For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS YUKON 263

 

ONLY THE FIT SURVIVE

HMCS Yukon 263

 

Laid down: 25 Oct 1959

Launched: 27 Jul 1961

Commissioned: 25 May 1963

Paid off for DELEX refit: 28 May 1984

DELEX refit complete: 16 Jan 1985

Commissioned: 16 Jan 1985

Paid off: 03 Dec 1993

Fate: Sunk as an artificial reef on 14 Jul 2000

 

Built by Burrard's, Vancouver, Yukon was commissioned on 25 May 1963 and, manned by east-coast personnel, sailed for Halifax on 27 July 1963. On 05 Jan 1965, she departed for Esquimalt. 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 - she carried out exercises with units of the Australian, New Zealand, Japanese and U.S. navies, incidentally making visits to Kobe, Osaka and Sasebo. Yukon was flagship for the NATO squadron in 1974 that was alongside Lisbon when the Portuguese Rebellion started.  Crew members were on the upper deck when the machine gun fire commenced and were told to "hit the deck". On completion of her mid-life refit in 1975, Yukon became a member of Training Group Pacific. Her DELEX refit was carried out by Burrard Yarrow at Esquimalt, between 28 May 1984 and 16 Jan 1985. During her career, Yukon steamed more than 792,000 nautical miles and visited some 30 foreign ports. She was paid off on 03 Dec 1993 and eventually sold to the San Diego Oceans Foundation. On 25 Apr 1999 she left Vancouver in tow for San Diego, where she was to be ceremoniously sunk on 15 Jul 1999 as a sport-divers' wreck, but she flooded in rough weather at the intended site and sank the day before.

 

RCN Memories:  A Beer and a Haircut Two Bucks

 

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

 

Commissioning Booklet         Crossing the Line 1977          Ex SOPLOY 1-86 Cruise Book

 

Crossing the Line 1986          Crossing the Line 1991          Paying Off Book

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr Robert William James (Boomer) Cocks, RCN - 25 May 1963 - 05 Jul 1965

Cdr Richard Carle, RCN  - 05 Jul 65 - 01 Sep 1966

Cdr S.I. Ker, RCN - 01 Sep 1966 - 15 Jan 1968

Cdr Peter Gerald May, RCN - 15 Jan 1968 - 12 Sep 1969

Cdr Colin Heggerston Purces Shaw - 12 Sep 1969 - 28 Jan 1971

LCdr John Donald Large - 28 Jun 1971 - 08 Aug 1971

Cdr C. Cortaras - 09 Aug 1971 - 09 Aug 1973

Cdr M.F. MacIntosh - 09 Aug 1973 - 01 Oct 1976

Cdr H. Kieran - 01 Oct 1976 - 15 May 1978

Cdr Neil Ronald Boivin - 15 May 1978 - 22 May 1981

Cdr C.J. Crowe - 22 May 1981 - 25 Jul 1983

Cdr James Kirby Steele - 25 Jul 1983 - 05 May 1984

LCdr A..T. Pinnell - 05 May 1984 - 05 Nov 1984

Cdr M.F. Morres - 05 Nov 1984 - 23 Apr 1986

Cdr Kenneth A. Nason - 23 Apr 1986 - 13 Jul 1987

Cdr K.V. Watson - 13 Jul 1987 - 31 Jul 1989

Cdr D.W. Fitzgerald - 31 Jul 1989  -  31 Jul 1991

Cdr J.G.V. Tremblay - 31 Jul 1991 - 31 Jul 1992

Cdr B.F. Lofthouse - 31 Jul 1992 - 19 Aug 1993

Cdr J.H.A. Lebel - 19 Aug 1993 - 03 Dec 1993

 

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.

