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HMCS Newington

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Name  Newington
Commissioned  1914
Class and type  Patrol vessel
Length  35 m
Builder  Cook, Welton & Gemmell
Acquired  1908
Decommissioned  1918
Launched  1899
Draft  3.51 m
HMCS Newington
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.

Service history

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.

References

HMCS Newington Wikipedia


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