CD 53


Auxiliary Patrol Drifter





CD-53 was in Dartmouth Cove when the Halifax Explosion occurred. She had just sent a boat ashore to pick up her second engineer and received holes in her planking from the explosion.



Commanding Officers


Skpr William Buchan, RNR - 05 Mar 1918 - unk


Skpr William Buchan, RNR - 01 May 1918 - unk



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Buchan, William


Drafted to CD 53 on 05 Mar 1918 and 01 May 1918 as Skpr, RNR, CO

McLean, George Wallace


Drafted to CD 53 on 01 Mar 1918 and 01 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR