Battle Class Trawler





Launched: 15 Sep 1917

Commissioned: 22 Jun 1918

Paid off: 12 Aug 1919

Re-commissioned: 25 Jun 1940

Paid off: 07 Dec 1943

Fate: Unknown


Built at Montreal, GIVENCHY was commissioned there on 22 Jun 1918. She was named for the Battle of Givenchy that took place on 15-16 June 1915. On 30 Jun 1918, GIVENCHY was listed as a patrol vessel. She was paid off on 12 Aug 1919 at Esquimalt. She then entered the service of the Department of Marine and Fisheries as a fishery protection vessel, but was returned to the RCN on 15 Apr 1939. 


She served as a depot ship for auxiliary vessels in Esquimalt 25 Jun 1940 - 21 Oct 1940.  Known as GIVENCHY (Hulk) 21 Oct 1940 - 18 Apr 1943. Re-named GIVENCHY II 18 Apr 1943. Became a floating barracks in Vancouver 07 Dec 1943 - Jul 1944;  in Esquimalt Jul 1944 - Oct 1945. Sold on 19 Sep 1946, GIVENCHY is thought to have been broken up in the U.S. in 1953.



Photos and Documents        Ship's company photos



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Guild, John Middleton


Drafted to GIVENCHY 30 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Matthews, Harold E.

McIntyre, Thomas J.

Mortimer, William R.

Stewart, Donald William


Drafted to GIVENCHY 30 Jun 1918 as Ch/Skpr, RCN

Warren, Gordon Bauer


Drafted to GIVENCHY 27 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Whitehouse, Eric

Wilson, Ernest





Photos and Documents


Article on HMCS THIEPVAL, HMCS GIVENCHY, HMCS ARMENTIERES and HMCS STADACONA transiting from Halifax to Esquimalt.  THIEPVAL arrived safely in Esquimalt, while ARMENTIERES and GIVENCHY had to escort / tow STADACONA to San Francisco after she lost her rudder in a storm

The Daily Colonist, Victoria, BC, Saturday 24 May 1919

Courtesy of Dwight Farrell 




Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum




RCN photo - Crown Copyright