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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 10 July 1919 and returned to Canada
  • Sold in 1920 to W. N. MacDonald and named Margaret Mac
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 150 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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    No image of CD-36 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS John M. Higgins, USNRF1918
    02Boatswain Thomas D. Turner, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for CD-31
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