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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Former Minesweeping Trawler - TR ??

HMCS Macsin

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham


Launched: 1918

Acquired by RCN: 1940

Fate: Unknown


A sister to Andrée Dupré and, like her, a TR class naval trawler built at Sorel in 1918, Macsin was sold into commercial hands postwar and renamed Gedéon L.  She was later renamed and acquired by Marine Industries Ltd., from whom the RCN took her over in 1940.  She served throughout the Second World War as an examination vessel, and later was sold to the French government to serve as a tug at St. Nazaire.


Commanding Officers

A/Lt Antoine Herbert Cassivi, RCNR - 03 Apr 1940 - unk

Ch/Skpr William Edwin Ferguson Bell, RCNR - 17 Jun 1940

Skpr/Lt Joseph Henri Des Lauriers, RCNR - 04 Apr 1944 - unk


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


 Former Crew Members

Cormier, Joseph Jean Jules, Skpr, RCNR - 04 Apr 1944


Deslauriers, Joseph Henry, A/Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 10 Apr 1940


Gagne, Marius Joseph Alfred, Skpr, RCNR - 10 Apr 1944

Guimond, Joseph Edgar, Skpr, RCNR - 07 Apr 1941


Hamelin, Joseph Henry Michael, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 20 Apr 1940


Harakas, Jack

Levesque, Joseph Ange, A/Skpr, RCNR - 13 Apr 1940


Tanguay, Joseph Charles Henri Laurent, Skpr, RCNR - 17 Jun 1940


"Snooks and Ginzo (Jack Harakas) on the Macsin"

From the collection of Hugh Cowley

Courtesy of Scott Cowley