For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Minesweeping Trawler - TR 8
Built at Collingwood, Ont, in 1917, she was accepted by the RCN on 26 Jun 1918. Here specifications were: Displacement: 275 tons, Length: 125 ft, Beam: 23.5 ft, Draught: 13.5 ft, Speed: 10 kts, Armament: 1-12pdr. Paid off on 15 Feb 1919, she was later sold in 1920 and became the trawler Bonthorpe. Acquired by the RAN in 1940, she was commissioned as HMAS Bonthorpe on 05 Feb 1940. Paid off on 17 Feb 1945, she was sold in 1948. In 1959 she was wrecked at Cairns Inlet, Queensland, Australia.
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