HMCS CHAUDIERE 235
Restigouche Class Destroyer
Built at Halifax Shipyards and the last of her class, Chaudiere was commissioned on 14 Nov 1959. On 02 Oct 1967, she left Halifax to serve on the west coast. Her intended conversion to an IRE was abandoned for reasons of economy, and in 1970 her complement was reduced to training level. On 23 May 1974, she was paid off and thereafter used as a source of spare parts for others of her class. Her bow was removed in 1989 to replaced that of Kootenay, which had been damaged in a collision. Chaudiere was sunk as a sport divers' wreck in Sechelt Inlet, B.C., on 05 Dec 1992.
In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice
Lest We Forget
died - 03 Oct 1958
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
Former Crew Members
Photos and Documents
From the collection of Terrance O'Hearn
Former HMCS Chaudiere being sunk as an artificial reef 05 Dec 1992
Source: Artificial Reef Society of BC
Topographical map showing the approx location of the diving wreck of the former HMCS CHAUDIERE 235 sheltered waters of Sechelt Inlet.
From the collection of Ben Whiting
Courtesy of Ben Whiting