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HMCS Ste Therese

HMCS Ste. Therese ship's company,
August 1961

HMCS Ste. Therese ship's company, August 1961.

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This photo was taken August 1961 on a visit to San Francisco -- that's the Oakland Bay Bridge in the background. It is not the complete ship's company -- most of the officers and petty officers are shown but less than half of the lower deck men (white uniforms) are in the photo -- those present were probably that day's duty-watch or too hung-over to go ashore. Use the key below for identification, and use either enlargement link to help you. It's embarrassing how many names I've forgotten, but it was 50 years ago, after all. Identified so far:


(1) CPO Charles Cluff, ship's coxswain; (3) C2BN Bob Barnes; (4) Lt Hugh MacNeil, cadet training officer; (5) C1 John Dykes; (6) P1 Reid or Read; (7) S/Lt Tom Taylor, weapons officer; (8) CPO George Campbell; (9) P1 Moose Hargreaves; (10) Lt Harley Keiran; (13) AB Toth; (14) OSER Wurtz; (17) Lt Marc Gosselin, executive officer; (18) OS Eric Hamm; (19) OS Ron Healey; (20) Lt Cdr Peter Murray, commanding officer; (21) Lt Trevor Hayward, navigation officer; (22) P1BN Frank Quiring; (23) P1ER Ernie Ebner; (24) P1ER George Seager; (25) S/Lt Dave Abrahams; (26) C2RP Tom Gardner; (27) S/Lt Barry Burgess, supply officer; (28) P1 Fred West; (29) P1ET John R. Voss; (30) P1SN Dave Brooks; (34) OSER Dennis Sjolie; (36) OSER Philip Mullin; (37) AB Ernie Richards; (38) OSWS Jack Gerow; (39) ABWS Jack Fisher; (40) OSSN Robbin Wakefield; (41) OSWS Brent Spooner?; (42) LSER Harry Holm; (43) ABSN Robert Brown; (44) AB Fred Compton.


(bottom a) LS Madsen; (bottom b) P2 Warham, ship's yeoman; (bottom f) LSBN Don Boughton; (bottom h) P2BN Pepper; (bottom n) P2ER Irwin; (bottom q) P2WU John Hoffman; (bottom s) AB? Greg MacNamara; (bottom t) P2ER John Sigalet; (bottom v) OSSG Bob Berbeck.


(top a) OSWS Bill Daniels; (top b) LS Saxby; (top c) OSSN Charles Dobie; (top d) OS McFarlane; (top e) OS Willway; (top h) OS Lawson; (top j) AB Bob Derkacz; (top k) AB King; (top l) OS McCaughey.

Thanks to for several names, including those of most of the officers.

Thanks to for many more names, including those of many Petty Officers.

(SEE AN ENLARGEMENT OF THE MEN ONLY).

Can you provide names, details or corrections?
Please email Charlie Dobie.

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