HMCS CHIGNECTO 156
Bay Class Minesweeper
Built by Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, she was commissioned on 01 Dec 1953, and paid off on 31 Mar 1954, the day of her transfer to the French Navy. She was re-commissioned as the "dragueur" La Bayonnaise M728. On 01 Jun 1973 she was re-classed as a "patrouilleur" with pendant number P654. On 13 June 1975, La Bayonnaise P654 ran aground on a shoal off Lifou near New Caladonia. She was deemed not repairable and was sunk in 1977 as a target ship.
LCdr C.J. Benoit, DSC, RCN - 01 Dec 1953 - 02 Feb 1954
LCdr Edmund James Semmens, RCN - 03 Feb 1954 - 31 Mar 1954
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
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