For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Then Prince Edward Island Ferry CHARLES A. DUNNING

HMCS Sankaty

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


Launched: 1911

Commissioned: 24 Sep 1940

Paid off: 18 Aug 1945

Fate: Sank enroute to Sydney, NS on 27 Oct 1964


Formerly a Stamford-Oyster Bay, Mass., ferry, Sankaty was commissioned on 24 Sep 1940, at Halifax as a minelaying, loop-laying and maintenance vessel.  She was paid off on 18 Aug 1945, and became a Prince Edward Island ferry under the name of Charles A. Dunning.  Sold for scrap in 1964, she sank on 27 Oct en route to Sydney.


Commanding Officers

Skpr/Lt John McLeod, RCNR - 01 May 1943 - unk



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Former Crew Members

Brissenden, Barry Samuel, Slt, RCNVR - 26 May 1941

Jemmett, Bruce Gregg, A/LCdr, RCNVR - 14 Apr 1944




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