Monthly Archives: November 2023

HDW brings Grey Cup

HMCS HARRY DEWOLF arrived in Hamilton on Monday, 13 November bringing along with her the Grey Cup in preparation for the game to be held on the 19th. She berthed along the east face of Copp’s Pier (Pier Eight), bow to bow with HMCS HAIDA, whose first Captain in 1943 was Cdr Harry DeWolf himself.

HDW entering the Burlington Canal
HDW under the Skyway Bridge in the Burlington Canal
HDW comes alongside Pier Eight with assistance from tug Ocean Golf
The Grey Cup comes ashore with Bob “The Caretaker” Young right behind.
HDW & HAIDA bow to bow with STAR’s field gun in the foreground.
HDW as seen from STAR’s boatshed
LCdr Mike DiBerardo, CO STAR and Cmdre Patrick Montgomery, Commander Naval Reserve with CPO1 Bob Campbell, Formation Chief, flank the Grey Cup with other STAR sailors at the arrival ceremony on Monday, 13 November.

HARRY DEWOLF Visits Hamilton

GLACE BAY’s promised visit to Hamilton was cancelled due to the Seaway strike but HARRY DEWOLF is on the way, currently alongside in Montreal. She will be in Toronto on the 11th and 12th of November, arriving in Hamilton on the 13th and leaving on the 20th. She will berth at Copps Pier (Pier #8) close to HMCS HAIDA. She will be open for visitors on Thursday, 16 November. Rumour has it she will bring the Grey Cup with her! Further details as they become available. See