For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Minesweeping Trawler - TR 28
Then S.T. WELLVALE FD140 (1926)
Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal, Que, she was completed on 30 May 1918. Her specifications were: Displacement: 275 tons, Length: 125 ft, Beam: 23.5 ft, Draught: 13.5 ft, Speed: 10 kts, Armament: 1-12pdr. TR 28 was sold to the Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd., Grimsby in 1926 and renamed Wellvale FD140. She was laid up in 1932 and later sold to the Boston Deep sea Fishing & Ice Co., Fleetwood. On 16 Sep 1939 she went missing - believed lost off the Hebrides by U-boat action, but not recorded (U.35 was in the area); Her skipper, F.W. Slapp and twelve crew were lost.