Dale Rawson - 1979

Scott McLeod - 1991

 

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Former Crew Members  //  (CC) = Commissioning Crew 25 May 1963

 

Adamthwaite, Dave V., Lt (N), A/OpsO - 1971-1972 

 

Alexander, J.W., Lt, RCN, Ass't Weapons Officer - (CC)

 

Alexander, Tom, ABWU - 1969

 

Alford, C2ERA

 

Allan, D., LS, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

Allen, H., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Amos, R., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Anderson, J., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Anderson, L., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Andres, K., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Andrews, G., PO, RCN - (CC)

 

Ashcroft, H.C., Lt, RCN, EO - (CC)

 

Ashton, E., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Bailey, George., OS

 

Baker, D., PO, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Ball, G., P2RP - 1969

 

Barbin, R., LS, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Barker, G., LSSN - 1969

 

Bass G., AB, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Bassett, D., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Becevel, Michael, PO2, Commtech - Dec 1981 - Dec 1983 / Dec 1985 - Sep 1987

 

Beckett, R., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Begon, D. AB, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

Belanger, G., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Bennett, ABWU - 1969

 

Bent, J.L., Slt, RCN -  - (CC)

 

Berbeck, Robert, Sep 1977 - Dec 1977

 

Beyette, R., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Blanche, W., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Bonhomme, P., OSWU - 1969

 

Bonney, Wayne, OS / ABSN2, RCN - (CC) 

 

Bostrom, Al., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Bouchard, R., AB, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Bourdages, H., AB, RCN  - (CC)

 

Boyde, W., LSWS - 1969

 

Boyle, Fester - 1972

 

Boyle, John., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Bragg, R., LS, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

Bramwell, P., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Brett, R., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Brisseau, LS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Brooks, R., AB, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

Brown, Gerry, ABRM - 1974 - 1976

 

Bryson, J., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Burton, Billy - 1985

 

Caldwell, W., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Callighen, J., CPO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Calvert, D., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Campbell, K.R., Lt, RCN, Supply O - (CC)

 

Carrie, C., PO, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Carriere, Ron - 1985

 

Cashaback, Mike, ABSN1, RCN (CC)

 

Chapman, L., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Cherwalk, W., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Cockran, P1FC - 1969

 

Coleman, P., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Collins, H., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Cooke, C., ABSN - 1969

 

Coriscaden, OSWU - 1969

 

Corn, Earle, Sig - 1972

 

Coulombe, M., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Cowling, D., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Cox, A., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Crammer, W., CPO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Crockett, R., LS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Crouse, D., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Cruickshank, C.R., CPO, RCN, Cox'n  - (CC)

 

Crum, B., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Currie, W., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Davies, D., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Davies, T., CPO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Demmon, D., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Dewell, H., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Dingley, G., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Doherty, J., PO, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Donner, C., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Downey, C., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Duffy, R., P2FC - 1969

 

Dumas, S., LS, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Dyeer, W., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Emond, G., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Engeland, Mike, Rad Sea - 1985-1986

 

Ens, H., ABFC - 1969

 

Essex, Jeff - 1985

 

Everingham, C., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Ewing, Doug (Chopper), PO2, Sig - 1980

 

Factor, W., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Falk, Alan D., LSWU - 1969

 

Feener, J., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Fehr, J., CPO, RCN - (CC)

 

Ferguson, A., CPO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Ferguson, B., ABBN - 1969

 

Fitt, C., PO, RCN - (CC)

 

Flett, V., P1WU - 1969

 

Foster, J., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Fournel, Gilles - 1985

 

Freeborn, L., LS, RCN -  - (CC)

 

Garagan, L., CPO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Gauthier, S., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Gautier, J.V.E., Slt, RCN - (CC)

 

Geizer, R., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Gerrard, E., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Glover, J., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Goegeon, P., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Goodwin, A., PO, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Gour, Donny - 1985

Gowanlock, F., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Goyer, J., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Grant, E., CPO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Grant W., OS, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Green, E., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Greening, Kevin - 1972

 

Griffith, A., PO, RCN - (CC)

 

Guay, J., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Hahn, ABBN - 1969

 

Harris, W., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Haviland, W., LS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Hawkins, C., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Hawkins, R, CPO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Hayes, R., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Henry, B., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Hillier, E., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Hodgkins, B., Lt, WeaponsO - 1969

 

Hoffman, L., ABRP - 1969

 

Hoover, W., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Hossman (Mortiz), Carin, OJT for SYO - c1993

 

Howe, M., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Howes, R., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Howick, D., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Hutchings, Steve - 1985

 

Innes, H., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Irwin, E., LS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Jakowbowski, Jake - 1985

