HMCS STADACONA

 

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX

 


 

Gate to HMCS STADACONA - c1944-45

From the collection of William R. Boiston, Cdr, RN

 

All Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) shore-based facilities followed the naming tradition of the Royal Navy, whereby the prefix HMCS was affixed. The entire bases at the deep water ports of Victoria, British Columbia, and Halifax are now referred to as a Canadian Forces Base or CFB but some components of the base are still referred to by their historic RCN name.

 

HMCS Stadacona was originally built as the British Army's Wellington Barracks, later known as the Nelson Barracks, as part of the Halifax Defence Complex. After the departure of British military forces from Canada in 1906, the facilities were transferred to the Department of Marine and Fisheries. The RCN appropriated the site when established in 1910 and it was named HMCS Stadacona and commissioned on 1 July 1923. The Stadacona Barracks, frequently referred to as "Stad", is an adjunct to HMC Dockyard located west of the waterfront in the north end of the Halifax peninsula.

 

With the unification of the Canadian Forces, the establishment was paid off on 1 April 1966 to become Canadian Forces Base Halifax. The base is Canada's east coast naval base and home port to the Atlantic fleet. HMCS Stadacona contains the base headquarters, hospital and gymnasium, the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School, the Canadian Forces Naval Operations School, the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre and messes and accommodations.

 


 

Course & Staff Photos          The Ship's Bell          Sports Team Photos

 


 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

Devine, Charles D.

PO Wtr, RCN

Died: 19 Oct 1940

Irvine, John M.

AB, RCN(R)

Died: 21 Feb 1946

Shatford, George A.

MM, RCNR

Died: 17 Apr 1945

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

STAD001

STAD002

STAD003

(STAD001) Main gate at HMCS STADACONA - 1969  //  Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

(STAD002) Main Gate at STADACONA - 1985  //  DND Neg # HS 85B-4718  //  Courtesy of the Naval Museum of Halifax

(STAD003) Main gate at STADACONA - 2019  //  Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

 


 

Funeral procession for an Admiral in Halifax while Ken Medford was on training at HMCS STADACONA

 

           

 

In photo 2, Ken Medford is in the left column, 4th from the front (beside the officer)

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

 


 

 

TS01

TS02

TS03

TS04

TS05

TS06

TS07

TS08

(TS01) Electrical school at HMCS STADACONA - 1949  (TS02-TS04) "The Wets" - ratings mess at HMCS STADACONA - 1949  (TS05-TS08) Ratings at "The Wets" - 1949

 

TS09

TS10

TS11

TS12

TS13

TS14

TS15

TS16

(TS09) Ratings at "The Wets) - 1949  (TS10-TS11) Outside "The Wets" (TS12) Mac and Carleton  (TS13) Steve and Jack  (TS14) Tom Smith at HMCS STADACONA - 1949  (TS15) Tom Smith (left) John & Sid at HMCS STADACONA - 1949  (TS16) John, unknown and Tom Smith at HMCS STADACONA - 1949

 

From the collection of Tim Smith, C2ET, RCN

 


 

GB01

GB02

GB03

GB04

(GB01) Unidentified sailors in front of the Seamanship Division at HMCS STADACONA 1949

(GB02) Gordon Broster (right) and friends by the Seamanship Division Bldg at HMCS STADACONA 1949

(GB03) Gordon Broster (middle) and friends by the Seamanship Division Bldg at HMCS STADACONA 1949

(GB04) Gordon Broster by the Seamanship Division Bldg at HMCS STADACONA 1949

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

 


 

Petty Officers at RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - 1932

 

RCN photo

HMCS STADACONA - Instructions for Ratings Proceeding on Leave

From the collection of Harry Swanson

Courtesy of Jason Belanger

Herbert Edward Dowling, Stoker, RCN, HMCS STADACONA

From the collection of Herbert Edward Dowling, RCN

Courtesy of Bill Cumming

Alan Forrest (left) and Ken Medford, HMCS STADACONA. Alan later became a Torpedoman on HMCS MATANE

From the collection of Kenneth Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Doug (left) and Ken Medford, HMCS STADACONA.  Doug is possibly Doug Gertell, who later served in HMCS BADDECK.

From the collection of Kenneth Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

HMCS STADACONA's mascot

From the collection of Robert Macklem

Courtesy of Kelly Macklem

 

Webmaster's note: The kisby ring appears to have been cut out of another photo and placed over the mascot.

Soccer Team at HMCS STADACONA

Crow's Nest newspaper - Jul 1944

 

What's doing in Stadacona and Halifax

 

 A booklet to give en arriving at Stadacona a first impression of Barrack Regulations as well as details of Recreational Activities in Stadacona and Halifax - circa 1950

 

From the collection of John Radley, P1CV, RCN

 

TAS Soccer Team at HMCS STADACONA - 1958

Courtesy of Gordon Stewart

Newspaper article on HMCS STADACONA beating HMCS Cornwallis to win the Tri-Service Basketball Championship

Halifax Mail Star 18 Dec 1961

Researched by / Courtesy of George Newbury

NBCD Qual card - May 1965

 

HMCS STADACONA

 

Courtesy of Ed Paquette

 



 

(NMoh001) H.M. Canadian Ship "Stadacona" Naval Band and British Commonwealth Associations upon the occasion of the International Soccer Match (England versus U.S.A.) at Yankee Stadium, New York City, Sunday, June 7, 1953

 

(NMoH002) Divisions at HMCS STADACONA - 1942

 

NMoH003

NMoH004

NMoH005

NMoH006

NMoH007

(NMoH003) HMC Dockyard and HMCS STADACONA - 1962

(NMoH004) Staff of the CF Hospital at STADACONA - 1966

(NMoH005) HMC Dockyard and STADACONA - 1986

(NMoH006) Division at STADACONA - 1985

(NMoH007) Divisions at STADACONA - c1980s

 

NMoH008

NMoH009

NMoH010

(NMoH008) Inspectiom during division in front of the Pullen Building, STADACONA - 1985

(NMoH009) Base gym (foreground) and Pullen Building - undated

(NMoH010) STADACONA early 1990s

Courtesy of the Naval Museum of Halifax

 



 

 

Course and Staff Photos

 

New Entry

 

Montreal Division - Jan 1941

 

Assiniboine, Fraser, Restigouche - Feb 1949

 

 

Trade Courses

 

Communications

 

Communicators Course - 1949

 

Signalman PL4 - Crse 7201

 

 

Electrical

 

Electrical Technician TG2 - May 1969

 

Electrical Technician  TG3 - 26 Jan 1970 - 28 Jun 1970

 

Electrical Technician TG3 - 11 Sep 1972 - 16 Mar 1973

 

Electrical Technician TG 3 - Crse 7402 - 07 Oct 1974 - 20 Mar 1975

 

Electrical Technician TG 4 - Crse 01 & 02 - 1977

 

 

Electrical Technician QL3 - date unknown

 

Electrical Technician ET311 QL5 - date unknown

 

Electrical Technician QL5 - date unknown

 

Electrical Sup 6A Course - Sep 1977 - Feb 1978

 

Electrical Technician TQ6B Course - 1985

 

Electrical Technician QL6B - date unknown

 

 

280 Main Propulsion Control Tech Course #7901 - Jan-Jun 1979

 

280 Main Propulsion Control Tech Course #8301 - Jan-Jun 1983

 

280 Main Propulsion Control Tech Course #8401 - Feb-Jun 1984

 

280 Main Propulsion Control Tech Course #8402 - Nov 1984 - Apr 1985

 

280 Main Propulsion Control Tech Course #8601 - Jan-Jun 1986

 

 

Engineering

 

M.T.E. Class 37 - 25 Feb 1943

 

M.T.E. Class 38 - 12 Mar 1943

 

M.T.E. Class 50 - Aug 1943

 

M.T.E. Class 63 - 24 Nov 1943

 

M.T.E. Class 75 - 11 Feb 1944

 

M.T.E. Class 78 - 11 Feb 1944

 

M.T.E. Class 87 - 10 May 1944

 

M.T.E. Class 117 - 22 Feb 1945

 

M.T.E. Class - Apr 1945

 

M.T.E. Staff - 22 Feb 1945

 

 

Marine Engineering TG3 - 1973

 

 

Officers Courses

 

Divisional Officers Course - 1946

 

Junior Officers Technical and Leadership Course (J.O.T.L.C). - Dec 1957

 

MARS IV - 1971

 

Short Services Officers' Basic Training Course - Apr 1952

 

 

Radar Plotter

 

Radar Plotter 2 - 1951-52

 

Radar Plotter - RP 402 - 20 May 1961 - May 1963

 

Radar Plotter TG2 - 1965

 

Radar Plotter QL5 - c1986-87

 

Signalmen

 

Signalman TG3 or TG4 - 1967

 

Signalman TG3 or TG4 - undated

 

 

Torpedo School

 

Officers and Instructors - Feb 1943

 

Petty Officer Instructors - Feb 1943

 

 

Weapons

 

Gunnery Course - WW2 - date unknown

 

LTO(L) Class - 14 Mar 1945

 

Ordnance Artificer course - Circa 1941-42

 

Weapons Division Instructional Staff - 1965

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

GS&MD Course - 1973

 

Instructional Technique Course #A-62 - 1959

 


 

HMCS STADACONA SPORTS TEAMS

 

STADACONA Blue Tide - East Coast Hockey Champions - 1953-54

 

 


 

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