Bonner  (18) L. Cooper  (19) J. Jackson  (20) Andy Sphirs  The captain acted with great sensitivity to defuse the crisis, holding an informal discussion with the disgruntled crew members and carefully using the term "incident" instead of "mutiny", which could have resulted in severe legal consequences for the handlers. Memberships/ 500 club tickets/ 50-50 tickets can still be purchased by calling Karen Collacutt- McHarg at 902-461-0062,or 902-462-7043 [4][25], List of aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy, List of current ships of the Royal Canadian Navy, "Dissension in the Ranks,'Mutinies' in the Royal Canadian Navy", The Canadian Navy of Yesterday & Today Photo Gallery: HMCS, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMCS_Magnificent_(CVL_21)&oldid=984236323, Aircraft carriers of the Royal Canadian Navy, Majestic-class aircraft carriers of the Royal Canadian Navy, World War II aircraft carriers of the United Kingdom, All Wikipedia articles written in Canadian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Returned to UK, scrapped in Faslane, July 1965, Purpure, a sun in splendour or on which a maple leaf gules, This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 00:32. 1 Operational history 1.1 1949 'mutiny' 1.2 Suez Crisis 1.3 Decommissioning 2 See also 3 References 4 External links The third ship of the Majestic class, Magnificent was built by Harland and Wolff, laid down 29 July 1943 and launched 16 November 1944. I joined Nootka in 1957 after completing the radio course at Stadacona. Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats HMCS Ottawa (H 60) Canadian destroyer. Note the turn out of crew to watch the landing. With the destroyers Nootka and Haida, the aircraft carrier sailed on a training cruise to the Ungava peninsula in Quebec, halting at Wakeham Bay, Quebec. Valmistus Alus tilattiin Harland and Wolffilta Belfastista Pohjois-Irlanti|Pohjois-Irlannista. Then to HMCS Magnificent before going to Albro Lake. Top ... most of that time at HMCS Shearwater, and onboard HMCS Magnificent, HMCS Labrador and a few weeks onboard HMCS Buckingham. The ship had a complement of 1,100, including the air group. you can identify anyone in these photos, please send me an EMAIL, From the collection of Ed [5] She arrived in Port Said in early January 1957. She was deployed in September 1948 to the Hudson Strait in one of her first missions. With your assistance I hope to re unit the flight deck crews of 1957 and from their photo identification to further preserve this era in Canadian Naval History. [16], Following the incident in the Caribbean, in June 1949, she went aground off Port Mouton, Nova Scotia. Armament (as built): 24 x quad QF 2-pounder AA (6 x 4) 19 x 40mm AA . Further improvements over the Colossus class included larger aircraft elevators (54 by 34 feet, 16 m × 10 m) and improvements made to internal subdivisions for survivability purposes and accommodations. Magnificent waited in Halifax until the end of the month[23] when she embarked 406 Canadian troops and their vehicles[4] along with 4 Royal Canadian Air Force de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otters and a single H04S helicopter and sailed for Egypt. Vice-Admiral Mainguy, the Chief of the Naval Staff had opened HMCS VENTURE in October, and both the LABRADOR and MAGNIFICENT were under the orders of the Flag Officer Pacific Coast, Rear-Admiral J. C. Hibbard, DSC, CD, RCN. [3] The ship was powered by steam from four Admiralty three-drum boilers. The late Claude L. Murphy ("Murph") served in the RCN from 1949 to 1960. The carrier was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy on 21 March 1948,[4] and Warrior was decommissioned two days later as an RCN ship and returned to the RN, which commissioned her into RN service a few months later. The ships carried about 20 aircraft with a crew of 1,000 and a maximum speed of 18 kts. Crew List of HMCS St Laurent. Courtesy of Michael Wellman Click on the above photo to view a larger image HMCS MAGNIFICENT. Click on the above photo to view a larger … 40 mm gun crew of HMCS MAGNIFICENT - Spring 1951 in the Caribbean Sea. This propelled two Parsons geared steam turbines driving two shafts creating 40,000 shaft horsepower (30,000 kW). This is a listing of people associated with this ship. A group Dedicated to the memory of DDE 264 HMCS Qu'Appelle and an ongoing connection to those that served on her with honour. In 1946 I switched to the RCN and served 5 more … "Poll" Poluchuck, Click Photograph would be published in in th ... 2798 x 2163. 2316 x 1420. (5) H. Cooper  (6) J. Johnston  (7) J? [4] The government approved the deal in February 1945. Courtesy of Gerald Sullivan: HMCS MAGNIFICENT with HMS Ocean astern with the Dghaisa boats waiting ferry crew members out to the ships - 1951 . Now live in Nepean, Ontario. 