and a wife Saved by a cuppa coffee Shock Trial Memories - HMCS Iroquois Slow ahead on port, Sir Surrender of U-190 to HMCS Thorlock Target Practice Gone Wrong The Final Shutdown - HMCS Kootenay 258 The Grounding of HMCS Joliette K418 The Loss of HMCS Skeena The Pickle's C. The Picnic The Unsinkable Pickle Three Shipmates Remembered - The Crash of HMCS Nipigon's Sea King Trip to England - 1968 Wartime Memories - George (Red) Mac Nair Wartime Memories - Larry Costello Wartime Memories - Nicholas Vukson HAIRCUTS OR CHASTITY BELTS - Submitted by Steve Hlasny HMCS Crusader - During HMCS Crusader's deployment to Korea we were out on patrol and then back into harbour for some recreational leave.Three of our stalwartly seamen thought they needed a hair cut and decided on an a Iroquois hair cut - much to the displeasure of our XO. - Tell your friends, family, colleagues, co-workers and neighbours to check out ORSM-DOT-NET otherwise you're a cunt. Sit on my lap and talk about the first thing that pops up? Neither Harry nor myself could get through the hatch, but our stalwart Ike, the skinny little bugger, fit through there like a glove.Problem solved, and we had cases of 24 to our liking for a few months.They took a picture of us on the boat deck, and Sackville can be seen tied up right next to us.
There were lots of saved tots, and coke and lots of food. He sent word back with the Bosun's Mate, who shepparded the group, that he was not able to return until morning.The next morning it was clear lower decks to the fo'c's'le and he began by giving the three a dressing down and 30 days stoppage of leave till their hair grew in.In reality this was no big deal as we were leaving next day back on patrol for another 30 days.So we had ladies on board in the messes, or maybe in the Captain's cabin overnight.I was part of the skeleton crew that remained on Sarnia so I did not attend the picnic. A unique story of ladies on board overnight on a commissioned Canadian Naval ship!
I protested as best I could, using all the arguments a junior officer could to his captain. I left Marjorie and went down to the ship to find someone to talk to and found S/Lt Pat Salter, Engineering officer.