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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Depot Ship - PROTECTOR

Then Harbour Craft - HC 63

Former RCMP Protector

Former No. 78


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Built: 1932 

Acquired by RCN: 1939 

Paid off: 1945

fate: Declared surplus and turned over to  CADC 30 Aug 1945. Final disposition unknown


No. 78 was a seized vessel taken over by the RCMP Marine Section in 1935. Re-named Protector in 1936 she worked in the Bay of Fundy out of Richibucto, New Brunswick. She was turned over to the RCN in 1939 and was renamed Protector and served as a depot ship to the shore station HMCS Protector (Point Edward Naval Station), Sydney, NS. In 1942 she was renamed HC63. She was declared surplus and turned over to CADC on 30 August 1945.


Commanding Officers




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