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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS VENOSTA J11

Then C.Y. 509 (1942)

Then VENOSTA

Then REYNELD V.

Then FORT PREVEL

Then MICHEL P.

HMCS Venosta, 1940

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

 

Commissioned: 17 Nov 1939

Paid off: 22 Jan 1942

Fate: Broken up about 1972

 

She was commissioned on 17 Nov 1939, as a gate vessel and auxiliary minesweeping at Halifax, and later employed at Sydney. She had served in the RN as a minesweeper during the First World War. Venosta is said to have been paid off on 22 Jan 1942, and designated C.Y. 509. Sold postwar, she was still in service under her original name in 1953, but was later known progressively as Reyneld V, Fort Prevel and Michel P. She was broken up and her register closed in 1972.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt William Edward Slade Briggs, RCNR - 16 Mar 1940 - unk

 

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Former Crew Members

Picard, Phillippe, A/Skpr, RCNR - 07 Feb 1940

 

 

 

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