Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HMCS Canada

AJ Foster, Heart of Oak, Methuen 1985
Charles Maginley, The ships of Canada's Marine Services, Vanwell Publishing 2003

The HMCS Canada was launched in 1904 as the CGS (Canadian Government Ship) Canada and served in the Fisheries Protection Service. When the Royal Canadian Navy was formed in 1910 she became the first ship in the service, serving as a naval training vessel. During WW1 she was fitted with guns and patrolled the east coast of Canada. 
She was retired in 1920 and sold. During transit in 1926 to another sale, she sank in the straits of Florida.

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