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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

CAPTOR  /  HC 37

Then Harbour Craft HC 37

Harbour Craft Captor, 24 Oct 1940

RCN Photo


Entered into service: 03 Sep 1939

Paid off: 14 Aug 1945

Fate: Unknown - still registered in 2013


RCMP Captor was built for the RCMP Marine Section and accepted in 1936. She was turned over to the RCN in 1939 as CAPTOR from 1939 - 1942 then re-named HC 37. In the Canadian Navy Lists for June 1940 she was listed as a tender to Venture. In Jul of 1940 she was listed as an examination vessel. She was declared surplus and turned over to CADC for disposal on 14 August 1945. She was still registered in 2013. 1


Commanding Officers

Ch/Skpr Joseph Abraham Wilson Forgeron, RCNR - 20 Jul 1940 - unk

Skr/Lt. Wendell Bonner, RCNR - 01 Jan 1941 - unk

Durant, Frederick William, Skpr/Lt, RCNR - 20 Jan 1942 - unk


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten



(1) Researched by Bryon Taylor

(2) Canadian Navy Lists June 1940