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HMS Bangor (J00)
Class overview
Builders: Multiple builders
Operators:  Royal Navy
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Royal Indian Navy
Preceded by: Halcyon class
Succeeded by: Algerine class
In commission: 7 November 1940 -
Completed: Bangor 14
Blyth 19
Ardrossan 26
General characteristics Bangor (Diesel)
Displacement: 605 tons (RN)
592 tons (RCN)
Length: 162 ft (49.4 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 8.25 ft (2.51 m)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 9-cylinder diesel, 2,000 bhp (1,500 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 60
Armament:

(RN specs):
1 x QF 12-pdr 3 in (76.2 mm) gun
1 x quadruple 0.5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers machine gun Mark III
(RCN specs):
1 x QF 4 in (101.6 mm) gun
1 x 2-pdr Mark VIII

2 x twin 0.303 in (8 mm) machine guns
General characteristics Blyth (Reciprocating)
Displacement: 673 tons
Length: 171.5 ft (52.3 m)
Beam: 28.5 ft (8.7 m)
Draught: 8.25 ft (2.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 Admiralty 3-drum water tube boilers, 2 shafts, vertical triple-expansion reciprocating engines, 2,400 ihp (1,790 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 60 (RN)
70 (RCN)
87 (RIN)
Armament:

(RN specs):
1 x QF 12-pdr 3 in (76.2 mm) gun
1 x quadruple 0.5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers machine gun / single QF 2 pdr Mark VIII
(RCN specs):
1 x QF 4 in (101.6 mm)gun
1 x QF 2 pdr Mark VIII
2 x twin 0.303 in (7.70 mm) machine guns
(RIN specs):
1 x QF 12-pdr 3 in (76.2 mm) gun

3 x single Oerlikon 20 mm guns
General characteristics Ardrossan (Turbine)
Displacement: 656 tons
Length: 174 ft (53.0 m)
Beam: 28.5 ft (8.7 m)
Draught: 8.25 ft (2.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 Admiralty 3-drum water tube boilers, 2 shafts coupled to steam turbines, 2,000 shp (1,500 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 60 (RN)
87 (RIN)
Armament:

(RN specs):
1 x QF 12-pdr 3 in (76.2 mm) gun
1 x quadruple 0.5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers machine gun / single QF 2 pdr Mark VIII
(RIN specs):
1 x QF 12-pdr 3 in (76.2 mm) gun

3 x single Oerlikon 20 mm guns

The Bangor-class minesweepers were a class of minesweepers operated by the Royal Navy (RN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal Indian Navy (RIN) during World War II.

The class derives its name from the lead ship, HMS Bangor (J00), launched on 19 February 1940 and commissioned on 7 November 1940. Royal Navy ships were named after coastal towns of the United Kingdom

Their small size gave them poor sea handling abilities, reportedly worse even than the Flower class corvettes. The diesel-engined versions were considered to have poorer handling characteristics than the slow-speed reciprocating-engined versions. Their shallow draft made them unstable and their short hulls tended to bury the bow when operating in a head sea.

The Bangor-class vessels were also considered crowded, cramming over 90 enlisted sailors and 6 officers into a vessel originally intended for a total of 40 officers and sailors.

The Australian Bathurst class corvettes were based on the Bangor design.

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Design and development

The original intent of the Bangor-class minesweeper design was to provide a coastal equivalent of the Halcyon-class minesweeper, however the realities brought to light by the start of the war caused a modification of the design before construction started.

The need for fast construction coupled with the limitations of engineering resources resulted in several variations existing based on the availability of propulsion machinery. They all had twin screws, but the machinery was a mix of steam turbine, slow-speed steam reciprocating, high-speed steam reciprocating, and diesel. The diesel powered examples were about 20 feet (6 m) shorter than the rest as they had no need for boiler rooms. Displacement varied with propulsion machinery from 590 to 672 tons. The reciprocating engine powered Bangors were also known as the Blyth class and the steam turbined ones as the Ardrossan class.

