For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS STORMONT K327

Then Luxury yacht CHRISTINA (1954)

Then Greek Presidential yacht ARGO (1978)

Then Luxury Yacht CHRISTINA O. (1998)

HMCS Stormont K327

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Battle honours and awards:  Arctic  1944,   Atlantic  1944-45,   English Channel  1944,   Normandy  1944

 

 

Laid down: 23 Dec 1942

Launched: 11 Jul 1943

Commissioned: 27 Nov 1943

Paid off: 09 Nov 1945

Fate: Still in active service as a luxury yacht

 

Commissioned at Montreal on 27 Nov 1943, Stormont arrived at Halifax in Dec 1943, worked up in St. Margaret's Bay and in mid-Mar 1944, sailed for Londonderry to join EG 9. She was present on D-Day, and in Jul 1944 assisted the damaged HMCS Matane toward Plymouth. In Oct 1944 she escorted a convoy to Gibraltar and, in Dec 1944, escorted convoy JW.62 to Kola Inlet and RA.62 back. She left 'Derry on 09 Dec 1944, for Halifax and tropicalization refit at Shelburne. The latter, begun in Jun 1945, was discontinued on 20 Aug 1945 and the ship was paid off 09 Nov 1945. She was sold in 1947 to a Montevideo buyer for conversion to a merchant ship, but was re-sold in 1951. Converted at Kiel, 1952-54, to a luxury yacht for Aristotle Onassis, she was re-named Christina. After the elder Onassis died in 1975, Christina inherited the yacht, and gave her to the Greek government as a presidential yacht in 1978. She was renamed Argo for a number of years, but was eventually allowed to deteriorate. In 1998, she was purchased by another Greek ship owner, John Paul Papanicolaou, who restored her and renamed her Christina O. She continues to sail.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr George Abraham Myra, RCNR - 27 Nov 1943 - 09 Nov 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Beatty, Harry William

1923-2011

 

 

 

 

C-D

Carson, Douglas W.

1923-____

Donmoyer, Robert George

____-1957

 

 

 

G-H

Holmes, Andy

____-2008

Howorth, Edward Albert

1925-2012

 

 

 

I-J

Jobb, Earl Martin

1924-2009

Johnston, Donald Shillington

1927-2010

 

 

 

K-L

LeClair, Francois

1925-2013

 

 

 

 

M-N

Mac Donald, Basil

____-1992

Served in Stormont as a SA

Neilson, Paul David

1924-2009

 

 

 

O-P

Pierce, Frederick Lawrence

____-1998

Pierce, Jeffrey E.

1922-1996

Served in Stormont as an AB

Price, William Ralph

1925-2010

 

 

S-T

Saulnier, Dennis W.

____-2010

Small, Robert Johnston

1923-2013

Smith, Brien Kemp 

____-2010

Drafted to Stormont on 19 Apr 1943 as Slt (E), RCNVR

 

 

W-X

Webber, Weir Bredin

____-____

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Allan W., OS


Baillie, J., PO Tel


Beatty, H., ERA


Beaulieu, G.F., CPO, TC


Benner, L., Sig


Blair, M., LS


Blair, M., LS

 

Boorman, Kenneth Lloyd, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Feb 1945


Borland, J., SPO


Butler, E.U, Lt, Signal Officer


Cainflone, F., AB


Campbell, D., AB


Campbell, J., LS Sto


Campbell, Patrick Gregory, Slt (E), A/Engineer Officer - 27 Feb 1944


Carney, G., SPO


Carte, C., OS


Connelly, H.R., SA


Corkum, R., OS


Cross, G., AB


Daigneault, M., AB

 

