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Canadian Drifter Photo Archive


Canadian Drifter:

  • Built by Davies Building and Repair Co., Lauzon, Quebec, Canada
  • Completed 14 July 1918
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy 25 July 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 24 July 1919, returned to Canada
  • Sold 10 September 1919 to Empresa de Pesca Vianese L'tada, Portugal
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 175 t.
  • Length 95'
  • Beam 18' 6"
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 23
  • Armament: One 3-pounder
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 225hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    CD-41 & CD-46 491k CD-41 inboard of CD-46 and unidentified Canadian drifters at Battery Wharf, Boston, MA. First Naval District
    U.S. Navy photo NH 110523
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Ezra E. Budd, USNRF1918
    02ENS Daniel E. Davis, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for CD-46
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