Ships in class

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Diesel-engined

Royal Navy
Ship Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Paid Off Fate
HMS Bangor (J00) Harland & Wolff, Belfast 19 Sep 1939 23 May 1940 7 Nov 1940 1945 Sold to Norway as Glomma 1946, stricken 1961.
HMS Blackpool (J27) Harland & Wolff, Belfast 19 Sep 1940 4 Jul 1940 3 Feb 1941 1945 Sold to Norway as Tana 1946, stricken 1961.
HMS Bridlington (J65) William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton 11 Sep 1939 29 Feb 1940 28 Sep 1940 Transferred to Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1946. Sold for scrapping at Plymouth on 6 May 1958.
HMS Bridport (J50) William Denny and Brothers 11 September 1939 29 February 1940 28 November 1940 1945 Sold in 1946, scrapped at Plymouth on 6 May 1948.
Royal Canadian Navy
Ship Original Pennant Number Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Paid Off Fate
HMCS Brockville (J270) J270 Marine Industries Limited, Sorel 9 Dec 1940 20 Jun 1941 19 Sep 1942 28 Aug 1945 Transferred to RCMP as Patrol Vessel MacLeod in 1945. Transferred back to RCN in 1951 and decommissioned in 1958. Sold to J.A.L. Steamships, Wallaceburg in 1961 and scrapped.
HMCS Digby (J267) J267 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 20 Mar 1941 5 Jun 1942 26 Jul 1942 31 Jul 1945 Transferred to RCMP as Patrol Vessel Perry in 1945. Transferred back to RCN in 1953 and decommissioned in 1958.
HMCS Esquimalt (J272) J272 Marine Industries Limited, Sorel 20 Dec 1940 8 Aug 1941 26 Oct 1942 16 Apr 1945 Torpedoed and sunk on 16 April 1945 by U-190 5 nautical miles (9 km) off Chebucto Head at 44-28N, 63-10W. 44 crew lost, 26 survived.
HMCS Granby (J264) J264 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 17 Dec 1940 6 Sep 1941 2 May 1942 31 Jul 1945 Recommissioned by RCN in 1953 and decommissioned in 1966.
HMCS Lachine (J266) J266 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 27 Dec 1940 14 Jun 1941 20 Jun 1942 31 Jul 1945 Rebuilt as rescue ship in 1945, transferred to RCMP as Patrol Vessel Starnes in 1950. Sold as mercantile vessel Jack's Bay in 1952.
HMCS Melville (J263) J263 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 17 Dec 1940 6 Jul 1941 4 Dec 1941 18 Aug 1945 Transferred to RCMP as Patrol Vessel Cygnus in 1945. Scrapped in 1961.
HMCS Noranda (J265) J265 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 27 Dec 1940 13 Jun 1941 15 May 1942 28 Aug 1945 Transferred to RCMP as Patrol Vessel Irvine in 1945. Sold in 1962 and became yacht Miranda. Foundered in Montego Bay in 1972 and scrapped.
HMCS Stratford (J310) J310 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 29 Oct 1941 14 Feb 1942 29 Aug 1942 1 Apr 1946 Sold in 1947.
HMCS Transcona (J271) J271 Marine Industries Limited, Sorel 18 Dec 1940 26 Apr 1941 25 Nov 1942 31 Jul 1945 Transferred to RCMP as Patrol Vessel French in 1945. Scrapped in 1961.
HMCS Trois Rivières (J269) J269 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 9 Dec 1940 30 June 1941 8 Dec 1942 31 Jul 1945 Transferred to RCMP as Patrol Vessel MacBrien in 1945. Scrapped in 1959.
HMCS Truro (J268) J268 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 20 Mar 1941 5 June 1942 27 Aug 1942 31 Jul 1945 Transferred to RCMP as Patrol Vessel Herchmer in 1945. Sold as mercantile vessel Gulf Mariner and scrapped in 1964.

