Werner Max Hirschmann was born in Germany in 1923 and passed away in Toronto on 7 November 2019. At the end of World War II, Werner was serving as Chief Engineering Officer of the Type IXC/40 U-boat, U-190 which surrendered to the RCN at Bay Bulls, Newfoundland on 11 May 1945. After some time as a prisoner of war, Werner settled in Toronto. He occasionally attended Naval Association of Canada events at HMCS STAR. He was the author of “Another Place, Another Time” about his experiences as a U-boat officer. Werner was a gentleman and it is a privilege to have known him.
LCdr (Ret’d) Fred Todd served faithfully at HMCS STAR for many years. He and his wife Barbara were mainstays of wardroom social activities, founding the Lord Nelson Society to fund and run events. Remembered with affection.