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Minesweeping Trawler - TR 27

Then French Minesweeper GALOPIN AD164

Then Kreigsmarine M4403 (1940)

 

No photo available

 

 

Completed: 22 May 1918

Paid off: 

Sold: 1920 to French Navy, Commissioned as Galopin

Captured: 1940 by German Forces

Commissioned in German Navy: November 1940 as M4403

Fate: Scuttled by gunfire, 23 Aug 1944

 

Built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Que, she was completed on 22 May 1918. Her specification on completion were: Displacement: 275 tons, Length: 125 ft, Beam: 23.5 ft, Draught: 13.5 ft, Speed: 10 kts, Armament: 1-12pdr. TR 27 was sold to the French Navy in 1920 and renamed Galopin. She was captured by the Germans in 1940 and commissioned in the Kreigsmarine as M-4403 in Nov 1940. On 23 Aug 1944 she was scuttled off the coast of France.

 

Commanding Officers

Skpr (Temp) Obed Chut Giffin, RCN - 22 May 1918 - unk

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

G-H

Giffin, Obed Chut

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Drafted to TR 27 on 26 Apr 1918 as Skpr, RCN, Stand by / 22 May 18 as Skpr, RCN, CO

 

 

 

 

 

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