HMCS NORSAL Z12

 


 

HMCS Norsal, Jan 1941

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

 

Built: 1921

Acquired by RCN: 1939

Paid off: 1945

Fate: Returned to previous owners in 1945. Sank on 07 Dec 1990 in the Hecate Strait

 

Norsal was hired from the Powell River Co. for miscellaneous duties, being returned to commercial service after the war. She was renamed Maui Lu in 1973. She sank in Hecate Strait on 07 Dec 1990. Her specifications were: Length: 122.3 ft, Beam: 19 ft, Draught: 10.5 ft, Speed: 10 knots, Complement: 3 officers, 17 men, Armament: 1 x .303 machine gun.

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

A/Lt Ronald Jackson, RCNR - 12 Apr 1940 - unk

 

Ch/Skpr George Billard, RCN - 20 May 1941 - unk

 

Ch/Skpr James Edwin Moore, RCNR - 29 Jul 1941 - unk

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Cowan, Hugh Mc.

Ford, Douglas J.

1917-1987

 

 

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Boden, John Allen, Skpr, RCNR - 11 Mar 1941

 

Chaster, Walter Raymond, A/Mate, RCNR - 22 Apr 1940

 

Leigh-Spencer, Oliph, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Apr 1940

 

Lloyd, Douglas, Skpr, RCNR - 20 Jul 1940

McClocklin, Osborne Kindersley, Slt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1942

 

Miller, Gordon George, Skpr, RCNR - 02 Mar 1942

 

Shaver, Clare Edward, Slt, RCNVR - 29 Apr 1942

 

Smith, Graham John, Skpr, RCNR - 27 Mar 1943

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

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(1-2) HMCS NORSAL  (3) Laundry day on HMCS NORSAL  (4) unidentified sailor on HMCS NORSAL  (5) Officer (SLt) on HMCS NORSAL. Written on back of photo - Stenning. Note that the ship's bell has been removed from the mast  (6) Fishing vessels or possibly the Fisherman's Reserve. Photo taken from HMCS NORSAL  (7) Unknown vessel in BC coastal water. Photo taken from HMCS NORSAL

 

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(8) Unknown vessel - in the right foreground is HMCS NORSAL.  Written on back of photo - Stenning

 

Photos 1 - 8  from the collection of LCdr Douglas J. Ford

Courtesy of J.D. Ford.

 


 

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