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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 


 

CFAV BLUETHROAT

 


 

CNAV BLUETHROAT

 

Laid Down: 

Launched:      

Entered Service as a CNAV: 1955 

Paid off: 1990s

 

CNAV BLUETHROAT entered service in 1955 as a loop/controlled minelayer but she was never a commissioned warship, only an auxiliary. She was a one-of-a-kind vessel, similar to WHITETHROAT. The ship was purpose built for the RCN at Davie Shipyards - 156 ft length, 33 ft beam, a 10 ft draught and displacing 785 tons.

 

BLUETHROAT was sold by Crown Assets Disposal to a private company during the early 1990’s. She was registered as a merchant ship and sailed from Halifax to Florida for her new career. She was later bought by a U.S. agency which offered her as a “bait vessel” to persons who were transporting “shrink-wrapped white powder” cargoes in the Caribbean!  Her final disposition is unknown.

 


 

The Ship's Bell

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Conrad, Gordon W.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

CNAV BLUETHROAT

DND / RCN Photo

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