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This is a link to a Photo Album of the OJ

by on Feb.08, 2015, under Message Posts


This is a link to a Photo Album of the OJ

I thought you might enjoy these. The OJ as seen by the museum people of the ONONDAGA on a special inter museum visit last week. Overall we still think ours is in better shape and a nicer visit.  Moe Allard []

OJ still had the authentic smell. It makes all the difference. Pierre Braun []

From the Director of the Site historique maritimede la Pointe-au-Père

Pour voir des photos de l’objibwa


Serge Guay

Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père
1000, rue du Phare, Rimouski, Québec, Canada G5M 1L8
418 724-6214

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Submarine Sibyl last gun action of the war

by on Jan.27, 2015, under Message Posts


last gun action of the warSubmarine Gunners Target photo 2Submarine Gunners photo
Steve Jenner
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the fallout from fast-attack USS San Francisco

by on Jan.27, 2015, under Message Posts

Although nine years have passed quickly, see attached document  the fallout from fast-attack USS San Francisco  and the struggle in trying to save Machinist Mate Joe Ashley’s life.
When I was Chair, recall that as a result, we (SAOC (E) ) made a donation to the Ashley family in Akron OH. ………….wistfully un-acknowledged.

Some intriguing reading for sure. You can feel it. It’s almost like you’re there.


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by on Jan.27, 2015, under Message Posts

Good Day and Happy New Year to Both of you;

We at the site Historique de Pointe au Père (SHMP) are thinking of starting our season with a special day of ” COME MEET THE MEN WHO SAILED IN OUR SUBMARINES ” As our theme .
The week end of May 29th is our magic day every year as it is the day of our anniversary.
What we need is SUBMARINERS to come to Rimouski for that week end.
Could you ask your members if any are interested in helping us?
The boat is in great shape and at the beginning of each season she still has a slight odor of diesel.
Could you please send me the number of interest from both associations so we can make plans by mid February.
We are willing to defrais accomadations costs.

Yours Aye

Moe Allard

Our objective is the local population.

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Graham Russell

by on Dec.29, 2014, under Message Posts

I was attatched to the 6th Submarine Squadron on Astute for two stints in 57 and 61 to 62 in Halifax and lived in Cork Street with my wife , Very enjoyable times, Graham (Jan) Russell.



Gender: male
Location: United Kingdom


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Martin Thomas Nolan (AKA- Tom)

by on Dec.29, 2014, under Message Posts

Location: London Ontario


Still alive in Ontario. Contrary to popular belief I did not fall off the face of the earth.

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SAOC Belt Buckles

by on Mar.08, 2014, under Message Posts


To  all members

Here is the belt Artist’s Concept.


  1.  leave it as it is
  2. All brass no color
  3. No colour with ‘100’ centered with dolphins
  4. 1914 top right 2014 top left 100 bottom center
  5. as it is no border
  6. as it is with thicker border
  7. All brass with ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY (top) SUBMARINES (bottom)inscribed in thicker border



Approx 15 business days after approval of final art and order confirmation for the buckles to be manufactured I”d like to place an order for a min. of 100 buckles by the 17th Mar. 2014  contact me via email or face book  Or

to cofirm that you would like one

Thank you.

Yevrag Evans

Master Seaman | Matelot-Chef

Naval Combat Information Operator | Operateur d’Information de Combat Naval


National Defence | Defense nationale

Victoria, Canada V9A 7N2

Telephone | Telephone 250-363-5905250-363-5905

Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

PDo you really have to print this e-mail?  Avez-vous vraiment besoin d’imprimer ce courriel?

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HMCS Corner Brook is one of four Victoria-class submarines the navy purchased from Britain.

by on Jan.25, 2014, under Message Posts

A European company that was paid $1 million to provide equipment for the Canadian navy’s submarines has taken the money and run.
The Department of National Defence has been trying since 2009 to get the equipment it paid for from Applied Radar and Sonar Technologies GmbH, a German firm.
But the company is no longer registered in Germany and “cannot be contacted,” according to a December 2012 briefing document for senior department staff.
The Citizen has tracked the firm to Izmir, a city in Turkey, but company officials did not respond to emails or phone calls seeking comment.
The company was supposed to deliver a transportable acoustic range to the Royal Canadian Navy. It was supposedly being built at the company’s facilities in Turkey but officials with Public Works and Government Services Canada couldn’t locate that site.
The equipment, designed to support submarine operations, was to have been delivered in 2009.
“Contractor has not delivered on key deliverables and cannot be contacted,” pointed out the briefing note obtained by the Citizen. “Neither (Public Works and Government Services Canada) nor DND has been able to reach the contractor since January 2012.”
Canada signed a deal with Applied Radar and Sonar Technologies in December 2008 for the transportable acoustic range and paid the firm a little more than $1 million out of the total price-tag of $1.3 million. But according to the DND briefing the firm ran into a series of unspecified problems with the equipment.
In June 2012, with the delivery almost three years behind schedule, Public Works requested the company provide evidence as to why the contract should not be terminated. It sent letters to the company’s German office and a Turkish address where the equipment was supposed to be manufactured. But those letters couldn’t be delivered, prompting Public Works to determine that Applied Radar and Sonar Technologies was no longer registered in Germany and there was no record of the firm having a Turkish company.
It is now up to DND to try to recover the $1 million.
DND spokeswoman Tracy Poirier stated in an email that “following a default by the contractor, Public Works and Government Services Canada terminated the contract.”
“DND recently received a legal opinion that it can now engage international collections agencies to recover the money the Government of Canada paid to the company,” she added.
The company, however, is still trying to sell its sonar products to other customers.
The firm’s website lists its capabilities in maritime surveillance, noting that: “Our services do not end after distribution, installation and testing of the equipment. We keep close contact to our clients and can provide an individual after-sales support.”
The site also carries details on the company’s mobile acoustic range. “The Mobile Accoustic (sic) Range is a platform for measurement of radiated noise and sea ambient noise,” states the website. “It is developed and successful (sic) tested on surface ships and submarines.”
“Mobile Accustion (sic) Range is easy to deploy,” the site noted.

DND officials could not answer whether the department had properly checked out the credentials of Applied Radar and Sonar Technologies before awarding it the contract.
Navies use such systems to monitor and verify the noise and magnetic signature of their ships and submarines.
A number of firms produce such equipment and, in the case of the Canadian project, three companies bid.
The equipment was to be used on the west coast to support Victoria-class submarine operations. Instead, the Royal Canadian Navy will have to use U.S. military facilities if it wants that capability, according to the DND documents.
Canada purchased its submarines second-hand from Britain and took delivery of the boats between 2000 and 2004. The fleet, however, has been plagued with a series of technical problems and incidents over the years. Navy officers say the fleet is now proving its worth while critics say the submarines should be scrapped.
Source – The Ottawa Citizen

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Commissioning crew Okanagan 1968

by on Jun.08, 2013, under Message Posts

Commissioning crew Okanagan Circa 1968 Jetty 5 and what a Bunch!

Commissioning crew Okanagan Circa 1968 Jetty 5 and what a Bunch!

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Ron Parker

by on May.11, 2013, under Message Posts

Location: Cambridge Ontario

I was sad to see OK hauled away for scrap. She was the source of some great memories

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