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HMCS MORESBY 112

Former Oil Rig Logistics Support Vessel JOYCE TIDE

Then ECHO STAR (2000)

Then MALBUN (2002)

Then ECHO STAR (2000)

Then SILVER STAR (2004)

Then RAMCO (2007)

Then RAMCO EXPRESS (2007)

HMCS Moresby 112

 

Launched: 1973

Commissioned: 07 May 1989

Paid off: 10 Mar 2000

Fate: Unknown

 

Formerly named Joyce Tide, she too was converted at Marystown, Nfld., to provide Reserve personnel with training in minesweeping and coastal defence. Early in 1990, she joined the joint British/Netherlands NATO Exercise Safe Pass 90. In 1992, trials of her side-scan sonar led to the discovery of a WW2 casualty, the tanker British Freedom, outside Halifax. Transferred to Esquimalt, she left Halifax in company with HMCS Edmonton on 03 Mar 1997. She was paid off on 10 Mar 2000 and turned over to Crown assets for disposal. Like her sister, she was sold commercially in Jan 2002. She was renamed numerous times and as of 2014 is a tug in Panama named Ramco Express.

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr Peter J. Stow, CD, CMMC - 07 May 1989 - 31 Dec 1989

Cdr L. Maguire - 01 Jan 1990 - 03 Sep 1990

LCdr T.M. Taylor - 03 Sep 1990 -  1990

LCdr F.A. McDonnell - 1990 - 11 Oct 1994

Lt McNichol - 11 Oct 1994 - 28 Nov 1994

LCdr D.P. Gagliardi - 28 Nov 1994 - 22 Sep 1995

LCdr J.R. Thorpe - 22 Sep 1995 - 18 Apr 1997

LCdr K.B. Larkin - 18 Apr 1997 - 01 Oct 1998

LCdr B.A. Walker - 01 Oct 1998 - 18 Jun 1999

LCdr E.C. King - 18 Jun 1999  -  28 Mar 2000

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

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