Lake Class Minesweepers

 


 

HMCS Pine Lake

 

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From "The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson and John Burgess - "These were copies of the Admiralty type, 126-foot wooden-hulled minesweepers, of which 24 were completed in east-coast yards for the RN.  Of the 16 for which orders were placed by the RCN, only 10 were completed as warships, VJ-Day having intervened, and these were transferred to the USSR.  The 3 on which work was stopped were completed for civilian use.  The remaining 3 were apparently never begun."

 

HMCS Alder Lake J480 - transferred to USSR 20 September 1945 as T-196

 

HMCS Ash Lake J481 - transferred to the Department of Mines as Cartier

 

HMCS Beech Lake J482 - Built at Vancouver Shipyards Ltd., she was launched on 31 May 1945. Transferred to USSR 5 February 1946 as T-200. Re-named GRS-2 in 1956

 

HMCS Birch Lake - J483 - completed as MV Aspy III

 

HMCS Cedar Lake J484 - transferred to USSR 1 November 1945 as T-197

 

HMCS Cherry Lake J485 - cancelled 22 October 1945

 

HMCS Elm Lake J486 - transferred to USSR as T-193

 

HMCS Fir Lake J487 - completed as mission ship Regina Polaris

 

HMCS Hickory Lake J488 - transferred to USSR 15 August 1945 as T-194

 

HMCS Larch Lake J489 - transferred to USSR 1 November 1945 as T-198

 

HMCS Maple Lake J490 - Ordered: 04 May 1944. Cancelled 18 Sep 1944 - (This vessel completed but not as a warship. It was sold to Norwegian whaling interests and eventually ended up in British Columbia. It ended up as a floating home at Maple Ridge on the Fraser River but sank at its moorings. Submitted by Brendan Coyle)

 

HMCS Oak Lake J491 - Ordered: 04 May 1944. Cancelled 18 Sep 1944

 

HMCS Pine Lake J492 - transferred to USSR 20 September 1945 as T-195

 

HMCS Poplar Lake J493 - Launched: 10 May 1945. Transferred to USSR 09 Jan 1946 as T-199 / re-named Termoskop in 1957 / re-named LOTs-83 in 1957

 

HMCS Spruce Lake J494 - Built by Star Shipyards Lt., New Westminster, BC. Launched 10 Jul 1945. Displacement: 360 tons; Length: 140 feet; Beam 28 ft; Draught: 12.5 feet; Armament: 2-20mm. Transferred to USSR 19 March 1946 as T-201 / re-named Kashalot in 1955

 

HMCS Willow Lake J495 - Built by Newcastle Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Nanaimo, BC. Launched 27 Jul 1945. Transferred to USSR 11 March 1946 as T-202 / re-named SBR-125 in 1956

 

HMCS Alder Lake J480

Source:  Facebook group - Midland and Area - Portraits of the Past

Posted by Rick Hackstetter 

 

HMCS Alder Lake J480

Source:  Facebook group - Midland and Area - Portraits of the Past

Posted by Rick Hackstetter 

 


 

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