HMCS FUNDY 145

 

Bay Class Minesweeper

 


 

HMCS Fundy 145

 

Laid down: 19 Jun 1951

Launched: 09 Dec 1953

Commissioned: 19 Mar 1954

Paid off: 31 Mar 1954

Transferred to French Navy: 31 Mar 1954

Re-commissioned: 31 Mar 1954

Re-classed: 01 Jun 1973

Paid off: 15 Oct 1986

Fate: Sunk as a target ship 20 Dec 1986

 

Built by the Saint John Dry Dock Co., she was commissioned on 19 Mar 1954. Paid off on 31 Mar 1954, she was transferred to the French Navy on the same day and commissioned as the "dragueur" La Dunerquoise M726. On 01 Jun 1973 she was re-classed as a "patrouilleur" with pendant number P653. She was paid off on 15 Oct 1986 and sunk as a target ship on 20 Dec 1986 in 2500 meters of water 22 miles off the coast of Dumbéa, New Caledonia.

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr Anthony Herbert Murray Slater, RCN - 19 Mar 1954 - 31 Mar 1954

 


 

Former Crew Members 

 

McGillivray, Dennis, RP, 42375-H, RCN - Nov 1960 - 1962

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

 

The launching ceremony of HMCS Fundy 145 - 09 Dec 1953

 

    

Photographer: Eugene Miller, RCN

Courtesy of Rene Miller

 

Patrouilleur La Dunkerquoise being sunk as a live fire target 20 Dec 1986

Source: Perso Numericable website

 


 

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