19 Air Group became 31 (Support) Air Group with its squadrons being renumbered from 803 and 825 becoming 870 and 880 respectively. [8] That same year, on 10 October, a TBF Avenger made the last fixed-wing flight from the deck of Magnificent. HMCS BONAVENTURE This page is being put together to hopefully bring together once again the Commissioning Crew of HMCS Bonaventure at Belfast Northern Ireland in 1957, as well as to identify handlers from their course photo's. Following its return to the United Kingdom in 1956, the ship remained in reserve until being scrapped in 1965. Archie Byatt in the front row, second in from the left. The order was placed with Harland and Wolff in Belfast who were also constructing the Colossus-class ships Glory and Warrior. He left the RCN with the rank of P1PC3, then worked for Sikorsky Helicopters for two years. In February 1956, Magnificent embarked a second helicopter unit, HU-21. RCN, (1) C.A. [6], In 1950, the Canadian government purchased 75 Grumman TBF Avengers from the United States Navy for use on Magnificent. She was returned to the RN in 1957 and placed in reserve until disposed of. [15], At almost the same time, similar incidents happened on Crescent, at Nanjing, China, and on Athabaskan at Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, both of whose captains acted similarly to that of Magnificent. E-Mail: sdumarc555@rogers.com Dunn, Duncan R 51217H, C2RT4. [22] Magnificent was chosen to transport the men and supplies to Egypt, being withdrawn from a training exercise to do so in November. The last mission of the Magnificent was sailing, during the crisis of the Suez Canal, men and equipment, vehicles, as part of Canada of a peace mission to Egypt, vehicles parked on the flight deck! Magnificent's inability to operate the modern jet aircraft of the time led to her return and replacement. [5], Magnificent left Canada in April 1957 and arrived at Plymouth on 14 June for decommissioning. Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats HMCS Charlottetown (K 244) Canadian corvette. The design was adapted from that of the United States Coast Guard’s Wind class icebreakers. HMCS MAGNIFICENT – Served With the RCN from 1948 to 1957. The ship's company of HMCS Ville de Quebec give a cheers for inspecting officers ... 3846 x 2917. During the early years of the 20th century, there was growing debate within the British Empire as to the role the Dominions would play in defence and foreign affairs. HMCS FORTUNE joined the Fleet in the autumn of 1954, a time at Esquimalt when there was considerable unusual activity in the Pacific Command. Because of the developing naval arms race with Germany, a key part of this discussion focused on naval issues. The Arctic Patrol Vessel HMCS Labrador was built in recognition of the growing strategic importance of the sovereignty of Canada’s Arctic region. Chadwick, CPO, LM / ET, RCN, ret'd, Click on the above photo to view a In May, work was stopped on her. From there the two destroyers left the aircraft carrier and toured the north, becoming the first RCN warships to penetrate Hudson Bay. If anyone has any information on his time onboard I would like to hear from you. View from the bow of HMCS Ville de Quebec, somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, 1 ... 3292 x 2055 . the collection of C. Aubrey Redden, CPO1, HMCS Minas on the coast of Normandy on D-Day 1944. The changes reduced the weight of petrol and fuel storage by reducing them to 75,000 gallons, to offset the additional weight from strengthening of the deck[2] to operate aircraft as heavy as 20,000 pounds (9,100 kg). They were intended to replace the Fireflies in 825 and 826 Squadrons. HMS … [19] 16 aircraft (8 Sea Furies and 8 Avengers) took part in the fly past. The third ship of the Majestic class, Magnificent was built by Harland and Wolff, laid down 29 July 1943 and launched 16 November 1944. [5] In 1955, Magnificent sailed to the Caribbean Sea for training exercises with the US and Royal Navies, escorted by Micmac and Haida and then sailed to Portsmouth before returning to Canada. She served in the RN until 1958, when she was sold to Argentina and renamed Independencia. Upon the aircraft carrier's return, 825 Squadron was disembarked at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and 803, 883 and 826 Squadrons embarked for the training cruise to the Caribbean Sea. See also. In December 1944, Telegraphist Jack Coghill of HMCS Peterborough wrote to Santa ... 2669 x 2090. HMCS MAGNIFICENT - Served With the RCN from 1948 to 1957. You can click on any of the names for possible additional information. Aboard HMCS Charlottetown (K 244) when hit on 11 Sep 1942. We also have a detailed page on the Canadian destroyer HMCS Ottawa (H 60). [3], The ship was 698 feet (212.8 m) long with a beam of 80 ft (24.4 m) and a draught of 25 ft (7.6 m). In March 1954, Maggie underwent a refit at Portsmouth. Also served in HMCS IROQUOIS, NEW LISKERD, MAGNIFICENT, LA HULLOISE, HAIDA, and WALLACEBURG from 1946 to 1951 as ABSM. Aviation: full flight deck; up to 40 aircraft . [4], The aircraft carrier was armed with 24 2-pounder and 19 Bofors 40 mm guns for anti-aircraft defence. