HMCS Restigouche


Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Restigouche   was  commissioned at Montreal on 07 Jun 1958. \
She underwent her IRE modernization in 1970-72 at Halifax Shipyards, and in 1973 was transferred to the west coast, arriving at Esquimalt on 02 Aug 1973.
She was paid off on 31 Aug 1994. Restigouche was sold in December, destined to be sunk to act as an artificial reef. She and her sister, Kootenay, departed Esquimalt in tow for Mexico, where Restigouche was sunk off Acapulco on 11 Jun 2001.

I was drafted from the Gatineau to HMCS Restigouche November 1964. And except for a brief stint at HMCS Stadacona while I was on my group 2 trade course I stayed there until mid 1968 when I went Submarine basic training.



Waiting to go ashore, Looks like the Virgin Islands



Having a bit of R and R in Curacao
With my buddy Roger Laye

Cox'n of the cutter, Tying up alongside






Entering Willemstad Harbour, Curacao

Trials off Halifax

Trials off Halifax

Trials off Halifax
Cox'n of the cutter, Off the coast of Gaspe

Painting the Bathythermograph box. We did a lot of painting

In her later years. Note the more complex mast structure

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