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HMCS MESSINES

Then Lightship No. 3

HMCS Messines (astern of HMCS Ypres) fitting out at Toronto, 1917

Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson & John Burgess

 

Launched: 16 Jun 1917

Commissioned: 13 Nov 1917

Paid off: 1920

Fate: Broken up in 1962

 

Built by Polson Iron Works, Toronto, Ont., she was launched on 16 Jun 1917. Her specifications were: Displacement: 357 tons, Length: 130 ft, Beam: 25 ft, Draught: 13 ft, Speed: 10 kts, Armament: 1-12pdr. Along with three sisters, Messines began a short commission on 13 Nov 1917 and in 1920 was handed over to the Department of Marine and Fisheries to become a lightship. Eventually designated Lightship No. 3, she was scrapped in 1962.

 

Commanding Officers

 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bonner, Percy George

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

Burke, Simon

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Drafted to Messines 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

E-F

Fraser, M. Gregor

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Drafted to Messines 01 May 1918 as Ch/Skpr, RCN

 

 

 

 

 

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