Turbine-engined

Royal Navy
Ship Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Paid Off Fate
HMS Ardrossan (J131) Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth 6 Sep 1940 22 Jul 1941 21 May 1942 Sold on 1 Jan 1948 and scrapped at Thornaby on 29 Aug 1948.
HMS Beaumaris (J07) Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon 31 Dec 1939 31 Oct 1940 28 Aug 1941 Sold on 1 Jan 1948 and scrapped at Milford Haven.
HMS Bootle (J143) Ailsa Shipbuilding Company 31 Aug 1940 23 Oct 1941 3 Apr 1942 Sold on 1 Jan 1948 and scrapped at Charlestown, Fife in June 1949.
HMS Boston (J14) Ailsa Shipbuilding Company 27 Nov 1939 30 Dec 1940 26 Jan 1942 Sold on 1 Jan 1948 and scrapped at Charlestown, Fife in June 1949.
HMS Brixham (J105) Blyth Shipbuilding 6 Nov 1940 21 Oct 1941 19 Aug 1942 Scrapped on 7 Jul 1948 at Dunston.
HMS Clacton (J151) Ailsa Shipbuilding Company 12 Nov 1940 19 Dec 1941 4 Jun 1942 31 Dec 1943 Struck mine and sank east of Corsica on 31 Dec 1943. Three officers and 29 enlisted crew killed.
HMS Cromarty (J09) Blyth Shipbuilding 12 Jun 1940 24 Feb 1941 13 Dec 1941 23 Oct 1943 Struck mine and sank in Strait of Bonifacio on 23 Oct 1943.
HMS Dornoch (J173) Ailsa Shipbuilding Company 13 Jan 1941 4 Feb 1942 22 Jul 1942 Sold 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Thornaby.
HMS Dunbar (J53) Blyth Shipbuilding 21 Jun 1940 5 Jun 1941 3 Mar 1942 Sold 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Southampton.
HMS Greenock (J182) Blyth Shipbuilding 28 Jul 1941 11 May 1942 Never served in Royal Navy. Transferred to Royal Indian Navy before completion to become HMIS Baluchistan (J182).
HMS Hartlepool (J155) Blyth Shipbuilding 28 Oct 1941 14 Jul 1942 Never served in Royal Navy. Transferred to Royal Indian Navy before completion to become HMIS Kathiawar (J155).
HMS Harwich (J190) William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 10 Dec 1940 17 Feb 1942 Never served in Royal Navy. Transferred to Royal Indian Navy before completion to become HMIS Khyber (J190).
HMS Hythe (J194) Ailsa Shipbuilding Company 20 Jul 1940 4 Sep 1941 5 Mar 1942 11 Oct 1943 Torpedoed and sunk by U-371 at 01h09 on 11 Oct 1943 off Bougie, Algeria at 37-04 N, 05-00 E.
HMS Ilfracombe (J95) William Hamilton and Company 11 Oct 1939 29 Jan 1941 20 Aug 1941 Sold 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Dunston.
HMS Llandudno (J67) William Hamilton and Company 20 Oct 1939 8 Nov 1941 29 Mar 1942 Sold 1947 as mercantile ship Rorvik. Scrapped in 1952.
HMS Lyme Regis (J193) Alexander Stephen and Sons, Linthouse 9 Sep 1941 19 Mar 1942 5 Jun 1942 Scrapped at Sunderland 24 Aug 1948.
HMS Middlesbrough (J164) William Hamilton and Company 12 Dec 1940 2 May 1942 Never served in Royal Navy. Transferred to Royal Indian Navy before completion to become HMIS Kumaon (J164).
