CD 20


Auxiliary Patrol Drifter


(designated HMCS GUELPH)





Commissioned: 10 Nov 1917

Designated:  HMCS GUELPH 01 May 1918

Paid off:

Fate: Unknown


From the book, The Seabound Coast - "the increased number of personnel required for the expanded patrol service led to a reorganization of the service's shore establishments. Whereas all patrol personnel had previously been carried on the books of HMCS STADACONA, commencing on 01 May 1918, the sailors of patrol vessels based at Halifax and Sydney were given their own organizations.  ....  Patrol personnel based at Halifax, meanwhile, had been transferred to the books of HMCS GUELPH, represented afloat by drifter CD 20, commanded by acting Commander P.F. Newcombe." (Source: Quote from The Seabound Coast - The Official History of the Royal Canadian navy, 1867-1939 - by William Johnston, William G.P. Rawling, Richard H. Gimblett, and John MacFarlane)



Commanding Officers


Skpr Obed Chut Giffin, RCN - 01 Mar 1918 - unk


Mate, Louis Dicks, RNCVR - 01 May 1918 - unk



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Chirgwin, William Ladner


Drafted to HMCS Guelph (CD 20) on 10 Jun 1918 as Ass/Paym, RNCVR

Cooper, Caleb

D'Entremont, Ulysee J.

Dicks, Louis


Commanding Officer

01 May 1918

Giffin, Obed Chut


Drafted to CD 20 on 01 Mar 1918 as Skpr, RCN

Moore, John Joseph


Drafted to HMCS Guelph (CD 20) on 05 Jun 1918 as Skpr, RCN