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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS CEDARWOOD 530

Former MV J.E. KINNEY

Former GENERAL SCHMIDLIN (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps)

HMCS Cedarwood

Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson and John Burgess

 

Launched: 1941

Commissioned by RCN: 22 Sep 1948

Paid off:  19 Oct 1956

Fate: Unknown

 

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.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr John Elford Wolfenden, RCNR - 1949

 

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

DAY, Leonard Raymond

CPO2, N22099, RCN

died - 16 Nov 1953 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bisal, Marvin Allen Emery

1932-2009

 

 

 

 

C-D

Downs, Steve

1935-2016

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wolfenden, John Elford

1905-1992

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

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

 

Hope, Donald Bateman, Cd/Bos'n, RCN(R) - 26 Apr 1955

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

 

Links

HMCS Cedarwood 1948-1956 Making a difference in the Arctic

 

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