Class and type Patrol vessel
Length 35 m
Builder Cook, Welton & Gemmell
Draft 3.51 m
|Fate returned to government service 1920|
HMCS Newington was a commissioned patrol boat of the Royal Canadian Navy that served in the First World War. Prior to the war, the ship served as a fishing trawler and lighthouse tender. Following the war the vessel was returned to government service.
Originally built as an iron-hulled fishing trawler by Cook, Welton & Gemmell at Hull, Newington was purchased by the Canadian government in 1908 and converted to a lighthouse supply ship and buoy tender for use in British Columbia waters.
Following the outbreak of the First World War, Newington was taken over by the Royal Canadian Navy and fitted to lay mines. Subsequently used as a patrol vessel, Newington was returned to civilian service in 1920, was sold in 1937. On 26 August 1959 she sank in Burrard Inlet, British Columbia.