HMS Newhaven (J199) William Hamilton and Company 28 Mar 1941 29 Jul 1942 Never served in Royal Navy. Transferred to Royal Indian Navy before completion to become HMIS Carnatic (J199).
HMS Padstow (J180) William Hamilton and Company 29 Aug 1941 29 Oct 1942 Never served in Royal Navy. Transferred to Royal Indian Navy before completion to become HMIS Rohilkand (J180).
HMS Polruan (J97) Ailsa Shipbuilding Company 6 Nov 1939 18 Jul 1940 9 May 1941 Scrapped at Sunderland in June 1950.
HMS Poole (J147) Alexander Stephen and Sons 25 Jul 1940 25 Jun 1941 8 Nov 1941 Sold 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Pembroke Dock.
HMS Rothesay (J19) William Hamilton and Company 29 Sep 1939 18 Mar 1941 3 Jul 1941 Sold 19 Apr 1950. Scrapped at Milford Haven.
HMS Rye (J76) Ailsa Shipbuilding Company 27 Nov 1939 19 Aug 1940 20 Nov 1941 Sold 24 Aug 1948. Scrapped at Purfleet in September 1948.
HMS Tenby (J34) William Hamilton and Company 29 Sep 1939 10 Sep 1941 8 Dec 1941 Sold 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Dunston.
HMS Whitehaven (J121) Philip and Son, Dartmouth 24 Jul 1940 29 May 1941 14 Nov 1941 Sold 14 Aug 1948. Scrapped at Briton Ferry.
HMS Worthing (J72) Philip and Son 15 Nov 1940 22 Aug 1941 20 Mar 1942 Sold 7 Jul 1948. Scrapped at Dunston.
Royal Indian Navy
Ship Original Pennant Number Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Paid Off Fate
HMIS Baluchistan (J182) J182 Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth 28 Jul 1941 11 May 1942 28 Oct 1942 Formerly HMS Greenock (J182), transferred to RIN before completion. Sold to Pakistan in 1947. Scrapped on 22 Jan 1959.
HMIS Carnatic (J199) J199 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 28 Mar 1941 29 Jul 1942 27 Oct 1942 Formerly HMS Newhaven (J199), transferred to RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1949.
HMIS Kathiawar (J155) J155 Blyth Shipbuilding 28 Oct 1941 14 Jul 1942 23 Dec 1942 Formerly HMS Hartlepool (J155), transferred to RIN before completion. Sold to Pakistan in 1947 as Chittagong. Scrapped in 1956.
HMIS Khyber (J190) J190 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 10 Dec 1940 17 Feb 1942 12 Aug 1942 Formerly HMS Harwich (J190), transferred to RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1949.
HMIS Kumaon (J164) J164 William Hamilton and Company 12 Dec 1940 2 May 1942 30 Nov 1942 Formerly HMS Middlesbrough (J164), transferred to RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1949.
HMIS Rohilkand (J180) J180 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 29 Aug 1941 29 Oct 1942 5 Feb 1943 Formerly HMS Padstow (J180), transferred to RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1961.

