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HMCS St.Laurent DDH205 ,Indian Ocean 1964
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No: 975   Contributor: Ken Watson   Year: 1964   Manufacturer: Unknown
HMCS St.Laurent DDH205 ,Indian Ocean 1964

HMCS StLaurent DDH205 with 2nd Canadian Escort Squadron in Exercise Jet64 held in the Indian Ocean during the spring of 1964. St Laurent left Esquiumalt, British Columbia in company with Fraser and Mackenzie then parted company to continue westward around the world to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fraser and Mackenzie sailed back across the Pacific to Esquimalt.
Picture added on 10 February 2007
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My Name is Wayne Davis...I served on this Destroyer and was aboard when this picture was taken because I was on this particular cruise.
I would like to find more information relating to those who served on this Destroyer at the same time as I have lost touch with the past and it would be nice to retrace my past Naval Experience.


Added by Wayne Davis on 23 March 2008.
Hi Wayne, I also was on board for "Round About". I was an O.S.E.M. Did you also transfer to the St.Croix and bring her around to Esquimalt?

Added by Dale Crawford on 12 January 2009.
Yes I was on the St. Croix and right now I am trying to recall you or picture you. It has been some time o please forgive me if I don't recognize you right off.
I was Weapons Under...My PO's were Petty Officer Huzzy...he had a British Acent and Petty Officer Docksteder...They were Petty Officers 1st class.

Added by Wayne Davis on 12 January 2009.
hello, I was on board for that trip as well,my name is robert farrell,i was in the engineering dept. wayne, do you remember george mcmurphy he was in weapons also. i still have the book,west about with h.m.c.s. st. laurent.

Added by Robert Farrell on 21 September 2009.
I served aboard the Sally from 1965-summer 1967
our CPO was Mayburry
our LT Campion
ship mate Ls Lovering, Mc Leod ABs Matteau, Perreault

Added by ABRP Paul G. Lavergne on 23 October 2009.
Hi Wayne 2 others guys I remember
all RPs Tom Hollyton Sawyer and Mcalister, this last one was going on leave to get married and in a car accident he died :-(

Added by ABRP Paul G. Lavergne on 23 October 2009.

My name is Mary Evans and I am researching my Family History. My Uncle Robert Moore served in the Royal Navy and was seconded to HMCS St. Laurent as an Ordinary Telegraphist but died aged 19yrs following an accident on board end of March 1943. I know that he is buried at the Londonderry City Cemetary in Northern Ireland. Can anyone tell me what happened to him?

Added by Norman Rees on 23 December 2009.
Hello, Mary, that must have been the earlier HMCS St Laurent (H83), which was a River Class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1937-1945. being decommissioned on 10 October 1945.
Here is her history as given on the Canadian Navy Heritage Project web site:
"Completed in 1932 as HMS Cygnet, she was purchased for $978,527 by the RCN and commissioned at Chatham on 17 February 1937 as ST. LAURENT. She arrived at Halifax on 8 April and soon afterward sailed for Esquimalt. Shortly after war was declared she returned to the east coast, arriving at Halifax on 15 September, and for several months escorted convoys on the first leg of the transatlantic journey. ST. LAURENT left Halifax for the UK on 24 May 1940, and on arrival at Plymouth on 31 May was assigned to Western Approaches Command, playing a brief role in the evacuation of France. On 2 July 1940 she rescued 860 survivors of the torpedoed liner Arandora Star. She returned to Halifax on 31 March 1941 for refit, on completion of which she joined Newfoundland Command as a mid-ocean escort, serving continuously for the following three years. In April 1943 she became a member of EG C-1. During this period "Sally" assisted in the destruction of two U-boats: U 356 on 27 December 1942, while escorting convoy ONS.154; and U 845 on 10 March 1944 while with convoy SC.154. In May 1944 she was transferred to EG 11 for invasion duties, remaining with the group on patrol and support duties until the end of November, when she returned to Canada for major repairs at Shelburne, Nova Scotia. She afterward remained in Canadian waters as a member of Halifax Force and after VE Day was employed in transporting troops from Newfoundland to Canada. She was paid off on 10 October 1945 at Sydney and broken up in 1947."

