HMCS Algonquin. Three out of four Royal Canadian Navy vessels will receive a final salute from their current and former sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen on their respective coasts this spring and summer. On September 19, 2014, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), announced the retirement of four ships that had reached the end of their operational lives: Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur, Preserver, Iroquois and Algonquin. Formal ceremonies…
1944 - Sailor make his way across deck of a Royal Canadian Navy Corvette coming through a tour of convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic with a heavy coating of ice. My Dad spent three years on convoy duty, starting when he was
Canadian Navy’s vessel HMCS Fredericton deployed on December 30 to join NATO’s Operation Reassurance. The ship will replace HMCS Toronto, which has been part of Standing NATO Maritime Forces since August
HMCS Ontario, a Minotaur class Light Cruiser. Built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for the Royal Navy as HMS Minotaur & was launched on 29/07/43. Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy & renamed in July '44. She was commissioned 25/05/45. She sailed to join 4th Cruiser Squadron in the Pacific, but arrived to late to see active service. After WW II was used as a training ship being decommissioned 15/10/58 & arrived in Osakak for scrapping on 19/11/60.