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HMCS PATRIOT

Former HMS PATRIOT

HMCS Patriot circa 1922

RCN Photo

 

Launched: 20 Apr 1916

Commissioned: 

Paid off: 1920

Transferred to RCN: 01 Nov 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 November 1, 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. Patriot was stationed at Halifax where she spent the next five years training officers and men of the naval reserve. In Sep 1921, she assisted Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, towing his experimental hydrofoil craft HD-4 at high speed on Bras d'Or Lake near Baddeck, NS.  Patriot was sold for scrap in 1929 and broken up at Briton Ferry, Wales.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Charles Taschereau Beard, RCN - 01 Nov 1920 - 02 Sep 1922

Lt George Clarence Jones, RCN - 03 Sep 1922 - 23 Aug 1923

Lt Howard Emmerson Reid - 24 Aug 1923 - 06 Oct 1925

Lt Cuthbert Robert Holland Taylor, RCN - 07 Oct 1925 - 04 Apr 1926

LCdr Cuthbert Robert Holland Taylor, RCN - 05 Apr 1925 - 23 Oct 1927

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Beard, Charles Taschereau

1890-1948

1st Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

C-D

Clarke, George Pauleston

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Drafted to Patriot 01 Jul 1922 as LCDR (E), RCN

DeWolf, Henry George

1903-2000

 

 

 

G-H

Grant, Harold Taylor Wood

1899-1965

Holms, William Boyd Love

____-1989

Drafted to Patriot 27 Feb 1923 as Slt, RCN

Hope, Adrian Mitchell

1899-1962

Served in Patriot in 1921 as Midshipman, RCN

Houghton, Frank Llewellyn

1897-1981

Served in Patriot in 1923

 

I-J

Johnson, William Dunmall

Drafted to Patriot 01 Jul 1922 as Gnr, RCN

Jones, George Clarence

1895-1946

2nd Commanding Officer

 

 

 

K-L

Keohane, James William

____-____

Drafted to Patriot 31 Jul 1922 as Wt (E), RCN

 

 

 

 

M-N

Mainguy, Edmond Rollo

1901-1979

 

 

 

 

O-P

Pattison, Ralph Reginald

1904-1972

Powell, Joseph Henry

____-1950

 

 

 

Q-R

Reid, Howard Emmerson

1897-1962

3rd Commanding Officer

Roy, Joseph Wilton Rouer

See HMCS Margaree

Drafted to Patriot 27 Feb 1923 as Slt, RCN

Taylor, Cuthbert Robert Holland

1895-____

4th Commanding Officer

 

 

S-T

Senior, James Albert

1907-1976

Served in Patriot 01 Aug 1926 - 30 Sep 1926, 1-14 Jun 1927 as Sto 2c, and 01 Jul 1927 - 31 Dec 1927 as Sto 1c, RCN

 

 

 

 

Ship's Mascots

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Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of James Albert Senior

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