HMCS GASP… J94

 

Fundy Class Minesweeper

 


 

HMCS GASP… J94

 

Laid down: 24 Jan 1938

Launched: 12 Aug 1938

Commissioned: 21 Oct 1938

Paid off: 23 Jul 1945

Fate: Unknown

 

Commissioned at Quebec on 21 Oct 1938, GASP… was at Halifax when hostilities broke out. Throughout the war she served with Halifax Local Defence Force on local minesweeping duties. She was paid off at Halifax on 23 Jul 1945, and sold into mercantile service in 1946, becoming the Shanghai tug Sung Li.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Ship's Company Photos

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr H.N. Lay, RCN - 12 Jan 1939 - 17 Aug 1939

A/LCdr Herman D. Mackay, RCNR - 03 Sep 1939 - 11 Apr 1941

Lt Ralph Thomas Ingram, RCNR - 12 Apr 1941 - 02 Aug 1941

Lt T. Gilmour, RCNR - 03 Aug 1941 - 17 Aug 1941

Lt R.T. Ingram, RCNR - 18 Aug 1941 - 26 Oct 1941

CH/Skpr G.A. Myra, RCNR - 27 Oct 1941 - 02 Aug 1942

Lt W.S. Bryant, RCNR - 03 Aug 1942 - 24 Jun 1943

Skpr/Lt Alexander James Burke, RCNR - 25 Jun 1943 - 07 Jan 1945

Skpr/Lt Ralph Andrew Doucette, RCNR - 08 Jan 1945 - 23 Jul 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Burgess, Gerald Francis, A/Skpr, RCNR - 25 May 1940 / Skpr, RCNR - 23 Jun 1941

 

Burke, Alexander James, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 25 Mar 1942 / 01 May 1942 / Skpr/Lt - 08 May 1942

 

Coulthurst, Charles

 

Cumming, Lysson Gordon, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1940

 

Dewis, John Pineo, Paym-SLt, RCNVR - 08 Jul 1941

 

Finlay, Paul William, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Jun 1943

Healtie, Glenn Woodrow, Lt, RCNVR - 28 May 1945

 

Houghton, Wilfred Tudor, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Lahey, William Joseph, Skpr, RCNR - 22 Jul 1941

 

MacKay, William Daniel, A/Skpr, RCNR - 10 Jun 1940

 

McLay, Kenneth Roderick, Skpr, RCNR - 26 Apr 1943

Ramsay, William Ferguson, SLt, RCNVR - 24 May 1942

 

Scarth, George Alexander, Lt, RCNVR - 16 Mar 1940

 

Tremaine, Jonathon William Harris, A/Mate, RCNR - 11 Apr 1940

 

Wilson, George Charles, SLt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1943

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

James Senior (left) and unknown sailor on icy decks on HMCS GASP… J94 - 1939

From the collection of James A. Senior, RCN

Courtesy of Bob Senior

James Senior on HMCS GASP… J94 off Halifax circa 1938-1939

From the collection of James A. Senior, RCN

Courtesy of Bob Senior

 


 

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