CNAV / CFAV QUEST 172

 

Research Vessel

 


 

CFAV Quest - 2014

 

Laid Down: 1967

Launched: 09 Jul 1968

Commissioned: 21 Aug 1969

Paid off: 2016

Fate: Sold for scrap 2017.

 

In Feb 2014, the Commander Maritime Force Atlantic announced that Quest will be tied up indefinitely.  On 13 Sep 2017, the former CFAV Quest departed Halifax under tow destined for the breaker's yard at Sydney, NS.

 


 

Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell

 

Commissioning Book

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

James Chesley Bennett - Aug 1969 - 1979

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

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JB12

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(JB11) QUEST under construction  (JB12) Acceptance / Commissioning Ceremony program  (JB13) Quest is accepted by the Navy  (JB14) CNAV QUEST on her commissioning day

 

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JB17

(JB16) QUEST at sea  (JB17) CFAV QUEST in the Firth of Clyde approaching Greenoch, Scotland - 1977

 

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JB21

1985 Naval Review - 75th Anniversary of the RCN

 

(JB18) CFAV QUEST docking at the jetty behind the Naval Museum in Halifax.  CSS ACADIA visible at her berth  (JB19) Prince Andrew being welcomed aboard CFAV QUEST for the 1985 Naval Review  (JB20) Gov. General Jean Sauve being welcomed aboard CFAV QUEST  (JB21) CFAV QUEST leaves the jetty to commence the sail past of the fleet anchored in Bedford Basin for the 1985 Naval Review in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the RCN. Note the Royal Standard flying on QUEST's mast.

 

From the collection of James C. Bennett, LCdr, RCN(R)

 

Courtesy of Barry Bennett

 


 

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(CH01-CH02) The former CFAV Quest departs Halifax under tow for Sydney, NS and the breaker's yard - 13 Sep 2017

 

Courtesy of / Clarence Hemeon 2017

 


 

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