For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS MURRAY STEWART Z19

Then DAVID RICHARD (1951)

Then GEORGIAN QUEEN (1979)

HMCS Murray Stewart

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

 

Built: 1918 

Acquired by RCN: 1942

Commissioned: 1942

Paid off: 22 Aug 1945

 

Built in 1918, she was purchased in 1922 by the Department of Transport, which lent her to the RCN in 1942.  Murray Stewart served most of the war as an examination vessel at Saint John, N.B., and was paid off on 22 Aug 1945.  Sold in 1946, she was in service by 1951 as David Richard at her native Port Arthur, and in 1979 was renamed Georgian Queen. In 2014, the Georgian Queen was put up for sale by her owner.

 

Commanding Officers

Ch/Skpr John Angus MacLeod, RCNR - 10 Jan 1940 - unk

Skpr Eric Caines, RCNR - 12 Jan 1942 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Caines, Eric

____-1985

Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

M-N

McGregor, Martin

1922-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 Former Crew Members

Boudreault, Joseph Pierre Paul, Skpr, RCNR - 29 Jan 1942

Driffill, Frederick Lloyd, Skpr, RCNVR - 05 Jul 1944

Himmelman, Harris H., Ch/Skpr, RCNR - Jan 1941

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Penetanguishene cruise ship Georgian Queen for sale in final season

 

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