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HMCS DUNDURN Z41

Then CNAV / CFAV DUNDURN AO / AOC / AOTL-502

CNAV Dundurn 502

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

As the ship appeared on 13 Oct 2007 in North Vancouver. Dundurn appears to be berthed at the jetty, however, she is actually being used as a floating breakwater.

 

Built: 1943 

Commissioned: 25 Nov 1943 as HMCS Dundurn Z41

Paid off: 09 Apr 1946

Re-commissioned: 1946

Transferred to Esquimalt: 1946

Paid off: 02 Jan 1947

Re-designated: CNAV

Re-designated: CFAV

Removed from service: 16 Sep 1994

Fate: Declared surplus on 17 Nov 1995, she became a floating breakwater in 1996. Last seen in July 2016, she was tied up on the Pitt River, near Surrey, BC, waiting to be broken up.

 

Commissioned on 25 Nov 1943, at Walkerville, Ont., Dundurn provided warships, patrol craft and coastal outposts on the east coast with fuel. Here specifications were: Displacement: 950 tons, Length: 178 ft 9 in Beam: 33 ft 2 in, Draught: 13 ft, Speed: 10 kts, Complement: 12-24. In the later part of 1945 and most of 1946 she was used to off-load fuel from the escort vessels that were being mothballed. After this job was completed, in November 1946, she was transferred to Esquimalt with the tug Clifton. She arrived in Esquimalt on 29 Dec 1946 and was paid off on 02 Jan 1947 from the RCN to serve as a CNAV. Her duties were various, though primarily used as a inner harbour fuel ship, she sailed in company with the west coast fleet to San Diego on one occasion and on others took supplies up to removed governments outposts on the BC coast. Removed from service on 16 Sep 1996, she was declared surplus on 17 Nov 1995. After a short period of time, she was sold to the Burrard Yacht Club in Vancouver on 08 May 1996 to be used as a floating breakwater.

 

Commanding Officers

Skpr/Lt A.J. Porter, RCNR - 25 Nov 1943 - 02 Apr 1944

LCdr Roy Milton Mosher, RCNR - 03 Apr 1944 - 10 Jun 1945

Skpr/Lt Jacob Blackmore, RCNR - 11 June 1945 - unk

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

W-X

Wiggs, W.R.

1933-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 Former Crew Members

Baggs, Sidney, Skpr, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1944

Schleen, Donald C. 

 

 

 

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