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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Minesweeping Trawler - TR 28

Then S.T. WELLVALE FD140 (1926)

 

 No photo available

 

 

Completed: 30 May 1918

Paid off: 31 Jan 1919

Sold: Aug 1926 for commercial use

Fate: 16 Sep 1939 - presumed lost to enemy action - with the loss of her crew of 13

 

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.

 

Commanding Officers

Mate James Alfred Raymond, RNCVR - 30 May 1918 - unk

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

Q-R

Raymond, James Alfred

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Commanding Officer

30 May 1918

 

 

 

 

W-X

Williams, Clifford

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Drafted to TR 28 on 30 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

 

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