Monthly Archives: February 2019

RCNA – Royal Canadian Naval Association

The Canadian Naval Association was formed in 1954 and became the Royal Canadian Naval Association in 1963. A series of reunions were held each year with the fifth in Hamilton in June 1959.

The 1959 CNA parade at the Cenotaph, Gore Park, Hamilton, probably 6 or 7 June 1959. STAR’s band fallen in facing the Cenotaph and the ship’s company on the south side of the Gore.

The Navy List

While these are available at a number of sites online, it’s nice to have an actual copy, donated courtesy of SLt (Ret’d) Canon Bill Thomas from Lt (Ret’d) W.R. Waugh
Note the error in the address. STAR had been at Catharine Street North since 1943.
The officers shown as “attached” were Special Branch officers employed with the UNTD.


USS BOULDER coming alongside the east face of Pier Eight.

BOULDER deployed to the Great lakes May to August 1989 and June to August 1992. However, Neale Curwin recalls visiting Hamilton during the summer of 1993 on his first deployment as a United States Marine. She was paid off in February 1994 and twenty-six years later is still awaiting disposal in Philadelphia.”