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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS CHALEUR Z20

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

Lowe, James Edward

1920-1995

 

 

 

 

 

 Former Crew Members

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

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

 

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of James Lowe

 

Footnotes:

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

 

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