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HMCS MOOSE Z14

HMCS Moose Z14

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Launched: 1930

Commissioned: 08 Sep 1940

Paid off: 20 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1946. Final disposition unknown

 

The yacht Cleopatra was built by George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, Mass., she was launched in 1930. After being acquired by the RCN, she was renamed Moose. Moose left Halifax on 03 Jun 1940, for conversion and arming at Quebec City, where she was commissioned on 08 Sep 1940. She was then assigned to Halifax Local Defence Force until May 1942, transferring then to Sydney, where by Sep 1943, she was employed as training ship and examination vessel under control of HMCS Cornwallis.  Moose was paid off on 20 Jul 1945, and sold the following year to Marine Industries Ltd., who renamed her Fraternité.  Sold to a U.S. buyer in 1956, she became Ottelia, and is apparently still in service in the Mediterranean.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt John Evelyn, RCNR - 31 May 1940 - 17 Oct 1940

A/Lt Francis Edward More, RCNR - 23 Apr 1941 - unk

Lt James Hope Langille, RCNR - unk - 20 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

MORRISON, Daniel Angus

AB, V61354, RCNVR

died - 19 Nov 1944 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Baxendale, Francis Wilmont

____-2003

 

 

 

 

M-N

Mason, John William

1924-2011

 

 

 

 

O-P

Potts, Gordon Brack

1921-2011

 

 

 

 

W-X

Williams, Albert Gordon

1921-2013

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Dunn, Howard Leslie, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Evelyn, John, Lt, RCNR - 31 May 1940 (Stand by) CO

 

Hughes, Llewellyn, Lloyd, RCNR - Skpr - 02 Jun 1941 / 20 Apr 1943 / Skpr/Lt, RCNR - 20 Apr 1945

 

Laing, Neilson Alexander, Slt, RCNVR - 04 Jun 1945

 

Martin, John Edward, Slt, RCNVR - 02 Jun 1941

McElveney, Tom

 

O'Quinn, Robert Morgan, Skpr, RCNR - 08 Apr 1943

 

Wallace, Frank - of London, ON

 

 

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(1) Gord Potts on HMCS Moose  (2) Gord Potts on HMCS Moose with unknown shipmate peering over his shoulder  (3) Gord in his hammock on HMCS Moose. Written on back "Here's a special"  (5) Smitty in mess deck on HMCS Moose  (5) Bruce H. on HMCS Moose. Written on back "Not very salty but pretty tiddlie, eh? Bruce"  (6) Sailor sleeping on deck of HMCS Moose. Written on back "Sleeping beauty Bruce"  (7) Stubby on HMCS Moose

 

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(8) British destroyer across jetty from HMCS Moose. Photo taken from Quarterdeck  (9) Gord Potts in his cold weather gear on HMCS Moose. Written on back "Just a little eskimo, it was pretty cold though."  (10) Gord Potts on HMCS Moose. Written on back "Hanging out washing (doeby)."  (11)  F. Lafford (Cofford?) painting ship on HMCS Moose  (12) Gord Potts on HMCS Moose   (13) Gord Potts on HMCS Moose. Written on back "Guess who? These two boats are the "dory" and the skiff"."  (14) Gord Potts on HMCS Moose. Written on back "I'm wearing my new overcoat here."

 

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(15) Gord Potts on HMCS Moose  (16) Frank Wallace on HMCS Moose. Written on back "Frank Wallace, London, Ont"  (17) Bruce H. on HMCS Moose. Written on bottom "Salty".  Written on back "To Alice with Best Wishes, Bruce H."  (18) Gord Potts sitting on HMCS Moose's dory  (19) Gord Potts on HMCS Moose  (20) Gord Potts on HMCS Moose acting goofy  (21) Gord Potts standing and Tom McElveney sitting on the handrail. Written on back "This is Tom McElveney and myself. Tom travelled as far as Toronto when I went home. Taken at Sydney"

 

From the collection of Gordon Potts

Courtesy of Bob Potts

 

 

 

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