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Canadian Trawler Photo Archive


Canadian Trawler:

  • Built by Tidewater Shipbuilding, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada as HMCS TR-60
  • Completed 25 November 1918
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1918 and placed in service as Canadian Trawler CT-60
  • Placed out of service 15 August 1919
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 August 1919 and returned to the Canadian Government and renamed TR-60
  • Sold in 1919 and named David Haigh
  • Acquired in September 1939 by South Africa and commissioned HMSAS David Haigh (T 13)
  • Served until June 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 by Irvin and Johnson, Ltd. of Cape Town, South Africa as part of the expansion of their South African fishing fleet
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 500 t.
  • Length 134.7'
  • Beam 23' 4"
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 55
  • Armament: One 12-pounder
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 450hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    CT-60 69k Prior to and after launching
    Photos from the McCord Museum Harry Sutcliffe collection
    John Spivey
    CT-60 60k

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Lee M. Aker, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for CT-60
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