Feb 1978

Reactivation

1982

Crossing the Line

31 Mar 1981

Ex Far Horizons

Mar-Jun 1983

 

Welcome Aboard

1974-96

Welcome Aboard

Late 1980s

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

PRV01

PRV02

PRV03

PRV04

PRV05

(PRV01) "The hull of PROVIDER awaits to slip down the ways at David Ship Building, Lauzon, QC - 05 Jul 1062 - Courtesy of Hugh Muir

(PRV02) Basic diagram of PROVIDER's layout - Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

(PRV03) HMCS PROVIDER 508 - undated

(PRV04) HMCS PROVIDER 508 - DND photo # 508-234 - Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum

(PRV05) 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

 

PRV06

PRV07

PRV08

PRV09

(PRV06) HMCS PROVIDER conducting a RAS with HMCS BONAVENTURE and HMCS CAP DE LA MADELEINE - Spring 1965 - Courtesy of Robert Norris

(PRV07) Routine Orders - 01 Nov 1967 - HMCS PROVIDER 508 - Courtesy of Patrick Vuillemin

(PRV08)HMCS PROVIDER at sea - 1967.  Photo taken from HMCS BONAVENTURE - Courtesy of / © Brian Lapierre 1967

(PRV09) HMCS PROVIDER arrival in Esquimalt Dec 1969 - Courtesy of Robert Berbeck

 

PRV10

PRV11

PRV12

PRV13

(PRV10) Storing beer on HMCS PROVIDER 508 circa 1977 - Courtesy of William Lepp

(PRV11) HMCS ATHABASKAN breaking away from PROVIDER and GATINEAU off the coast of California in spring of 1977. WESTEX 77, first 280 in the Pacific Ocean - Courtesy of Michael Cowen - Photo restoration by Art Turner

(PRV12) 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

(PRV13) HMCS PROVIDER 508 - date unknown - From the collection of Sid Dobing - Courtesy of Brian Dobing

 

PRV13

PRV14

PRV15

PRV16

PRV17

(PRV13) 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

(PRV14) Crossing the Line Ceremony on HMCS PROVIDER 508 - EO LCDR Jones aka "Charlie two feathers" in the dunk chair - Courtesy of Jeff Boccabella

(PRV15) 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

(PRV16) 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

(PRV17 )HMCS PROVIDER 508  fuelling USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 - Courtesy of Keith McDougall

 

PRV018

PRV019

(PRV18) Crew list from HMCS PROVIDER'S 1987 Re-Activation booklet - Courtesy of Chris Kenny

(PRV019) HMCS PROVIDER Stores Dept. - Beard Growing Contest Day - 1989 - Courtesy of Chris Kenny //  See the ship's company photo page to see the photo with names

 


 

JM01

JM02

JM03

JM04

JM05

(JM01) HMCS PROVIDER in rough seas - 1969

(JM02) Jean-Marie Marion on HMCS PROVIDER - 1969

(JM03) Jean-Marie racked out

(JM04) Mess deck on HMCS PROVIDER

(JM05) Pierre Lemieux on HMCS PROVIDER

 

JM06

JM07

JM08

JM09

JM10

(JM06) Pierre Lemieux on HMCS PROVIDER

(JM07) Seaman's mess / Rec space

(JM08-JM10) HMCS PROVIDER conducting a RAS with HMCS MACKENZIE 261

 

 

 

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(JM11) HMCS PROVIDER conducting a RAS with HMCS MACKENZIE 261

Courtesy of Jean-Marie Marion

 


 

 

SH228

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SH230

SH231

SH232

(SH228)  Newspaper article on EX RIMPAC 72

(SH229) HMCS RESTIGOUCHE RAS with HMCS PROVIDER

(SH230) USS TICONDEROGA

(SH231) USS MORTON coming along side HMCS PROVIDER for a RAS

(SH232) Dental truck on HMCS PROVIDER for EX RIMPAC 72. PO1 Ed sitting on the back of the truck

 

SH233

SH234

 

(SH233) Dolphins between HMCS GATINEAU and HMCS PROVIDER during a RAS

(SH234) HMCS QU'APPELLE conducting RAS with HMCS PROVIDER

 

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SH237

SH238

SH239

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

(SH235) Akhurst, John Potter, Marsh

(SH236)  Akhurst, Dauoren, Brane

(SH237) Johnston

(SH238) Steve Hlasny, Dauoren

(SH239) Birch-Jones (XO), Crickard (CO)

 

SH240

SH241

 

SH242

 

 

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

(SH240) Sailors getting dunked

(SH241 List of Neptune's Court and Tadpoles

(SH243) Article from the Esquimalt LOOKOUT, 26 Oct 1972 on the Crossing the Line Ceremony on HMCS PROVIDER during EX RIMPAC 72

 

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SH245

SH246

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

(SH243) White

(SH244) Ackhurst and White

(SH245) Frank Sailor, foreground, right, looking at camera

(SH246) Birch-Jones

 

 

SH247

SH248

 

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

(SH247) Silcon and Dick Story, front left

(SH248) Two storesmen, foreground

 

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SH252

SH253

(SH249) Bob Bader, Mel Gunther, Arny Yates, renting a car at Suva, Fiji and going on a tour

(SH250) Mel Gunther, Steve Hlasny, Arny Yates and Bob Bader, Suva, Fiji, 28 Sep 1972

(SH251) Steve Hlasny and Mel Gunther, Suva, Fiji, 28 Sep 1972

(SH252) HMAS STUART conducting RAS with HMCS PROVIDER during LONGEX 72

(SH253) HMAS BRISBANE conducting RAS with HMCS PROVIDER during LONGEX 72

 

 

SH254

SH255

 

(SH254) HMCS PROVIDER 508 entering Sydney, Australia, 1972

(SH255) HMCS PROVIDER at Garden Island, Australia, 1972

 

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SH258

SH259

SH260

EX RIMPAC 73

(SH256) Ed Lascelle (no shirt), on HMCS PROVIDER, Sep 1973, USS Midway in the background

(SH257)  PROVIDER'S Helos, San Diego, Sep 1973

(SH258) HMCS PROVIDER

(SH259) Ralph Torris, Mel Gunther, HMCS PROVIDER

(SH260) PO2 Steve Hlasny receiving his first clasp to his CD at divisions on HMCS PROVIDER during EX RIMPAC 73

 

 

SH261

SH262

SH263

 

EX RIMPAC 73

(SH261-SH263) One of the USN Helo crew members and holder of the golden mattress award on HMCS PROVIDER, EX RIMPAC 73

 

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SH267

SH268

(SH264) USS Constellation with a flight deck area of 4 acres

(SH265) HMCS PROVIDER'S boat crew bring over 2 injured crew from HMCS Rainbow, Mar 1974

(SH266) Helos joining HMCS PROVIDER from North Island, Mar 1974

(SH267) Turkish sailors on board HMCS PROVIDER for the day, Mar 1974 - Also in photo - Frank Sailor, Jim Parson, Larry Sawatsky, Glen Brydon

(SH268) Bridge on HMCS PROVIDER

 

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SH271

SH272

SH273

RAS Teams Close Up - Mar 1974

(SH269) Guided missile cruiser USS Chicago coming along side HMCS PROVIDER for fuel

(SH270) USS Bradley conducting RAS with HMCS PROVIDER

(SH271) HMCS St Croix conducting a jackstay with HMCS PROVIDER

(SH272) HMCS MACKENZIE pulls away after a RAS with HMCS PROVIDER

(SH273) HMCS GATINEAU conducting a RAS with HMCS PROVIDER

 

SH274

SH275

SH276

SH277

HMCS PROVIDER'S tour of Vancouver Island ports, Jun/Jul 1974

(SH274) Tahsis Sawmill

(SH275) Crown Zellar, Elk Bay

(SH276) Jervis Inlet

(SH277) Halifax Range Inland Passage

 

 

SH278

SH279

 

HMCS PROVIDER'S tour of Vancouver Island ports, Jun/Jul 1974

(SH278) Ripple Rock, Seymour Narrows

(SH279) Tahsis, West Coast Vancouver Island

 

SH280

SH281

SH282

SH283

SH384

EX POTLACH, Aug-Sep 1974

(SH280) Jervis Bay

(SH281) Kodiak, Alaska

(SH282)  USS Mount Vernon LSD 39

(SH283) LCM and troops alongside HMCS PROVIDER

(SH284) Labrador Air Sea Rescue Helicopter landing on HMCS PROVIDER

 

