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HMCS Provider AOR508 NorthSea 1966
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No: 973   Contributor: Ken Watson   Year: 1966   Manufacturer: Unknown
HMCS Provider AOR508 NorthSea 1966

HMCS Provider conducting RAS (Replenishment At Sea) with HMCS Gatineau on her port side,taken from HMCS Columbia which has completed RAS on Provider's Stbd side. Unusually calm in area North of Scotland late Spring 1966. Note Sikorsky HORSE on flight deck. Provider was decomissioned several years ago and sold to commercial intrests in Europe.
Picture added on 09 February 2007
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i was serving as a Cook Group II on the Provider when this picture was taken. As I recall we were exercising with other NATO ships at the time. I also recall one of our helo's sank an American Destroyer during these exercises to the jubilation of the crew as we were always the hunted given the nature of our cargo, ammunition oil replenishment. I believe we were just off the Orkney's at the time.

Added by Able Seaman John Irvine on 06 March 2008.
Hello John: Yes North of Scotland, I was in Columbia at the time, served in Provider 1968 just before release, LSERA on trip to Helsinki, Cheers, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 06 March 2008.
I also served on Provider when this picture was taken. I was an ABBN and normally worked on Fuelling Station 4 (Port Side) when we were fuelling

Added by Gordon Johnston on 12 November 2008.
Hi Gordon: When did you leave Provider? Were you aboard in 1968 New Orleans trip? Cheers, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 12 November 2008.
My father was also on this ship in the early 60's, I as a child got to go aboard her for mothers day one year when she was docked under the Halifax Bridge

Added by Todd G Pattenden on 03 February 2009.
I sailed on Provider from 1977-1983.

Added by Mark Grossmith on 28 September 2009.
i sailed on provider from about 90-94 i loved that ship.

Added by Greg Mcauliffe on 11 December 2009.
I was on the Provider, believe first rotation after first launched. Was on for just over 2 years and left just before they were going on a cruise to Gemany

Added by Roger Clayton on 05 October 2010.
I was a P2HT on Provider from 1979 to 1981, and then again as a P1 from 1984 to 1986. She was my favourite.

Added by Bob Bullen on 27 October 2010.
I was 2I/C of the Ships Office, from 1996 to 1998 when the ship was decommissioned. I was with the Ship after decommissioning as part of the shore party who was removing equipment and cargo etc. It was one of the most enjoyable postings during my career.

Added by David Moores on 22 November 2010.
Picture brings back a lot of memories

Added by Gordon Johnston on 22 November 2010.
We UNREP'd several times from PROVIDER when I was serving in USCGC RUSH (WHEC 723) during FleetEx 83-1 in the North Pacific. Premium service, good ship, and good crew. Thanks for everything!

Added by Bryan Fisher on 19 December 2010.
Definitely one of the most enjoyable postings in my 36 years service. Served in Provider as Chief Hull Tech from 1970-74 and 1976-78

Added by Don Bendall on 03 February 2011.
I joined Provider as a Hull Mechanic in late summer of 64. Great ship and crew and I definetely enjoyed my 1 year aboard her before being transferred to the Annapolis.

Lotsa great memories.

Added by Lew Knighton on 04 February 2011.
Senior NCIOP from Feb 96 - Decommissioning in 98...She was a great old ship with many tales....I watched her sail in to Esquimalt in '69 never thinking that some 26 yrs later I would fly out to bring her back to Halifax for what turned out to be a very busy & reliable "cycle" ........Beautiful old ship .......Loved her & the crew !!

Added by Andy Hustoft on 20 July 2011.
I remember that trip well, had some great trips ashore with "willie the lump" and " Babe" the cook. I was an ABBN assigned to #2 mess, right next to the coxn`s office.Did 2 turns on her.

Added by Gord Senebald on 13 October 2011.
Red - you don't know how good it was to hear from one of my old crew mates - I often thought about the gang over the years. Hope we hear from more of them

Added by Gordon Johnston on 13 October 2011.
I just heard from JD Irvine, I`ll let him know I heard from you.

Added by Gord Senebald on 14 October 2011.
I served on her as a LSER3 from 65-67. Great ship! Have a picture of her in Grand harbour Malta. She looks great.

Added by Larry Danby on 24 November 2014.
Ken - I was on the New Orleans trip

Added by on 25 November 2014.
remember the trip up north with the army?


Added by Lsck Lachance on 22 March 2015.
Yes, remember it very well. Lost a lot of Army equipment over the side because it was so rough. Anchored outside of Reyjevick if I`m not mistaken.


Added by ABBN Gord Senebald on 25 March 2015.
Yes - I remember that trip well - outside scrubbing down the ship at -35 doe he King of Norway's visit - enjoyed the trips south much more

Added by Gordon Johnston on 25 March 2015.
I remember they turned us around at the equator and sent us back to Halifax where we picked up a bunch of Army guys and ferried them over to Tromso, Norway. Im recall we played a hockey game against the Norwegian National hockey team. They beat us 5 to 3 but we put a little hurt on them. I recall getting income trouble with Chief Rigby at that time.

Added by John Irvine on 25 March 2015.
I think the Chief caught a few of us drinking in one of the Cordage lockers on the Jungle deck. That was good for a few days of # 5`s,

Added by ABBN Gord Senebald on 26 March 2015.
I will have nightmares for the rest of my life about Chief Rigby.

Added by Gordon Johnston on 26 March 2015.
Gordon. Chief Rigby was my chief in Cornwallis in Tera Nova Division and for all the problems I had with him I will admit that he was a sailor's sailor.

Added by John Irvine on 27 March 2015.
John - I agree - he was tough but fair

Added by Gorodn Johnston on 27 March 2015.
I was on her at this time as well, I remember scrubbing the ships side for the king of Norway visit, and Chief Rigby, well we had many encounters mostly "Hats Off" at defaulters table, lots of humorous stories as well lile when Joe Ling and I were put on the paint barge and towed behind as we left Torquay, this was to burn confidential paper but we were peppered by eggs from the Quaterdeck, then there was the Monkey Caper in Gyb when a few of the Lads captured a baby ape for a companion to Chief Purdy..
My son also served on her, took her back from the west coast.

Added by LSRM2 Don Chisholm on 18 June 2016.
I was on her at this time as well, I remember scrubbing the ships side for the king of Norway visit, and Chief Rigby, well we had many encounters mostly "Hats Off" at defaulters table, lots of humorous stories as well lile when Joe Ling and I were put on the paint barge and towed behind as we left Torquay, this was to burn confidential paper but we were peppered by eggs from the Quaterdeck, then there was the Monkey Caper in Gyb when a few of the Lads captured a baby ape for a companion to Chief Purdy..
My son also served on her, took her back from the west coast.

Added by LSRM2 Don Chisholm on 18 June 2016.
I served aboard 1964- 1967, 1979- 1984 1986- 1988, my favorite ship, I also was in Norway for the kings visit in soresia.

Added by Brian Williams. Killick to p1er. on 14 March 2018.
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