CD 23


Auxiliary Patrol Drifter





Depot Ship



CD 23 at anchor

From the collection of William Herbert Rose and Marmaduke Rose

Courtesy of Bud (Donald) Rose



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 31May 1920 till 01 Jul 1923. Sold in 1924, she was re-named Blairmore.  Sold again in 1927 to USA interests. Final disposition unknown.



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


Bannatyne, Ninian

Choat, James

Cook, Leander John


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

Edwards, John C.I.

Farley, William

Gagnon, Amedee

Leary, Edward James


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

Love, Walter M.

Moore, John J.

Purdon, John F.


Commanding Officer in 1918