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RCN Auxiliary CRUSADER Z13

Crusader Z13

Source: a History of the West Coast Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet

Credit: CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum, photo # VR996.29.01


Acquired by RCN:



HMCS Crusader Z13 was was assigned to the West coast during the war as an auxiliary (tender to HMCS Givenchy). One of her duties was as an examination vessel.


Commanding Officers

A/Lt Thomas Maitland Wade Golby, RCNR - 30 Mar 1940 - unk

Slt John Oscar Laybourne Lake, RCNR - 04 Jun 1941 - unk

Ch/Skpr Archibald Miller, RCNR - 07 Mar 1942 - unk

Ch/Skpr Archibald Miller, RCNR - 14 Jun 1942 - unk


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Former Crew Members

Ashley, Alfred Edward, Skpr, RCNR - 27 Apr 1941


Burns, Arthur James, A/Slt, RCNVR - 12 Jun 1940

Harvey, George Robert, Skpr, RCNR - 10 Mar 1944


LeVae, Gray Buxton, Skpr, RCNR - 31 Mar 1943

Lowe, Douglas Wilson, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Mar 1940