HMCS FORTUNE 151

 

Bay Class Minesweeper

 


 

HMCS Fortune 151

 

Laid down: 24 Apr 1952

Launched: 14 Apr 1953

Commissioned: 03 Nov 1954

Paid off: 28 Feb1964

Fate: Sold in 1966. Still in service as of 2015

 

Built by Victoria Machinery Depot, she was commissioned on 03 Nov 1954. Specification on completion: Displacement: 396 tons, Length: 152 ft, Beam: 28 ft, Draught: 8 ft, Speed: 16 kts, Complement: 3 officers, 35 men, Armament: 1-40mm. After nine years of naval service, including acting as the flagship of the Second Minesweeping Squadron during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Fortune was paid off on 28 Feb 1964. Sold for commercial use, she was renamed Offshore, then later, Greenpeace Two. As Greenpeace Two she was used in an unsuccessful effort to hind a nuclear test in the Aleutians in Nov 1971. She served for many years as MV Edgewater Fortune as a charter vessel for tours of coastal British Columbia. In July 2015, she was purchased by Mike and Janice Fournier, renamed 151 Water Street, and converted to a private yacht in 2015.

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr John Barclay Young, RCN - 03 Nov 1954 - 23 Aug 1955

LCdr Peter Robert Hinton, RCN - 24 Aug 1955 - 21 Mar  1957

LCdr Christopher Gordon Smith, RCN - 22 Mar 1957 - 13 Aug 1957

LCdr S.G. Moore, RCN - 14 Aug 1957 - 15 Feb 1959

LCdr Donald Mackenzie Waters, RCN - 16 Feb 1959 - 09 Jan 1962

LCdr Arthur Bruce Torrie, RCN - 10 Jan 1962 - 28 Feb 1964

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Brower-Berkhoven, Isaac

Vowels, Gerry 

 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

MV Edgewater Fortune former HMCS Fortune at New Westminster, British Columbia, 06 Dec 2009

From the flickr photo collection of Ben

MV Edgewater Fortune former HMCS Fortune at New Westminster, British Columbia, 12 Jan 2007

From the flickr photo collection of Ben

 


 

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