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Old 04-08-2011, 16:56
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Default HMCS Huron 1943-1963

Found some photos of Huron escorting HMY Britannia, says "1957 escorting the prince" on the back, with my father waving, now my question is, where was this taken, I googled it, but says 1959 when the St Lawrence seaway was open, but he was not on the Huron at that time, got me puzzled???? any ideas guys where the Huron was with the Britannia in 1957


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Old 04-08-2011, 20:07
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My father was commander of HMYB at this time and from memory they certainly went to Denmark, Netherlands and a lot of local UK visits but not to Canada; was Huron attached to the Home Fleet at all at this time? I think if she had been there would be mention in the book because during 1944 Huron was chummy ship to Ashanti and the relationship was close at all levels (She was a Canadian Tribal).
On the thread about HMYB you will find some pics of various destroyers saluting HMYB including the 4th DF but again, apologies, no mention of Canadians.
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Old 04-08-2011, 20:55
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Found some photos of Huron escorting HMY Britannia, says "1957 escorting the prince" on the back,
Prince Phillip embarked on a world tour without the Queen in 1956 and visited several countries, he also visited Ascension Island on that tour, perhaps the photo is linked to this occassion as it ended in early 1957.

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The Royal Standard at the mainmast is that of the Duke of Edinburgh, therefore the Queen is not on board. So probably this precludes the opening of the St Lawrence Seaway in 1959. Martin Brice, in his book "The Tribals" has a brief note that Iroquois escorted the Royal Yacht between 1956 and 1958, date undefined, so it could be her rather than Huron. Sorry I can't be more specific.
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Prince Phillip embarked on a world tour without the Queen in 1956 and visited several countries, he also visited Ascension Island on that tour, perhaps the photo is linked to this occassion as it ended in early 1957.

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That seems to be a reasonable, as is not the Iroquois, as have a few more photos showing the Huron at the time in 57,

good eye on the "Standard" on mast, did not see that
Still not sure what part of the Atlantic it would have been....yet

Thanks for all the tips guys

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Looking for Huron info for my cousin, which her father was on in the 50s, pics/ links etc, thanks
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Looking for Huron info for my cousin, which her father was on in the 50s, pics/ links etc, thanks
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Some links here:

http://www.forposterityssake.ca/Navy...ON_G24_216.htm

http://jproc.ca/huron/

http://readyayeready.com/ships/shipview.php?id=1181

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Question HMCS Huron 1950s

had a nice conversation around the bon fire with cousin, regailed me with stories, as her dad was chief on the Huron 53 to 56, what she cant remeber is, when was the Huron along side the Quebec and where, I would assume Halifax, as Dad got transferred from Quebec to Huron, just trying to track down some info for her about the Huron, as nothing about Ross Long abord, meanwhile he was chief PO for 3 years on her? Thanks
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when Huron was new she went straight to the Arctic escorting Russian convoys, at this time she paired up with Ashanti, a sister Tribal, and the ships companies of both became very friendly. The First Lieutenant of Huron was Pat Budge, later a senior admiral in the RCN. He was a much older man and became good friends with my father, just promoted to #1 of Ashanti and taught him much about being a good Jimmy. The two ships, and the other Canadian Tribals went on to form the 10th DF in 1944 and were responsible for some of the most dramatic destroyer actions of the War. One dark and moonless night a signal was misread resulting in Huron crossing the bow of Ashanti, Ashanti went hard over using full rudder and reverse on the inner screw but still managed to run down the side of Huron at more than 30 kts. Here are a couple of pics of those exciting times. When Huron went home to refit the wardroom presented their piano to Ashanti
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when Huron was new she went straight to the Arctic escorting Russian convoys, at this time she paired up with Ashanti, a sister Tribal, and the ships companies of both became very friendly. The First Lieutenant of Huron was Pat Budge, later a senior admiral in the RCN. He was a much older man and became good friends with my father, just promoted to #1 of Ashanti and taught him much about being a good Jimmy.
Tim:

Since we are already somewhat off topic ... another of Patrick Budge's claims to fame was co-authorship of the well-known RCNVR song "Roll Along Wavy Navy, Roll Along" which he composed with Sub-Lieutenant Rufus Pope while serving in HMCS Saguenay in 1936. (SLt Pope was subsequently lost in the sinking of HMCS Margaree on October 20th, 1940.)

Lyrics of the song are here:

http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...t=3848&page=34
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Old 22-09-2017, 21:43
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Huron was also involved in escorting Britannia in 1959.

Quote from a photo on Jerry Proc's wonderful site (second photo from the bottom):

"At anchor in Shediac Bay , NB, in 1959. Huron was waiting here to escort the Royal Yacht Britannia to Prince Edward Island and eventually Halifax. This was part of the Royal couple's 1959 Canadian tour."

http://jproc.ca/huron/216_photos_action1.html

None of which answers dpoidy's original question at all, now that I recheck the dates!
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And since this thread is about Huron, not just her escorting (or not) of Royal Yachts, another absolutely unimportant tidbit about her career follows.

On another thread there has been discussion concerning the recently released movie "Dunkirk." One of the "stars" of the movie was a "British" destroyer, which role was played by the French museum ship Maille Breze, a 1950s Type T47 destroyer. Huron distinguished herself in November 1968 by ramming Maille Breze and doing substantial damage to her own bow. There are three shots of her damage on Jerry Proc's site:

http://jproc.ca/huron/216_photos_action1.html
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