Added by Peter Langsdale on 25 December 2009.
I served on the St. Laurent from May 69 to Nov 69, Tom Hollington-Sawyer went on to become CO of HMCS MacKenzie.

Added by on 16 January 2010.
L/S W.Moore {Pony} Served on the Sally 1964 Made the world cruise on her, In all my moving I've lost my copy of West About.I remember Logan and Ruddick Who were in the radar division with me.

Added by William J Moore on 20 January 2010.
Other people on the St.laurent were Mike Walker, Obrien, Pitt, John Froze, They also made the world cruise.

Added by William J Moore on 20 January 2010.
It's a beautiful picture, the ships had style in those days. Someone called them the Gray hounds of the pacific, No truer words were spoken.

Added by William J. Moore on 02 May 2010.
If I'm not mistaken, the HMCS St. Laurent was built at Canadian Vickers Montreal. I think she was launched in 1955. I also know my father went on trial runs. I was ten years old at the time.

Added by Ted Margrett on 28 August 2010.
Wow.memories, I did the world cruise with Obe (obrien) Don Black, & Mike Walker.all RP's and always in trouble together. I did 21 yrs & now live in Summerland.I just heard about this website today from Mitch Wierenga.Hi all.

Added by Wayne (Jamie) Jameson on 20 November 2010.
Hi Wayne, hear from Mike that you were down south
We weren`t such bad guys, it was just the time and
excitement of such a trip. I often wonder where the rest of the rp`s got to, so take care. Pony moore

Added by William J Moore on 21 February 2011.
I was.on the world cruise in 64 I was a victualling stores man. Would like to get in touch with mates to to discuss cruise and Lives after.

Added by Mike Houlihan on 05 May 2011.
I did two tours on the Sally .66 to 69 then again 72 to decommmissing . Had the last tot on her . Remember going to Liverpool coming out of harbour we got a cable caught up on one of screws . Had to go back to slackers on one screw. Another time we were during Sonar exercises had one of those fier glass targets get caught up in a screw . Forget who the CO's were . I know we called one jetty Jake , took him more engine room movements to get along side then three ships .
I was weapons Underwater . Did thirty years .Presently Sgt.- At- Arms City Of Halifax .Sally was a good old girl , many good times on her .

Added by Harry Carrigan on 29 February 2012.
I joined RCN in 59, signed up for another hitch to go on the world cruise on the StLaurant. one of the things that sticks in my mind, was when the 2 ships were steaming side by side and they did a jackstay transfer of a crutch to us on the Sally, After winding up the jackstay transfer, With the water flat as pancake, the 2ships steamed away as we stayed still, when they went over the horizon we started moving eastward, What a trip, L/S O'Gormans death in Singapore was a sad time, but sailing through the Nicobar Islands on the way to Colombo was great, Climbing the Tower of Pisa and seeing the Arno River valley spread below and seeing the Sea of Galliee was memorable, Picking up the St Croix in Halifax was a shock as the EastCoasters don't look after their ships like us, it took us a while to get her shipshape.
I live in Seattle now would like to hear from anyone in the Supply Dept

Added by Michael P Houlihan on 01 March 2012.
I was on The sally from 64 65. My Name Is Don Kinaschuk AB Boatswain. I was at Jet 64 Great time in my life, too bad I had to grow up.

Added by Donald Wayne Kinaschuk on 29 November 2013.
My name is Fred Buburuz ABSG (signalman) What a world cruise. Some sailors can only dream of but we were lucky enough to be there. Would like to make contact with other shipmates. I live in Chilliwack. I sure remember Kinaschuk & Wayne Jameson (RP) & I were also ships divers on board.

Added by Fred Buburuz on 09 January 2014.
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