Marine Heritage Database

HMCS Ypres - 1940

Ship Type

Typical Profile

Tonnage

320

Length(ft)

130

Breadth(ft)

23.5

Depth(ft)

13.5

Masts

Decks

Hull

Shipwreck Details

Description

YPRES was decommissioned in 1920, then recommissioned for training in 1923. In 1938 she was refitted and used as a gate vessel for the Halifax boom defence.

Story

Run down by HMS REVENGE while acting as gate vessel at Halifax. Fortunately there was no loss of life. For the remainder of the war, the crews of the other gate vessels would pantomime elaborate collision preparations every time HMS REVENGE came through the gates.

Vessel Type

Steam, Admiralty Trawler

Type of Event

Total loss

Nature of Event

Collision

Cause of Event

Unknown

Date of Wreck

1940-05-12

Location

Entrance to Halifax Harbour.

Cargo

Lives Lost

Voyage from

Voyage to

Remarks

Ship Construction

Built at

Toronto, Ontario , Canada

Date

1917.06.16

Registered at

Canadian Navy, Canada

Date

Propulsion

Rig

Details

Built by Polson Iron Works.

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