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HMCS Adversus, 1940

Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson and John Burgess


Built: 1931

Commissioned: 07 Sep 1939

Fate: Wrecked when she ran aground 20 Dec 1941


Adversus was a Preventive Service patrol boat transferred to the RCMP in 1932. She patrolled the North Sydney, NS area until 1933 when she was reassigned to the West Coast. She was the first RCMP vessel to transit the Panama Canal. In August 1937 she returned to the East Coast and in 1939 was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy and became HMCS Adversus. On Dec 20, 1941 she was lost at sea when caught in a blizzard and run aground on McNutts Island near Shelburne, NS.1 


Commanding Officers

A/Lt James Philip Fraser, RCNR - 18 Sep 1939 - unk

A/Lt John Campbell McCarty, RCNR - 16 Jul 1941 - unk


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Fraser, James Philip


Commanding Officer

appointed 18 Sep 1939






 Former Crew Members

Anderson, Freeman Hewitt, A/Skpr - 29 Apr 1940


Lewis, Gerald, Skpr, RCNR - 06 Jul 1941

Moore, Arthur Walter, A/Skpr, RCNR - 06 Apr 1940

Page, Marcel Raymond, Skpr, RCNR - 06 Jul 1941




(1) - Ship's history from the research of Bryon Taylor.