Tuesday, October 20, 2015

We used to make things in this country. #216: HMCS Thiepval

The HMCS Thiepval was a naval trawler built in 1917, the seventh ship built at the Kingston Shipyards. This class of ship was used for antisubmarine patrols off Canada's east coast during WW1. Her use ended with the end of the war and she was decommissioned in 1920. She was recommissioned in 1923 and used as the Pacific Ocean support vessel for a round-the-world flight attempt by British pilot Stuart Maclaren. Her end came in 1930 when she struck a rock off the BC coast.

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