JULY 1944 - Joliette
St Margaret's Bay
Left for Evolutions
JULY 24 - Bermuda . Grassy Pt. St. George
JULY 25 to JULY 30 - Started Evolutions
out of Bermuda to: - Grassy Bay, Ireland Is. Somers Is.
Hamilton, Convict Is. St Geor. Geo Bay
JULY 31 to AUG 10 - Last part of W.U.P.S.
around Bermuda Islands
AUG 11 - Leave Malabar Bermuda for 6 days
Evaluation cruise and practice with Liberalais around West
Indies and Bahamas. Nassau & New Providence
AUG 17 - Back to Somers Isles
AUG 18 - Inspection by Cpt Adamms c/o
AUG 19 - Left Bermuda for St. John's
N'fld 1160 miles
AUG 23 - Arrived St. John's
SEPT 5 - Left with convoy and C1 for
England. Over 2000 miles
SEPT 19 - Arrived at Londonderry in
SEPT 22 - Left England with convoy and C5
OCT 1 - Arrived Sydney NS 3500 miles
OCT 3 - Left Sydney for Halifax
.............. HMCS Niobe
MARCH 26 - Ship repaired. Left Niobe to Glasgow and
than across Irish Sea to Belfast. Aboard March 27. At last I am back aboard
ship and I a glad of it. She is all painted and looks pretty
......... to sea any day ....... first day and
............... for speed trials and to test guns ..... Bangor Island
APRIL 4 - Back to Belfast for degauzing and deperming
APRIL 6 - Morning out for H/F D/F Calibration at 9:30
p.m. We sailed from Ireland for Tobermory on the Isle of Mull
APRIL 7 - Arrived Tobermory Harbour 8 a.m. today. It is
only a small place ... all ships come for 2 or three weeks shocking
APRIL 8 - Started W.U.P.S. busy all day and little
sleep. Only ashore 2 times
APRIL 20 - Finished our wups to night at 11 p.m.
APRIL 21 - 1 am - Left with Orkney for
Londonderry. 10 a.m. arrived to Mouville for fuelling then proceed to
APRIL 23 - Left Derry with La Hulloise and Thetford
Mines for 3 days w.u.p. north Scotland
APRIL 24 - 8 a.m. Arrived entrance to Lochalsh
proceeded up to anchor then through to a bay for A/S work
APRIL 27 - Left Lochalsh through North Channel to
Mouville for Fuelling. Orkney S.O. of group rammed by Copper Cliff corvette.
La Hulloise takes her place as S.O.
APRIL 28 - La Hulloise Thetford Mines & Joliette
E.G. 25 left to relieve R.N. E.G. 2 for Force 37
APRIL 29 - Start support force and working from Sea of
Hebrides down through Atlantic North - North Channel down Irish Sea to
APRIL 30 - Working from Bristol Channel north west to
Laugh Belfast, East to Port Patrick then North to entrance of Firth of Clyde
MAY 1-2-3-4 - Gale in Northern part of Irish sea,
pretty rough. The ....... work of last week getting monotonous
MAY 6 - Our first important job to us. The Strathadam
back with us. We meet a convoy at Largs tonight
MAY 7 - Left Clyde with part of Invasion convoy Troop
Carriers, L.S.Y., L.C.I.'s travelling north 360(T) then 316 (T) Probably
Navigation .... war jack up. .... Canadian escorts 10 Frigates. Speed 15
MAY 8 - Action Stations. Probable Submarine 3 of us
attack with H. Hogs.
MAY 9 - On our way back to Londonderry. War ended VE
day for us at sea.
May 10 - Arrived Londonderry. 10 p.m. Still
celebrations going on. Good time
MAY 11 - Back to Mouville for fuelling and back to sea
with Med Convoy down Irish Sea through Bay Biscay till May 18th
MAY 19 - Left to pick OS convoy from Canada 300 Miles
west of Ireland
MAY 20 - Important msge came in announcing that we are
to proceed to Derry and fuel and leave for Canada on 22nd
MAY 21 - 11 p.m. Arrived at Derry. Said goodbye to
Tillie and her folks
MAY 22 - 8 a.m. Cancel sail to Canada are to proceed up
Clyde to Greenock. I am very happy as I
will have a chance to see my girl friend in Greenock.
MAY 23 - 9 p.m. Anchored in front of Greenock. No shore
leave. I am very unhappy.
MAY 24 - Shore leave - 4:30 I am ashore and at 6:30
with Netta. Wonderful evening together. Slept at her house and came back to
the ship at 6 o'clock
MAY 25 - Group sailed for Canada with 200 naval ratings
as passengers at 0800 B. Everybody very happy but I don't like to leave here
as I am really in love. Dist. 2462 miles from Glasgow.
MAY 26 - 1 day gone we are travelling 14 K it is very rough.
387 miles gone still 2000 to go.
MAY 27 - 2 day out still very rough. Another 1700 miles
MAY 28 - Sea getting calmer and the sun is out. Nearly
MAY 29 - 4th day Nine in morning. Getting foggy in
afternoon and very damp. Ice bulletin rec. Ice field a few hundred
miles of us. We should be in there tomorrow
MAY 30 - 5th day - Fog very thick. Very damp out. We
are now in the Ice field coming from N. W are about 180 miles south of N.
Fld out ETA is Friday a.m.
MAY 31 - 6th day - Only 190 miles from Halifax. We hope
to get there before night. 11 p.m. Arrived Halifax. 6 Days 12
hours for 2392 miles.
1) Athabaskan : April / 44 Tribal Class
2) Fraser : Ex. Crescent Class "C"
3) Margaree ex. Diana "D" Class
4) Ottawa Ex. Crusader "C" Class
5) St. Croix : March / 44 ex. Yankee : 4 funnel
1) Valleyfield : May / 44
1) Windflower : Flower
2) Spikenard :
3) Levis : Town
4) Charlottetown :
5) Louisburg :
6) Weyburn :
7) Regina - Channel
8) Alberni - Channel
9) Shawinigan :
1) Chedabucto : Bangor
2) Clayoquot : Bangor
2) Bras D'Or
Trips from Jul 1 / 44 to June 1 / 45 aboard Joliette
Halifax - Sydney NS
Burmuda - Sommers Islers, Hamilton
Nassau - Bahamas
New Prov. - West Indies
St. John's, Nfld
Londonderry - Belfast - Coleraine, Portrush ..... N.I.
Glasgow, Stranrer, Greenock, Edinburough Scotland
Webmaster's note: Stranrer is likely Stranraer,
Loch Seridain, Alch
Isle of Mill. Tobermory
Isle of Skye
Liverpool . Channel Dover
Isle of Mann. Wales
Cross 4 times each way