HMCS Fundy

There have been three vessels named Fundy in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Fundy (1st of Name)(N88 / J88) / Fundy-class Minesweeper

HMCS Fundy N88 / J88

A modification of the British Basset-class trawler minesweeper, the RCN’s Fundy class had extra strengthening for ice conditions. All four ships of the class were built in Canada and entered service in 1938.

The lead ship of the class, HMCS Fundy was at Halifax when the Second World War began, and served as a member of Halifax Local Defence Force on local minesweeping duties. In July 1942, she escorted one convoy to Boston and another back to Halifax. On 15 January 1945, with Comox, she rescued survivors of the torpedoed Martin van Buren. Fundy was paid off at Halifax in 1945 and sold two years later to Marine Industries Ltd. Converted for mercantile purposes, she was finally broken up at La Malbaie, Quebec in 1987.


HMCS Fundy (1st of Name)(N88 / J88) / Fundy-class Minesweeper

HMCS Fundy 145

In 1951 and 1952, fourteen replacements were laid down for the aging minesweepers of wartime construction. Six were transferred to the French Navy in 1954, but were replaced by six of the same name in 1956-57. These ships were very similar to the Royal Navy’s Ton Class of the same vintage. They were reclassed as patrol escorts in 1972. Six survivors soldiered on until the 1990s, providing ship-handling for junior officers, on a rotating basis, as members of Training Group Pacific. The second Fundy was commissioned on March 19 1954, and paid off March 31, the date of her transfer to the French Navy, serving as La Dunkerquoise until 1984.


HMCS Fundy (3rd of Name)(159) / Bay-class Patrol Vessel

HMCS Fundy 159

A replacement for the second Fundy,the third Fundy was a member of Training Group Pacific until paid off.

Battle honours:

Badge of HMCS Fundy


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