HMCS Acadia

There has been only one vessel named Acadia in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Acadia / Hydrographic Survey Patrol Vessel

HMCS Acadia was built in 1913 as a Dominion government hydrographic survey ship. She was commissioned as a patrol vessel from early 1917 to March 1919. She carried out anti-submarine patrol in the Bay of Fundy, off the south shore of Nova Scotia and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. She then resumed survey duty until the outbreak of the Second World War. She was commissioned again in late 1939, first serving as training ship for HMCS Stadacona, and later patrolling the Halifax approaches from May 1940 to March 1941. She also occasionally acted as close escort for small convoys between Halifax and the Halifax Ocean Meeting Point. After refit in 1941, she served as a training ship at Halifax for A/A and DEMS (Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship) gunners and, in June 1944, went to HMCS Cornwallis as gunnery training ship.

After being paid off, she was returned to the Dominion government. HMCS Acadia retired from service on 28 November 1969 to become a museum ship at the Bedford Institute in Dartmouth, NS. On 9 February 1980 she was handed over to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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