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HMCS WILDWOOD Z65

THEN CNAV WILDWOOD YMR-2 (1945)

Then CNAV WILDWOOD YTL 553 (1946)

CNAV Wildwood

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Built: 1944

Entered Service: 22 May 1944

Re-designated: 1946 as CNAV

Removed from Service: 1991

Fate: Sold in 1996 to private interests and converted to a yacht.

 

Built by Falcon Marine Industries, Victoria, BC, she was assigned to Esquimalt on 22 May 1944 as an anti-submarine target towing vessel. In 1956 Wildwood was converted into a torpedo recovery vessel with stern mounted slides and rollers and re-designated YMR-2. She spent many years until 1991 at the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental Test Range, Nanoose Bay as a Torpedo Recovery Vessel. After being removed from service in 1996, she was sold to private interests and converted to a yacht.

 

Photos and Documents          Wildwood - From Naval Yardcraft to Yacht

 

Commanding Officers

 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Photos and Documents

 

CNAV Wildwood

Source: A History of the West Coast Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet

Photo credit: CFMETR Yearly Historical Report

CNAV Wildwood while serving as a Canadian Naval Auxiliary Rigged for recovering torpedoes at the Nanoose Test Range on the east coast of Vancouver Island. She was rigged with special gear to recover torpedoes fired on the test range.

Source: Nauticapedia

 

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