Reciprocating-engined

Royal Navy
Ship Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Paid Off Fate
HMS Bayfield (J08) North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 30 Dec 1940 26 May 1941 Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy before completion to become HMCS Bayfield (J08).
HMS Blyth (J15) Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth 11 Jan 1940 2 Sep 1940 17 Jun 1941 Sold 25 May 1948 as mercantile ship Radbourne; conversion never completed and scrapped.
HMS Bude (J116) Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 2 Apr 1940 4 Sep 1940 12 Feb 1941 Sold to Egypt in 1946 as Nasr.
HMS Canso (J21) North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 30 Dec 1940 2 Jun 1941 Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy upon completion to become HMCS Canso (J21).
HMS Clydebank (J200) Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 15 May 1941 20 Nov 1941 Transferred to Royal Indian Navy before completion to become HMIS Orisa (J200).
HMS Caraquet (J38) North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 31 Jan 1941 2 Jun 1941 Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy upon completion to become HMCS Caraquet (J38).
HMS Cromer (J128) Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 16 May 1940 7 Oct 1940 4 Apr 1941 9 Nov 1942 Struck mine and sunk on 9 November 1942 off Marsa Matruh, Egypt at 31-26N, 27-16E.
HMS Eastbourne (J127) Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 29 Jun 1940 5 Nov 1940 26 May 1941 Sold 28 Sep 1948, scrapped at Dunston in Oct 1948.
HMS Felixstowe (J126) Lobnitz and Company 8 Aug 1940 15 Jan 1941 11 Jul 1941 18 Dec 1943 Struck mine and sunk on 18 Dec 1943 off Capo Ferro, Sardinia at 41-10N, 09-40E.
HMS Fort York (J119) Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 26 Feb 1941 24 Aug 1941 27 Feb 1942 Sold to Portugal on 26 Sep 1950 as Commandate Almeida Carvalho.
HMS Fraserburgh (J124) Lobnitz and Company 8 Aug 1940 12 May 1941 23 Sep 1941 Sold 1 Jan 1948, scrapped at Thornaby 3 Jan 1948.
HMS Guysborough (J52) North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 28 May 1941 21 Jul 1941 Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy upon completion to become HMCS Guysborough (J52).
HMS Ingonish (J69) North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 6 Jun 1941 30 Jul 1941 2 Jul 1945 Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy upon completion to become HMCS Ingonish (J69). Returned to Royal Navy on 2 Jul 1945. Sold 1 Jan 1948.
HMS Lantan (J208) Hongkong & Whampoa Dock, Hong Kong 22 Jul 1941 Laid down as HMS Beaulieu (J208), renamed HMS Lantan in September 1941 while under construction. Captured on the stocks by the Japanese at the Fall of Hong Kong. Completed by the Japanese as mercantile Gyosei Maru in 1942, renamed Shima Maru in 1943.
HMS Lockeport (J100) North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 17 Jun 1941 22 Aug 1941 2 Jul 1945 Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy upon completion to become HMCS Lockeport (J100). Returned to Royal Navy on 2 Jul 1945. Sold 1 Jan 1948.
HMS Lyemun (J209) Hongkong & Whampoa Dock, Hong Kong 22 Jul 1941 Laid down as HMS Looe (J209), renamed HMS Lyemun in September 1941 while under construction. Captured on the stocks by the Japanese at the Fall of Hong Kong. Completed by the Japanese as Imperial Japanese Navy gunboat Nanyo, sunk by American aircraft in Formosa Strait 23 Dec 1943.
HMS Lyme Regis (J197) Lobnitz and Company 21 Jun 1941 31 Dec 1941 Transferred to Royal Indian Navy before completion to become HMIS Rajputana (J197).
HMS Parrsborough (J117) Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 19 Mar 1941 26 Jun 1941 27 May 1942 Sold 1 Jan 1948.
HMS Peterhead (J59) Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth 15 Feb 1940 31 Oct 1940 11 Sep 1941 Struck mine off Normandy on 8 Jun 1944 during Operation Neptune. Declared constructive total loss, salvaged and sold 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Pembroke in May 1948.
HMS Qualicum (J138) Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 8 Apr 1941 3 Sep 1941 13 May 1942 Sold 9 Feb 1948.
