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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMCS Sankaty

Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson and John Burgess


Launched: 1911

Commissioned: 24 Sep 1940

Paid off: 18 Aug 1945

Fate: Sank enroute to Sydney, NS on 27 Oct 1964


Formerly a Stamford-Oyster Bay, Mass., ferry, Sankaty was commissioned on 24 Sep 1940, at Halifax as a minelaying, loop-laying and maintenance vessel.  She was paid off on 18 Aug 1945, and became a Prince Edward Island ferry under the name of Charles A. Dunning.  Sold for scrap in 1964, she sank on 27 Oct en route to Sydney.


Photos and Documents


Commanding Officers

Skpr/Lt John McLeod, RCNR - 01 May 1943 - unk



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Drew, John Gibbs







Former Crew Members

Brissenden, Barry Samuel, Slt, RCNVR - 26 May 1941

Jemmett, Bruce Gregg, A/LCdr, RCNVR - 14 Apr 1944



Photos and Documents


Unidentified sailors aboard minelayer HMCS Sankaty, Mar 1941

Source: Library and Archives of Canada / Dept. of National Defence / PA 105292

Postcard of the Steamer Sankaty

Steamer Sankaty at Union Wharf, Vineyard Haven, MA