Assistance Needed for HMCS Athabaskan (I) 75th Anniversary Memorial

Hello Everyone, Blair Gilmore, SLt (Ret’d), CD is trying to track down the logbook of his great granduncle AB William Dearl Trickett, RCNVR, Stoker (1st Class), V38773 who served in Athabaskan G07. This is in support of the 75th anniversary of the sinking of G07 next year Here is an extract from his e-mail. “Complicating matters as I continued to dig, his surviving son out in Victoria had financial issues and is estranged from the family. He must have liquidated his father’s possessions because I turned up an old Ebay…

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Ottawa Awards Contract for Disposal of former HMCS Athabaskan

Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a contract valued at $5,737,350 to Marine Recycling Corporation from Port Colborne, Ontario, for the disposal of the Royal Canadian Navy’s former Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan. The contract includes towing to the contractor’s facility located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, demilitarization of equipment, remediation of hazardous waste and recycling of any remaining materials.

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