The History of the MAGDALEN

Originally built for the RN, she was loaned to the RCN, though never commissioned into the RCN; and was manned by RN personnel. After the war she was returned to the RN. Sold to civilian use 2 July 1946.

MAGDALEN Statistical Data

  • Pendant: T279
  • 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: Midland Shipyards Ltd., Midland, Ont.
  • Keel Laid: 10-Oct-41
  • Date Launched: 03-Jul-42
  • Date Commissioned: 24-Aug-42
  • Paid off: 17-Jun-45

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