HMCS GASPÉ 143

 

Bay Class Minesweeper

 


 

HMCS GASPÉ 143

 

Laid down: 21 Mar 1951

Launched: 12 Nov 1951

Commissioned: 05 Dec 1953

Paid off: 22 Aug 1957

Transferred to Turkish Navy: 31 Mar 1958

Re-commissioned: 31 Mar 1958

Paid off:

Fate: Unknown

 

Built by the Davie Shipbuilding Co., Lauzon, she was commissioned on 05 Dec 1953, and paid off on 22 Aug 1957. She was transferred to the Turkish Navy, and was renamed Trabzon, on March 31, 1958.

 

Specifications on completion: Displacement: 396 tons, Length: 152 ft, Beam: 28 ft, Draught: 8 ft, Speed: 16 kts, Complement: 3 officers and 35 men, Armament: 1-40mm

 


 

Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr H.B. Carnall, RCN - 26 Nov 1953 - 17 Oct 1955

 

Cdr W.S.T. McCully, RCN - 18 Oct 1955 - 04 Jun 1957

 

LCdr Henry Charles LaRose, RCN - 05 Jun 1957 - 22 Aug 1957

 


 

     In memory of those who Crossed the Bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 

Former Crew Members

 

Fleming, William (Bill)

 

Stewart, Norm, 26959-H, RCN

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS GASPÉ 143

RCN Photo - Negative # HS-29019

Courtesy of William (Bill) Fleming

Sweep deck of HMCS GASPÉ 143

RCN photo - Negative # 35638

Courtesy of William (Bill) Fleming

Sweep deck of HMCS GASPÉ 143

RCN photo - Negative # 35636

Courtesy of William (Bill) Fleming

Sweep deck of HMCS GASPÉ 143 - Bill Fleming (on extreme right) on the winch controls

RCN photo - Negative # 35722

Courtesy of William (Bill) Fleming

 


 

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