Algerine Class Minesweeper




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DND / RCN Photo

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Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1945



Laid down: 07 Aug 1943

Launched: 14 Jan 1944

Commissioned: 21 Nov 1944

Paid off: 1945

Re-commissioned: 09 Apr 1946

Paid off: 22 Apr 1958

Re-designated: CNAV NEW LISKEARD

Paid off: 01 May 1969

Fate: Broken up in 1969


Built at Port Arthur, Ont., shewas commissioned there on 21 Nov 1944. NEW LISKEARD arrived at Halifax on 15 Dec 1944 and proceeded to Bermuda for workups in Mar 1945. Upon her return in Apr 1945 she was assigned to EG W-8 of Western Escort Force. When EG W-8 was disbanded in Jun 1945, she was allocated to HMCS CORNWALLIS as a training ship from Jul to Sep 1945. She then was placed in maintenance reserve, first at Sydney and then at Halifax, until the end of the year. Refitted at Halifax, she was re-commissioned on 09 Apr 1946, as a training ship for cadets. On 22 Apr 1958, she was paid off for conversion to an oceanographic research vessel, serving as such until 01 May 1969. Later that year she was taken to Dartmouth Cove, N.S., for breaking up.



Photos and Documents



Commanding Officers


Lt W.M. Grand, RCNVR - 21 Nov 1944 - 15 Jun 1945

Lt Walter James Percy, RCNR - 07 Jan 1946 - 21 Feb 1946

Lt Arthur Hatheway McDonald - 22 Feb 1946 - 30 Apr 1946

LCdr John Crispo Leckie Annesley, RCN - 01 May 1946 - 15 Sep 1946

LCdr Breen Philip Young, MBE, RCN - 19 Sep 1946 - 11 Nov 1947

Lt I.B.B. Morrow, RCN - 12 Nov 1947 - 23 Jun 1949

Lt William Wyness MacColl, RCN - 24 Jun 1949 - 14 Apr 1951

LCdr Clifford Edmund Coles, RCN - 15 Apr 1951 - 14 Dec 1951

LCdr T.W. Wall, RCN - 15 Dec 1951 - 02 Mar 1953

LCdr Robert Lambert Ellis, RCN - 03 Mar 1953 - 06 Aug 1954

LCdr Maurice Aikins Turner, RCN - 07 Aug 1954 - 03 Jun 1956

LCdr Gerald Robert Wood, RCN - 04 June 1956 - 27 Aug 1957

LCdr C.H. LaRose, RCN - 28 Aug 1957 - unk



     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     


MCCAIG, Allan R.

Sto 1c, RCNVR

died - 01 Dec 1944



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Atkinson, William H. I.

Annesley, John C. L.

Arnold, Ralph E.

Bate, Charles D. S.

Bennett, Hedley

Bond, Walter

Bookbinder, Leonard

Clarke, James M.

Cocks, Robert W. J.

Coggins, Ellsworth T.

DeCosta, Wilfred H.

Dibben, Basil J. C. D.

Doherty, Raymond E.

Edwards, Charles W.

Gillis, Harold G.

Guy, Allan R.

Hardwick, Gerald A.

Harris, Edward

Hiltz, John S.

Jones, Lloyd I.

Kanis, Peter C.

Labelle, John H.

Laidler, Robert A.

Lloyd, William H.

Manifold, C. Robin

Manning, Richard G.

Marischuk, Steve

Markle, Howard W.

Maze, Richard M.

McMillin, Andrew C.

Millman, Frederick A.

Murray, John R.

Pendergast, James E.

Perkins, Elwyn J. H.

Phillips, Edward C.

Porter, Kenneth M.

Publicover, Donald S.

Randall, Fred C.

Rogers, Thomas E.

Stone, George A.

Turner, Maurice A.

Whitby, Joseph E.

Young, Breen P.





Former Crew Members


Bardel, Calvin Oliver, Lt, RCNR - 22 Feb 1946


Birkenhead, Fred Willmot, SLt, RCNVR - 20 Feb 1945


Bricault, Fernand Joseph, SLt (E), RCNVR - 06 Mar 1945


Carling, John B.C., Lt, RCN, XO


Cocks, Robert (Bob) William James (Boomer), Lt (P), RCN - 24 Jun 1948


Hoyte, George Albert, Lt, RCN - 30 Jul 1947

Jewer -


Ker, John Sputham, A/SLt, RCN - 14 May 1948


Love, Alen Tannahill, Lt, RCN, XO - 14 Jul 1947


McCabe, John Joseph


McLay, Alexander Boyd, LCdr (SB), RCNR - 24 Jun 1946


Walls, Hugh (Hughey) Geoffrey John, Lt (P), RCN - 28 Apr 1948



Photos and Documents


HMCS NEW LISKEARD, Port Arthur, Ontario - 20 Nov 1944


From the collection of Bernard Dunphy


Courtesy of Kerry Dunphy








(JB05) HMCS NEW LISKEARD, Port Arthur, ON - 20 Nov 1944  (JB06) CNAV NEW LISKEARD entering Ponta Delgada, Azores - 20 Aug 1964  (JB07) Admiral's visit and inspection of CNAV NEW LISKEARD at Gibraltar - Sep 1964  (JB08) CNAV NEW LISKEARD alongside US Naval Base, Bermuda - Feb 1967  (JB09) CNAV NEW LISKEARD conducting VDS trials with submarine in waters north of Bermuda c1965-66



(JB10) CNAV NEW LISKEARD RCN Centennial Naval Review


Courtesy of James C. Bennett, LCdr, RCN(R)


Courtesy of Barry Bennett





RCN Photo



RCN Photo # DNS-9126


Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum


Articles on the burial at sea of Cdr J.S. Dalison, DSO, RN from HMCS NEW LISKEARD


Halifax Chronicle-Herald 12 Oct 1949 (top) & 13 Oct 1949 (bottom)