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Canadian Trawler Photo Archive


Canadian Trawler:

  • Built by Port Arthur Shipbuilding, Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada as TR-39
  • Completed 1 November 1918
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1918 and reclassified CT-39
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 August 1919, returned to Canada and reclassified TR-39
  • Sold in 1920
  • Named Chandbali in 1930
  • Converted to a cargo ship and lengthened in 1932
  • Requisitioned by the Royal Indian Navy, 29 October 1939 and served as HMIS Chandbali
  • Returned to her owners in 1943
  • Scrapped in India in 1986.


  • 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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    No image of CT-39 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers - CT-39
    01LTJG David L. Haskins, USNRF1919
    Commanding Officers - HMIS Chandbali
    01LT William Joseph Wilson, DSO, RINR20 March 1940 - February 1941
    02S/LT John Eric Ross, RINVR15 December 1942 - 11 August 1943
    03T/LT Henry Brainerd McIlree Williamson, RINVR11 August 1943 - 18 October 1943
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for CT-39
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