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Canadian Trawler Photo Archive


Canadian Trawler:

  • Built by Government Shipyards, Sorel, Quebec, Canada as TR-56
  • Completed 1 November 1918
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1918 and reclassified CT-56
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 August 1919, returned to Canada and reclassified TR-56
  • Sold in 1920 to Central Romana of New York
  • Named Romanita in 1921
  • Acquired in 1921 by South Puerto Rico Sugar Company and used to carry sugar cane from fields in the Dominican Republic to their mill in Central Guanica in the south of Puerto Rico
  • 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-56/Romanita 105k Romanita is the larger vessel For Posterity's Sake
    A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Bruce Chapman,, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for CT-56
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