HMCS Cedarwood

There has been only one establishment named Cedarwood in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Cedarwood (J484) / Oceanographic Survey Vessel

RCASC General Schmidlin (later HMCS Cedarwood J484)

Badge of HMCS Cedarwood

Launched in 1941 at Lunenburg, NS, as MV J. E. Kinney, this ship was taken up for war service with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and renamed General Schmidlin. Her function was supplying army detachments at scattered harbours in the Maritimes and Newfoundland. She was commissioned in the RCN for oceanographic survey duties on the west coast, and renamed Cedarwood. Paid off in late 1956, she was fitted in 1958 with paddle wheels and other dummy fittings in order to play the role of the steamer Commodore during British Columbia’s centennial celebration.


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