For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Then C.Y. 512

HMCS Viernoe, 1940

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


Commissioned: 11 Oct 1939

Paid off: 22 Jan 1942

Fate: Broken up in 1954


A near-sister to Venosta, she also served with the RN from 1915 to 1919. Viernoe was commissioned in the RCN on 11 Oct 1939, and in 1941 was serving as a boom defence vessel at Sydney. She is said to have been paid off on 22 Jan 1942, and designated C.Y. 512. Subsequently sold for mercantile use, she was broken up and her register closed in 1954.


Commanding Officers




     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

WARD, Vernon Miller

AB, 2275, RCN

died - 20 Oct 1940


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten