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Frank Douglas Stevens (Sr.)


Temp. Skipper, RNCVR


Born: 27 Jan 1873, Saint John, New Brunswick


Died: 27 Jun 1925, Quebec City, Quebec


STEVENS, Frank D. (Sr.) - Frank Stevens, son of William Benjamin and Frances Amelia Stevens, was a heavy tugboat captain. He joined the RNCVR with his son in early 1917 and was warranted as a 'Skipper'. He was assigned to the HMCS Niobe for patrols, and took command of an armed patrol vessel . He was later seconded to the Ministry of Shipping out of Montreal, and returned to the RNCVR at the end of 1918. He returned to his work on tugs with Canadian Pacific, on 27 Jun 1925 his tug, the Ocean King was struck amidships by the passenger liner Marloch in Quebec City - all nine aboard the tug died.


Ships served in:

PV VI - Appointed to PV VI 03 Nov 1917 as Temp. Skipper, RCNVR, CO (seniority 26 Jun 1917) (Navy List Dec 1917)

HMCS NIOBE - Appointed to Niobe 27 Nov 1917 as Temp. Skipper. Borne Add'l for Instruction and Disposal (Navy List Mar 1918)


Capt Frank D. Stevens (Sr.) seated

Source: Family collection of Chuck Stevens posted on Wikitree



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