For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Minesweeping Trawler - TR 32
Then S.T. AUTHORPE FD91 (1926)
Then CASTILLIO A. (1939)
Then Spanish Navy Tug RR18 (1942)
Then Spanish Navy Patrol Escort Trawler ALHUCEMAS (1944)
Built at the Government Shipyard, Sorel, Que, TR 32 was completed on 16 May 1918. Her specifications were: Displacement: 275 tons, Length: 125 ft, Beam: 23.5 ft, Draught: 13.5 ft, Speed: 10 kts, Armament: 1-12 pdr. From 21 April to 2 May 1918, TR 32 was trapped in pack ice of Glace Bay suffering damaged that caused it's hold to flood to two feet. Paid off in 1919, she was sold in 1926 to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd., Grimsby being renamed Authorpe FD91 on 14 Jul 1926. She was sold in 1938 to Enterprise Jean Negri & Fils, Marseilles, France, and then the same year, re-sold to Marseille Maritime, Marseilles, France. She was Panama registered and charted by the Spanish government in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. On 0 6 Jan 1939 she was sunk by Nationalish aircraft. Salvaged and repaired later that year, she was renamed Castillo A. on 12 Oct 1939. On 16 Apr 1942 she was commissioned in the Spanish Navy as a tug; renamed RR18. On 0 6 Jun 1944 she was reclassified as a Patrol Escort Trawler and renamed Alhucemas. She was stricken from Spanish Navy records in 1954.