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Patrol Vessel & Minesweeping Trawler - PV IV

Former MARTIN J. MARRAN

PV IV

From the collection of Joseph Barr Champion, RNCVR, RAN(R)

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Built: 1912

Acquired by the RCN: Mar 1917

Paid off: Apr 1919

Fate: Returned to her previous owner in April 1919. Final disposition unknown.

 

These seven New England-built menhaden trawlers made up a patrol and minesweeping flotilla based at Sydney, N.S. Purchased in the U.S., they served in the RCN between Mar 1917 and Apr 1919, subsequently reverting to their former names and occupation. Each was armed with a 12-pounder gun.

 

Commanding Officers

Skpr Joseph Barr Champion, RNCVR - 15 Aug 1918 - 31 Jan 1919

Skpr Joseph Barr Champion, RNCVR - 01 Feb 1919 - 24 Mar 1919

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Brannen, Harris Horatio

1894-1984

Drafted to PV IV on 20 Jun 1917 and 10 May 1918 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

C-D

Champion, Joseph Barr

____-1962

Commanding Officer

15 Aug 1918 and 01 Feb 1919

 

 

 

 

E-F

Foulkes, William

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Drafted to PV IV on 16 Jun 1917 and 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

S-T

Simpson, Frederick

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Drafted to PV IV on 05 Feb 1918 and 01 May 1918 as Art (E), RCN

Smith, Anson Burke

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Drafted to PV IV on 30 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

W-X

Worthen, Robert Harold

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Drafted to PV IV on 27 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery for Harris Horatio Brannen

 

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