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA139190 One hundred years ago, on Jan. 12, 1910, the government of Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier introduced the Naval Service Bill. [7] In May 1951, the squadrons were renumbered with 18 Air Group becoming 30 Air Group with 883 Squadron becoming 871 Squadron and 826 Squadron becoming 881 Squadron. Work on the Majestic class light fleet carrier had stopped 3 months after her launching in February 1945, with the result that improvements could be built into her when construction recommenced in 1952. [5], In May 1944, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) intended to expand its fleet in size of ships if it were to take on a larger role in the Pacific theatre. Canadian manned two carriers, but they were actually commissioned as RN ships. You can click on any of the names for possible … We also have a detailed page on the Canadian corvette HMCS Charlottetown (K 244). [5], Magnificent operated both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. [5] With the outbreak of the Korean War, Magnificent was withheld from service in that theatre on the grounds that she was already committed to NATO duties. Our chief was Murphy, a fine … Bernard (Bernie) Dubois loading ammunition, Gerald (Jerry) Sullivan to his immediate right is supplying the ammo. 1955 ... Elmer (41) Case, Charles, LSRT3 HMCS MAGNIFICENT. List of aircraft carriers; List of ship launches in 1944; List of ship commissionings in 1946; List of ship decommissionings in 1956 They embarked Seafires and older model Fireflies respectively. Warrior was transferred to the West Coast until she was returned to the RN in exchange for a more suitable carrier - the Magnificent. Crew: up to 1200. Redden  (2) K. Campbell  (3) G. Green  (4) W. Dunningham  In Canada, the naval debate came … [5], In 1955, the RCN purchased Sikorsky H04S helicopters and equipped them with dunking sonars. [5], On 6 November 1956, the St. Laurent government chose to join the United Nations Emergency Force, agreeing to send ground forces to Egypt. HMCS Magnificent’s successor’s name was to have been HMS Powerful, but the Royal Canadian Navy decided to name her Bonaventure after the bird sanctuary in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Project, If E-mail: GHLBY(at) mohaveaz.com. An American Navy blimp lands on HMCS Magnificent during a 1952 cruise in the Caribbean - perhaps the strangest of all aircraft to land on her deck. This is a listing of people associated with this ship. During workups she lost two aircraft. [9] As Warrior was nearly complete, having been built in a hurry to serve in the Pacific Theater of war and not for operation in cold climates,[6] she was the first of the two transferred to the RCN and commissioned as HMCS Warrior on 24 January 1946. If you can identify anyone in these photos, please send me an EMAIL HMCS MAGNIFICENT. Magnificent was generally referred to as Maggie in Canadian service. on the above photo to view a larger image, From [5] In September 1952, the carrier took part in the large NATO Exercise Mainbrace, and again in 1953 as part of the exercise "Mariner". [6] With the destroyers Nootka and Haida, the aircraft carrier sailed on a training cruise to the Ungava peninsula in Quebec, halting at Wakeham Bay, Quebec. She officially joined the Canadian Atlantic Fleet on 23 March,[10][11] but required further work to address builder's defects. [12], Following her arrival in Halifax on 1 June 1948, Magnificent performed workups. Aboard HMCS Ottawa (H 60) when hit on 14 Sep 1942. [4] The carrier displaced 15,700 long tons (16,000 t). Following her arrival in Halifax on 1 June 1948, Magnificent performed workups. HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21) was a Majestic class light aircraft carrier that served the Royal Canadian Navy from 1946–1956. Haida and her sister ship HMCS Nootka (R96) participated in exercises between the RCN’s Atlantic Fleet and the United States Navy and Royal Navy over the next several years. [9] The six Majestic-class ships were considered surplus to Royal Navy plans, and the three furthest along in construction were offered for loan. I am a member of HMCS Haida Association and Friends of HMCS Haida. Crew members of HMCS Niobe pause for a photograph taken before the First World War. Taken in December 1943. [4][18] In December 1951, the carrier began a refit lasting until March 1952. In preparation for her joining the Royal Canadian Navy, the two squadrons formerly assigned to Warrior, 803 and 825 Squadrons, were designated 19th Air Group and embarked Sea Furies and Firefly IVs respectively. 