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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMCS Mallard 783, 04 Jun 1960


Laid down: 

Launched: 30 Apr 1956

Commissioned: 16 Jul 1956

Paid off: 02 Sep 1965

Fate: Unknown



HMCS Mallard was built by Grew Boat Works, Penetanguishene, Ont. Here specifications on completion were: Displacement: 66 tons, Length: 92 ft, Beam 17 ft, Draught: 5.3 ft, Complement: 2 officers, 19 men, Armament: 1-20mm, Hedgehog. The Navy turned Loon, Mallard, and Cormorant over to the Crown Assets Disposal Corporation in the 1960s. Last reported Mallard sas lying alongside a dock in St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia.


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Commanding Officers

LCdr Charles Robin Manifold, RCN - 16 Jul 1956 - unk

C1Q1 CE Giles, RCN - 15 May 1960 - unk

CPO1 W. Brown, Bos'n - 15 Jan 1962 - unk

CPO1 Amirault, Bos'n, RCN - 1962 - unk


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


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Paying-off of HMCS Mallard 783 and HMCS Cormorant 781 at RCNAS Shearwater jetty