Bay Class Minesweeper



HMCS Chaleur 144


Laid down: 08 Jun 1951

Launched: 21 Jun 1952

Commissioned: 18 Jun 1954

Paid off: 30 Sep 1954

Transferred to French Navy: 09 Oct 1954

Re-commissioned: 09 Oct 1954

Paid off: 1985

Fate: Sunk as a diving wreck 12 Jan 1988


Built by the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., she was commissioned on 18 Jun 1954 as HMCS Chaleur 144, and paid off on 30 Sep 1954. She was transferred on 09 Oct 1954, to the French Navy, which re-named her La Dieppoise.



Photos and Documents


La Dieppoise Patrouilleur P655 -New Caledonia Diving          La Dieppoise - Perso Numbericable website



Commanding Officers


Lt Michael Arthur Martin, RCN - 18 Jun 1954 - 30 Sep 1954



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Martin, Michael A.







Photos and Documents


La Dieppoise P665

Source: New Caledonia - diving

La Dieppoise being sunk as a diving wreck on 12 Jan 1988

Source: New Caledonia - diving

The wreck of La Dieppoise.  Note the diving buoy cable attached to the bow

Source: New Caledonia - diving