Former TR ?? (1918)




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


Acquired by the RCN: 1939

Commissioned: 10 Oct 1939

Paid off: Jul 1945

Fate: Unknown


Originally a Sorel-built naval trawler of the TR class, she was sold for commercial use after the First World War and renamed Napoléon L.  Again renamed and in the hands of Marine Industries Ltd, as a tug, she was taken up by the RCN in 1939 for use as an examination vessel at Halifax.  Sold after the war, she resumed her former occupation as a tug, renamed Remorqueur 16, at Bordeau, France from 1947 to 1956.


Examination vessel HMCS ANDRÉE DUPRÉ commissioned in Halifax. 285GRT/96nrt 5.0x23.7x12.8ft T3cy 12¾"21½"35"x24" 62nhp 500ihp 11k by Beauchemin and Cie, Sorel Province of Quebec, completed by The Transportation and Shipping Co Ltd, Sorel, Province of Quebec, renamed Naploeon L.; registered 1921 #138460 Napoleon L.; 1926 sold to The Sincennes McNaughton Line Ltd, Montreal, Province of Quebec, renamed ANDRÉE DUPRÉ; 1928 transferred to Sin-Mac Lines Ltd, Montreal, Province of Quebec; 1934 transferred to Sincennes McNaughton Tugs Ltd, Montreal, Province of Quebec; 1935 sold to Manseau Shipyards Ltd, Sorel, Province of Quebec; 1937 sold to Marine Industries Ltd, Montreal, Province of Quebec; 1940-45 WW.II RCN as HMCS ANDRÉE DUPRÉ Examination Vessel; 1945 sold to France renamed Remorqueur 16, of Port Autonome de Bordeaux; renamed 1956 Remorqueur 18. (Source: The Second World War - A day by day account)



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Commanding Officers


LCdr John Norman Smitn, RCNR - 01 Jan 1940 - unk 

Lt John Evelyn, RCNR - 04 May 1941 - unk

A/Mate Fred Francis Osborne, RCNR - 21 Jul 1941 - unk

Lt Fred Francis Osborne, RCNR - 12 Jan 1943 - unk

SLt Donald Thomas George, RCNVR - 16 May 1945 - unk



     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     




MPK - 22 Jan 1942



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten



Former Crew Members


Allard, George Francois, A/Skpr, RCNR - 17 May 1940


Brown, Hugh Joseph, Slt, RCNVR - 02 Jun 1941


Clark, Carole, AB, A4229, RCNR - 1942


Cormier, Jean J., Skipper, RCNR - 1942


Howard, Edward Ian, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Mar 1942


Joslin, Joseph Walker, Skpr, RCNR - 22 May 1942


Lamond, David Archibald, Skpr, RCNR - Jan 1945


LaRose, Henri Charles, Lt, RCNVR - 18 Apr 1944

McNeil, Alexander, A/Skpr, RCNR - 13 Apr 1940


Melinowski, Frank, A/AB, A4604, RCNR


Osborne, Fred Francis, Mate, RCNR - 04 May 1941


Simard, Joseph Gaudiose Emilien, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943


Sproatt, Henry Langlois, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


Tanguay, Joseph Charles Henri Laurent, A/Skpr, RCNR - 01 May 1940



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ANDRÉE DUPRÉ before being taken up for service for the Second World War





(LK29) Tel Leonard Bate (right) with Tel Lionel Kennedy on HMCS ANDRÉE DUPRÉ - between May and Oct, 1940

(LK30) Tel Lionel Kennedy with unknown shipmate onboard HMCS ANDRÉE DUPRÉ


From the collection of LCdr Lionel Kennedy, RCN


Courtesy of Barbara Holliday


Wartime memories - submitted by Barbara Holliday - " My Dad, E.M. Lionel Kennedy, told me years ago that Len was his best friend and that they served together early in the war as telegraphers/radio operators in the RCNVR. They became friends while they were attending signals school at HMCS Stadacona in Halifax in the last months of 1939.


According to what Dad had told me, the photo of Dad and Len would have been taken on board the HMCS ANDRÉE DUPRÉ at some point in the nine month period after January 1940 when he and Len were posted to the refitted trawler as Telegraphists. The ANDRÉE DUPRÉ was used as an examination vessel for Halifax harbour, checking manifests and cargo of merchant ships that came into the harbour. In December 1940 Dad was posted to HMCS HEPATICA for convoy duty and most likely Len was posted to the SPIKENARD at the same time."