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HMCS CC1

HMCS CC1 in the slips at Esquimalt, B.C.

 

Launched: 03 Jun 1914

Commissioned: 06 Aug 1914

Paid off: 

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1920

 

CC1 and CC2, originally named Iquique and Antofagasta, respectively, were built at Seattle for the Chilean government. However, the deal with the Chileans fell through, and on the eve of the First World War these submarines were purchased by the premier of British Columbia, Sir Richard McBride.  The Dominion government ratified the purchase and on 06 Aug 1914 the two boats were commissioned as CC1 and CC2 because of their resemblance to the British "C" class submarines.  After three years' cruising and training on the west coast they were ordered to Europe, and on 21 Jun 1917, set out for Halifax with their mother ship Shearwater. On 03 Jul 1917 they arrived in Seattle and were invited, along with the crews of CC2 and Shearwater, to lead the Seattle Independence day Parade on 04 Jul 1917. They were the first warships ever to transit the Panama Canal under the White Ensign. Unfit for a transatlantic crossing, they remained at Halifax until sold for scrap in 1920.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Adrian St. Vincent Keyes, RN - 04 Aug 1914 - unk

Lt Francis Beaversham Hanson, RN - 21 Jun 1917 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Addison, James

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Served in CC1 as Cox'n

Brisco, George

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Served in CC1 and CC2 1914-1918

 

 

 

G-H

Hanson, Francis Beaversham

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Served in CC1 1915-1917

Commanding Officer

21 Jun 1917

 

 

 

 

K-L

Lake, Geoffrey

____-1918

Served in CC1 from 1915 till end of war. Was 1st Lt under Hanson

Keyes, Adrian St. Vincent

1882-1926

1st Commanding Officer

Flotilla CO until early 1915

 

 

 

M-N

Maitland-Dougall, William McKinstry

Served in CC1 1914-1915 as Midshipman under Keyes.

Killed 12 Mar 1918 HMS/m D3

 

 

 

 

W-X

Walker, Wilfred Tyrrel

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Served in CC1 as Keyes' 1st Lt until Christmas 1914.

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Ship's company photo for HMCS CC-1

Through A Canadian Periscope - Canada's Submarine Heritage 1914-2014

 

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