Bob S
30th July 2004, 15:29
I photographed this Minesweeper moored on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay on the 21st August 2002, does anyone have any idea as to her identity/history?

Doug Rogers
29th May 2005, 00:28
I agree with Ron, certainly a ton but which??..there were so many of them built..perhaps someone can tell us more though??

Steve C
15th June 2005, 15:55
Hi Guys,

Sorry, but this one isn't a Ton class (Different funnel and hull shape). She is a former Canadian Bay Class minesweeper. 14 were built in the 1950s and were redesignated patrol vessels in 1972. Several were sold into private service but the only one that I can remember off the top of my head was the former HMCS Cowichan. Hope this helps,

Steve C

fred henderson
15th June 2005, 18:25
Hi Steve
I am sure you are right and that she is a Bay Class. The Canadians still had six in service in the mid 90s, as training ships and patrol boats. I suspect that they were replaced by the new Kingston Class MCDV.

9th May 2016, 14:15
This thread was started a long time ago, but the minesweeper in question is ex-HMCS Chaleur PB/PFL 164. Sold out of the Navy in the mid-90's she has passed through a number of hands and is, I believe, up for sale again.

Edit: I see she is now on Ebay 09/05/2016

Bob S
10th May 2016, 16:02
Thanks for the update Pusser509, much appreciated