For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS WOLF Z16

Then Merchant Vessel GULF STREAM (1946)

HMCS Wolf Z16

 

Launched: 1915

Commissioned: 02 Oct 1940

Paid off: 16 May 1945

Fate: Wrecked 11 Oct 1947

 

Aged 25 years at the time of her commissioning on 02 Oct 1940, Wolf spent the entire war as a member of Esquimalt Force, at first on training and patrol duty and then, from Sep 1943, as an examination vessel.  Paid off on 16 May 1945, she was sold in 1946 to become the merchant vessel Gulf Stream.  She was wrecked off Power River, B.C., on October 11, 1947.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt John Alexander Gow, RCNR - 02 Oct 1940 - 21 Apr 1941

CH/Skpr James McNeil Richardson, RCNR - 22 Apr 1941 - 18 Sep 1941

Skpr/Lt Walter Raymond Chaster, RCNR - 06 Oct 1941 - 21 Apr 1943

Skpr/Lt George Francis Cassidy, RCNR - 22 Apr 1943 - 22 May 1943

Skpr/Lt Walter Raymond Chaster, RCNR - 23 May 1943 - 16 May 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Ballantyne, William Hamilton Melrose

1908-1993

Drafted to Wolf 07 Jul 1942 as Mate, RCNR,  X.O.

Bernard, Pierre Yves

1918-2015

 

 

 

C-D

Drew, Malcolm

1918-2015

Doutaz, George E.

1922-2017

Duff, Stewart James

1922-2009

 

 

E-F

Fry, Douglas Henry

1916-1993

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacFarlane, George Richard

1922-2000

 

 

 

 

S-T

Silvester, Henry

1919-2013

 

 

 

 

W-X

Walls, Bertram Robert

1920-2005

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Ballantyne, William Hamilton Melrose, Mate, RCNR - 07 Jul 1942

 

Douglas, Jack, Slt, RCNVR - 23 Apr 1943

 

Gibson, Walter James, Skpr, RCNR - 22 Apr 1943

Hodgins, Barrie Lyall, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1944

 

LaCouvee, Reginald James, Lt (E), RCNR - Jan 1945

 

McKenzie, Gordon Booth, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 01 Apr 1943

Robinson, Frederick Miles, Skpr, RCNR - 27 May 1941 / Skpr, RCNR - 22 Jul 1942

 

Tribe, Walter John, Skpr, RCNR - Jan 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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