 

Jennings, K., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Jensen, B., ABSN - 1969

 

Jewer, L., AB, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Johnston, M., OS, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Keeping, L., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Kellerman, William (Bill), P2BN - 1967

 

Kenny, E., OS, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

Kerry, ABWS - 1969

 

Kilby, M., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Kimber, Norman., AB/LSWU, Weapons, RCN - 25 May 1963 - 1964 (CC)

 

Kimet, G., LSST - 1969

 

King, D., OS, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

King, R., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Kohls, E., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Kostello, Guy - 1985

 

Kozier, LSWS - 1969

 

Kyle, Tim, Sig - 1980

 

Labonte, F., OS, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

LaFleur, G., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

LaFleur, P., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Lagadyn, W., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Lamb, D., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Lang, Dean - Paying off crew

 

Lanham, D., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Lasko, R., OS, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Laur, G., OS, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

Lavigne, G., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Lawrence J., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Lebreque, Mario - 1986

 

Leclerc, Yoland - 1985

 

Leigh, H., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Lemieux, C., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Lewis, D., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Little, Don

 

Locas, G., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Low, J., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Macdonald, R., LSBN - 1969

 

MacDonald, W., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Machin, W., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Mackie, P1SN - 1969

 

Mackinnon, J., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Mac Millan, Don, Radioman - 1972

 

Manning, V., LS, RCN - (CC)

 

Marsden, OSWU - 1969

 

Martel, W., LS, RCN - (CC)

 

Martin, J., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Martin, P., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Matheson, J., AB, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

McDougall, Keith, MSER3, P2ER, P1ER, Aug 1976 - Jan 1982   

 

McGillivary, B., LSWS - 1969

 

McGinley, Bob - 1985

 

McGregor, D., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

McLaren, W., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

McLeod, W., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

McKenna, W., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

McLaughlin, D., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

McLean, Bob (Smokey), Yeoman

 

McNeil, E., OS, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

McNeil, J., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

McPhadein, G., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

McPhail, P., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Michaud, I.M., Slt, RCN - (CC)

 

Mierau, H., LS, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Millar, B., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Miller, Jim, ABBN - 1969

 

Milligan, J., PO, RCN - (CC)

 

Millman, H., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Milson, Carl - 1985

 

Mitchell, T., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Moleman, G., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Monroe, L., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Montgomery, W., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Moodie, R., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Moore, Art D. - 11 Nov 1964

 

Moore, M., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Moran, E., P2WU - 1969

 

Morgan, F., ABWS - 1969

 

Moyer, D., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Murphy, G., LS, Bos'n, RCN  - (CC)

Murray, D., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Murray, G., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Murray, W., PO, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Niblett, J., PO, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Nickels, J., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Nisbet, C., AB, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Nolan, D., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

O'Boyle, Pat - 1972

 

Oliver, J., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Pakenham, W., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Palframan, John, AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Paltridge, D.G., Lt, RCN, Navo - (CC)

 

Park, K., OS, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

Paxton, J., ABSN  Pepin, R., LSWS - 1969

 

Pearson, R., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Pesch, W., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Peterson, D., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Peterson, D., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Pichette, P., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Pinnell, Terry, LCdr, XO/CO/XO - Dec 1983 - Dec 1985

 

Plant, H.H.W., LCdr, RCN, XO - (CC)

 

Plourde, R., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Poirier, J., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Price, D., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Price, J., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Quelle, Greg -1985

 

Quilter, Leslie R., ET

 

Randall, R., LS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Rawson, Dale - 1979-1980

 

Reynolds, A., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Richardson, H.L., Slt, RCN  - (CC)

 

Rioux, G., AB, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Ritchie, E., LS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Roberge, R., OS, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Robertson, LSSN - 1969

 

Rochford, D., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Rochlow, W., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Ross, C2WS - 1969

 

Rostek, F., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Ryan, T., LS, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Saab, D., AB, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Sample, W., ABWU - 1969

 

Saunderson, J., PO, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

Savage, J., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Schendel, G., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Schimmel, J., PO, RCN - (CC)

 

Seeburger, Mark

 

Seefeldt, V., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Seib, K., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Senholt, D., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Serres, G., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Shaw, E., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Sherlock, D., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Shoveller, R., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Sideroff, V., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Sidey, J., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Simpson, Frank - 1969

 

Singer, G., CPO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Skaalrud, D., ABWU - 1969

 

Skirten, H., PO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Smile, L., P2SG - 1969

 

Smith, B., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Solomon, L., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Soucy, G., CPO, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Spence, D., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Spriggs, K., LS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Spink, R., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Stafford, G., LS, RCN - (CC)

 

Stevens, P., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Stevens, R., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Stewart, D., LS, RCN - (CC)

 

Stow, Peter, OpsO - 1969-1970

 

Strachan, J., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Stratton, J., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Tait, J., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Taylor, Gerald (Gerry), CR, RCN

 

Taylor, W., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Tessier, H., LS, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Thomas, LCdr, XO - 1969

 

Thomas, R., ABFC - 1969

 

Thorton, H., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Thom, Jim, AB, Sig - 1980

 

Titus, C., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Todd, R., AB, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Underhill, J., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Urhig, W., OS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Vansickle, D., PO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Vipond, G., LS, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Walton, George Harvey

 

Watson, A., PO, Supply Dept., RCN - (CC)

 

Watson, Bob, Lt (N), SYO - 25 Jul 1983 - 05 Jul 1985

 

Wayne, (Soupy), AB - Sig - 1980

 

Weaver, R., CPO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Westfall, LSFC - 1969

 

Whaley, R., P2WU - 1969

 

White, A., CPO, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Wigle, R., OS, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Willan, H., AB, Eng. Dept, RCN - (CC)

 

Wills, Al, FC - Jul 1983 - Sep 1984

 

Wind, J., OS, RCN - (CC)

 

Wright, Mike - 1983

 

Wright, W., PO, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

Wylie, Doug

 

Yanda, W., AB, RCN - (CC)

 

Yorko, J., CPO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Young, A., AB, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Young, P., OS, Bos'n, RCN - (CC)

 

Young, W., CPO, Weapons, RCN - (CC)

 

Photos and Documents

 

Crossing the Line (Equator) Certificate for P2BN Kellrman, HMCS Yukon - 18 Sep 1967 during the 1967 Australian Cruise

Courtesy of Bill Kellerman

     

HMCS Yukon's Weapons Underwater (WU) crew, on the beach, Punta Arenas Costa Rica, 1969

Courtesy of Tom Alexander, ABWU

Mortars on HMCS Yukon 263

Courtesy of Tom Alexander, ABWU

HMCS Yukon - 2 Mess - Sigs and Sparkers - 1972

Courtesy of Brian Jones

HMCS Yukon - 2 Mess - Sigs and Sparkers - 1972

Left to right, Don "Brutus" MacMillan, Fester Boyle, Earle Corn and Kevin Greening

Courtesy of Brian Jones

Stu Olsen and Mike Wright in the main cafeteria on HMCS Yukon circa 1983

Courtesy of Dave Tomblin

"Last tot on board HMCS Yukon"

Doug Wylie, Bob "Smokey" McLean yeoman and George Harvey Walton

Courtesy of George Harvey Walton

Stoker's table on the Yukon in the early 1980s.

Courtesy of Dale Rawson

Officers and men of HMCS Yukon bow their heads in prayer during the ceremony that marked the lowering of the White Ensign and raising of the new Canadian Flag, February 15, 1965. 

Source: CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol 17, No.3&4, March/April 1965

Newspaper article on the collision between HMCS Yukon and USS Kitty Hawk

Date and newspaper unknown

Newspaper article on the collision between HMCS Yukon and USS Kitty Hawk

Wed., January 19, 1983

Cartoon about the collision between HMCS Yukon and Uss Kitty Hawk

HMCS Yukon Sigs - SAMPLOY 1980

Front Row (L-R) AB Jim Thom, PO2 Doug "Chopper" Ewing, PO2 Gerald "Red" or "Rooster" Macomb

Back Row (R-L) LS Tim Kyle (in hat), AB Wayne "Soupy" - the two on the left in the back are reservists and names are not known.

