Western Isles Class Anti-Submarine Trawler



HMS MANITOULIN T280 at Little Current in Oct 1942

Source: Mariners Weather Log

Credit: Norman Smith



Laid down: 25 Nov 1941

Launched: 23 Apr 1942

Commissioned: 28 Sep 1942

Paid off: 17 Jun 1945


Built at Midland, Ont for the RN, she was commissioned on 28 Sep 1942 as HMS MANITOULIN. She was loaned to the RCN, though never commissioned in the RCN; and was manned by RN personnel.  She arrived at Halifax on 04 Apr 1943 to join the Halifax Local Defence Force. Returned to the RN at Plymouth and paid off on 17 Jun 1945, she was later sold for civilian use.



Photos and Documents          HMS MANITOULIN - A great history of her service after the war



Commanding Officers


Lt. William Atkinson, RNR - Mar 1942 - 28 May 1944


T/Lt. Herbert Norman Weston, RNVR - 28 May 1944 - 17 Jun 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Photos and Documents




RCN Photo # O-14528


Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum

William S. former HMS MANITOULIN T280


Source: Skipet

Credit: Photographer Mac Mackay, Halifax

Georges A. Rocha at Mindola, Cape Verde Island, October 1998 former HMS MANITOULIN T280


Source: Mariners Weather Log
Photo by Captain Hubert Hall