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HMS CAILIFF T276

HMS Cailiff T276

Source: ReadyAyeReady.com

 

Laid down: 1 December 1941

Launched: 30 April 1942

Transferred to the RCN

Commissioned: 17 September 1942

Paid off: 6 October 1945

 

Originally built for the RN, she was loaned to the RCN, though never commissioned into the RCN; and was manned by RN personnel. Cailiff was returned to the RN the same day she was decommissioned. She was sold in 1946 and re-built as a trawler named S/T Borgenes.  She was in service till 1972.

 

A Norwegian reader, Svein Ludvigsen, reports that the Norwegian trawler Borgenes is due to be scrapped in the near future at Kristiansund, Norway. He say that after being moored in Kristiansund for many years, she was given up by the owners and sold to scrappers for NOK 1,- a few weeks (October 2012) ago. He says that he knows from press reports that in the 1990s some Canadians were interested in preserving the vessel. He says that the owners at that time would not discuss such a venture and that they intended to rebuild the vessel as a working fish boat. This year the owners gave up on their scheme and she was towed to Kristiansund. She was towed to the scrappers in a place called Stokksund, about 100 nautical miles north east along the coast from Kristiansund. He says, "The reason for this notification is a last tip–off of where the boat is now and that if any Canadian interests want the hull, it's about to become a very urgent matter!" (Source: Nauticapedia)

 

Commanding Officers

T/Lt. Rowland Frank Pretty, RNVR Aug 1942 Aug 1944

T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alexander Michael Sullivan, RNVR Aug 1944

  

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