HMCS BRAS D'OR J06

 


 

HMCS Bras d'Or

 

Launched: 1919

Acquired by RCN: 15 Sep 1939

Commissioned: 15 Sep 1939

Lost: 18-19 Oct 1940

 

The New York ship owner for whom this trawler was ordered at Sorel went bankrupt soon after her launching in 1919, and she and five sisters were sold incomplete.  She was completed in 1926 for service with the Department of Marine and Fisheries as Lightship No. 25.  Requisitioned on 15 Sep 1939 as an auxiliary minesweeper and renamed Bras d'Or, she patrolled the Halifax approaches from 1939 to 1940.  She joined the St. Lawrence patrol in Jun 1940, based at Rimouski, and on Jun 10 intercepted and seized the Italian freighter Cap Noli.  On the night of 18-19 Oct 1940, while following a Roumanian freighter Ingerner N. Vlassopol in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Bras d'Or disappeared. No trace of her or her crew was found.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos

 

Remembering the Bra d'Or          The Life, Fate and Legacy of HMCS Bras d'Or

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt A.K. Young, RCNR - 09 Oct 39 - 25 Apr 40

 

Lt Cedric Albert Hornsby, RCNR - 26 Apr 40 - 19 Oct 40

 


 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

ARMES, Walter G.

OS, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

BRENTON, George W.

Tel, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

BROWN, Walter J.

AB, RCN

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

BURTON, Joseph P.

Skipper, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

CHADDOCK, Harold G.

Sto 2c, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

CLANCY, Harold G.

AB, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

CONRAD, Elward R.

Mate, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

CUMMING, Malcolm

Lt (E), RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

D'ENTREMONT, Joseph F.

LS, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

DOHERTY, William J.

AB, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

ELLIS, Gerald K.

Ck (S), RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

GORDON, Gilbert B.

Stwd, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

HACKER, John W.

Sto PO, 21339, RCN

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

HILL, Leonard

Engineman, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

HILLIER, Walter W.

AB, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

HORNSBY, Charles A.

Lt, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

JONES, Hugh J.F.

PO, RCN

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

KEATING, William D.

AB, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

KORNING, Ib

Tel, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

MAY, Clarence L.

AB, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

MURPHY, Harry

Engineman, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

PELLETIER, Joseph E.R.

AB, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

PETTIPAS, Guy D.

Sto, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

RUEL, Herman J.

Skipper, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

STASIN, John Joseph

O/Sig, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

STEWART, Joseph E.

Sto 1c, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

WALTERS, Gordon W.

AB, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

WATSON, Matthew

ERA 4c, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

WEBB, Niles L.

Sig, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

YOUNG, James L.

Sto 1c, A873, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Bras d'Or

Source: The Crowsnest Magazine June 1962

Newspaper article on the loss of HMCS Bras d'Or

From a Montreal newspaper

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial

HMCS Bras D'Or

Article on 5 missing sailors from HMCS Brad D'Or

The Guardian, Charlottetown, PEI

Courtesy of Operation Picture Me

Article on the capture of the Italian merchant vessel by HMCS BRAS D'OR

From "Le Progres du Golfe"

 

From the collection of P.H. Lawrence Burton, Skipper, RCNR

Courtesy of Michel Saint-Pierre

 

Note: Article is in French only. 

 


 

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