For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Former HMS H-14
H-14 was launched in 1917, her specifications were: Length: 150 ft, Beam: 12 ft, Draught: 12 ft, Speed: 13/11 kts, Complement: 4 officers, 18 men, Armament: 4-18in TT. She saw service with the Royal Navy in Bermuda. On 15 Apr 1918, H-14 departed Bermuda for the Azores in a group that consisted of some 40 Allied ships led by USS Salem. Shortly after leaving port, H-14 collided with the oiler Arethusa, necessitating a return to Bermuda. H-14 was towed back to Bermuda by Conestoga on 18 Apr 1918. In Feb 1919 the Royal Navy presented H-14 and her sister ship, H-15 to the Royal Canadian Navy where they were renamed HMCS CH-14 and CH-15, respectively. Scarcely used, they were paid off on 30 Jun 1922 and placed iin the hands of caretakers at Halifax. They were sold for scrap five years later.