For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS COWICHAN 147

Then FS LA MALOUINE M727 (1954)

Then FS LA MALOUINE P651 (1973)

HMCS Cowichan 147

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1941-43,   Normandy  1944,   English Channel 1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 20 Jun 1951

Launched: 12 Nov 1951

Commissioned: 10 Dec 1953

Paid off: 31 Mar 1954

Transferred to French Navy: 31 Mar 1954

Re-commissioned: 31 Mar 1954

Re-classed: 01 Jun 1973

Paid off: 03 Oct 1977

Fate: Scuttled 26 Feb 1984

 

Built by the Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., Lauzon, Que., she was commissioned on 10 Dec 1963. On  31 Mar 1954, she was paid off and on the same day, transferred to the French Navy and commissioned as the "dragueur" La Malouine. M727. On 01 Jun 1973 she was re-classed as a "patrouilleur" pendant number P651. Paid off on 03 Oct 1977, she was scuttled on 26 Feb 1984, 140 miles off of Brest, France.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr P.H. Cayley, RCN - 10 Dec 1953 - Dec 1953

LCdr A.H. Slater, RCN - Dec `953 - 15 Mar 1954

Lt James Mortimer Cutts, RCN - 16 Mar 1954 - 31 Mar 1954

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

 

La Malouine M727 / P651 - Perso Numericable website

 

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