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HMCS ROSS NORMAN J01

HMCS Ross Norman

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

 

Acquired by RCN: 19 Jun 1940

Paid off: 08 Apr 1946

Fate: Sold in 1947. lost by stranding on 18 Nov 1952

Length: 131.6 ft

Beam: 28 ft

Draught: 12.5 ft

Speed: 10 kts

Complement: 4 officers, 21 men.

 

Built at Lunenburg, NS, she was a wooden-hulled coaster. Chartered on 19 Jun 1940, Ross Norman served successively as auxiliary minesweeper, coil skid towing craft and mobile deperming craft with Halifax Local Defence Force. She was purchased on 26 Aug 1943. Paid off on 08 Apr 1946, she was sold in 1947 and, as Chicoutimi Trader, was lost by stranding on Grindstone Island, Que., on 18 Nov 1952.

 

Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Robert August Dakin, RCNVR - 01 Jul 1945 - unk

 

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

Agombar, Robert Henry

Barron, Percy A.

Herchmer, Fred Charles

Tanner, Vincent W.

 

 

 Former Crew Members

Booth, Charles Douglas, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945

 

Dalgleish, Gordon, Sig, RCNVR - 1943

 

Matthews, Edmund Roy, Mate, RCNR - 27 Jan 1942

McMurty, William Wesley, Lt, RCNR - 05 Apr 1943

 

Moore, Francis Everett, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

Thornton, James Philip, Lt (SB), RCNVR - 15 Apr 1942

 

Photos and Documents

 

Newspaper article on HMCS Ross Norman surpassing its goal for the Fourth Victory Loan Campaign

Halifax Chronicle Herald 27 Apr 1943

 

Sailors in photo:  Sig Gordon Dalgleish, RCNVR and AB Robert Agombar, RCNVR

 

Research by / Courtesy of George Newbury

 

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