The History of the CAILIFF

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.

CAILIFF Statistical Data

  • Pendant: T276
  • Type: A/S Trawler
  • Class: Western Isles Class
  • Displacement: 530 tonnes
  • Length: 164 ft
  • Width: 27.7 ft
  • Draught: 8.6 ft
  • Speed: 12 kts
  • Compliment: 4 Officers and 36 Crew
  • Arms: 1-12Pdr, 3-20mm
  • Builder: Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Collingwood. Ont.
  • Keel Laid: 01-Dec-41
  • Date Launched: 30-Apr-42
  • Date Commissioned: 17-Sep-42
  • Paid off: 06-Oct-45

Keywords: HMCS CAILIFF, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, A/S Trawler, Western Isles Class Class