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HMCS CONSTANCE

Former CGS CONSTANCE

CGS Constance

Source: Wikipedia  Credit: Library and Archives of Canada

 

Launched: 1891

Commissioned: 1914

Paid off: 1919

Fate: Unknown

 

HMCS Constance was a commissioned minesweeper of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) during the First World War. Originally built as a fisheries cruiser for the Department of Marine and Fisheries, upon completion she was transferred to the Department of Customs, and was used by the Customs Preventive Service. Along with sister ships CGS Curlew, and CGS Petrel, Constance was fitted with mine sweeping gear in 1912. All three vessels were taken into naval service after the outbreak of war in 1914, and were used for patrol or examination duties. After the war, Constance was sold for commercial use. Remaining in service until the early 1930s, she was chartered by the Customs Preventive Service in 1928-29.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Robert Frederick Lawson, RCN - 11 May 1918 - unk

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Duggan, Clifford George

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Drafted to Constance on 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

G-H

Horton, Isaiah Walton

1891-1979

Served in CGS Constance / HMCS Constance 1913-1915 as Mate

 

 

 

 

K-L

Lawson, Robert Frederick

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 Commanding Officer in 1918

 

 

 

 

M-N

Morris, Joseph Ephraim

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Drafted to Constance on 01 May 1918 as Slt, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

S-T

Sinclair, David Daniel

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

Swansburg, Robert Irwin

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Drafted to Constance on 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

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