For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS CEDARWOOD 530
Former MV J.E. KINNEY
Former GENERAL SCHMIDLIN (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps)
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. Paid off on 19 Oct 1956, she was fitted in 1958 with artificial paddle-wheels and other dummy fittings in order to play the role of the steamer Commodore during B.C.'s centennial celebration.