SH285

SH286

SH287

SH288

SH289

EX RIMPAC 75 - R & R before sea phase, Mar 1975

(SH285) Honolulu

(SH286) Frank and Ralph

(SH287) a blow hole

(SH288) Steve and Frank

(SH289) Lookout from the Pali

 

 

SH290

SH291

 

EX RIMPAC 75 - R & R before sea phase, Mar 1975

(SH290) USS ARIZONA Memorial

(SH291) USS HANCOCK enroute to Vietnam, Mar 1975

 

SH292

SH293

SH294

SH295

SH296

EX RIMPAC 75 - Sea phase

(SH292) USS KITTY HAWK and USS PONCHUTLA

(SH293) HMAS MELBOURNE

(SH294) USS KIRK conducting RAS with HMCS PROVIDER

(SH295) HMCS KOOTENAY

(SH296) HMCS KOOTENAY personnel jackstay transfer - Tom Pleskivich

 

SH297

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SH299

SH300

RIMPAC 75 - Sea phase

(SH297) USS ALBERTA DAVID

(SH298) USS BADGER

(SH299) USS KISKA

(SH300) USS REEVES

 

SH301

SH302

SH303

SH304

SH305

WESTPLOY 75

(SH301) Map of WESTPLOY Far East port visits

(SH302) Heavy jackstay - HMCS PROVIDER

(SH303) Light jackstay transfer of stretch patient from HMCS QU'APPELLE to HMCS PROVIDER

(SH304) HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS MACKENZIE and HMCS SASKATCHEWAN receive "Moon Shot" during their sail past prior to their departure to Japan

(SH305) Capt Shaw's 50th Birthday - receiving his new bridge chair as a birthday gift from the Chief's and PO's Mess.

 

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SH307

SH307

SH309

SH310

WESTPLOY 75

(SH306) ROK Gunboat, Apr 1975

(SH307) Ship open to visitors, Pusan, Korea

(SH308) Old temple being restored

(SH309) Steve Hlasny in front of temple

(SH310) Steve and Frank

 

SH311

SH312

SH313

SH314

WESTPLOY 75

(SH311-SH314) Information booklet on the UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea

 

SH315

SH316

SH317

SH318

SH319

WESTPLOY 75

(SH315-SH319) HMCS PROVIDER conducts a Service of Remembrance for Canadian War Dead at the UN Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

(SH318) Guard officer, Lt(N) Guy

 

 

SH320

SH321

SH322

 

WESTPLOY 75

(SH320-SH322) HMCS PROVIDER conducts a Service of Remembrance for Canadian War Dead at the UN Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

(SH320) Frank and Steve

 

 

SH323

SH324

 

WESTPLOY 75

(SH323)  500 Won, Korean currency

(SG324) Yokosuka, Japan, Apr 1975 - photo taken from PROVIDER as she enters port

 

SH325

SH326

SH327

SH328

SH329

WESTPLOY 75

No-Day at sea

(SH325) Frank (standing), Steve Hlasny to Frank's right

(SH326) Steve, centre,  moonlighting as a cook during the No-Day

(SH327) CO Capt. Colin Shaw to the left of Miss PROVIDER and to the right is the XO Cdr Moore

(SH328) Volleyball cheerleaders - Lou, Max, Lt(N) Mike Cooper, CPO2 Bash Callaghan, unk

(SH329) A No-Day At the horse races

 

SH330

SH331

 

WESTPLOY 75

No-Day at sea

(SH330) Steve Hlasny - jockey

(SH331) Ralph Torris - jockey

 

SH332

SH333

SH334

SH335

SH336

WESTPLOY 75

(SH332) 503 in holding position on HMCS PROVIDER'S flight deck

(SH333) Preparing for a light jackstay

(SH334) Heavy jackstay set-up on HMCS PROVIDER

(SH335 & SH3 36) HMCS PROVIDER conducting a heavy jackstay

 

 

 

SH337

 

 

(SH337) HMCS PROVIDER fueling an USN supply ship during Ex Valiant Heritage off San Diego, Mar 1976

 

From the collection of Steve Hlasny, CPO2LT

 


 

PM01

PM02

PM03

HMCS PROVIDER Engineering Drawings

(PM01) Auxiliary Desuperheated  (PM02) L.P. Steam range  (PM03) Main Steam

Courtesy of Pat Meloy

 


 

The End

 

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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