This is the intro page to the HMCS Kootenay section of my navy photo albums.
The photo’s in this section cover the period from 1961 to 1963 when I served on HMCS Kootenay. She was my first ship out of basic training and has very special memories in my career.
She was launched in 1954 and commissioned March 7, 1959 at Burrard Dry Dock, North Vancouver, BC. When I arrived on board in September 1961, she was just barely over two years old and still had a “new car” smell and feel.
(New section on the 1962 Cuban missile crisis being developed)