CD 73


Auxiliary Patrol Drifter




HMCS LANSDOWNE, RCN patrol base facilities, Sydney, NS during the First World War

CD 73 outboard vessel on right of photo.

Source: Sydney Nova Scotia and the U-boat War, 1918 by Brian Tennyson and Roger Sarty



Completed on 05 Nov 1917, CD 73 was was acting as a duty boat in Halifax and was alongside the NIOBE during the Halifax Explosion on 06 Dec 1917.  She was badly damaged and her crew suffered injuries. Paid off in 1918, she was sold and renamed Clixby, later Foi. Her final disposition is unknown.



Commanding Officers


Herbert Whitehead - 1917


Skpr Norman Noel, RCN - 18 Feb 1918 - unk


Lt Hugh Charles Ernest Wynn Owen - 01 May 1918 - unk



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


MacDonald, Charles H.

Noel, Norman


Drafted to CD 73 on 18 Feb 1918 as Skpr, RCN, CO

Owen, Hugh Charles Ernest Wynn


Drafted to CD 73 on 01 May 1918 as Lt, RNR, CO

Pride, Arthur


Drafted to CD 73 on 21 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Rudolph, Angus


Drafted to CD 73 on 27 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR