For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS TERRA NOVA 259

 

DO NOT FALTER

HMCS Terra Nova 1983

Courtesy of Robert Berbeck

 

Battle honours and awards:  Persian Gulf  1991

 

 

Laid down: 11 Jun 1953

Launched: 21 Jun 1955

Commissioned: 06 Jun 1959

Paid off: 01 Jul 1998

Fate: Sold for scrap and broken up in 2010-11

 

Seventh and last of her class, Terra Nova was built by the Victoria Machinery Depot and commissioned on 06 Jun 1959, and shortly thereafter sailed east, to be on hand of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway and a review of NATO warships at Toronto in August. On 03 Jul 1961 she embarked the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland on a 12 day series of visits to its southwest outports. In Apr 1963, 12 RCN ships, Algonquin, Micmac, Cayuga, St. Croix, Terra Nova, Kootenay, Swansea, La Hulloise, Buckingham, Cape Scott, CNAV Bluethroat and CNAV St. Charles, took part in NATO Exercise New Broom Eleven, an exercise designed to test convoy protection tactics (click here to see the newspaper article). In Mar 1965, Terra Nova and Gatineau participated in the search for a Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair CP-107 Argus that had disappeared 60 miles (97 km) north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. In May 1965 she entered Halifax Shipyards to begin her conversion to an IRE class destroyer escort. She was fitted with the new AN/SQS-505 sonar, which she tested for seven months before completing the IRE conversion, which she was the first of her class to undergo. She returned for duties in Esquimalt on 04 May 1971. Between 21 Nov 1983 and 09 Nov 1984, Terra Nova received her DELEX refit at Esquimalt. 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. Transferred to the east coast, she returned to Halifax on 12 Dec 1989. Designated for service in the Persian Gulf, she was temporarily armed with two quadruple Harpoon missile-launchers, mounted just abaft the after deckhouse; a Phalanx gun atop the Limbo well; two single Bofors on the boat deck amidships, and shoulder-fired Blowpipe and Javelin missiles. Along with Athabaskan and Protecteur, she left Halifax on 24 Aug 1990, not to return until 07 Apr 1991. On 22 Feb 1994, Terra Nova stopped and boarded M.V. Pacifico while on a drug interdiction patrol and seized 5.9 tonnes of cocaine. On 05 Apr 1994, HMCS Terra Nova departed Halifax for Op. Forward Action, Haiti; arriving in Op Area on 28 Apr 1994. While so employed she rescued boatloads of refugees on two separate occasions and conducted 90 boardings. She left the Hatian Op Area on 13 Jul 1994 and arrived in Halifax on 18 Jul 1994. On 11 Jul 1997 she was placed in a "state of extended readiness" until finally paid off on 01 Jul 1998. After being paid off Terra Nova appeared, cast as an American destroyer, in the movie K-19: The Widowmaker. On 04 Nov 2009, DND announced that Aecon Fabco had won the bid and would tow both vessels to their Pictou Shipyard in Pictou, Nova Scotia to be broken up. Terra Nova departed Halifax Harbour on 20 Nov 2009 under tow by the tugboat Atlantic Elm and arrived in Pictou on 22 Nov 2009, where she joined the Gatineau which had arrived a few days earlier. By the summer of 2010 she was being cut up for scrap, mainly aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel. She later sank at her mooring and was raised by crane in April 2011 and the remainder of her hulk was dismantled.

 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos          Commissioning Booklet          Statement of Ordinary Residence for HMCS Terra Nova - 1962

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr William Herbert Willson, DSC, RCN - 06 Jul 1959 - 22 Jun 1960

Cdr Christopher Gordon Smith, RCN - 22 Jun 1960 - 18 Sep 1962

Cdr John Barclay Young, RCN - 18 Sep 1962 - 03 Apr 1964

Cdr Charles Edmond Musgrave Leighton, RCN - 03 Apr 1964 - 06 Dec 1966

Cdr N. Brodeur, RCN - 06 Dec 1966 - 01 Aug 1968

Cdr John Maxwell Reid, RCN - 01 Aug 1968 - 05 Jun 1971

LCdr James Malcolm Bishop - 05 Jun 1971 - 03 Aug 1971

Cdr Lawrence A. Dzioba - 03 Aug 1971 - 19 Jun 1974

Cdr James Bernard O'Reilly - 19 Jun 1974 - 08 Jan 1976

Cdr Robert Gordon Balfour - 08 Jan 1976 - 08 Feb 1977

Cdr Clifford James Crow - 08 Feb 1977 - 25 Mar 1977

Cdr Robert Gordon Balfour - 25 Mar 1977 - 29 Jul 1977

Cdr John Donald Large - 29 Jul 1977 - 20 Jun 1979

Cdr James Kirby Steele - 20 Jun 1979 - 18 Jun 1981

Cdr Gareth John Eldridge - 18 Jun 1981 - 19 Aug 1982

Cdr D.R. Cooper - 19 Aug 1982 - 30 Jul 1984

Cdr James Terrance O. Jones - 30 Jul 1984 - 05 May 1986

Cdr Eric Bertil Waal - 15 May 1986 - 21 Apr 1988

Cdr A.L. Vey - 21 Apr 1988 - 28 Sep 1989

Cdr R.J. Neveu - 28 Sep 1989 - 12 Jul 1990

Cdr S.D. Andrews - 12 Jul 1990  -  02 Jul 1991

Cdr H.R. Smith - 02 Jul 1991 - 19 Jul 1993

Cdr Richard Malcolm Williams - 19 Jul 1993 - 16 Jul 1995

Cdr H.W. McEwen - 16 Jul 1995 - 11 Jul 1997

 

Captain for the day

 

Captain for the day is a tradition in the RCN where during the ship's Christmas celebrations, the Commanding Officer changes places with the youngest member of the ship's company.

Cliff Woodrow - Dec 1959

 

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

BRADBURY, William Eric

PO2, 26647, RCN

died - 16 Feb 1966

MEMNOOK, Ned William Martin

LS, 63119, RCN / C.A.F.

died - 15 Mar 1973

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Andrews, Bruce Russell

1961-2016

Armstrong, George Gordon

____-2007

Served in Terra Nova as NavO

Barnes, Jerry T.

1932-2017

Bassingthwaite, James H.

1945-2016

Bisal, Marvin Allen Emery

1932-2009

Blondeau, Ronald Bruce

1963-2016

Burck, David

____-1998

C-D

Calder, Leslie James

died (at sea) - 19 Jun 1987

While serving in

HMCS Huron

Callaghan, Brian

1934-2013

Cardinell, Kenneth Patrick Freeman

1950-2013

Carver, Robert James

1935-2015

Chandler, Wallace Theodore

____-2017

Commissioning crew as a PO

Chorneyko, Oleh

1928-2007

Copley, Lloyd Guy

1918-2009

Cormack, Bruce

____-2014

Cottrell, Thomas Manley

1933-2018

Served in Terra Nova 29 Apr 1973 - 28 Jun 1973 as a PO.SN during Westploy 73.

Crofton, Patrick Dermott

1935-2016

Crossley, Sidney Ross

1920-2008

Dalton, Albert Patrick

1954-2014

Decker, Clemeth George

____-2017

Listed on 1962 crew list as an OSWUS

Donald, Terrance William

1959-2016

Dzioba, Lawrence

1932-2007

8th Commanding Officer

E-F

Eldridge, Gareth J.

1931-2017

15th Commanding Officer

G-H

Gentles, Leonard Francis

1942-2014

Giles, Douglas Herbert

1923-2018

Listed in Terra Nova's 1962 Statement of Ordinary Residence as a C2ERA4. Served in Terra Nova 1960-1964

Gillespie, Gordon Duncan

1924-2015

Goldring, Gerald Allan

1931-2014

Goossen, George

1932-2018

Gould, Sidney Charles

1922-2016

Served in Terra Nova 1961-1964 as CommO, DeckO, AUIO, NavO and OpsO

Grosse, Bradley John George

1959-2007

Hall, John Drummond

1922-2018

Hannem, Dallas Norris

1940-2016

Harrison, Kenneth George

1935-2008

Henry, Robert John

1932-2012

Henshaw, Frederick Graham

1926-2014

Hebert, Craig Michael

____-2013

Hickey, Gord

____-2014

Served in Terra Nova as a HT 1986-1988 (approx)

Hughes, William Andrew

1927-2013

Hunt, George Charles

____-2010

Hunter, James Edward

____-2016

Served in Terra Nova 1971-1972 as an MS.ER

I-J

Irwin, Daniel Charles

____-2016

Served in Terra Nova in 1977 as a MS

K-L

King, Terry

____-2017

LaRose, Denton

____-2017

Leong, Kam Way

1948-2018

Linscott, John David

1953-2015

M-N

Matheson, Duncan Leslie

1961-2005

McCallum, Eric

____-2015

McArdle, Christopher Charles

1934-2017

McCallum, Gavin Lindsay

____-2012

Last Combat Officer on Terra Nova

McIntyre, Earl L.

1934-2016

McLean, Mark Donald

1961-2014

McPherson, John Rodney

____-2003

Listed on 1962 crew list as an ABRS1

Meloche, Brian Timothy

1972-2009

O-P

Ormsby, Bryan

1942-2016

Parsons, Harvey

1936-2016

Listed on the 1962 crew list as an ABBN1

Payne, Douglas Bennett

1924-2010

Pringle, James C.

____-2013

Q-R

Reid, John Maxwell

____-2005

6th Commanding Officer

S-T

Sarkany, James Michael

1955-2018

Sharp, Donald Adrian Edwin

1941-2012

Slade, John Charles

1937-2003

Served in Terra Nova in 1969 as LCdr, RCN, XO

Smith, Christopher Gordon

1920-1997

2nd Commanding Officer

Smith, Ronald Lorne

____-2014

Drafted to Terra Nova in 1972

Sneath, Robert Alan

____-2017

Stark, Douglas Charles

1966-2016

Stewart, Harold Douglas

____-2015

Todd, Richard G.

1937-2018

Served in Terra Nova 1979-1981 as Cox'n

Turner, Bruce Archie

1919-2013

W-X

Wainwright, Ronald

1934-2019

Warneken, Edward Vincent Neil

1944-2014

Webster, Harry Alexander

1936-2017

Wells, Doug Kendall

1968-2013

Wickware, Michael John

1947-2014

Wright, David L.

1942-2017

Y-Z

Yanow, Robert D.

1933-2017

Served in terra Nova in 1967 as XO

Young, John Barclay

____-2016

3rd Commanding Officer

 

Former Crew Members

 

(SD) = 1962 Statement of Ordinary Residence (click here to view the original pages used here)

Addison, Tim

 

Anderson, D.D. ABEM1, 38472-H (SD)


Arnold, J.F., ABSN1, 49110-H (SD)


Arpin, E.J., ABSN1, 31613-H (SD)

 

Arsenault, P., PO1, POTEL - 1990-1991


Ash, C.M., OSWUS, 43593-H (SD)


Aucoin, A., ABSG1, 29745-H (SD)


Bahri, K.C., ABRM1, 36884-H (SD)


Bailey, G.A., ABEM2, 39477-H (SD)


Barber, A.L., LSEM1, 29848-H (SD)


Barkhouse, G.A., LSRS2, 12289-H (SD)


Beauchamp, R.J., P1VS3, 5274-H (SD)


Bell, G.R., ABWS1, 46367-H (SD)


Bellemore, J.J., LSSW2, 30721-H (SD)


Berrigan, W.L., OSNS1, 48768-H (SD)


Bertrand, W.D., ABEM1, 46358-H (SD)


Best, G.D., ABBN2, 19802-H (SD)


Best, S.F., OSSNS, 54766-H (SD)


Bingham, G.W., OSRMS, 46023-H (SD)


Black A.J., P1FC4, 27044-H (SD)


Bodmarchuk, J., C2ER4, 22475-H (SD)


Bonhert, G.A., C2SN4, 10181-H (SD)


Bordus, G.J., OSRPS, 54106-H (SD)


Boucher, R.J., OSEMS, 48015-H (SD)


Brander, W.E., P1SN3, 12040-H (SD)


Brown, G.H., LSWU2, 19091-H (SD)


Bruce, W.L., P2ER3, 17575-H (SD)


Bryce, W.D., OSEMS, 48951-H (SD)


Budge, D.G., LSWS1, 26403-H (SD)


Burgess, A.R., P1ER4, 23288-H (SD)


Burgess, G.H., P2FC3, 25693-H (SD)

 

Burris, Steve, Sig

 

Burton, Dennis, MS NESOP - 1990-1991

 

Campagnoni, L.V., ABSW1, 45118-H (SD)


Capon, L.C., ABRP1, 46461-H (SD)


Carignan, C.J., ABWS1, 47613-H (SD)


Carmichael, R., OSEMS, 52300-H (SD)


Cashaback, M.R., OSSNS, 52757-H (SD)


Chaisson, J.W., OSEMS, 54531-H (SD)


Chalmers, R.F., OSCMS, 45472-H (SD)


Champigny, R.J., 47649-H (SD)


Charbonneau, J.R., OSRMS, 46286-H (SD)


Chase, J.D., LSWU3, 19804-H (SD)


Cheney, H.A., ABEM1, 47688-H (SD)


Chiasson, B., LSET3, 23537-H (SD)


Chipman, R.P., ABSN2, 27684-H (SD)

 

Clark, Larry, RCN


Clarke, R.M., P1TM4, 51752-H (SD)

 

Cleough, Doug, AB.SN - 1962-1963 


Clow, D.W., ABFC1, 47552-H (SD)


Cohen, R.G., ABFC1, 39024-H (SD)

 

Cond, Anthony A. (Tony), Lt, E.O., Jul 1983 - Jul 1985


Connors, G.K., OSFC2, 49763-H (SD)


Conway, R.A., LSNS1, 13405-H (SD)


Cormier, A.J., OSRPS, 54146-H (SD)


Corr, D.J., P1ER4, 7323-H (SD)


Cottrell, F.G., OSEMS, 45419-H (SD)


Cox, L.M., OSWSS, 53565-H (SD)


Crews, T.H. ABFC1, 29725-H (SD)


Crossey, J.J., ABRP1, 44330-H (SD)


Dalheim, J.J., ABLM1, 44835-H (SD)


Davison, K.R., ABWS1, 45805-H (SD)


Dawson, G.A., P2RM3, 13536-H (SD)


Day, D.R., ABLM1, 47461-H (SD)


Decoene, G., ABRM2, 43273-H (SD)


Dery, C.J., ABSM1, 36034-H (SD)


Dessurealt, R.L., ABWS1, 43360-H (SD)


Dickinson, D.R., C2LT4, 12172-H (SD)


Doherty, D.G., P1PW3, 12078-H (SD)


Dorosz, D.D., OSSWS, 48422-H (SD)


Dowthwaite, J.A., ABFC1, 36238-H (SD)


Dunn, J., P1RM3, 25752-H (SD)


Edmonds, L.J., P2RP2, 11689-H (SD)


Elsmere, D.W., LSLM2, 44329-H (SD)


English, W.K., OSFCS, 53929-H (SD)

 

Fax, G., LSEM2, 29810-H (SD)


Findlay, K.A., LSFC2, 43302-H (SD)


Fitzgerald, D.L., ABEM1, 44480-H (SD)


Fitzpatrick, P.M., OSEMS, 49782-H (SD)


Forget, R.J., ABRS1, 36948-H (SD)

Forward, M.B., C23ET4, 6445-H (SD)


Gagnon, M., OSRMS, 32592-H (SD)

 

Gallagher, Jean, Cook


George, R.G., P1HT4, 24541-H (SD)

 

Gibson, H.S., P2WS2, 11925-H (SD)


Golbert, Chuck, NCIOP - 1991


Gormley, J.S., ABEM1, 37067-H (SD)


Gossen, T.W., ABFC2, 33524-H (SD)


Gould, P.D., LSRP2, 234?2-H (SD)


Gray, D.A., ABAW1, 46456-H (SD)


Grenier, W., AB??1, 47310-H (SD)

 

Hanna, Keith N., OS, RCN - 06 Jun 1959 - 27 Sep 1960 (Commissioning Crew)


Harding, D., P2ER3, 30522-H (SD)


Harper, R.C., OSWSS, 54504-H (SD)


Harvie, R.M., P2LT3, 15937-H (SD)


Hatt, R.M., ABNS1, 48587-H (SD)


Haydon, D., OSSNS, 52796-H (SD)


Helmkay, O.J.C., ABFC2, 42453-H (SD) - LS, 1965


Henderson, L.M., LSSG2, 36362-H (SD)


Henry, B., P1ER4, 8370-H (SD)


Hide, P.J., OSEMS, 54483-H (SD)


Hill, G.C., ABVS1, 45771-H (SD)


Hogan, T.A., ABRP1, 31631-H (SD)


Holden, L.D., ABRP1, 45218-H (SD)


Holmes, R., ABLM2, 30538-H (SD)


Houssin, R.O., ABLM1, 46628-H (SD)


Howald, J.A., ABBN1, 39144-H (SD)

 

Howe, G., OSBNS, 48974-H (SD)


Jeffries, V.C., OSCKS, 43589-H (SD)


Johnston, R.E., ABFC1, 46287-H (SD)

 

Johnston, R.J., MSNWT - May 1986 - Jun 1986


Jones, H.J., ABRC2, 42691-H (SD)

 

Jones, Ken, Adm Clerk / Coxn's Writer - Jul 1993 - Jul 1996


Judd, F.S., C2ER4, 22953-H (SD)


Kaden, H., ABSG1, 45644-H (SD)


Kaiser, L.G., C2ST4, 41459-H (SD)


Kaye, A.R., OS, 48455-H (SD)


Kelly, E.W., LSBN2, 29892-H (SD)


Kennedy, J.A., LSWS2, 16616-H (SD)


Kennedy, R.E., P2ER3, 31077-H (SD)


Kennedy. G.H., LSVS2, 14313-H (SD)


Keresman, J., P2ER3, 15809-H (SD)


Kingston, J.E., P2WS4, 12758-H (SD)

 

Krajnc, Joze


Lander, G.A., C1FC4, 3115-H (SD)


Langille, E.C., ABEM1, 44131-H (SD)


Lasheoway, S., ABSG1, 47656-H (SD)


Leblanc, G., ABEM2, 32120-H (SD)


Leclair, E., P1CK3, 7277-H (SD)


Leonard, W.R., ABRP1, 42328-H (SD)


Livingston, J.A., ABSG1, 46301-H (SD)


Logan, D.K., P1SN4, 7161-H (SD)


Lowe, D.D., ABRP2, 34111-H (SD)


Lusk, G.E., ABRM1, 43463-H (SD)


Lussier, R., OSFCS, 54172-H (SD)


Lutzac, A., C2ER4, 23081-H (SD)


Lynch, D.A., P2ET4, 8089-H (SD)


MacDonald, F.J., OSRMS, 47209-H (SD)


MacDonald, J.R., P2ET4, 16308-H (SD)


