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Canadian drifter CD-27 CN-3347.jpg
CD 27
Class overview
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CD 1-50: Davie Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Lauzon, Quebec
CD 51-53: Government Shipyards, Sorel, Quebec
CD 54-59: Sorel Shipbuilding & Coal Co., Sorel, Quebec
CD 60-61, CD 68-70: H. H. Sheppard & Sons, Sorel, Quebec
CD 71-96: Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal, Quebec
CD 97-100 Harbour Commissioners, Montreal, Quebec
Built: 1917–1919
Completed: 37 completed by November 1918; total number completed unclear
General characteristics
Type: Naval trawler
Displacement: 99 long tons (101 t)
Length: 84 ft (26 m)
Beam: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Speed: 9 knots (10 mph; 17 km/h)
Armament: 1 × QF 6-pounder (57-mm) gun

Note - for development of content relating to the First World War CD building program; need to work on clarifying details about who orders, pays for, and receives the ships. (Recheck Milner, Tucker, etc.)

HMCS CD Type 1-100 (CD stood for "Canadian Drifter") were minesweeping armed drifter fishing boats built during the First World War for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). All launched in 1917, some 37 were apparently commissioned before war's end. Intended for minesweeping and patrol duties, a number of them served outside Canada between 1918 and 1919, including 14 at Gibraltar, 6 at Bermuda, and 5 in West Africa; a further 18 were loaned to the United States Navy at this time. As trawlers, they were well-suited to civilian use after the war, and some survived to serve in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.[1]


  1. ^ Ken Macpherson and John Burgess, The ships of Canada's naval forces 1910-1993 : a complete pictorial history of Canadian warships, (St. Catharines, Ont.: Vanwell Pub., 1994), 22. ISBN 0-920277-91-8

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