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HMCS TUNA

Former Yacht TARANTULA

HMCS Tuna

 

Acquired by RCN: 1914

Commissioned: 05 Dec 1914

Paid off: 10 May 1917

Fate: Sold for salvage/scrap: Jun 1918

 

This former yacht was built as Tarantula for W.K. Vanderbilt, Jr., and acquired by the RCN in 1914. Converted into a torpedo boat by the addition of two tubes, Tuna was commissioned on 05 Dec 1914. She was paid off on 10 May 1917, as a result of irreparable engine-mount fracture. He hull, sold in Jun 1918, and stripped for salvage, still lay in Halifax's Northwest Arm in the 1930s.

 

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