HMCS CEDARWOOD 530

 

Research / Survey Vessel

 


 

HMCS CEDARWOOD

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DND/RCN Photo - Crown copyright

 

Launched: 1941

Commissioned by RCN: 22 Sep 1948

Paid off:  19 Oct 1956

Fate: Broken up 1966

 

Launched in 1941 at Lunenburg, N.S., as MC J.E. Kinney, this ship was taken up for war service with he Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and renamed General Schmidlin. Her function seems to have been that of supplying army detachments at scattered harbours in the Maritimes and Nfld. She was commissioned in the RCN on 22 Sep 1948, for oceanographic survey duties on the west coast, and renamed CEDARWOOD.  After being paid off she was fitted with false paddle-wheels and re-fitted to resemble the steamer Commodore as part of the 1958 British Columbia Gold Rush Centennial. She was re-registered in 1961 as the Cedarwood.

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS CEDARWOOD 1948-1956 Making a difference in the Arctic

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr John Elford Wolfenden, RCNR - 1949

 


 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

DAY, Leonard R.

C2ER, RCN

died - 16 Nov 1953

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Fullerton, James Hurd, Lt, RCN(R) - 29 Apr 1953 /  Lt, RCN(R) - 15 Jun 1953, XO

Hutton, Noel Harry, Lt, RCN(R), XO - 22 Jan 1949 / XO - 01 Jul 1950

 

Murray, Arthur Gerrard, Lt, RCN(R) - 01 May 1951

Rayburn Albert Dudley, LCdr, RCN - 08 Jun 1951, XO

 

Rigg, David Edward, Lt, CD, RCN - 01 May 1954, XO

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS CEDARWOOD

HMCS CEDARWOOD

 

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

 

Image # VR999.647.13

 


 

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