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HMCS YPRES J70

Then Gate Vessel 1

HMCS Ypres

 

Launched: 16 Jun 1917

Commissioned: 10 Nov 1917

Paid off: 1920

Re-commissioned: 01 May 1923

Paid off: Nov 1932

Re-commissioned: 1938

Fate: Sunk after collision with HMS Revenge on 12 May 1940

 

Built by Polson Iron Works, Toronto, Ont. Her specifications were: Displacement: 320 tons, Length: 130 ft, Beam: 23.5 ft, Draught: 13.5 ft, Speed: 10 kts, Armament: 1-12pdr. She was initially in service from 10 Nov 1917 to 1920. Ypres was re-commissioned as a training ship in 01 May 1923. She was placed in reserve in Nov 1923, but emerged from a 1938 refit as Gate Vessel 1 of Halifax boom defence. On 12 May 1940, she was sunk in a collision with HMS Revenge at Halifax, fortunately without loss of life.

 

Commanding Officers

Ch/Skpr Henry Hanford Dakin, RCN - 01 May 1918 - unk

Lt Alfred Charles Wurtele, RCN - 01 May 1923 - unk

Lt Colin Degge Donald, RCN - 10 May 1927 - unk

LCdr Frank Llewellyn Houghton, RCN - 1930 - unk

LCdr Maurice Adrian Wood, RCN - 11 Jan 1931 - unk

A/Skpr Howard Garfield Verge

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bolton, James Howell

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Drafted to Ypres on 02 Jan 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

C-D

Cass, John Inkerman

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Drafted to Ypres on 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Dakin, Henry Hanford

1870-1956

Commanding Officer 1918

Donald, Colin Degge

1899-1974

3rd Commanding Officer

 

 

G-H

Grandy, Phillip

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Drafted to Ypres on 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Houghton, Frank Llewellyn

1897-1981

Commanding Officer

1930

 

 

 

S-T

Taylor, Cuthbert Robert Holland

1895-____

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wood, Maurice, Adrian

____-____

Commanding Officer

1931

Wurtele, Alfred Charles

1897-2000

Commanding Officer

1923

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Cassivi, Remi Joseph, A/Skpr, RCNR - 20 Apr 1940

Creaser, Stuart Kenneth, A/Skpr, RCNR - 27 Apr 1940

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

 

HMCS Ypres - On the Rocks

 

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