44 likes. The first squadron, HS-50, embarked aboard Magnificent in July 1955. [5] The initial plan was to embark the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, however that order was rescinded in December. In January 1949, Magnifice… 2761 x 1621. I can be reached at wr_stewart@msn.com Thanks Ray Stewart Kevin Stewart 02-Dec-2010 21:20: Thank you so much for your time and effort on this site. ... 2987 x 2384. [2] Majestic-class carriers were fitted out with Type 281, Type 293 and two Type 277 radar installations. … A sortable and printable list of 214 names of the crew of HMCS Rainbow, plus 12 names of the crew of HMCS Kestrel, transcribed from the 1911 Canadian census, and with additional information from other sources. Left RCN in 1955 to become an air traffic controller with Transport Canada. It was doubtful that the captain ordered full speed into wind as they would for landing their fighters - the blimp would not be able to keep up. (21) Joe Kitson  (22) Herb Clarke  (23) Sam Rumson  (24) Fred A link to a photo of William Edward Elliott has been added beside his name in the list. As Magnificent was still under construction, all preparations were included to make her fully capable of operating in cold climates. Initially ordered by the Royal Navy during World War II, the Royal Canadian Navy acquired the carrier as a larger replacement for its existing operational carrier. During workups she lost two aircraft. Cooper  (9) Bud West  (10) Lloyd Myers  (11) Ken Lantz  The Avenger, a slower, more rugged aircraft than the Firefly, was also well armed and much modified for its Canadian anti- submarine role. I joined the RCNVR in 1943 as a Stoker, V64085). [4] She was replaced in RCN service by Bonaventure, another Royal Navy Majestic-class carrier (HMS Powerful) that had not been completed at the end of the war. [5] She was deployed in September 1948 to the Hudson Strait in one of her first missions. [4] In October, the RCN offered to exchange the American-built escort carriers the RCN was managing, the operational Puncher and the heavily damaged (did not return to service) Nabob, with the intention to acquire larger aircraft carriers from the Royal Navy. larger image, (31) Heittola, Elmer  (41) Case, Charles, LSRT3, Click Aircraft Carriers – World War II . I can't find his name on a crew list however I have his tippet so I know this was the ship he served on. Vanesse, (8) Stan [2] Magnificent had a top speed of 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph). Haida was involved in assisting during the grounding of HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21) off Port Mouton on 4 June 1949. Shown here off Jetty 4, Halifax Dockyard. That December, Haida was downgraded to a Depot and Accommodation Ship in Halifax. VF-871 was composed of Sea Furies and VS-881 comprised Avengers. HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21) was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier that served the Royal Canadian Navy from 1946–1956. Propulsion: 4 x Admiralty 3 drum type 350psi boilers 2 x Parsons single reduction geared steam turbines; 40000 shp 2 shafts / 2 propellers . The Magnificent was replaced in 1956 by the HMCS “Bonaventure” or “Bonnie”! In the immediate months to follow I qualified on the Grumman Avenger AS-3 day and night aboard our Majestic class, British light fleet carrier HMCS Magnificent. HMCS MAGNIFICENT. [17], Magnificent spent most of her time performing port visits and training. Magnificent was decommissioned by the RCN in 1956 and was returned to the RN in 1957 and placed in reserve. Skeena and her sister River-class destroyer HMCS Saguenay were the first destroyers expressly built for the Royal Canadian Navy.Skeena weighed 1,358 tonnes, was nearly 98 metres long with a beam of nearly 10 metres, capable of 31 knots, with a crew complement of 181 and armed with four 4.7-inch and two two-pounder guns, five machine guns and eight torpedo tubes (more were added … Hurst, Ron LSRT 31210-H. Should display correctly on your hand-held device. [3], The third ship of the Majestic class, Magnificent was ordered 16 October 1942. Sen köli laskettiin 29. heinäkuuta ja alus laskettiin vesille 16. marraskuuta 1944. 10-H mess - Chiefs' Mess - 1950-52. Boys from British Columbia on HMCS Minas. [23] In preparation for use as a transport, the ship's weapons were stripped,[24] and her complement reduced to 600. [20] The aircraft carrier, escorted by Micmac, Haida and Huron, made a second cruise to Europe beginning in September, making several port visits and participating in two NATO naval exercises. In February 1948, she arrived at Belfast, where she transferred stores to Magnificent and, on March 23, was paid off by the RCN. [14], On 20 March 1949, while on fleet manoeuvres in the Caribbean, thirty-two aircraft handlers on Magnificent briefly refused an order to turn to morning cleaning stations to protest various grievances. HMCS Magnificent oli Britannian Kuninkaalliselle laivastolle valmistettu ja Kanadan ostama