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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Fisherman's Reserve Vessel NENAMOOK FY13

Fisherman's Reserve Vessel Nenamook

From the collection of Scotty Neish

Courtesy of Carol Mayzes


Launched: 10 Sep 1941

Commissioned: 25 Dec 1941

Fate: Unknown


Built at the Star Shipyards (Mercer's) Ltd., New Westminster, BC, Nenamook was one of 6 vessels built for the Fisherman's Reserve as the Nenamook class patrol craft, to replace some of the less suitable vessels. Using blueprints from a redesign of large seiners, the interiors were adjusted to suit a crew of 18. Built for the Fisherman's Reserve, they were equipped for ASW and were armed with depth  charges, ASDIC and small arms. The 1942 film Commandos Strike at Dawn was filmed in the Vancouver area using Prince David and Nenamook.


Photos and Documents


Commanding Officers

Scotty Neish - 25 Dec 1941 - unk

Cox'n Walter Long (FR), RCNR - 21 May 1942 - unk

Lt Robert John Marshall, RCNVR - 11 Mar 1944 - unk

Lt Nils Axel Richard Larson, RCNVR - 06 Jan 1945 - unk


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Former Crew Members

Halminen, Albert


Kaye, Joseph, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Jul 1944

Long, Walter, Mate


Mulhern, Thomas Arthur, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Apr 1944

Phillipson, Clement John, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


Photos and Documents


A few crew of Nenamook FY13

Scotty Neish on bridge, 1st on right,  Albert Halminen on deck, 1st on left,  Walter Long on deck, 1st on right

From the collection of Scotty Neish

Courtesy of Carol Mayzes