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HMCS STADACONA

Former Yacht COLUMBIA

Then KUYAKUZMT (after 1924)

Then Yache LADY STIMSON

Then Yacht MOONLIGHT MAID (1929)

HMCS Stadacona

 

Launched: 

Commissioned: 13 Aug 1915

Paid off: 31 Mar 1920 at Esquimalt, BC

Fate: Burned for salvage in Jan 1948

 

Originally named Columbia, this large yacht was purchased from her New York owner and commissioned on 13 Aug 1915, for patrol duty out of Halifax. She was also for a time flagship at Halifax of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill. Early in 1919, Stadacona was sent round to the west coast and, after brief service as a dispatch vessel, paid off 31 Mar 1920. After a few years' employment as a fisheries patrol and hydrographic survey vessel, she was sold in 1924 to Central American Shipping of Vancouver and later sold to Ocean Salvage Co., owner Joseph W. Hobbs. She then achieved a degree of notoriety as a rumrunner's ship under the name Kuyakuzmt. In 1929 she was rebuilt at Vancouver and once again became a yacht, successively named Lady Stimson and moonlight Maid. In 1941 she became a towboat, and served the U.S. government as such for a time in 1942. She was burned for salvage at Seattle in Jan 1948.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Russell Adolph Barber, RNR - 01 Mar 1916 - unk

LCdr Russell Adolph Barber, RNR - 01 May 1918 - unk

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

CLEVELAND, George Cecil

Bos'n, RCN

killed - 06 Dec 1917 

HENDRY, Hugh

PO 1st Class, O.N./20416, RCN

killed - 06 Dec 1917 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Amos, Edward Augustus

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Drafted to Stadacona 30 Jul 1919 & 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Barber, Russell Adolph

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Commanding Officer

01 Mar 1916 and 01 May 1918

Bradbrook, Walter William

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Drafted to Stadacona 01 May 1918 as Bos'n, RCN

Burney, Henry D.

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Drafted to Stadacona 01 May 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

 

C-D

Crawford, Alexander Cree

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Drafted to Stadacona 30 Jul 1917 & 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

G-H

Gilmour, John

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Drafted to Stadacona 01 May 1918 as Slt, RNCVR, NavO

Hassell, William George

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Drafted to Stadacona 16 Feb 1918 and 01 May 1918 as W. Op 2nd Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

I-J

Jones, Lewis Stevens

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Drafted to Stadacona on 16 May 1917 and 01 May 1918 as Ch/Art (E), RCN

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kennedy, Richmond Renforth

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Drafted to Stadacona 02 Feb 1918 and 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

M-N

Matthews, Harold Edward

1900-1970

Moor, Herbert Hutchison

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Drafted to Stadacona 03 May 1917 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

S-T

Stradder, Fred O.

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Drafted to Stadacona 01 May 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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