MacDonald, W.R., OS??S, 48771-H (SD)

 

MacKenzie, Doug, SG


MacLaren, G.E., ABWU1, 48513-H (SD)


MacLaughin, G.C., AB??1, 27083-H (SD)


MacLean, J., OSSNS, 48464-H (SD)


MacLeod, A.R., ABLM1, 44222-H (SD)


Maddigan, W.E., ABCK1, 46457-H (SD)


Martell, J.A., AB??1, 43497-H (SD)


Maxwell, W., AB??1, 47587-H (SD)


McCallum, J.S., ABWS1, 43852-H (SD)


McKenzie, J.L., 43790-H (SD)


McKeown, K.D., OSFCS, 52734-H (SD)


McLean R.M. P2SG3, 13827-H (SD)


McNair, R., OSWUS, 53576-H (SD)


McNeil, T.L., PSFC3, 12118-H (SD)


McRready, G.W., OSPWS, 48923-H (SD)


Milne, L.T., ABRM1, 47055-? (SD)


Mombourquette, W.R., C2HT4, 12131-H (SD)


Monminie, L.R., ABEM2, 36805-H (SD)

Montgomery, C.E., ABWU2, 44002-H (SD)


Mooney, A.W., C2CM4, 50522-H (SD)


Moore, D.J., ABSN1, 37031-H (SD)

 

Moores, M., OSSGS, 49727-H (SD)


Morrison, P1RP4, 6469-H (SD)


Muir, E.J., LS, 9127-H (SD)

 

Murray, B., OSSNS, 54457-H (SD)


Murray, D.G., ABFC1, 47393-H (SD)


Murray, G.B., ABEM1, 4246?-H (SD)


Nettleton, S.J. P1ER4, 22094-H (SD)

 

Netzke, Garry, PO2, RM - 1990-1991


Nicholls, C.S., LSCK2, 16111-H (SD)


Norman, C., OSFC2, 52754-H (SD)


Noseworthy, OS??S, 49769-H (SD)


Nuttall, F.B., LS??2, 15801-H (SD)


O'Dell, J., ABLM1, 4308?-H (SD)


Ostoic (?SP), G., OSRMS, 52335-H (SD)


Pease, R.K., LSCK2, 18134-H (SD)


Pelley, J.A., AB??1, 29749 (SD)


Penney, H., OSCK2, 49754-H (SD)


Petipas, J., LSSN2, 13955-H (SD)


Phillips, L.D., 44784-H (SD)


Pitre, R.J., OS??S, 48112-H (SD)


Plant, M.A., P2SW3, 10901-H (SD)


Pratt, E.S., C1RM4, 4859-H (SD)


Purvis, L., OS (SD)


Quinn, W.J., P1ER4, 7027-H (SD)


Raine, G.L., ABCK1, 12935-H (SD)


Reed, J.W., ABBN2, 37637-H (SD)


Reid, A.J., OSRMS, 43555-H (SD)


Reid, R.J., P2ER3, 9103-H (SD)


Reynolds, J.D., P2LT4, 10756-H (SD)


Richardson, S.G., LSRP2, 31220-H (SD)


Robert, M.N., ABEM1, 44948-H (SD)


Roblin, W.R., OSEMS, 5440?-H (SD)

 

Rose, Steve, OS NACOP - 1990-1991


Ross, G.G., OS??S, 48457-H (SD)


Rougean, R.R., OSWUS, 52747-H (SD)


Savage, G.G., ABLM2, 37746-H (SD)


Schimp, A.J. C2WS4, 51274-H (SD)


Shaw, G.A., P2??3, 12386-H (SD)


Simpson, P., ABSN1, 45786-H (SD)

 

Sinagra, Danny, RM, 1993-1995 


Sinclair, D.W., OS??S, 52746-H (SD)


Smith, J.R., LSRS2, 30?05-H (SD)


Smith, R.L., ABSN1, 47035-H (SD)


Snell, ?.L., ABCK1 (SD)


Stewart, J.C., P1AW3, 10200-H (SD) - 1962-1965


Stoneman, R.L., ABEM1, 45524-H (SD)


Stringer, L.J., P2NS3, 10690-H (SD)

 

Stuart, Bob - 1989-1991


Tarry, C.D. ABSG1, 42344-H (SD)


Taylor, D.G., OSRPS, 53252-H (SD)


Thisdelle, B.A., OSLMS, 47184-H (SD)


Tokley, E.E., LSLT3, 34294-H (SD)


Towes, ?.h., OSLMS, 54485-H (SD)


Tpwnsend, R.B., LSLT2, 37510 (SD)


Urquhart, D..J., ABSG2, 30548-H (SD)


Warnell, A.B., ABVS1, 48641-H (SD)


Waters, T.?., OSWUS, 52749-H (SD)

 

Watkin, Murray, POMA, 38440-H - 1970-1971

 

