During the Battle of the Atlantic, the RCN lost thirty-two warships and 1,965 men to enemy action or accident, while the RCAF lost another 752 men. The ships and men lost are commemorated annually on the first Sunday in May. This year’s commemoration will take place on Sunday, 1 May, at […]
Ryan Bell, who joined STAR in 2003, served several years Class B in MCDVs and subsequently transferred to the Regular Force, has been promoted to Lieutenant Commander effective 4 April 2016 and posted from Combat Officer of HMCS HALIFAX to Canadian Forces Naval Operations School as ORO Course Officer. Bravo Zulu!
“We Fight as One” Seventy-two years ago, on 29 April, 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN, G07, was torpedoed and sunk in position 48° 43’N 4° 32’ W, about five miles north/north-east of Ile de Vierge. One hundred twenty-eight men were lost, forty-two were rescued by HAIDA and eighty-three were taken prisoners by […]
The ship is scheduled to open for the 2016 season on Thursday, 19 May and will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 till Canada Day. The ship will be open daily from 10:00 to 17:00 from Canada Day till Labour Day and will then revert to Thursday through […]
The new page, Hamilton’s Fairmiles, has been added under Hamilton – Steel City & Naval Town, with some details concerning Fairmiles and particularly the ones that ended up in Hamilton after the war. A portion of that page has been duplicated as ML106 “HMCS” BEAVER, under HMCS STAR / Tenders. More […]