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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Former HMCS TR ?? (1918)

HMCS Andrée Dupre

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


Acquired by the RCN: 1939

Commissioned: 10 Oct 1939

Paid off: Jul 1945

Fate: Unknown


Originally a Sorel-built naval trawler of the TR class, she was sold for commercial use after the First World War and renamed Napoléon L.  Again renamed and in the hands of Marine Industries Ltd, as a tug, she was taken up by the RCN in 1939 for use as an examination vessel at Halifax.  Sold after the war, she resumed her former occupation as a tug, renamed Remorqueur 16, at Bordeau, France from 1947 to 1956.


Examination vessel HMCS Andree Dupre commissioned in Halifax. 285GRT/96nrt 5.0x23.7x12.8ft T3cy 12¾"21½"35"x24" 62nhp 500ihp 11k by Beauchemin and Cie, Sorel Province of Quebec, completed by The Transportation and Shipping Co Ltd, Sorel, Province of Quebec, renamed Naploeon L.; registered 1921 #138460 Napoleon L.; 1926 sold to The Sincennes McNaughton Line Ltd, Montreal, Province of Quebec, renamed Andree Dupre; 1928 transferred to Sin-Mac Lines Ltd, Montreal, Province of Quebec; 1934 transferred to Sincennes McNaughton Tugs Ltd, Montreal, Province of Quebec; 1935 sold to Manseau Shipyards Ltd, Sorel, Province of Quebec; 1937 sold to Marine Industries Ltd, Montreal, Province of Quebec; 1940-45 WW.II RCN as HMCS Andree Dupre Examination Vessel; 1945 sold to France renamed Remorqueur 16, of Port Autonome de Bordeaux; renamed 1956 Remorqueur 18. (Source: The Second World War - A day by day account)


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Commanding Officers

Lt John Evelyn, RCNR - 04 May 1941 - unk

Lt Fred Francis Osborne, RCNR - 21 Jul 1941 - unk

Lt Fred Francis Osborne, RCNR - 12 Jan 1943 - unk

Slt Donald Thomas George, RCNVR - 16 May 1945 - unk


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

THIBODEAU, Simon Joseph

Ordinary Seaman, V/2555, RCNVR

MPK - 22 Jan 1942 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Bernays, Max Lepold







Coates, John Jeffrey







Nash, Michael Patrick







 Former Crew Members

Allard, George Francois, A/Skpr, RCNR - 17 May 1940


Brown, Hugh Joseph, Slt, RCNVR - 02 Jun 1941


Codner, Eugene Augustus, Skpr, RCNR - 04 May 1941


Darrach, Claude Kenneth, A/Skpr, RCNR - 31 Jan 1940

Howard, Edward Ian, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Mar 1942


Joslin, Joseph Walker, Skpr, RCNR - 22 May 1942


Lamond, David Archibald, Skpr, RCNR - Jan 1945


LaRose, Henri Charles, Lt, RCNVR - 18 Apr 1944

McNeil, Alexander, A/Skpr, RCNR - 13 Apr 1940


Osborne, Fred Francis, Mate, RCNR - 04 May 1941


Simard, Joseph Gaudiose Emilien, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943


Sproatt, Henry Langlois, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


Tanguay, Joseph Charles Henri Laurent, A/Skpr, RCNR - 01 May 1940


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André Dupré before being taken up for service in WW 2