Watson, Bryan, P2FC - Nov 1981 - Nov 1982


Webb, G.T., P1WU3, 16346-H (SD)


Welch, E., P1RP3, 7160-H (SD)


Westbury, D.H., OSRPS, 52319-H (SD)


Wetheral, J.C., C1ER4, 22061-H (SD)


White, ?., OSEMS (SD)


White, B., OSSGS, 49750-H (SD)


Wigle, G.B., OSNSS, 52321-H (SD)

 

Wills, Al, NESOP - Aug 1989 - Sep 1989


Wills, G.D., OSSWS, 48920-H (SD)


Wilson, L.M., LSSN2, 23335-H (SD)


Wood, G.D., ABEM1, 46800-H (SD)


Wright, A.J., P1ER4, 23231-H (SD)


Wright, B.F., ABSN1, 48210-H (SD)


Young, ?.P., LS??2, 18221-H (SD)


Young, R.M., ABWS, 40553-H (SD)

 

Zilinsky, Larry

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Ship's Bell for HMCS Terra Nova 259

 

Date range for Christenings - 1959 - 1979

 

This bell is on display at HMCS Cabot / RCSCC Terra Nova, St. John's, Newfoundland

 

        

 

Courtesy of Guy Godin

 

The names engraved on the bell have been transcribed below

 

Wickens, Eric Thomas - 29 Nov 1959

Kellington, Janice Margaret - 17 Jul 1960

Ridgewell, Cheryl Ann - 25 Feb 1962

Toyer, Anthony John - 12 Apr 1964

Anderson, William Kurt - 12 Apr 1964

Hounsell, Edgar Robert Solomon - 12 Apr 1964

Bryan, Alan Clayton - 12 Apr 1964

Kingston, Yvonne Claire - 12 Apr 1964

Wright, Douglas Stephen - 12 Apr 1964

Wright, Michael John - 12 Apr 1964

McKee, Scott Winston - 15 Nov 1964

Mackie, Heather Marie - 05 Jan 1965

Crofton, Tessa Penelope Sarah - 16 Jul 1965

Young, Mark George - 24 Jul 1965

McFarlane, Brett Mitchell - 22 Jun 1969

Scotten, Jennifer Lynne Penny - 20 Sep 1970

Bishop, Robert Ludd James - 11 Oct 1970

 

Note: final name difficult to read - possibly: 

Harper, Ronald William - 01 May 19??

Butler, Andrea Marie - 12 Nov 1972

Boon, Shain Allen - 30 Dec 1972

Wierenga, John Teo - 08 Jul 1973

Hamilton, Laura Leigh - 26 Aug 1973

Laboucane, Robert Joseph - 18 Nov 1973

Mogentale, Troy Allen - 18 Nov 1973

Mogentale, Tara Lynne - 18 Nov 1973

Livingstone, Leo John - 25 Nov 1973

Livingstone, Christopher Gordon - 25 Nov 1973

Livingstone, Jonathan Allen - 25 Nov 1973

Polkey, Amber Dawn - 25 Nov 1973

Polkey, Shawna Lynn - 25 Nov 1973

Bindernagel, Paul William - 02 Dec 1973

Wakeford, Kelly Marie - 12 May 1974

Douglas, Mark Ian Ensell - 28 Jul 1974

Dean, Ryan Andrew - 28 Jul 1974

Dean, Marc Edward - 28 Jul 1974

Acres, Glenn Garvin John - 10 Nov 1974

Fraser, Rodney Armstrong - 28 Dec 1974

Caprarie-Melville, Kenneth Charles - 05 Jan 1975

Caprarie-Melville, Katherine Lynne - 05 Jan 1975

Caprarie-Melville, Kristopher Trainon - 05 Jan 1975

Wierenga, Richard Nelson - 16 Feb 1975

Maybin, James Murphy - 29 Jun 1975

Maybin, Moira Ellen - 29 Jun 1975

Levert, Jennifer Renée - 06 Jul 1975

Arthur, Allen Ryan Robert - 29 Jun 1972

Ward, ??? Michael - 01 Jul 1972

Henry, Michelle Lynn - 28 Mar 1973

McHugh, Mark Thomas - 09 Aug 1973

Harvey, Robert James - 31 Aug 1975

Keeler, Ryan Dickson - 12 Oct 1975

Wall, Karmen Dawn - 12 Oct 1975

Armitage, John Ryan - 07 Dec 1975

Lunn, Jennifer Susan - 23 May 1976

Grieve, Genevieve Deanna - 16 Jan 1977

Barkman, Jennifer Marie - 23 Jan 1977

Mack, Karla Lynn - 30 Jan 1977

Regan, Matthew Juran - 30 Jan 1977

Hofeman, Robert Christopher - 26 Jun 1977

Freeman, Elizabeth Shannon - 03 Jul 1977

McArdle, Christopher Josef - 14 Aug 1977

Slatta, Stephen Duane - 21 Aug 1977

Widdis, Robert Adam  25 Jun 1978

Widdis, Susan Christina - 25 Jun 1978

Cote, Jospeh Harvey Jacques Jonathan - 02 Jul 1978

Tschanz, Shannon Kathleen - 24 Jun 1979

Waddington, Thomas Liam - 07 Jul 1979

Waddington, Michael John - 07 Jul 1979

Drovan, Ronald David - 05 Aug 1979

Doucette, Adam James - 12 Aug 1979

Bilodeau, Emilie Marie - 13 Oct 1979

Kessen, Alana Kathleen 21 Oct 1979

Steele, Marina Elizabeth Ann - 21 Oct 1979

 

