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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Then Harbour Craft HC 37

Former RCMP Vessel CAPTOR (1st)

Harbour Craft Captor, 24 Oct 1940

RCN Photo


Commissioned: 1939

Renamed: 1942

Paid off: 1945

Fate: Unknown - still registered in 2013


RCMP Captor was built for the RCMP Marine Section and accepted in 1936. She was turned over to the RCN in 1939 and became HMCS CAPTOR from 1939 - 1942 then renamed HMC HC37. In Jul of 1940 she was listed as an examination vessel. She was declared surplus and turned over to CADC on 14 August 1945. She was still registered in 2013. 1


Commanding Officers

Ch/Skpr Joseph Abraham Wilson Forgeron, RCNR - 20 Jul 1940 - unk

Skr/Lt. Wendell Bonner, RCNR - 01 Jan 1941 - unk

Durant, Frederick William, Skpr/Lt, RCNR - 20 Jan 1942 - unk


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten



(1) - Ship's history from the research of Bryon Taylor