HMCS CHALEUR I at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, 1939

Source: Canadian War Museum / George Metcalf Archival Collection CWM 19920085-1018


Built: 1930

Commissioned: 1939

Paid off: 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1947


The RCMP received CHALEUR from the Preventive Service in 1932. She was turned over to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1939 and she became HMCS CHALEUR pennant number Z20. She was one of three RCMP motor boats taken over for use at Quebec City, was assigned to the examination service, transporting personnel who boarded, inspected, and reported on incoming ships. In 1945 she was declared surplus and turned over to CADC on 8 August 1945. She was sold 23 August 1946 and finally dismantled in 1947. 1



Commanding Officers


Lt Victor Harrison Torraville, Lt, RCNR - 10 Mar 1941 - unk


Skpr/Lt Joseph Edgar Guimond, RCNR - 27 Apr 1944 - unk



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Former Crew Members


Mongenais, Guy St. Aubin, A/LCdr, RCNVR, X.O. - 05 Feb 1944


Shaver, Everett Phelps, LCdr, RCNVR, XO - 17 Apr 1941





(1) - Ship's history from the research of Bryon Taylor