HMCS GASPE (1st) (J94)


The History of the GASPE (1st)

Commissioned at Quebec on October 21, 1938, Gaspé was at Halifax when hostilities broke out. Throughout the war she served with Halifax Local Defence Force on local minesweeping duties. She was paid off at Halifax on July 23, 1945, and sold into mercantile service in 1946, becoming the Shanghai tug Sung Li.

GASPE (1st) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: J94
  • Type: Minesweeper
  • Class: Fundy Class
  • Displacement: 460 tonnes
  • Length: 163 ft
  • Width: 27.4 ft
  • Draught: 14.4 ft
  • Speed: 12 kts
  • Compliment: 3 Officers and 35 Crew
  • Arms: 1-12 pdr
  • Builder: Morton Eng. Co., Quebec City
  • Keel Laid: 24-Jan-38
  • Date Launched: 12-Aug-38
  • Date Commissioned: 21-Oct-38
  • Paid off: 23-Jul-45

Keywords: HMCS GASPE (1st), Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Minesweeper, Fundy Class Class