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Sailing Vessel GRILSE

Then Sailing Vessel GOLDCREST

Sailing Vessel Grilse, later Goldcrest


Built: 1935

Commissioned: 1945

Re-named: Goldcrest 1961

Paid off: 1970s


Built in Germany in 1935, she was named Dontaff and used as a sail training vessel for the German Navy. Transferred to the RCN in 1945 was a war prize, she was re-named Grilse and used as a sail training vessel. In 1961 she was re-named Goldcrest when the submarine USS Burrfish was commissioned in the RCN as HMCS Grilse. She was removed from service in the early 1970s.


Commanding Officers




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