HMCS FUNDY 159

 

Bay Class Minesweeper

 


 

HMCS FUNDY 159

 

Laid down: 07 Mar 1955

Launched: 14 Jun 1956

Commissioned: 27 Nov 1956

Paid off: 19 Dec 1996

Fate: Unknown

 

Built by the Davie Shipbuilding Co., Lauzon, she was commissioned on 27 Nov 1956. Initially operating out of Halifax, she was later transferred to Esquimalt and was a member of Training Group Pacific until paid off on 19 Dec 1996.

 

In 1968, FUNDY was part of the escort ships for the Newport / Bermuda yacht race.  During that race she rescued the crew of the yacht Truant V which had become disabled after a close encounter with a whale.

 

Specifications when first completed: Displacement: 390 tons, Length: 152 ft, Beam: 28 ft, Draught: 8 ft, Speed: 16 kts, Complement: 3 officers and 35 men, Armament: 1-40mm. The 40mm gun was later removed.

 


 

The Ship's Bell          Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories:  The Minesweeper and the Yacht          Fundy to the Rescue

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr R.C. Thurber, RCN - 18 Dec 1956 - 10 Feb 1958

LCdr Neil St. Clair Norton, RCN - 18 Feb 1958 - 18 Aug 1959

LCdr J. Butterfield, RCN - 19 Aug 1959 - 02 Jan 1962

Lt Robert John Luke, RCN - 03 Jan 1962 - 07 Feb 1964

Lt E.J. Michael Young - 14 Apr 1969 - unk

Lt C. Douglas Maginley, CD - 15 Apr 1970 - unk

Lt (N) Dave V. Adamthwaite - 1977-1978 

LCdr Robert W. Stacey - 14 Mar 1985 - 05 Jan 1987

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Addison, Tim

 

Kelly, Dennis, Leading Seaman Radar Plotter

 

Langland, Kristof

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

FDY001

FDY002

FDY003

(FDY001) HMCS FUNDY 159 in Halifax Harbour in the 1950  //  RCN Neg # HS 49813  //  Courtesy of the Naval Museum of Halifax

(FDY002) HMCS FUNDY 159  //  DND / RCN Photo

(FDY003) Former HMCS MIRAMICHI 163, HMCS THUNDER 161 and HMCS FUNDY 159  //  Beecher Bay, BC circa 2008  //  Photographer Chris Sattler / 2008  //  Courtesy of Dave Shirlaw

 


 

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