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HMCS ATHABASKAN
Photos Submitted by Christina Bernhard

Fred Bernhard on HMCS Athabaskan, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : Fred Bernhard.

Fred Bernhard on the quarterdeck on HMCS Athabaskan. The ship's badge is clearly visible over his shoulder.

Royal Canadian Navy : Fred Bernhard.

Fred Bernhard in tropical whites.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Iroquois.

HMCS Iroquois (DDE 217) under way alongside. This print is dated May, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Iroquois.

Possibly the HMCS Iroquois as well. This print is dated May, 1959.
However, its been suggested this is HMCS Crescent. One man who sailed on her at that time says: " Note she only had one 4" gun mount on the focsle and the bridge was closed in, both from an earler refit. See just the stbd corner of a closed in bridge in the picture. "

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Athabaskan

Probably the superstructure of HMCS Athabaskan. This print is dated May, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Athabaskan

Unidentified crew members on HMCS Athabaskan. This print is dated May, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Huron

HMCS Huron (DDE 216) under way alongside, with unidentified crew members in the foreground, probably watching the jackstay transfer of mail (see photo below). This print is dated May, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Huron

Jackstay transfer between HMCS Huron (DDE 216) and HMCS Athabaskan. What are probably bags of mail can be seen hanging from a rope just above the horizon. This print is dated May, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Iroquois

Fred Bernhard on HMCS Athabaskan with HMCS Iroquois sailing alongside, possibly during a jackstay transfer.
This print is dated May, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Athabaskan

This seems to be a whaler race in the middle distance. Location is uncertain but is probably Bermuda.
This print is dated May, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Athabaskan

Unidentified crew member of HMCS Athabaskan. Location is uncertain but is probably Bermuda.
This print is dated July, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Athabaskan

HMCS Athabaskan (DDE 219) at anchor, probably in Bermuda.
This print is dated July, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Athabaskan

Probably Bermuda. This print is dated July, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Athabaskan

Fred Bernhard and friend, probably in Bermuda. This print is dated July, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Athabaskan

Guns and radar mast of HMCS Athabaskan. This print is dated July, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Athabaskan

Probably during NATO exercises off Bermuda. This print is dated July, 1959.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Athabaskan

Probably at anchor during NATO exercises off Bermuda. This print is dated July, 1959.

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