HMS Rhyl (J36) Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 23 Nov 1939 21 Jun 1940 9 Nov 1940 Sold 28 Sep 1948. Scrapped at Gateshead in Oct 1948.
HMS Romney (J77) Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 27 Feb 1940 3 Aug 1940 12 Dec 1940 Sold 18 Jan 1950. Scrapped at Granton in Feb 1950.
HMS Seaham (J123) Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 15 Oct 1940 16 Jun 1941 19 Dec 1941 Transferred to Fishery Protection Service in 1946. Sold to Burma on 11 August 1947 as pilot vessel and survey vessel Chinthe. Sunk in 1948 by an uncharted Japanese mine.
HMS Shippigan (J212) Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 19 Apr 1941 12 Aug 1941 17 Jun 1942 Sold 1 Jan 1948.
HMS Sidmouth (J47) Henry Robb, Leith 11 Jun 1940 15 Mar 1941 4 Aug 1941 Sold 18 Jan 1950. Scrapped at Charlestown, Fife.
HMS Stornoway (J31) Henry Robb, Leith 17 Jul 1940 10 Jun 1941 17 Nov 1941 Sold to Egypt 11 Sep 1946 as Matruh.
HMS Tadoussac (J220) Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 17 Apr 1941 2 Aug 1941 28 Mar 1942 Sold 18 Oct 1946 as mercantile ship.
HMS Taitam (J210) Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering, Hong Kong 12 Jul 1941 Laid down as HMS Portland (J210), was renamed HMS Taitam in September 1941 while under construction. Captured on the stocks by the Japanese at the Fall of Hong Kong. Completed by the Japanese as Imperial Japanese Navy gunboat W101 in 1944, sunk by American aircraft off Cape Padaran on 10 Mar 1945.
HMS Tilbury (J228) Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 15 Aug 1941 18 Feb 1942 Transferred to Royal Indian Navy before completion to become HMIS Konkan (J228).
HMS Waglan (J211) Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering, Hong Kong 12 Jul 1941 Laid down as HMS Seaford (J211), was renamed HMS Waglan in September 1941 while under construction. Captured on the stocks by the Japanese at the Fall of Hong Kong. Completed by the Japanese as Imperial Japanese Navy gunboat W102 in 1944, damaged by American aircraft off Keelung on 3 Feb 1945. Returned to Royal Navy in 1947. Scrapped in 1948.
HMS Wedgeport (J139) Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 29 Apr 1941 2 Aug 1941 21 Apr 1942 Sold 11 Sep 1946.
Royal Canadian Navy
Ship Original Pennant Number Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Paid Off Fate
HMCS Bayfield (J08) J08 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 30 Dec 1940 26 May 1941 26 Feb 1942 24 Feb 1945 Formerly HMS Bayfield (J08), transferred to RCN upon completion. Scrapped in Jan 1948 at Gateshead.
HMCS Bellechasse (J170) J170 Burrard Dry Dock, North Vancouver 16 Apr 1941 20 Oct 1941 13 Dec 1941 23 Oct 1945 Sold in 1946.
HMCS Blairmore (J314) J314 Port Arthur Shipbuilding, Port Arthur 1 Feb 1942 14 May 1942 17 Nov 1942 Decommissioned 16 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J193. Sold to Turkey in 1958 as Beycoz with 1971.
HMCS Burlington (J250) J250 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 4 Jul 1940 23 Nov 1941 6 Sep 1941 23 Oct 1945 Sold in 1946.
HMCS Canso (J21) J21 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 30 Dec 1940 9 Jun 1941 6 Mar 1942 24 Sep 1945 Formerly HMS Canso (J21), transferred to RCN upon completion. Sold Jan 1948.
HMCS Caraquet (J38) J38 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 31 Jan 1941 2 Jun 1941 2 Apr 1942 26 Sep 1945 Formerly HMS Caraquet (J38), transferred to RCN upon completion. Sold in 1946 to Portugal as Almirante Lacerda. Sold in 1975.
HMCS Chedabucto (J168) J168 Burrard Dry Dock, North Vancouver 24 Jan 1941 14 Apr 1941 27 Sep 1941 31 Oct 1943 Sunk after colliding with cable vessel Lord Kelvin in the St. Lawrence River at 48-14N, 69-16W.
HMCS Chignecto (J160) J160 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 9 Nov 1940 12 Dec 1940 31 Oct 1941 3 Nov 1945 Scrapped in 1957.
HMCS Clayoquot (J174) J174 Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards, Prince Rupert 20 Jun 1940 3 Oct 1940 22 Aug 1941 24 Dec 1944 Torpedoed at 44-25N, 63-20W off approaches to Halifax while escorting convoy XB-139 by U-806 at 14h37 on 24 Dec 1944. 8 crewmembers were killed.