 

Ship's Bell for HMCS Terra Nova 259

 

Date range for Christenings - 1980 - 1997

 

This bell is on display at Maritime Command Museum, Stadacona, CFB Halifax

 

        

 

The names engraved on the bell have been transcribed below

 

Fancy, Mark Edward - 24 Aug 1980

Addison, Timothy James - 12 Feb 1983

Watson, Daniel William Brent - 04 Sep 1983

Pile, Bryon Tyrone - 11 Sep 1983

Trudell, Nicholas P. - 27 Jan 1985

Campbell, Jessica L. - 30 Mar 1985

Laroque, Adam B. - 02 Jun 1985

Cond, Gillian L.E. - 13 Jul 1985

Hardie, Meagan L. - 29 Sep 1985

Elderfield, Ashley C. - 03 Oct 1985

Maze, Chirstopher P. - 11 Jan 1981

Thayer, Emily L. 03 May 1981

Vandoorn, Andre G.A. - 20 Dec 1981

Robinson, Jeffery H. - 30 May 1982

Morrison, Michael C. - 20 Jun 1982

Krajnz, Jennifer L.M. - 24 Jul 1982

Reed, James A. - 03 Oct 1982

Fiset, Kristie-Rae A. - 17 Oct 1982

Petten, Jacob N. - 17 Oct 1982

Hanbury, Douglas J. - 18 Dec 1982

Younger, Julie L.G. - 05 Mar 1982

Majro, Aarn B. - 16 Mar 1985

McCallum, Joel E. - 26 May 1985

Massa, Dawn M. - 03 Nov 1985

Bannister, Natalie J. - 08 Mar 1986

Alce, Shannon T. - 23 Mar 1986

Hargrove, Nicholas J.B. - 20 Apr 1986

Clausen, Katrina M. - 27 Jul 1986

Cookson, Krystle M. - 24 Aug 1986

Fischer, Brittany M. - 09 Nov 1986

Walsh, Ian E. - 30 Nov 1986

Phillis, Katherine M. - 15 Mary 1987

McGarry, Andrew D.H. - 15 May 1987

Elderfield, Matthew T.M. - 12 Apr 1987

Cullen, Michael A. - 26 Jul 1987

Badior, Alexandra D. - 05 Sep 1987

Keller, Dylan J. - 18 Oct 1987

Jackson, Jocelyn A., 20 Mar 1988

Walsh, Mark A. - 20 Mar 1988

Thompson, Kate E. - 27 Mar 1988

Thomson, Allie D. - 03 Apr 1988

Clausen, Nicole E.R. 10 Apr 1988

Craig, Aaron E.D. - 24 Apr 1988

Voakes, Gregory W. - 14 Aug 1988

Johnston, Alexander D. - 11 Sep 1988

Peters, Jackson R. - 16 Jan 1990

Delmare, Andre M. - 11 Feb 1990

Finon, Michael A. - 29 Apr 1990

Mercer, Joshua F.P. - 22 Jul 1990

Banter, Kathleen D. - 12 May 1991

Bouchard, Danielle M. - 12 Jun 1991

Bottomley, Anna K.M. - 06 Oct 1991

Langland, Jullian E. - 05 Oct 1991

Mullins, John D. - 05 Jan 1992

Carew, Joshua P. - 09 Jan 1992

O'Connell, Janel M. - 09 May 1992

McCliggoft, Adriana L. - 10 May 1992

Courchene, Steven Ross - 13 Sep 1992

Reeves, Victoria Megan - 18 Dec 1993

Lagrandeur, Emile Carol - 27 Mar 1994

Rockwell, Thomas James - 27 Mar 1994

Burrus, Nicole Breanne - 24 Jul 1994

Dunston, Paul - 02 Oct 1994

Meade, Mapissa Dawn - 06 Nov 1994

Perks, Siobhan Nicolette Mulhall - 18 Dec 1994

Brinson, Deanyka - 16 Apr 1995

Cyr, Tristian James - 15 Jul 1995

Wiebe, Anastasia Suzanne - 19 Nov 1995

Corin, Kimberley Beth - 17 Dec 1995

Wyville (?sp), Sara Kathleen - 03 Feb 1997

Fry, Haley McKennzie - 29 Jun 1997

Fry, Sara Michelle - 29 Jun 1997

Obere, Karina Kathlene - 19 Jul 1997

Penman, Keagan Cathrine Patricia - 13 Jul 1997

 

