For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS ARRAS J15
Then Gate Vessel 15
Built at Kingston, Arras was in commission from Jul 1918 to 1919, when she was transferred to the Fisheries Protection Services and became a fishery protection vessel. As such, she frequently served as hospital ship to the Grand Banks fishing fleet. Taken up again by the RCN, she was in service from 11 Sep 1939 to 01 Apr 1946. Initially stationed at Halifax, from mid-1941 she was employed at Sydney, N.S., as Gate Vessel 15, and was extensively damaged by fire in Nov 1943. She was broken up at Halifax in 1957.
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