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HMCS ACADIA Z00

Former CSS ACADIA

CSS Acadia preserved as a Museum Ship alongside the wharves of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, 2007.

Source: Wikipedia  Credit: Robert Alfers

 

Launched: 1913

Commissioned: 16 Jan 1917

Paid off: Mar 1919

Re-Commissioned: 02 Oct 1939

Paid off: 03 Nov 1945

Fate: Museum ship at Bedford Institute in Dartmouth, N.S.

 

Acadia, a Dominion government hydrographic survey ship, was commissioned as a patrol vessel from 16 Jan 1719, to Mar 1919, and carried out A/S Patrol in the Bay of Fundy, off the south shore of Nova Scotia and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. She then resumed survey duty until the outbreak of the Second World War when she was commissioned on 02 Oct 1939, first service as training ship for HMCS Stadacona, later patrolling the Halifax approaches from May 1940, to Mar 1941. She also occasionally acted as close escort from small convoys between Halifax and Halifax Ocean Meeting Point. After refit in 1941, she served as a training ship at Halifax for A/A and DEMS (Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship) gunners and, in Jun 1944, went to HMCS Cornwallis as gunnery training ship. Paid off on 03 Nov 1945, she was returned to the Dominion government. Acadia retired from service on 28 Nov 1969, to become a museum ship at the Bedford Institute in Dartmouth, N.S. On 09 Feb 1980, she was handed over to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Wilfred Tyrrel Walker, RN - 06 May 1918 - unk

Lt John O. Boothby, RCN - 20 Feb 1940 - 01 Apr 1940

LCdr Hubert George Shadforth, RCNR - 12 Apr 1940 - 07 Dec 1940

Lt David Kennedy Laidlaw - 08 Dec 1940 - 28 Apr 1941

Lt Stuart Henderson, RCNR - 29 Apr 1941 - 11 Nov 1941

LCdr J.L. Diver, RCNR - 12 Nov 1941 - 19 Sep 1943

LCdr R.B. Campbell, RCNR - 20 Sep 1943 - 15 Dec 1943

LCdr J.C. Littler, RCNR - 16 Dec 1943 - 30 Mar 1944

LCdr Robert Auburn Stewart MacNeil, RCNR - 31 Mar 1944 - 06 Jun 1944

Skpr/Lt Frederick William Durant, RCNR - 07 Jun 1944 - 04 Mar 1945

Skpr/Lt Clyde Courtenay Clattenburg, RCNR - 05 Mar 1945 - unk

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

PEDDLE, Francis Joseph

LS, VR1537, RNCVR

died - 14 Oct 1918 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Betts, Wallace Havelock

____-____

Drafted to Acadia on 04 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Bourgeois, Calice Philip

____-____

Drafted to Acadia on 01 Apr 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

C-D

Coates, John Jeffrey

1919-2010

Duncan, Walter Cameron Cruikshank

____-____

Drafted to Acadia on 03 Apr 1918 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR

Dyer, Kenneth Lloyd

1915-2000

Served in Acadia in 1944 as A/LCdr, RCN, Senior Instructional Officer

 

 

E-F

Easton, Alan Herbert

1902-2001

Fenson, Morley

1922-2013

 

 

 

G-H

Henderson, Stuart

1904-1966

4th Commanding Officer

Huxtable, John Charles

1922-2011

 

 

 

I-J

Inverarity, David Crawford

____-____

Drafted to Acadia on 12 Feb 1918 AS Ch/Art (E) (Temp) RCN

Jones, Frank Moore

____-____

Drafted to Acadia on 17 Apr 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

K-L

Laidlaw, David Kennedy

____-1993

4th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacLellan, Vincent

1921-2009

Maude, George Astle

____-____

Drafted to Acadia on 28 May 1918 as Lt, RNCVR

 

 

 

Q-R

Robson, William Alfred

____-____

Drafted to Acadia on 01 Feb 1918

 

 

 

 

S-T

Shardforth, Hubert George

see HMCS Spikenard

 

 

 

 

W-X

Walker, Wilfred Tyrrel

____-____

Appointed C.O. on 06 May 1918

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Angus, Ian, Lt, RCNVR - 13 Mar 1944

 

Ankenmann, Richard Douglas, A/Lt, RCNVR - 15 Jun 1944

 

Beal, Ernest Stewart, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Jun 1944

 

Booth, Philip Sydney, Slt, RCNVR - 09 Jul 1940

 

Boutin, Jean Pierre, A/Slt, RCNVR - 23 Apr 1940

 

Burns, Arthur James, Lt, RCNVR - 02 Jun 1941

 

Cameron, Douglas MacDonald, Lt, RCNR - 17 Jun 1942

 

Cann, John Shaw, Cd (E), RCNR - 24 Jul 1941

 

Collier, Cecil Anglin, Slt, RCNVR - 27 Apr 1942

 

Dowling, Sterling Orr, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1944

 

Easton, Alan Herbert, A/Lt, RCNR - 16 Mar 1940

Flanagan, Arthur Leo, Lt (E), RCNR - 24 Jul 1941

 

Goad, Frederick Alvin Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Harvey, William Grant, Slt, RCNVR - 05 May 1941

 

Lumsden, Peter Digby, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Hatrick, Raymond Gardiner, Lt, RCNVR - 13 Mar 1944

 

Hollingsworth, Herbert William, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1943

 

Ingram, Ralph Thomas, Lt, RCNR - 26 Jul 1940

 

Johnson, Kenneth Lorne, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Knutson, Norman John, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Lawrence, Harold (Hal) Ernest Thomas, Midshipman, RCNVR - 04 Mar 1940

 

McNeillie, George Gardiner, A/Lt, RCNVR - 16 Feb 1944

Millson, George Dewitt, Slt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1943

 

Millson, Lloyd George, Slt, RCNVR -  21 Feb 1944

 

Mitchell, John Arthur, Slt, RCNR - 22 Jun 1940

 

O'Kelly, Edward Ross, Lt, RCNVR - 13 Mar 1944

 

Roberts, John (Johnny) William, Lt, RCN - 20 Mar 1944

 

Robinson, David Anton Frederick, LCdr (S/B), RCNVR - 18 Jun 1944

 

Shaw, Frank Edward, A/Wt (Tel), RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944

 

Stairs, Henry Gerald, A/Lt, RCNVR - 03 Feb 1940

 

Tyler, Peter Jeffrey, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Wheeler, Jerald Eldon, A.Wt (E) - 16 May 1944

 

Whiting, Douglas Paterson, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Jul 1943

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal gallery of Stuart Henderson

 

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