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Coastal Drifter - CD 23

HMCS GUELPH (1920)

Then BLAIRMORE (1924)

CD 23 at anchor

From the collection of William Herbert Rose and Marmaduke Rose

Courtesy of Bud (Donald) Rose

 

Delivered to the RCN: 1918

Commissioned: 1920

Paid off: 1923

Fate: Last reported in 1927. Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Davie Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Lauzon, QC, CD 23 was delivered to the RCN in 1918. In 1920, CD-23 was re-named HMCS Guelph and served as a depot ship from 1920 till 1923. Sold in 1924, she was re-named Blairmore.  Sold again in 1927 to USA interests.

 

Commanding Officers

Skpr (Temp) James Choat, RNR - 05 Mar 1918 - unk

Lt John F. Purdon, RNR - 01 May 1918 - unk

Skpr John Joseph Moore, RCN - dates unknown

Lt Rupert Waiman Wood, RCN - 31 Jul 1922 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Choat, James

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Commanding Officer in 1918

Cook, Leander John

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Drafted to CD 23 on 17 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

K-L

Leary, Edward James

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Drafted to CD 23 on 01 Mar 1918 and 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

M-N

Moore, John Joseph

1867-1966

 

 

 

 

O-P

Purdon, John F.

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Commanding Officer in 1918

 

 

 

 

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of John Joseph Moore

 

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