Minesweeping Auxiliary




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


Built: 1930

Acquired by RCN: 1940

Commissioned: 02 Jun 1941

Paid off: 07 Aug 1945

Fate: Final disposition unknown


Chartered in 1940 and commissioned on 02 Jun 1941, SUDEROY V joined St. John's Local Defence Force. From Jun 1942 until she was paid off on 07 Aug 1945, she was a member of Sydney Force. After the war she resumed her occupation as a whale-catcher.



Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos



Commanding Officers


Lt Ralph Meredith Meredith, RCNR - 02 Jun 1941 - 11 Jun 1942


Lt Murray William Knowles, RCNVR - 12 Jun 1942 - 02 Nov 1943


Lt D.E. Francis, RCNVR - 03 Nov 1943 - 07 Aug 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Former Crew Members


Beatty, Robert Lawler, SLt, RCNVR - 02 Jun 1941


Glover, George Randal, SLt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943

McAllister, Eric G., Lt


Montague, Robert Michael, SLt, RCNVR - 30 Jun 1942

Sylvestor, Roy Howard, SLt, RNVR - 02 Jun 1941


Woodruff, Donald Mac Beth, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1945



Photos and Documents





SDY-V004 / FM905

(SDY-V001)Lieutenant G. Eric McAllister in informal battle dress at the ship's helm. Behind him are the bins used for storing signal flags on HMCS SUDEROY V, the ship in which he served during the Second World War.  //  Source: website - McAllister Genealogy - Under the White Ensign

(SDY-V002) Unknown Sailor chipping ice on HMCS SUDEROY V  //  Source: website - McAllister Genealogy - Under the White Ensign

(SDY-V003)HMCS SUDEROY V in rough seas  //  From the collection of Tel William (Bill) Green, RCNVR  //  Courtesy of Nancy Johnson

(SDY-V004) HMCS LLEWELLYN J278 and HMCS SUDEROY V J05 seen from the sweep deck of HMCS LLOYD GEORGE J279  //  From the collection of François Messier, AB, RCNVR  //  Courtesy of Denis Messier