HMCS FUNDY J88

 

Fundy Class Minesweeper

 


 

HMCS FUNDY J88

 

Laid down: 24 Jan 1938

Launched: 18 Jun 1938

Commissioned: 01 Sep 1938

Paid off: 27 Jul 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1987

 

Built at Collingwood, Ont., she was commissioned there on 01 Sep 1938. She was at Halifax when the war began, and served almost continuously as a member of Halifax Local defence Force on local minesweeping duties. In Jul 1942, her one change of occupation occurred when she escorted on convoy to Boston and another back to Halifax. On 15 Jan 1945, with COMOX, she rescued survivors of the torpedoed Martin van Buren. FUNDY was paid off at Halifax on 27 Jul 1945. She was sold in 1947 to Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Quebec and converted to mercantile - became the coaster AIGLE MARIN and then the ANNE R.D. She was broken up at La Malbaie, Quebec in 1987.

 


 

Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr Joseph Wilton Rouer Roy, RCNR - 02 Sep 1938 - 14 Dec 1938

LCdr A.R. Pressey, RCN - 15 Dec 1938 - 26 Dec 1939

LCdr Owen C. S.Robertson, RCNR - 27 Aug 1939 - 22 Feb 1940

A/LCdr Alfred George Stanley, RCNR - 23 Feb 1940 - 07 Mar 1941

Lt A. Moorhouse, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1941 - 02 Aug 1941

Lt A.M. McLarnon, RCNR - 03 Aug 1941 - 17 Aug 1941

Lt Arthur Moorhouse, RCNVR - 18 Aug 1941 - 28 Oct 1941

Mate J.B. Raine, RCNR - 29 Oct 1941 - 09 Mar 1942

Skpr/Lt Fred Arlington Heckman, RCNR - 10 Mar 1942 - 27 Jul 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Baker, Herman, A/Skpr, RCNR - 05 Feb 1940

 

Batt, George Charles, Wt (E), RCNR - 26 Feb 1941

 

Buttler, Louis Lorne, SLt, RCNVR - 12 Jul 1943

 

Boult, Joseph Ernest Frederick, Skpr, RCNR - 18 Jul 1941

 

Carmichael, Angus Hector, A/Skpr, RCNR - 21 May 1940

Gillespie, Ian Antony, SLt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1941

 

Hilder, John William, SLt, RCNVR - 08 Apr 1944

 

Meredith, Ralph Morton, A/Lt, RCNR - 21 Apr 1940

Milledge, John Reuben, SLt, RCNVR - 11 May 1942

 

Newton, Lawrence, Sto 1c, V37708, RCNVR - 05 Dec 1942

 

Raine, John Buxton, Mate, RCNR - 21 Feb 1941

 

Stanley, Alfred George, Lt, RCNR - Jan 1940

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

Newspaper article on the launching of HMCS FUNDY J88

 

From: The Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Courtesy of Alexina Reid

HMCS FUNDY J88 - 23 Aug 1988

 

From: The Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Courtesy of Alexina Reid

HMCS FUNDY J88

HMCS FUNDY J88

 

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

HMCS FUNDY J88

HMCS FUNDY J88

 

From the collection of Glendon Oliver

 

Courtesy of Keith Oliver

HMCS FUNDY J88

 

From the collection of Henry J. (Hank) Winsor, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Roger Litwiller

 


 

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