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HMCS MALASPINA Z00

Former CGS MALASPINA

HMCS Malaspina

 

Laid down: 1913

Launched: 1913

Acquired by RCN: 1917

Commissioned: 15 Dec 1917

Paid off: 31 Mar 1920

Commissioned: 06 Sep 1939

Paid off: 31 Mar 1945

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1946

 

HMCS Malaspina was a Canadian government fisheries patrol vessel pressed into service with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1917 and again in 1939 and which therefore saw service during the First World War and Second World War. During WW 2 she served as an examination vessel and training vessel.  Malaspina was serving as a tender to HMCS Royal Roads when she was paid off in 1946.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Holmes Newcombe, RCNVR - 01 Dec 1917 - 31 Mar 1920

LCdr W. Redford, RCNR - 06 Sep 1939 - unk

Lt G.S. Hall, RCNR - 14 Nov 1940 - unk

Ch/Skpr Walter Raymond Chaster, RCNR - 17 Apr 1941 - unk

Ch/Skpr J.M. Richardson, RCNR - 21 Nov 1941 - unk

Ch/Skpr Alan Whittaker Ogden, RCNR - 28 Jan 1942 - unk

LCdr John Scudamore Cunningham, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1943 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bing, John Blythe

1920-1989

 

 

 

 

C-D

Chapellow, Louis

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Drafted to Malaspina 01 Dec 1917 as Art (E), RCN

Duff, Stewart James

1922-2009

 

 

 

E-F

Ford, George

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Drafted to Malaspina 01 Dec 1917 as Skpr, RCN, XO

 

 

 

 

M-N

Newcombe, Holmes

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1st Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

S-T

Tee, Harold David

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Drafted to CGS Malaspina in 1913 as W. Op 2nd Cl

Thomas, Charles Thomas

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Drafted to Malaspina 01 Dec 1917 as W. Op 4c, RNCVR

 

 

 

W-X

Wolfenden, John Elford

1905-1992

Drafted to Malaspina 31 Jul 1943 as Skpr, RCNR. Served as 1st Lt (XO)

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Brinkman, Joseph Cabot, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 08 Mar 1944

 

Francois, John Eugene, A/Skpr, RCNR - 05 Feb 1940

 

Harvey, George Robert, Skpr, RCNR

Lloyd, Douglas, Skpr, RCNR - 02 Mar 1942

 

Love, Gage Hayward, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Apr 1943

 

Pearo, Lester Peter, Skpr, RCNR - 22 Jun 1941

 

Rhodes, Harry, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 29 Jul 1942

Scott, David, Lt (E), RCNR - 01 Jul 1941 / 01 Jul 1943

 

Silvester, Jim Clark, OS/AB, QR3, RCNVR - 15 Mar 1941 - 16 Sep 1941

 

Smith, James R., Skpr/Lt, RCNR - 01 May 1944

 

Young, Henry Esson, RCNR - 23 Apr 1941

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

RCN Memories

Malaspina Memories

 

 

Links

Personal photo gallery for Jim Silvester

 

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