Dangerfield, Jack Wilbur, Lt, RCNVR - 14 Mar 1945


Davis, C., LS


Delvillano, J., AB


Dickey, H., AB


Dods, G.H., L/Sto


Donmoyer, H., Tel


Earl, E., Sig


Empey, F.,


Evans, E., ERA


Floyd, C., LS


Francis, A., O/Cdr


Fraser, C, SPO


Fraser, R., ERA


Galant, J., AB


Gentles, R., OS


Godfrey, E.D., AB


Goodman, L., PO, Yeo/Sits


Gore, F., L/Stwd


Gray, W.D., LT, NavO


Hagel, W., OS


Hamilton, R.J., PS, HSD


Hammel., ERA


Hartmann, C., LS


Heddern, G.B., LCdr

 

Higgins, Patrick William Edward, Slt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1945


Hollinger, F., OS


Hughes, A., Tel


Hughes, A., Tel

 

Humeniuk, M., AB

Kamis, W., AB

 

Keeping, Victor., AB


Kennedy, H., AB

 

Kilgour, G., PO


Kotteff, C., CK(S)


Kreller, R., CK(S)


Kristiansen, E., AB


La Fave, R., OS


Laird, C.S., L/Wtr


Lambie, J., Sig.


Lawson, G., Tel


Lawson, G., Tel


LeBlanc, L., ERA


Leclair, A., OS


Lyon, H., OS


MacAulay, M., Sto 2c


MacDonald J., LS

 

MacDougall, John Malcolm, Slt, RCNVR - 10 May 1945


Manahan, W., AB


Martin, G., OS


Martin, G., Tel


Mason, W., Sto 2c


Maxymowich, W., OS


McAulay, R., OS


McDonald, A., Shpt


McDonald, C., OS


McDonald, Dl., LS


McDougall, G., OS


McKenzie, G., Sto 2c


McLean, H., Cdr


McLennan, R., Stwd

 

McClure, Allan Samuel, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1945


McPherson, D.K., Cdr


McRae, F., Sto 2c


Miller, L.L., OS


Mills, J., OS


Milne, J., Sig


Moores, J., AB


Morriss, D., AB


Morse, D., AB


Munro, R., AB


Murray, A., L/SBA


Murray, A., OS


Murray, J., Sto 2c


Myra, G.A., Skpr Lt, Captain


Nelson, W., Sto 2c


Newell, G., Sto 2c


Nichols, T., Sto 1c

Noble, G.J., Sto 2c


Obermeyer, F., OS

 

O'Hearn, W.D.A., LT, A/S, CommO


Oliver, K., ERA

 

Paquin, P., AB


Patterson, F., SP

 

Paul, R., Sto 2c


Phelan, T., Sto 2c


Pike, R., ERA


Pilon, H., AB


Powley, S., EA


Purcell, J., L/Tel


Rath, V.A., PO, QR 2


Robertshaw, E., LS

 

Ross, A., Sto 2c

 

Ross, Robert Ian, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Mar 1945


Rowbottom, H., OS


Russell, G., AB


Saunders, D.H., Lt, 1st


Scales, J., OS


Sdmith, B.K., Lt (E), Engineer Officer


Skinner, D., OS


Smith, C., Tel


Snyder, W., ERA


Soper, R., OS


Steinman, R., OS


Stevenson, J., OS


Stevenson, J., OS


Taylor, William Ronald., Surg-Lt, MedO - Jan 1944


Templeton, W., OA


Tobin, J., Sto 2c


Turcotte, L., LS


Tyrell, A.H., ERA


Verrault, Y., AB


Vincent, J., Tel

 

Waller, Durrant Ewertt, Lt, RCNVR - 24 Mar 1945


Watson, William Wallace, Lt, GunneryO - Jan 1944


Watt, W., Tell


Webb, G., AB


Whitfield, J., AB


Whiting, Douglas Paterson, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Feb 1944

 

Whiting, G., Slt, TO


Whittaker, M., L/Ck


Willard, R., AB


Wilson, J., Stwd


Wood, E.M., Stwd


Wright, E.C., LS


Young, B., C/ERA

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Canadian Warship Turned Luxury Yacht Opens to London Sightseers

Ship's company photos for HMCS Stormont

 

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