Daily Orders, HMCS Terra Nova 16 Jul 1962

Battle Board for HMCS Terra Nova 259

Maritime Command Museum, CFB Halifax, NS

Courtesy of Jarrod David

HMCS Terra Nova departing Halifax 13 Apr 1971.  Banner over the stern read "Eat Your Hearts Out"

From the collection of Pat Cardinell

Courtesy of Paula Cardinell

HMCS Terra Nova off the Hawaiian Island of Kauai

From the collection of Pat Cardinell

Courtesy of Paula Cardinell

HMCS Terra Nova 259

Photo taken from HMCS ATHABASKAN during RAS approaches - WESTEX '77

Courtesy of David Bathurst

Painting on the gallery door of HMCS Terra Nova 259 circa 1987

Courtesy of Jeff Woznow

HMCS Terra Nova 259 - Welcome Aboard Booklet

 

            

 HMCS Terra Nova, alongside in Halifax, after a spell on the Grand Banks in the early 90's. First and last time I've seen ice all the way out to the 200nm limit off of Newfoundland. I know it's not the only time, but it's rare.

Courtesy of Derek Moss

Signalmen chipping ice off the bridge wing

Doug MacKenzie and Steve Burris are in this photo

 

"Steve, while he was chipping ice off the bridge windows with an ice pick, cracked the window...and a surge or 440 power jumped into the metal pick and right into Steve, knocking him flat. He was OK (eventually), but we were all pretty worried as his hair was all standing on end, and he was a little out of sorts for a while. Things we probably wouldn't do today..."

 

Courtesy of Derek Moss

Jim Cook, HMCS Terra Nova 259

Courtesy of Jim Cook

The youngest sailor is customarily Captain for the Day on December 25. Two of the Atlantic Command Christmas "captains" are shown with a real one, who turned out in square rig for the occasion. Left to right are "Commander" (Ordinary Seaman) Cliff Woodrow, 17, of the Terra Nova; "Ordinary Seaman" (Commander) William P. Hayes, commanding officer of the Columbia, and "Commander" (Ordinary Seaman) Jim Anderson, 17, of the Columbia.

Source: CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol 12, No. 3, January, 1960

Two crew members who had served the longest of any on board the destroyer escort Terra Nova left the ship on May 3 for the last time. Cdr. C. E. Leighton, commanding officer, bids farewell to PO J. C. Stewart (left) and Ldg. Sea. O. J. C. Helmkay. PO Stewart and Ldg. Sea. Helmkay served on board a total of 140 months under three commanding officers during which 22 foreign and Canadian ports were visited. During this time 506 days were spent at sea and more than 102,000 miles were steamed. 

Source:  CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol 17, No. 6, June 1965

HMCS Terra Nova 259 - Maple Spring 1968

Photo taken from HMCS Gatineau

Courtesy of Ron MacDonald

HMCS Terra Nova 259 conducting a RAS and personnel transfer

HMCS Terra Nova, part of the 5th Destroyer Squadron, before her conversion to an IRE

HMCS Terra Nova jacket patch - OP FRICTION 1990-1991

Courtesy of David Bakody

 

 

The End

 

HMCS Terra Nova towed to the scrap yard in Pictou, NS and broken up

 

Former HMCS Terra under tow from Halifax to Pictou, Nova Scotia to be broken up

Source: Shipping New from Halifax by Mac Mackay

Terra Nova was towed out of Halifax harbour on November 20, 2009 by the Atlantic Elm. The destroyer was on her way to Pictou, Nova Scotia to be broken up

Courtesy of / © photographer: Barry Gerrard 2009

After a final tour of Terra Nova at the Aecon yards, Larry Zilinsky (former crew member of Terra Nova) gives a final salute to the old girl as he steps off of her onto Gatineau (also being broken up), March 2010

Courtesy of Larry Zilinsky

HMCS Terra Nova DDE 259 tied up outboard of the Gatineau DDE 236 at the AECON FABCO facility in Pictou, Nova Scotia

Courtesy of / © photographer: Barry Gerrard 2009

Former HMCS Terra Nova DDE 259 well into the process of scrapping at the AECON FABCO facility in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Photo taken July 5, 2010

Courtesy of / © photographer: Barry Gerrard 2010

Remains of Terra Nova at the Pictou Shipyard

Photo courtesy of Ralph MacAdam

 

     

 

Silhouettes of the Terra Nova cut from the hull before she was scrapped. The standing one was given to Jo Dzioba, wife of Cmdr. Larry Dzioba. The one mounted on the plaque is in the Ladysmith legion. Photo taken at Paul Legacy’s house in Ladysmith.

 

Courtesy of Doug Lumley

 

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