For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Coastal Drifter - CD 74
(Designated HMCS SEAGULL)
CD 74 was present in Halifax at the time of the Halifax Explosion (06 Dec 1917). It is not know if she sustained any damage as a result.
From "The Seabound Coast" - "the increased number of personnel required for the expanded patrol service led to a reorganization of the service's shore establishments. Whereas all patrol personnel had previously been carried on the books of HMCS Stadacona, commencing on 01 May 1918, the sailors of patrol vessels based at Halifax and Sydney were given their own organizations. At Sydney, the drifter CD 74 was designated HMCS Seagull to represent the patrols depot afloat and was placed under the command of the RCN's Lieutenant-Commander J.H. Knight. All other Sydney personnel remained with the port's shore establishment, HMCS Landsdowne." (Source: Quote from The Seabound Coast - The Official History of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1867-1939 - by William Johnston, William G.P. Rawling, Richard H. Gimblett, and John MacFarlane)