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HMCS AMBLER Q11 / Z32

Former yacht CYNTHIA

HMCS Ambler Z32

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

 

Built: 1922

Commissioned: 06 May 1940

Paid off: 20 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1947. Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Tebo Yacht Casin Co., Brooklyn, NY, she was acquired by the RCN and commissioned on 06 May 1940 at Midland. On 30 May 1940, her CO was listed as S.N.O. River Patrols. She was converted and armed at Quebec City, leaving on 20 Jul 1940 for Rivière du Loup, where she was to be based for patrol duties on the St. Lawrence River. In Oct 1941 she was transferred to Halifax as tender to HMCS Stadacona and, in 1942 to HMCS Cornwallis as a training ship. She was paid off to reserve at Sydney on 20 Jul 1945 and sold into Greek registry in 1947.

 

Commanding Officers

A/Lt Roy Stanley Kelly, RNVR - 06 May 1940 - 29 May 1940

A/Cdr Henry Wickens Stephens Soulsby, RCN - 30 May 1940 - 23 Jul 1940

LCdr Eric George Mackay Donald, RCN - 24 Jul 1940 - 11 Oct 1940

LCdr T.H. Beament, RCNVR - 12 Oct 1940 - 17 Nov 1940

LCdr LLorenzo Lysons Atwood, RCNVR - 10 Mar 1941 - 28 Sep 1941

CH/Skpr A.C.A. Chouinard, RCNR - 29 Sep 1941 - 18 May 1942

Lt Angus Hetherington Rankin, RCNVR - 19 May 1942 - 26 Jul 1942

Lt Walter Juchereau Kingsmill, RCNVR - 27 Jul 1942 - 26 Oct 1942

LCdr J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR - 27 Oct 1942 - 29 Nov 1942

Lt A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR - 30 Nov 1942 - 08 Mar 1943

Lt William Thomas Cook, RCNVR - 09 Mar 1943 - 05 May 1943

Lt Roger Montpetit, RCNVR - 06 May 1943 - 25 Feb 1945

Lt Eric Keith Forbes, DSC, RCNVR - 26 Feb 1945 - 02 Apr 1945

Lt Stephen Hamilton Jagger, RCNVR, RCNVR - 03 Apr 1945 - 20 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

E-F

Fitzgerald, Gerald

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Former Crew Members

Campbell, Robert Baird, A/Lt, RCNR - 01 Jun 1940

 

Green, Louis E., Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 05 Apr 1941

 

Jagger, Stewart Hamilton, Skpr/Lt, RCNVR - 15 Apr 1943

Levesque, Joseph Ange Maurice, A/Mate, RCNR - 17 Jun 1940

 

Magill, Harry Ogilvie, Lt, RCNVR  - 25 Mar 1942

 

Montpetit, Roger, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1943

Pretty, Kendall Alexander, Slt, RCNVR - 07 May 1942

 

Thompson, Francis Wilfred, A/Slt, RCNVR - 08 Jun 1940

 

Waller, Dalton McFarlane, Slt, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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