Bangor Class Minesweeper




RCN Neg # CN-3568

Courtesy of the Naval Museum of Halifax


Laid down: 20 Mar 1941

Launched: 05 Jun 1942

Commissioned: 27 Aug 1942

Paid off: 31 Jul 1945

Transferred to RCMP Marine Division: 1945

Sold: 1947 for civilian use

Fate: Broken up in 1964


Built at Levis, Que, she was commissioned at Quebec City on 27 Aug 1942 and arrived at Halifax on 15 Sep 1942. Initially allocated to WLEF, she became a member of newly created EG W-4 in Jun 1943. In May 1944, she was transferred to Sydney Force, and from Dec 1944 to Feb 1945, underwent a major refit at Lunenburg. TRURO was then assigned briefly to Halifax Force before returning to Sydney Force until Jun 1945. Paid off on 31 Jul 1945 at Sydney, she was handed over to the RCMP on 03 Aug 1945 and renamed HERCHMER. She was never commissioned and was paid off on 06 Aug 1946. She was converted to the commercial vessel GULF MARINER in 1947. Abandoned ashore in the Fraser River after plans to convert her to a suction dredge had fallen though, she was broken up in 1964.



Photos and Documents        The Ship's Bell



Commanding Officers


Skpr/Lt G.A. Myra, RCNR - 27 Aug 1942 - 01 Aug 1943


Lt Gordon David Campbell, RCNVR - 02 Aug 1943 - 27 Mar 1944


Lt Edward Ernest MacInnis, RCNR - 28 Mar 1944 - 31 Jul 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Former Crew Members


Campbell, Gordon David, Lt, RCNVR - 30 Jul 1943


Creed, Edmond Martin, SLt, RCNVR - 03 Apr 1944


Crimmings, John, A/War (E), RCNR - Jan 1945


Hall, Thomas Brunning, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Feb 1944

Hornby, Cedric Albert, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1943


Moore, James Stewart, Wt (E), RCNR - 09 Apr 1942 (Stand by)


Ross, Robert Ian, SLt, RCNVR - 09 Jun 1942

Schonfield, Morris Conroy, Lt, RCNVR - 21 Mar 1944


Triance, Richard Walter, SLt, RCNVR - 21 Feb 1945



Photos and Documents


Sailors scrubbing the quarterdeck of HMCS TRURO J268 c1940s

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

Photo VRP2002.8.227