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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMCS Madawaska

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham


Built: 1930 
Commissioned: 1939

Paid off: 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1947


Madawaska was a Preventive Service vessel that was transferred to the RCMP in 1932 and was based out of Riviere du Loup, Quebec. In 1939 she was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Madawaska Z21. She was employed as an Examination Vessel for the Port of Quebec. She was declared surplus and turned over to CADC on 21 December 1945 and was sold for breaking up 28 May 1946. Her registry was closed 26 May 1947, vessel dismantled.1


Examination Vessel Madawaska - Battle of the Atlantic Blogspot


Commanding Officers

Skpr/Lt Joseph Raoul Lepage, RCNR - 29 Apr 1944 - unk



     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

FRASER, Joseph Pierre Malcolm

PO, A/635, RCNR

Died - 24 Jul 1940 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten



(1) - Ship's history from the research of Bryon Taylor.