For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS WILDWOOD Z65

Then CNAV WILDWOOD YTL 553 (1946)

THEN CNAV WILDWOOD YMR-2 (1945)

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.

 

Commanding Officers

 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

 

Wildwood - From Naval Yardcraft to Yacht

 

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