For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS CAPE SCOTT 100 (1954)

Former HMS BEACHY HEAD

Former HNLMS VULKAAN (1946)

Former HMS BEACHY HEAD (1949)

Then FMF CAPE SCOTT (1972)

HMCS Cape Scott 101

 

Laid down: 08 Jun 1944

Launched: 27 Sep 1944

Commissioned: 1944

Loaned to the Netherlands: 1947, Commissioned as HNLMS Vulkaan

Paid off: 1950

Returned to RN: 1950

Transferred to RCN: 1952

Commissioned: 28 Jan 1959

Paid off: 01 July 1970

Fate: Sold in 1975. Broken up in 1978

 

Built by Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., Vancouver, a modified Fort type cargo ship, HMS Beachy Head was launched at Vancouver in 1944. After the war, she was turned over to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1947 as repair ship Vulkaan. In 1949 she was returned to the RN and resumed her original name until 1952, when she was transferred to the RCN. She lay alongside Halifax for some years, providing supplementary workshop and classroom facilities until Cape Breton was transferred to the west coast in 1958. After refit at Saint John, Cape Scott was at last commissioned on 28 Jan 1959, to serve at Halifax.  In February 1965, Cape Scott transited the Panama Canal from Peru and Easter Island enroute to Halifax. Paid off into reserve on 01 Jul 1970, she was re-designated Fleet Maintenance Group (Atlantic) in 1972, but was sold when the group moved ashore in 1975 and left under tow in 1978 to be broken up in Texas.

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr Francis James Jones, RCN - 28 Jan 1959 - 23 Aug 1960

Cdr A.H. Rankin, RCN - 24 Aug 1960 - 10 May 1964

Cdr Charles Anthony Law, RCN - 11 May 1964 - 10 Apr 1966

Capt Herbert Hartley Smith, RCN - 11 Apr 1966 - unk

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

SEYMOUR, Sidney Reginald

LS, N14461, RCN

died - 26 Apr 1966 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Adams, Clinton James

1946-2002

Baker, Ernest Sheppard

1923-2011

Beecher, Scott Eaton

____-2102

Bradford, Wayne

1935-2012

Burke, Clayton Russell

____-2014

Burnett, Gerald Clarke

1935-2003

 

 

 

 

C-D

Chambers, Ronald Joseph

____-2004

Crowley, Michael Joseph Patrick

1929-2015

Denomey, David Raymond E.

1940-2017

Dixon, Donald Bertram

1921-2011

Donnelly, Thomas Michael

1941-2015

E-F

Eddy, Keith Malcolm

1935-2011

Fisher, Ralph Ervin

1922-2014

Served in Cape Scott in 1965 as Senior Technical Officer, Cdr, RCN

 

 

 

G-H

Goneau, Leo Arthur

____-2007

 

 

 

 

I-J

Jones-Francis, James

1914-2001

Served in Cape Scott in 1959

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacDonald, Duncan Hector

1920-2016

Served in Cape Scott in 1959 as Lt (S), RCN

MacEachern, Allister Joseph

____-2016

MacKay, Donald Angus

1926-2017

Served in Cape Scott in 1957

McKearney, Lyle

____-1996

Nieforth, Angus Walter

1938-2010

O-P

O'Quinn, Michael Thomas

1927-2017

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Roberts, Ralph Donald

1931-2012

 

 

 

 

S-T

Scott, James Edward

____-2012

Smith, Robert Paul

1928-2012

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Brooks, John

 

Clark, Larry, RCN

Launhardt, Rolf

Nicolson, James - 1960

 

Valley, Dave, ER - 1969 - 1970

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

Expedition to Easter Island - HMCS Cape Scott

 

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