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Hamilton Admiralty Ball 2016

LIUNA Station
20 December 2015
HMCS STAR is planning an Admiralty Ball to be held on Saturday, 23 April (Saint George’s Day), 2016 at LIUNA Station, James Street North, Hamilton. The Ball will be open to all and tickets are expected to be $100 each.
The Ball will celebrate, among other things, the 150th anniversary of the involvement of the Hamilton Naval Company in battling the Fenian invaders in 1866, the 100th anniversary of the Hamilton Recruiting Committee for the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve in 1916 and the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of HMCS STAR in 1941.
Further details expected early in the New Year.

Hamilton & Scourge

Two American topsail schooners, the USS HAMILTON & SCOURGE, part of Commodore Chauncey’s squadron, sank in a sudden squall on 8 August, 1813, off Port Dalhousie, with the loss of 53 men. The two ships lie under 300 feet of water in Lake Ontario.  The City of Hamilton, which acquired title to the wrecks from the United States Navy in 1978, will commemorate the 202nd anniversary of the event at a ceremony on Sunday at 11:00 at the Hamilton and Scourge Naval Memorial Garden in Confederation Park.


Doors Open Hamilton

HMCS STAR will be open to the public from 10 to 4 on Saturday, 2 May, 2015 as part of Doors Open Hamilton.  Self guided tours, Displays, HMCS STAR’s Band performs, Small boat operations and communications simulators, interactive fire fighting display, face painting, Canteen.  An opportunity to see some of the items in our historical collection.

HMCS HAIDA, in front of HMCS STAR, will be open at the same time.