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HMCS OTTER

Former CONSECO

HMCS Otter

Source: Flickr photo collection of David Ross

From The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson & John Burgess - Otter arriving at Halifax under the Red Ensign as Conseco. No photo of her as a naval vessel has been found.

 

Launched: 1921

Commissioned: 04 Oct 1940

Fate: Sunk on 26 Mar 1941

 

Built in 1921 by Robert Jacob, City Island, NY. After acquired by the RCn, she was renamed Otter. Otter accompanied Moose to Quebec City for conversion and arming, returning to Halifax on 02 Oct 1940, to be commissioned two days later for service with Halifax Local Defence Force.  She was destroyed by accidental explosion and fire off Halifax Lightship on 26 Mar 1941, with the loss of two officers and 17 men.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Dennis Sinclair Mossman, RCNR - 04 Oct 1940 - 26 Mar 1941

 

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

 

ARMSTRONG, Irvine Carrick

Tel, V11273, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

BLYTH, John

OS, V9799, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

D'EON, Gerald Joseph

Victualling Ass't, V25232, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

DARRACH, Ronald Murray

M.M., A1964, RCNR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

DAY, Alexander Earle

Ord. Tel, V22229, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

DREW, John Gibbs

M.M., A2183, RCNR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

GILLIS, Daniel Everett

Mechanician, A841, RCNR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

GRAHAM, John Everett

AB, A4001, RCNR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

JOHNSTON, Beverley

Electrician, V19118, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

LAURIN, Lucien Joseph Albert

OS, V6470, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

MABEY, Elmer Allister

Tel, V1229, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

MASON, Dudley Herbert

Sto, V17215, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

O'HARA, Wallace Ian

OS, V5908, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

PARKER, Andrew Faulkner

Chief Skipper, RCNR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

STUART, Lionel Everett

Sto, A2648, RCNR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

THIBAUDEAU, Placid Leonard

OS, V5295, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

WALKER, Alan Mackenzie

Lt, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

WALL, Edward Thomas

Sto 1c, A1740, RCNR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

WOODS, Norman George

OS, V9607, RCNVR

killed - 26 Mar 1941 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bennett, William T.

1903-1995

 

 

 

 

G-H

Guildford, Thomas Kerr

1919-2013

Survived the sinking of Otter

 

 

 

 

W-X

Ward, Tommy

____-2007

Survived the sinking of Otter

White, George Edward

1913-2002

Survived the sinking of  Otter

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Clark, William C., Sto - Survived the sinking of Otter

 

Hunter, William E., Sig - Survived the sinking of Otter

 

Martin, Hilary, Sig - Survived the sinking of Otter

Mossman, Dennis Sinclair, Lt, RCNR - 31 May 1940 (Stand by) CO (Survived the sinking of Otter)

 

Noade, James, Sto - Survived the sinking of Otter

 

Russel, Ernest, Stwd - Survived the sinking of Otter

Slavin, John H., AB - Survived the sinking of Otter

 

Stevens, Leslie, LS - Survived the sinking of Otter

 

Woodbury, Eric, AB - Survived the sinking of Otter

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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