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ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
HMCS OKANAGAN
Photos Submitted by Brian Lapierre

HMCS Okanagan
Collides with RFA Grey Rover, 1973.

On July 28, 1973 HMCS Okanagan and RFA Grey Rover collided in the Clyde Estuary. Okanagan's conning tower was extensively damaged by Grey Rover's propeller. See this account of the incident written by CPO1 (Ret'd) D.H. "Buster" Brown. And see this account written by Chris Puxley, who was 1st officer of the Grey Rover at the time of the collision.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: HMCS Okanagan shortly after surfacing after the collision with RFA Grey Rover.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: A view from forward: Peter Flewwelling and Tug Wilson in conning tower. Ray Middleton removing wreckage.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: A view of the conning tower: Peter Flewwelling and Tug Wilson.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: A view of the conning tower: Tug Wilson and Peter Flewwelling.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: A view of the conning tower while in Faslane.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: Buster Brown and Tug Wilson making repairs on top of the conning tower.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: Buster Brown and Tug Wilson making repairs on top of the conning tower.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: Buster Brown and RN chief making repairs on top of the conning tower.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: A view of the fin damage.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: A view of the damage.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: A view of the damage.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: A view of the damage.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: Parts removed on the casing.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: RN chief and Tug Wilson making repairs on top of conning tower. RFA Grey Rover is in the background.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: A view of the fin showing the damage.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: Larry Smith and Richard Patterson.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: Brian Lapierre amongst the damage.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

July 1973: Brian Lapierre amongst the damage.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

August 1973: Dave Yeo and Jack Malloy on casing.

Royal Canadian Navy : Damage to HMCS Okanagan, 1973.

August 1973: The temporary fin installed and ready to sail home.

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