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HMCS FLEUR DE LIS J16

Former RCMP Vessel FLEUR DE LIS

HMCS Fleur de Lis, 1940

Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson and John Burgess

 

Built: 1929

Transferred to RCN: 1939

Commissioned: 16 Nov 1939

Paid off: Nov 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1957

 

This triple-screw RCMP vessel was commissioned on 16 Nov 1939, as a patrol craft at Halifax. Fleur de Lis operated from Shelburne in 1942 and in 1943 joined Sydney Force for examination service in the Gut of Canso, based at Mulgrave, N.S. Paid off in n Nov 1945, she was acquired by Marine Industries Ltd., who operated her until 1957 when she was scrapped.1

 

Commanding Officers

Mate Archibald Currie, RCNR - 16 Nov 1939 - 20 Apr 1940

Lt Ronald James Herman, RCNR - 21 Apr 1940 - unk

Mate Archibald Currie, RCNR - unk - 10 Mar 1942

Lt John Wesley Dowling, RCNR - 11 Mar 1942 - 05 Jul 1942

LCdr Meynick Gordon Stanton, RCNVR - 06 Jul 1942 - 13 Apr 1943

Skpr/Lt Archibald. Currie, RCNR - 14 Apr 1943 - unk

Lt John Willis, RCNR - 26 Apr 1945 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bond, James

1888-1962

 

 

 

 

C-D

Campbell, Percival

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G-H

Hulbert, John Adrian

____-2012

 

 

 

 

 

 Former Crew Members

Coggins, Ellsworth Trask, A/Skpr, RCNR - 21 Apr 1940

 

Cooke, Murray Hame, Slt, RCNVR - 04 Feb 1942

 

Coolen, Walter Verge, Skpr, RCNR - 22 Apr 1940

Jack, James McLaren, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944

 

Jarvis, Edward Gilbert, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1941

Moors, George Magnus, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1941

 

Osborne, Fred Francis, Lt, RCNR - 18 Jun 1945

 

O'Quinn, Robert Morgan, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 26 May 1945

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of James Bond

 

Footnotes

(1) - Ship's history from the research of Bryon Taylor

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