HMCS Courtney (J262) J262 Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards, Prince Rupert 28 Jan 1941 2 Aug 1941 21 Mar 1942 5 Nov 1945 Scrapped 3 Apr 1946.
HMCS Cowichan (J146) J146 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 24 Apr 1940 8 Sep 1940 7 Apr 1941 10 Sep 1945 Sold in 1946 to Greece as Cowichan. Sold in 1956.
HMCS Drummondville (J253) J146 Canadian Vickers, Montreal 1 Oct 1940 21 May 1941 30 Oct 1941 Decommissioned 29 Oct 1945. Recommissioned 1949 with pennant J181.
HMCS Fort William (J311) J311 Port Arthur Shipbuilding, Port Arthur 18 Aug 1941 30 Dec 1941 25 Aug 1942 23 Oct 1945 Sold in 1957 to Turkey as Bodrum. Sold in 1971.
HMCS Gananoque (J259) J259 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 15 Jan 1941 23 Apr 1941 8 Nov 1941 Decommissioned 13 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J184. Sold in Feb 1959.
HMCS Georgian (J144) J144 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 10 Oct 1940 28 Jan 1941 23 Sep 1941 23 Oct 1945 Sold in Feb 1959.
HMCS Goderich (J260) J260 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 15 Jan 1941 14 May 1941 23 Nov 1941 Decommissioned 6 Nov 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J198. Sold in Feb 1959.
HMCS Grandmere (J258) J258 Canadian Vickers, Montreal 2 Jun 1941 21 Aug 1941 11 Dec 1941 23 Oct 1945 Sold in 1947 as mercantile Elda.
HMCS Guysborough (J52) J52 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 28 May 1941 21 Jul 1941 22 Apr 1942 17 Mar 1945 Formerly HMS Guysborough (J52), transferred to RCN upon completion. Torpedoed at 46-43N, 09-30W off Bay of Biscay while escorting a convoy by U-868 at 18h50 on 17 Mar 1945. 51 crewmembers were killed.
HMCS Ingonish (J69) J69 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 6 Jun 1941 30 Jul 1941 5 Aug 1942 2 Jul 1945 Formerly HMS Ingonish (J69), transferred to RCN upon completion. Returned to RN on 2 Jul 1945.
HMCS Kelowna (J261) J261 Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards, Prince Rupert 27 Dec 1940 28 May 1941 5 Feb 1942 22 Oct 1945 Sold in 1946 as mercantile Condor. Resold in 1950 as mercantile Hung Shin.
HMCS Kenora (J281) J281 Port Arthur Shipbuilding, Port Arthur 18 Aug 1941 20 Dec 1941 6 Aug 1942 Decommissioned 6 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J191. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Bandirma. Sold in 1972.
HMCS Kentville (J312) J312 Port Arthur Shipbuilding, Port Arthur 15 Dec 1941 17 Apr 1942 10 Oct 1942 Decommissioned 28 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J182. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Bartin. Sold in 1972.
HMCS Lockeport (J100) J312 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 17 Jun 1941 22 Aug 1941 27 May 1942 2 Jul 1945 Formerly HMS Lockeport (J100), transferred to RCN upon completion. Returned to RN on 2 Jul 1945.
HMCS Mahone (J159) J159 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 23 Feb 1940 13 Aug 1940 14 Nov 1940 29 Sep 1941 Decommissioned 6 Nov 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J192. Decommissioned in 1958 and sold to Turkey as Beylerbeyi. Sold in 1972.
HMCS Malpeque (J148) J148 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 24 Apr 1940 5 Sep 1940 8 Apr 1941 Decommissioned 9 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J186. Sold in Feb 1959.
HMCS Medicine Hat (J256) J256 Canadian Vickers, Montreal 1 Jan 1941 25 Jun 1941 4 Dec 1941 Decommissioned 6 Nov 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J197. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Biga. Sold in 1963.
HMCS Milltown (J317) J317 Port Arthur Shipbuilding, Port Arthur 18 Aug 1941 27 Jan 1942 18 Sep 1942 Decommissioned 18 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J194. Sold in Feb 1959.
HMCS Minas (J165) J165 Burrard Dry Dock, Vancouver 18 Oct 1940 22 Jan 1941 2 Aug 1941 Decommissioned 6 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J189. Scrapped in Aug 1959.
HMCS Miramichi (J169) J169 Burrard Dry Dock, Vancouver 3 Nov 1940 2 Sep 1941 26 Nov 1941 24 Oct 1945
HMCS Mulgrave (J313) J313 Port Arthur Shipbuilding, Port Arthur 15 Dec 1941 2 May 1942 4 Nov 1942 6 Jul 1945 Struck mine in English Channel of Le Havre on 8 Oct 1944 and heavily damaged, not repaired. Scrapped in May 1947.
HMCS Nipigon (J154) J154 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 4 Jul 1940 1 Oct 1940 8 Nov 1941 Decommissioned 13 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J188. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Bafra. Sold in 1972.
HMCS Outarde (J161) J161 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 15 Oct 1940 27 Jan 1941 4 Dec 1941 24 Nov 1945 Sold into mercantile service in 1946.
HMCS Port Hope (J280) J280 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 9 Sep 1941 14 Dec 1941 30 Jul 1942 Decommissioned 13 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J183. Sold in Feb 1959.
HMCS Quatsino (J152) J152 Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards, Prince Rupert 20 Jun 1940 1 Sep 1941 3 Nov 1941 26 Nov 1945 Sold in 1946 to China as Chen Hsin.
HMCS Quinte (J166) J166 Burrard Dry Dock, Vancouver 14 Dec 1940 3 Aug 1941 30 Aug 1941 25 Oct 1946 Scrapped in Aug 1947.
HMCS Red Deer (J255) J255 Canadian Vickers, Montreal 1 Jan 1941 5 Oct 1941 24 Nov 1941 Decommissioned 30 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J196. Sold in Feb 1959.
HMCS Sarnia (J309) J309 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 18 Sep 1941 21 Jan 1942 13 Aug 1942 Decommissioned 18 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J190. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Buyukdere. Sold in 1972.
HMCS Stratford (J310) J310 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 29 Oct 1941 14 Feb 1942 29 Aug 1942 1 Apr 1946 Sold in 1947.
HMCS Swift Current (J254) J254 Canadian Vickers, Montreal 1 Oct 1940 29 May 1941 11 Nov 1941 23 Oct 1945 Decommissioned 23 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J185. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Bozcaada. Sold in 1972.
HMCS Thunder (J156) J156 Canadian Vickers, Montreal 4 Dec 1940 19 Mar 1941 14 Oct 1941 4 Oct 1945
HMCS Ungava (J149) J149 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 24 Apr 1940 9 Oct 1940 9 May 1941 3 Apr 1946
HMCS Vegreville (J257) J257 Canadian Vickers, Montreal 2 Jun 1941 7 Oct 1941 10 Dec 1941 6 Jun 1945 Scrapped in 1947.
HMCS Wasaga (J162) J162 Burrard Dry Dock, Vancouver 3 Sep 1940 23 Jan 1941 30 Jun 1941 6 Oct 1945 Scrapped 3 Apr 1946.
HMCS Westmount (J318) J318 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 28 Oct 1941 14 Mar 1942 15 Sep 1942 Decommissioned 13 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J187. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Bornova. Sold in 1972.
Royal Indian Navy
Ship Original Pennant Number Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Paid Off Fate
HMIS Bihar (J247) J247 Garden Reach Shipbuilding and Engineers, Ranchi 7 Jun 1941 7 Jul 1942 27 Feb 1944 Scrapped in 1949.
HMIS Deccan (J129) J129 Garden Reach Shipbuilding and Engineers, Ranchi 24 Apr 1944 Sold in 1949 as mercantile Kennery.
HMIS Konkan (J228) J228 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 15 Aug 1941 18 Feb 1942 12 Jun 1942 Formerly HMS Tilbury (J228), transferred to RIN before completion. Sold in 1949 and scrapped in 1963.
HMIS Malwa (J55) J55 Garden Reach Shipbuilding and Engineers, Ranchi 21 Jun 1944 Transferred in 1948 to Pakistan as Peshawar. Sold on 22 Jan 1959.
HMIS Orissa (J200) J200 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 15 May 1941 20 Nov 1941 14 May 1942 Formerly HMS Clydebank (J200), transferred to RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1949.
HMIS Oudh (J245) J245 Garden Reach Shipbuilding and Engineers, Ranchi 3 Mar 1942 Transferred in 1948 to Pakistan as Dacca. Sold on 22 Jan 1959.
HMIS Rajputana (J197) J197 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 21 Jun 1941 31 Dec 1941 30 Apr 1942 Formerly HMS Lyme Regis (J197), transferred to RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1961.

See also

References and notes

  • Warships of World War II, by H. T. Lenton & J. J. Colledge, pub. Ian Allen Ltd.

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