Courtesy of Tim Kyle

Ex Horizon View 81

Crossing the line (Equator) on HMCS Yukon enroute to the Far East.

 

        

 

(2) Neptune's Doctor - Harry Learning (3) King Neptune - CPO2 Fred Laidlaw, Combat Chief, is King Neptune. Ship's XO - LCdr Richard Harrison - is directly behind King Neptune. Neptune's Queen is Ray Fiset

Courtesy of Mike Engeland

HMCS Kootenay - Sparker / Sig Branch

Nimitz Beach Hawaii 1985

Back Row (L-R) - Carl Milson, Unknown, Yoland Leclerc, Jeff Essex, Bob McGinley, Les Calder, Donny Gour

Middle Row (L-R) Greg Quelle, Ben Chenier, Billy Burton, Gilles Fournell, Steve Hutchings, Ron Carriere

Front Row (L-R) Guy Kostello, Jake Jakowbowski

Courtesy of Mike Engeland

"Tanning Stations" on HMCS Yukon en route to Hawaii in 1985

Courtesy of Mike Engeland

Crossing the line on HMCS Yukon - Soploy 86 en route to Australia

Mario Lebreque - "No way he was getting away"

Courtesy of Mike Engeland

HMCS Yukon 2634 circa 1975

Courtesy of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

Dale Rawson - HMCS Yukon's "Captain for the day"

Cdr (Ordinary Seaman) Dale Rawson with Ordinary Seaman (Cdr) Boivin, December 1979

Courtesy of Dale Rawson



Christening of Mike McDougall on HMCS Yukon - 25 Feb 1979

 

Top photo: PO2 Keith McDougall, Padre J.F. Coutts holding Mike McDougall and Betty McDougall

 

Middle photo: Ship's bell of HMCS Yukon during the christening of Mike McDougall

 

Bottom photo:  PO2 Keith McDougall on quarterdeck of HMCS Yukon while Padre J.F. Coutts pours the christening water into the harbour. Officer of the day with AB Boyd as the side is piped

 

Courtesy of Keith McDougall

Tot time in 2 Mess on HMCS Yukon - circa 1972

Courtesy of Brian Jones

HMCS Yukon entering Sydney, Australia, 1967

Courtesy of Don Little

The christening ceremony of Dean Jones on HMCS Yukon in Halifax, 1974

 

        

 

Courtesy of Brian Jones

Newspaper article on HMCS Yukon 263's transfer from Halifax to Esquimalt dated 05 Jan 1965

Courtesy of Art Moore

HMCS Yukon Beer / Cigarette Card

Courtesy of Art Moore

A souvenir from Italy

Courtesy of Art Moore

HMCS Yukon crossing the Arctic Cirlce - circa 1972/73

Courtesy of Pat O'Boyle

Unknown and John Palframan storing ship

HMCS Yukon circa 1964-65

Courtesy of Mike Cashaback

Al Bostrom and Dave Davies

HMCS Yukon circa 1964-65

Courtesy of Mike Cashaback

HMCS Yukon on Gatun Lake, Panama circa 1964-65

Courtesy of Mike Cashaback

Uknown, Al Bostrom, L. Solomon, George Bailey

HMCS Yukon circa 1964-65

Courtesy of Mike Cashaback

G. Dingley on HMCS Yukon circa 1964-65

Courtesy of Mike Cashaback

John Boyle on HMCS Yukon circa 1964-65

Courtesy of Mike Cashaback

Urhig, Dingley, Kiley on HMCS Yukon circ 1964-65

Courtesy of Mike Cashaback

Norm Kimber, Al Laidlaw by the Little Mermaid statue, Copenhagen, Denmark

HMCS Yukon circa 1964

Courtesy of Mike Cashaback

Norm Kimber with HMCS Yukon in the background, circa 1964-65

Courtesy of Mike Cashaback

Unknown, Wayne Harris and Jim Grady

HMCS Yukon circa 1964-95

Courtesy of Mike Cashaback

Invitation to HMCS Yukon's Paying Off Dinner

Courtesy of Dean Lang

 

Yukon today.  Dive photos of the former HMCS Yukon at Mission Bay in 2013

 

     

 

Courtesy of Photographer: Michael Kazma © 2013

Copyright Owner: Michael Kazma / Shark Chums

 

 

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