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Coastal Drifter - CD 74

(designated HMCS SEAGULL)

CD-74

From the Library and Archives of Canada

Courtesy of Bud (Donald) Rose

 

Delivered to the RCN: 17 Oct 1917 

Paid off: 

Fate: Unknown

 

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)

 

Commanding Officers

Ch/Skpr John Stevens Tonkin, RCN - 01 Mar 1918 - unk

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

G-H

Gyde, Arnold Charles

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Drafted to Seagull (CD-74), D/S, on 23 Jun 1918 as Wt/Shpt, RCN

 

 

 

 

M-N

Matthews, Harold Edward

1900-1970

Neilson, Donald Stewart

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Drafted to Seagull (CD-74), D/S on 14 Jul 1918 as Clerk, RCN

 

 

 

O-P

Osborne, John Leroy

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Drafted to Seagull (CD-74), D/S, on 14 Jul 1918

 

 

 

 

S-T

Smith, William Black

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Drafted to CD 74 on 01 Mar 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Tonkin, John Stevens

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Drafted to CD 74 on 01 Mar 1918 as Ch/Skpr, RCN

 

 

 

 

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