HMCS ADVERSUS –Auxiliary Patrol Vessel, grounded on Mc Nutt Island in a gale off Shelburne NS and was lost, on 20 December 1941. All sixteen of her ship’s company survived.
ADVERSUS was taken over by the RCN from the RCMP along with her sister ALACHASE in September 1939 and immediately converted for anti-submarine patrols. On the night of 20 December 1941 she was acting as guard ship at Shelburne harbour when she grounded on Mc Nutt Island and was washed onto the beach. Her crew was able to abandon their ship before she became completely awash from the heavy seas.
Photo courtesy the Naval Museum of Manitoba.