Hamilton in Hamilton County, Ontario — Central Canada
HMCS Haida - NCSM Haida
Tribal Class Destroyer
—National Historic Site of Canada —
HMCS Haida is the last of the Tribal class destroyers which saw heavy action with the Australian, British and Canadian navies during World War II. Built for the Royal Canadian Navy at Newcastle, England, , in 1942, this ship served on the frigid Murmansk run and in clearing the English Channel for the Normandy invasion. She helped sink 14 enemy vessels. Haida was re-commissioned in 1952 and served two tours of duty with the United Nations in Korea, taking part in shore bombardment, blockades and attacks on trains.
Le NCSM Haida est le dernier des destroyers de la classe Tibal qui participèrent à des combats importants aux côtés des marines australienne, britannique et canadienne pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Construit pour la marine canadienne à Newcastle (Angleterre), en 1942. Il a escorté des convois vers Mourmansk, participé aux préparatifs d’invasion de la Normandie dans la Manche et aidé à pris part à l’appui des forces des Nations Unies en Corée.
Commission des lieux et monuments istoriques du Canada
Government of Canada. Governement du Canada
Erected 2003 by Government of Canada./ Governement du Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 43° 16.521′ N, 79° 51.363′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ontario, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Waterfront Trail/ E. Guise Street just north of Catherine Street, N. - Dock Service Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. HMCS Haida is permanently moored at Pier 9 on the Hamilton waterfront ("North End of Hamilton") - on Burlington Bay at the southwest corner of Lake Ontario. The pier is adjacent to the parking area at Eastwood Park, west end of Catherine Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 658 Catherine Street, Hamilton, Ontario L8L4V7, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dundurn Castle (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Sir Allan Napier MacNab (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814 (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); United Empire Loyalists (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); First Line of Defense (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); a different marker also named Dundurn Castle (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Sir John Harvey (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); "The Burlington Races" 1813 (approx. 2.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
Also see . . .
1. Historic Naval Ships Association: HMCS Haida [DDE-215]. (Submitted on August 6, 2013.)
2. Tribal Class Destroyers, 1936. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Royal Canadian Navy (RCN); "His Majesty's Canadian Ship" [HMCS]; Navire canadien de Sa Majesté[NCSM]; naval museum; Government of Canada. Governement du Canada; Parks Canada. (Hull No. G63; later, DDE-215)
Categories. • War, Korean • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.