For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS LADY EVELYN

Former DEERHORN

Former CGS LADY EVELYN

HMCS Lady Evelyn

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Launched: 1901

Commissioned: Jun 1917

Paid off: 1919

Sold: 1921

Scrapped: 1936

 

Built by Tranmere, U.K, for a Blackpool firm and originally named Deerhound, she was acquired and renamed by the Postmaster-General's department in 1907. Lady Evelyn's new function was to meet transatlantic mail steamers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and take off the mail for transfer to trains. She was commissioned in the RCN as a patrol vessel from Jun 1917 to 1919, and survived in commercial service on the west coast until shortly before the Second World War. Her armament was 1-12pdr gun. The Howe Sound Navigation Co. brought the screw steamer Lady Evelyn a former Canadian mail packet on the St. Lawrence, to Vancouver in 1921 for operation with Brittania. In 1923 she was bought by the Union Steamship Company of British Columbia and remained with them until 1936, when she was scrapped.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Clement Barkhouse, RNCVR - 01 May 1918 - unk

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Barkhouse, Clement

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Commanding Officer

01 May 1918

Betts, Ronald McKay

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Drafted to Lady Evelyn 01 May 1918 as Lt (N), RNCVR

 

 

 

C-D

Clarke, Harry John

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Drafted to Lady Evelyn 18 Feb 1918

 

Dennett, John

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Drafted to Lady Evelyn 12 Jul 1917 and 01 May 1918 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

E-F

Evans, Stanley

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Drafted to Lady Evelyn 01 May 1918 as Art (E), RCN

 

 

 

 

G-H

Gulston, Charles Samuel

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Drafted to Lady Evelyn 01 May 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Gulston, Henry Ford

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Drafted to Lady Evelyn 01 May 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

M-N

McCullough, Edward Elroy

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Drafted to Lady Evelyn 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

U-V

Vardy, Charles Ernest

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Drafted to Lady Evelyn 05 Feb 1918 and 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Vokes, Carlyle Wainwright

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Drafted to Lady Evelyn 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

 

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