Majestic-luokan lentotukialus. here for more information on HMCS MAGNIFICENT. [5] The ship was broken up at Faslane, Scotland, in July 1965. ship images . Shown here off Jetty 4, Halifax Dockyard. A Royal Canadian Navy Historical here to view the names written on the back of the photo, Click Goodridge  (16) Johnny Hines, (17) Al HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21) was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier that served the Royal Canadian Navy from 1948–1957. [4] In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. [8] In September 1955, the Canadian navy began using United States Navy-style designations for its air units. This was to be her last role, carrying a large part of the Canadian peacekeeping force to Egypt, its vehicles parked on her deck. The first was HMCS Warrior(1946-1948), the second HMCS Magnificent(1948-1957), and the third HMCS Bonaventure. HMCS MAGNIFICENT, known as the Maggie to one and all, served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1948 to 1957. During that time, she travelled the globe showing the flag and participating in various naval exercises, and in 1956 she delivered Canada's contribution to the UN Emergency Force in the Middle East to Port Said. Fallen, The ship had problems with her unheated equipment during operations in cold North Atlantic waters off eastern Canada during 1946, and she was transferred to the Canadian Pacific Fleet, arriving in Esquimalt, British Columbia, in December 1946. The Royal Canadian Navy needed a replacement for HMCS MAGNIFICENT and obtained approval from the Cabinet to purchase the still-unfinished ship. The Light Fleet Aircraft Carrier, HMCS BONAVENTURE, was laid down as HMS Powerful in November 1943 in the yards at Belfast of the shipbuilding firm of Harland and Wolff and launched there on 25 February 1946. Negotiations began to return Warrior when Magnificent became ready, with the RCN deeming Warrior unfit for service due to her lack of heating. Flight Deck Crew - date unknown. A photo of the ship's company plus the complete list of names of the officers and crew. 883 (fighter) and 826 (torpedo bomber/reconnaissance) Squadrons were re-activated and formed the 18th Carrier Air Group. The 1942 Design Light Fleet carrier was divided into the original ten Colossus-class ships, followed by the five Majestic-class ships, which had some design changes that accommodated larger and heavier aircraft. HMCS Magnificent was a light aircraft carrier that served the Royal Canadian Navy from 1948–1957. [5] Magnificent was laid down on 29 July 1943 with the yard number 1228 and launched on 16 November 1944. While undergoing repairs in January 1947, the RCN was examining the overall impact of reduced defence spending and manning constraints, and came to the conclusion that they could not operate two aircraft carriers. ” The Maggie was also sent to Korea for the same conditions. Photo via Commander E.A. Electrical Dept. Crew of HMCS Minas (Lorne Empey in Photo). [7] The ship was placed on the disposal list in 1961 and remained there until 1965. [13] In January 1949, Magnificent sailed to the United Kingdom to embark Firefly Vs that replaced the Firefly IVs of 825 Squadron. Alus valmistui 21. toukokuuta 1958. Like them, she was built for power rather than speed, her 6 diesel-electric engines driving her at 16 knots maximum. Laid down on 27 November 1943 and launched, only partly completed, on 27 Febuary 1945, Bonaventure was taken over by Canada as a planned replacement for Magnificent in 1952. From there the two destroyers left the aircraft carrier and toured the north, becoming the first RCN warships to penetrate Hudson Bay. HMCS Magnificent. Photo from Department of National Defence #MC-2181 . [3], In January 1945 the RCN negotiated the loan of two ships, Warrior (Colossus class) and Magnificent, with the option to purchase at a later date. With the help of destroyers, Maggie was refloated and taken to Saint John for repairs. Armament consisted of 2-5″ guns, 16-40mm bofors and 20-20mm pom-poms. Magnificent was replaced in RCN service by HMCS Bonaventure. HMCS Naden, April 1938. She was stricken by the RN in 1965. There were three " RTs " aboard as I recall, myself, Larry Griffin and Norm " Scotty / Knobby " Clark. [23] She returned to Canada in March. [21] In 1956, she operated helicopters from her deck for the first time during a naval exercise. (12) Frank Dennis  (13) Al Young  (14) Jim Layton  (15) Vic The crew of HMCS Peterborough, the Royal Canadian Navy corvette in which Jack Co ... 5605 x 4020. She was commissioned on 17 January 1957, and was to remain in RCN hands until paid off 13.5 years later. The HMCS Magnificent was started at the height of the Second World War (1942) for the Royal Navy as the third of the Majestic-class carriers. The RCNVR in 1943 as a Stoker, V64085 )... 3846 x 2917 when! 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