Patrol Vessel and Minesweeping Trawler



Rowland H. Wilcox

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Built: 1912

Acquired by the RCN: Mar 1917

Paid off: 15 Apr 1919

Fate: Returned to former owners and name.


Former Rowland H. Wilcox, she was one of seven New England-built menhaden trawlers made up a patrol and minesweeping flotilla based at Sydney, N.S. Purchased in the U.S., they served in the RCN between Mar 1917 and Apr 1919, subsequently reverting to their former names and occupation. Each was armed with a 12-pounder gun.



Commanding Officers


Skpr John James Smith, RCN - 23 Jun 1917 - unk


Skpr John James Smith, RCN - 01 May 1918 - unk



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Berringer, Amplias

Martin, Joseph

Smith, John James


Drafted to PV VII on 23 Jun 1917 and 01 May 1918 as Skpr, RCN

Winter, Ernest William


Drafted to PV VII on 21 Jun 1917 and 01 May 1918 as Ch/Art (E), RCN