Captain Lancelot R.W. Beavis

by John M. MacFarlane 2013

Captain L.R.W. Beavis

Captain Lancelot R.W. Beavis

Captain Beavis was born about 1864. He joined H.M.S. Conway (merchant navy training establishment) as a Cadet in 1876. He served as an Apprentice in 1878 in the full rigged ship Star of France. He served as Third Mate in the Micronesia and was eventually the Master. He was qualified as a Master Mariner.

In 1910 he served in the Canadian Hydrographic Service during the First World War as Chief Officer in the Lillooet and in H.M.C.S. Naden.

Beavis served briefly in the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve (RNCVR) as a Chief Skipper in 1914. He served in HMCS Rainbow for Gunnery and Signals Training in 1914. He was released in 1914.

He commanded the Casco in 1921. From 1922–1923 he was in charge of the Hudson’s Bay Company trading experiment in the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. During this time there he narrowly escaped imprisonment by both White and Red revolutionary forces. He commanded the Janet Carruthers, the E.D. Kingsley, the Salvor, and lastly the West Vancouver Ferry. He died in Vancouver BC on 01/01/1940.

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