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HMCS ADVERSUS J17

Former RCMP Vessel ADVERSUS

HMCS Adversus, 1940

Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson and John Burgess

 

Built: 1931

Commissioned: 07 Sep 1939

Fate: Wrecked when she ran aground 20 Dec 1941

 

Adversus was a Preventive Service patrol boat transferred to the RCMP in 1932. She patrolled the North Sydney, NS area until 1933 when she was reassigned to the West Coast. She was the first RCMP vessel to transit the Panama Canal. In August 1937 she returned to the East Coast and in 1939 was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy and became HMCS Adversus. On Dec 20, 1941 she was lost at sea when caught in a blizzard and run aground on McNutts Island near Shelburne, NS.1 

 

Commanding Officers

A/Lt John Campbell McCarty, RCNR - 16 Jul 1941 - unk

 

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 Former Crew Members

Anderson, Freeman Hewitt, A/Skpr - 29 Apr 1940

 

Lewis, Gerald, Skpr, RCNR - 06 Jul 1941

Moore, Arthur Walter, A/Skpr, RCNR - 06 Apr 1940

Page, Marcel Raymond, Skpr, RCNR - 06 Jul 1941

 

Footnotes:

 

(1) - Ship's history from the research of Bryon Taylor.

 

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