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HMCS GRILSE

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Crew of HMCS Grilse

This photograph shows much of the crew of the torpedo boat HMCS Grilse posing around the ship's aft 12-pounder gun. Although a very fast ship, capable of over 30 knots (55 km/h), Grilse was relatively small at about 60 metres in length, and crew members often suffered as the ship rolled and pitched in heavy seas. In December 1916, Grilse was caught in a storm and nearly lost while on a voyage to join British forces in the Caribbean. The crew successfully fought the storm, but six were swept overboard to their deaths.

Source: George Metcalf Archival Collection

CWM 19790653-007

Courtesy of the Canadian War Museum

 

Identified sailor: Richard Pearson, standing, 1st on left against the guard rail

 


 

 

 

HMCS Grilse ship's company photo, Halifax, NS.

From the collection of Richard (Dick) Pearson, Ottawa, Ont.

Courtesy of Jeffrey Read

 

Identified sailor: Richard Pearson, 2nd row seated in chair, 2nd from left

 

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