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Training Vessel HAIDEE VR1

 

Training Vessel Haidee VR1 in Toronto Bay

From the collection of Robert V. Richmond

Courtesy of Bob Richmond

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Acquired by RCN:   1940

Fate:

 

Haidee was a luxury cabin cruiser that was donated to the RCNR by E.H. Watt of Toronto. Haidee was a tender to HMCS Hunter and used as a training vessel on the Great Lakes during WW II. 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

Slt John Cheshel Campbell, RCNVR - 10 Jun 1943 - unk

Lt Norman William Gooderham, RCNVR - 21 May 1945 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Campbell, John Cheshel 

1920-2009

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Newspaper article on paint and prep-work being done on the RCN's newly acquired training vessel HAIDEE

Toronto Daily Star, 30 Apr 1940

 

From the collection of Robert V. Richmond

Courtesy of Bob Richmond

 

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