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HMCS CHARNEY Z26

Former HMCS CARTIER Z26

Former CGS CARTIER

Former HMCS CARTIER

Former Dominion Gov't Ship CARTIER

HMCS Cartier

Source: The Maple Leaf Magazine

 

Laid down: 1908

Launched: 1910

Commissioned:

Paid off:

Commissioned: 18 Sep 1939

Renamed: 09 Dec 1941

Paid off: 12 Dec 1945

Fate: Derelict vessel, reported sunk near Sydney about 1957

 

Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Newcastle, she was a Dominion government hydrographic survey ship that served as an armed patrol vessel on the east coast during the First World War. Cartier reverted to government service between the wars, but was commissioned as a training ship at Halifax on 18 Sep 1939. She was renamed Charney on 09 Dec 1941 to avoid confusion with the newly established Naval Reserve base in Montreal, the NCSM Cartier. As the Charny, the ship received to Mentioned in Despatches for her crews work in RADAR research and training, once as a target and again as a tracking vessel. Paid off on 12 Dec 1945, she was reported derelict in 1957 and scuttled at Sydney, N.S. Her specifications were: Length: 164 Ft, Beam: 29 ft, Draught: 13 ft, Speed: 12 kts, Complement: 60, Armament: 3-12prds.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Henry Francis McGuirk, RNCVR - 20 Jun 1917 - unk

LCdr J.J. DesLauriers, RCNR - 19 Sep 1939 - unk

LCdr Frank Damian Campbell, RCNR - 06 Jun 1940 - unk

Lt A.B. Taylor, RCNR - 21 Aug 1940 - 21 Oct 1941

Lt E.R. Shaw, RCNR - 22 Oct 1941 - 08 May 1942

Lt Frederick Ernest Grubb, RCN - 09 May 1942 - ?? Nov 1942

Lt C.L. Campbell, RCNVR - ?? Nov 1942 - 04 Apr 1943

LCdr Clifford George Williams, RCNR - 05 Apr 1943 - unk

A/LCdr Ben Gestur Sivertz, RCNR - 24 Apr 1944 - unk

Lt Christopher Charles Love, RCNVR - 30 Jul 1944 - unk

Lt Roland de Moubray Brown, RCNVR - 01 Nov 1944 - 06 Apr 1945

Lt Lawrence James Wallace, RCNVR - 07 Apr 1945 - 20 Apr 1945

Lt Roland de Moubray Brown, RCNVR - 21 Apr 1945 - 16 Nov 1945

Skpr/Lt P. Perrault, RCNR - 17 Nov 1945 - 12 Dec 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Brown, Rowland de Mowbray

1917-2005

Commanding Officer 01 Nov 1944 - 06 Apr 1945

 

 

 

 

G-H

Heath, Charles Albert

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Drafted to Cartier 15 Jun 1917 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR, and on 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

K-L

Koenig, John

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Drafted to Cartier on 01 May 1918 as Art (E), RCN

 

 

 

 

M-N

Matthews, Harold Edward

1900-1970

McGough, Henry John

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Drafted to Cartier on 01 May 1918 as Skpr, RCN

McGuirk, Henry Francis

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Appointed C.O. 20 Jun 1917

Drafted to Cartier 01 May 1918 as Lt, RNCVR

 

 

O-P

Overton, William Jay

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Drafted to Cartier on 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

Q-R

Roberts, Douglas Coulston

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Drafted to Cartier on 01 May 1918 as Lt, RNCVR

Robinson, Bertram Digby

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Drafted to Cartier on 31 May 1918 as Mate, RCN

Russell, James Burn

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Drafted to Cartier on 09 May 1918 as W. OP 3rd Cl, RNCVR

 

 

Y-Z

Young, Harold Gordon

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Drafted to Cartier on 27 May 1918 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Akin, John Robert, Slt, RCNVR - 04 May 1942

 

Atkinson, Derek Stuart, Slt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944

 

Bell, George Alfred (Dinger), Stoker 

 

Bentley, Jack, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Jun 1942

 

Canrill, Frederick Earl John, A/Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944

 

Chaffey, Frank Joseph, Skpr, RCNR - Jan 1944

 

Chandler, William Ralph, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 12 Jun 1943

Clark, Andrew Cunningham, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Crocker, William Harold, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 18 Jul 1941

 

Duffy, Joseph Arthur, Skpr, RCNR - 06 Mar 1944

 

Durant, Frederick William, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 26 May 1940

 

Gray, Wesley Gibson, Slt, RCNVR - 11 May 1942

 

Holder, Gordon Guthrie Keith, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Feb 1940

 

Jones, Morton Hooper, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Kieran, James Patrick, A/Lt, RCNR - 26 Jan 1940 / Lt, RCNR - 26 Jun 1941

MacRae, John Montye, Slt, RCNVR - 24 May 1942

 

Moll, Alfred Robert, Slt, RCNVR - 12 Mar 1945

 

Nelles, Malcolm Kenyon, Lt, RCNVR - 16 Apr 1943

 

Shaw, Eric Rigby, Lt, RCNR - 24 Jun 1941

 

Smith, Erin Claude, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1941

 

Stevens, John Franklin, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Jul 1941

 

Tizard, John, Cd (E), RCNR - 18 Jul 1941

 

Wallace, Lawrence James, Lt, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1944

 

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