HMCS CC2

 

C - Class Submarine

 


 

CC2 en route from Seattle to Esquimalt

 

Launched: 31 Dec 1913

Commissioned: 06 Aug 1914

Paid off: 

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1920

 

CC1 and CC2, originally named Iquique and Antofagasta, respectively, were built at Seattle for the Chilean government. However, the deal with the Chileans fell through, and on the eve of the First World War these submarines were purchased by the premier of British Columbia, Sir Richard McBride.  The Dominion government ratified the purchase and on 06 Aug 1914 the two boats were commissioned as CC1 and CC2 because of their resemblance to the British "C" class submarines. After three years' cruising and training on the west coast they were ordered to Europe, and on 21 Jun 1917, set out for Halifax with their mother ship Shearwater. On 03 Jul 1917 they arrived in Seattle and were invited, along with the crews of CC1 and Shearwater, to lead the Seattle Independence day Parade on 04 Jul 1917. They were the first warships ever to transit the Panama Canal under the White Ensign. Unfit for a transatlantic crossing, they remained at Halifax until sold for scrap in 1920.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Crew  photos

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt Arthur Copeland Sydney Pitts, RNCVR - 26 Sep 1918

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Brisco, George

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Served in CC1 and CC2 1914-1918

Conroy, _____

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Served in CC2 as ERA

Crickard, Frederick W.

Edwards, John Grant (Jock)

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Served in CC2 in 1914 as 1st Lt and in 1917 as 1st Lt

Foreman, _____

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Foreman, _____

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Herod, ____

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Hunting, ____

____-____

Served in CC2 as CERA

Johnson, Bernard Leitch

1878 - 1968

Served in CC2 in 1914 as Lt, RCNR

Locke, _____

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Molder, _____

____-____

Served in CC2 as LTO

Pearson, Richard D.

Pitts, Arthur Copeland Sydney

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Commanding Officer

Purvis, G.

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Served in CC2 as PO, Cox'n

Simmons, _____

____-____

Served in CC2 as a Stoker

Sutherland, _____

____-____

Served in CC2 as a Stoker

Wood, Rupert W.

 

 

 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

Lt Arthur C.S. Pitts, RNCVR

Appointed CO CC2 26 Sep 1918

From the Pitt collection

CC1 and CC2, Port San Juan, BC

 

RCN Photo # E-41070

 

Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum

CC1 and CC2 at Imperial Oil's Loco Refinery, Burrard Inlet, BC

 

Source: Port Moody Museum


Courtesy of Dave Shirlaw

CC1 and CC2, Location unknown, possibly Esquimalt, BC

 

Source: Port Moody Museum

 

Courtesy of Dave Shirlaw

 


 

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