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HMCS BALEINE

 

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Built:

Acquired by RCN: 01 Feb 1915 

Paid off: 1918

Fate: unknown 

 

Baleine was an ocean going tug which was converted to a minesweeper under charter to the Canadian Government. She was manned by a civilian crew. Baleine was sweeping the approaches to Halifax Harbour when the Halifax Explosion occurred. The explosion was felt by her crew, but the ship was undamaged.

 

Commanding Officers

Chief Boatswain Davis E. Brannen - 1917-1918 (approx)

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Brannen, Davis E.

1878-1922

Drafted to Baleine 16 Apr 1916 as Chief Warrant Officer, RCN then as Chief Boatswain eff. 01 Jan 1918

 

 

 

 

E-F

Forsyth, E.J.

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Served in Baleine as Art. Eng. until ship paid off.

 

 

 

 

G-H

Gammon, R.M.

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Served in Baleine as Art. Eng. until ship paid off.

 

 

 

 

S-T

Simms, William M.

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Drafted to Baleine 10 Apr 1916 as Art. Eng. RCN

 

 

 

 

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Davis E. Brannen

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