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HMCS BRAS D'OR J06

Former LIGHTSHIP No. 25

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.

 

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     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

ARMES, Walter Garnett

OS, V/8307, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

BRENTON, George Winsor

Telegraphist, V/25013, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

BROWN, Walter James

AB, 3211, RCN

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

BURTON, Joseph Philippe Lawrence

Skipper, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

Drafted to Bras D'Or on 12 Jul 1940

CHADDOCK, Harold Gilbert

Stoker, V/25186, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

CLANCY, Harold Garfield

AB, A/1137, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

CONRAD, Elward Rupert

Mate, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

CUMMING, Malcolm

Lt (E), RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

D'ENTREMONT, Joseph Fulgence

LS, A/1088, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

DOHERTY, William James

AB, V/7365, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

ELLIS, Gerald Kenneth

Cook, V/25057, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

GORDON, Gilbert Bernard

Steward, V/25119, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

HACKER, John Winston

Stoker PO, 21339, RCN

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

HILL, Leonard

Engineman, V/7814, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

HILLIER, Walter William

AB, A/982, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

HORNSBY, Charles Avery

Lt, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

JONES, Hugh John Frederick

PO, 2568, RCN

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

KEATING, William Dougald

AB, A/1041, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

KORNING, Ib

Telegraphist, V/5582, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

MAY, Clarence Lemuel

AB, A/1390, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

MURPHY, Harry

Engineman, A/1474, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

PELLETIER, Joseph Emile Richard

AB, A/158, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

PETTIPAS, Guy Dennis

Stoker, A/631, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

RUEL, Herman Joseph

Skipper, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

Drafted to Bras d'Or on 28 Apr 1940 as A/Skpr, RCNR

STASIN, John Jospeh

Ord. Sig., V/5604, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

STEWART, Joseph Edward

Stoker, A/919, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

WALTERS, Gordon William

AB, A/1155, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

WATSON, Matthew

ERA, A/1258, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

WEBB, Miles Lytell

Signalman, V/7572, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

YOUNG, James Lawrence

Stoker, A/873, RCNR

MPK - 19 Oct 1940 

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 Former Crew Members

Gage, William Murray, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Apr 1940

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Remembering the Bra d'Or

Ship's company photos for HMCS Bras d'Or

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

 

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