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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 Navy 25 July 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 24 July 1919, returned to Canada
  • Sold in 1920 and named Captain Munro
  • Renamed Swaby in 1923
  • Resold 1925 to Spain
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    CD-31 270k U.S.Navy photo NH 110520 Naval History and Heritage Command
    CD-30 & CD-31 47k CD 30, right and CD 31, left
    From the collection of William Herbert Rose and Marmaduke Rose. Courtesy of Bud (Donald) Rose
    For Posterity's Sake - A Royal Canadian Navy Historicl Project

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Thos R. Knudson, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for CD-31
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