Manitoulin North Shore Naval Veterans Association
A Member of The Royal Canadian Naval Association
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This is the latest information regarding HMCS Protecteur. The ship remains stopped 340 nautical miles North East of Hawaii. During the morning of March 1, United States Ship (USS) Chosin reached HMCS Protecteur and commenced transferring additional relief supplies to HMCS Protecteur using USS Chosin’s helicopter. A helicopter then began transferring family members who were on HMCS Protecteur to USS Michael Murphy, where they will sail safely to Pearl Harbour.
Over the next 24 hours it is anticipated that HMCS Protecteur will be taken under tow by the USS Chosin and start her transit back to Pearl Harbour. Once in Hawaii, efforts will commence to prepare Protecteur for her return to Esquimalt. We remain in very close contact with the Protecteur family members.
The Royal Canadian Navy is very appreciative of the tremendous support that has been provided by the USN and United Stated Coast Guard throughout this very difficult situation. It is yet another example of the strong relationship and interoperability that exists between our navies.
The fire in HMCS Protecteur is completely extinguished.
The 20 personnel on board HMCS Protecteur who received minor injuries have been treated and most have returned to regular duties. The state of their health continues to be monitored by the ship’s medical staff.
Yesterday at 3 p.m. PST, USS Michael Murphy arrived at HMCS Protecteur’s location and provided relief supplies including water. The USN warship attempted to take Protecteur under tow but weather conditions, specifically high winds, hampered those efforts. The Michael Murphy remained on scene with HMCS Protecteur overnight.
The weather conditions in the area are predicted to deteriorate further over the next 24 hours but should improve overnight on Sunday.
Fleet Ocean tug USNS Sioux is also heading towards Protecteur to take over the towing operations.
HMCS Protecteur has limited electrical power and onboard systems are being reactivated in a controlled manner. The ships company is well and focused on recovery operations in the ship and rest. Ongoing medical and support services are being provided to all onboard. (No word if a doctor onboard, during her time in the Atlantic Fleet there was)
There are reports of significant fire and heat damage to the ship’s engine room and considerable heat and smoke damage in surrounding compartments. An extensive and detailed damage assessment will be commenced once the ship arrives in Hawaii. An investigation into the cause of the fire is also being initiated.
Royal Canadian Naval Association 2013 Annual General Meeting
S/M William Lee has volunteered and was approved at the AGM to be our Naval Veterans Affairs Service Officer.
"The Military Service Recognition Book Project"
Them Legion Ontario Command is proud to introduce the publishing of our very first Military Service Recognition Book. A book that will assist us in identifying and recognizing many of our Veterans within the Province of Ontario, while at the same time assist us in ourjob as the "Keepers of Remembrance".
This Military Service Recognition Book will serve as a reminder for generations to come of the contributions made towards the creation of our nation and the continuance of Canada as a protector of freedom. Read more
Ross, Francis Joseph. In Loving Memory of Francis Joseph Ross 85 years Friday, September 13th, 2013 at his home. Sadly missed by his wife Dorothy, stepchildren Terry, Carl and Joey, his parents Albert and Marguerite both predeceased, his siblings Jeannette (Kees) of Sudbury and predeceased by Aime, Sylvia, Lilliane, Lucienne, Eugene, Blanche and Mary Anne. He is also missed by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Sudbury, Francis worked at the INCO Refinery for 47 years. He served with the Merchant Marine during World War II and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 76 for over 40 years. He was a founding member of the Mountbatten Alumni Association, a member of the Manitoulin Northshore Naval Vets At Francis’ request, there will be no public visitation or service. Cremation. Donations to the Brain Injury Association would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
S/M Don Cholmondley, passed away yesterday, September 4, 2013.
Minto Street to be renamed Veterans Way
Sunday, June 2, 2013 marked the continuing Ceremony to Decoration Day.
President, Bryan Chapelle, is a member of the Greater City of Sudbury Veterans
Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony
Cannon fire echoed through downtown Sudbury on Sunday May 5, 20213 as the city remembered the thousands of men and women who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic.
Each year on the first Sunday in May, Canada's naval community commemorates those lost at sea. During these ceremonies, navy cadets and officers uphold the legacy of the Battle of the Atlantic by pledging themselves to face today's security challenges with pride and professionalism.
Sea cadets from Sudbury and Espanola kicked off the event by parading from Tom Davies Square to the cenotaph at Memorial Park, a tradition that started in Sudbury in 1946.