For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS PATRICIAN

Former HMS PATRICIAN G56

HMS Patrician G56

Source: Imperial War Museum SP 1654

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Launched: 05 Jun 1916

Commissioned: 

Paid off: 1920

Transferred to RCN: 1920

Commissioned: 01 Nov 1920

Paid off: 1929

Fate: Sold in 1929 to be broken up

 

Patrician and Patriot were commissioned in 1916,and served in the RN for the duration of the First World War. In 1920 Patrician, Patriot, and the cruiser Aurora were offered to Canada as replacements for the decrepit Niobe and Rainbow. The three were commissioned at Devonport on 01 Nov 1920, and left for Canada a month later. When the naval budget was cut by a million dollars in 1922, the two destroyers became the only seagoing ships in the RCN. Patrician was ordered that autumn to the west coast, where she was to spend the next five years training officers and men of the naval reserve. As perhaps the strangest assignment of her career, Patrician was detailed in Nov 1924, to intercept a band of Nanaimo bank-robbers trying to reach the United States by motor launch.  Patrician was sold for scrap in 1929 to a Seattle company to be broken up.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt George Clarence Jones, RCN - 01 Nov 1920 - 02 Sep 1922

Lt C.T. Beard, RCN - 03 Sep 1922 - 31 Oct 1922

Lt J.E.W. Oland, RCN - 01 Nov 1922 - 30 Sep 1924

Lt W.J.R. Beech, RCN - 01 Oct 1924 - 14 Aug 1926

LCdr R.I. Agnew, RCN - 15 Aug 1926 - 01 Jan 1928

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

E-F

Evans, Thomas Henry

____-____

Drafted to Patrician 29 Jul 1922 as Wt (E), RCN

 

 

 

 

G-H

Grant, Harold Taylor Wood

1899-1965

Gow, Francis Robert Williams Roberts

1899 - 1942

Served in Patrician in 1926 at Lt, RCN

Holms, William Boyd Love

____-1989

Drafted to Patrician on 24 May 1923 as Lt, RCN

 

 

I-J

Jerrerson, Frank Harvey

____-____

Drafted to Patrician 31 Jul 1922 as LCdr (E), RCN

Jones, George Clarence

1895-1946

 

 

 

K-L

Kelly, Fraser Jellett

1885-1942

Kingsley, Harry

1900-1976

 

 

 

M-N

Morrison, William Stuart Etleigh

____-____

Served in Patrician in 1925 as A/Engineer Lt, RCN

 

 

 

 

O-P

Powell, Joseph Henry

____-1950

 

 

 

 

S-T

Silvester, Henry

1887-1968

Served in Patrician 1920-1922

 

 

 

 

U-V

Vinnicombe, William Arthur

____-____

Drafted to Patrician on 01 Jul 1922 ad Gnr (G), RN

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wurtele, Alfred Charles

1897-2000

Served in Patrician in 1921

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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