Bangor-class minesweeper

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HMS Blackpool FL2208.jpg
HMS Blackpool, a Bangor-class minesweeper
Class overview
BuildersMultiple builders
Operators
Preceded by Halcyon class
Succeeded by Algerine class
In commission7 November 1940 –
Completed
  • Bangor 14
  • Blyth 19
  • Ardrossan 26
General characteristics Bangor (Diesel)
Displacement
  • 605 tons (RN)
  • 592 tons (RCN)
Length162 ft (49.4 m)
Beam28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
Propulsion2 shafts, 9-cylinder diesel, 2,000 bhp (1,500 kW)
Speed16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement60
Armament
General characteristics Blyth (Reciprocating)
Displacement673 tons
Length171 ft 6 in (52.3 m)
Beam28 ft 6 in (8.7 m)
Draught8 ft 3 in (2.5 m)
Propulsion2 Admiralty 3-drum water tube boilers, 2 shafts, vertical triple-expansion reciprocating engines, 2,400 ihp (1,790 kW)
Speed16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement
  • 60 (RN)
  • 70 (RCN)
  • 87 (RIN)
Armament
General characteristics Ardrossan (Turbine)
Displacement656 tons
Length174 ft (53.0 m)
Beam28 ft 6 in (8.7 m)
Draught8 ft 3 in (2.5 m)
Propulsion2 Admiralty 3-drum water tube boilers, 2 shafts coupled to steam turbines, 2,000 shp (1,500 kW)
Speed16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement
  • 60 (RN)
  • 87 (RIN)
Armament

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

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

Their lack of size gave vessels of the class 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 variants. Their shallow draught 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 overcrowded, cramming six officers and over 90 ratings into a vessel originally intended for a total of 40.


Design and development[edit]

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 had started.

The need for quick construction coupled with the limitations of engineering resources resulted in several variations existing based on the availability of propulsion machinery. The ships 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 (6.1 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 turbine powered versions as the Ardrossan class.

The class was considered cramped for the purposes it was built for, with not enough room provided for the acoustic and magnetic minesweeping gear carried.[1]

Ships in class[edit]

Diesel-engined[edit]

Royal Navy
Ship Pennant no. Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Paid off Fate
Bangor J00 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 19 Sep 1939 23 May 1940 7 Nov 1940 1945 Sold to Norway as Glomma in 1946, stricken in 1961
Blackpool J27 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 19 Sep 1940 4 Jul 1940 3 Feb 1941 1945 Sold to Norway as Tarna in 1946, stricken in 1961
Bridlington J65 William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton 11 Sep 1939 29 Feb 1940 28 Sep 1940 Transferred to the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1946. Sold for scrap at Plymouth on 6 May 1958.
Bridport J50 William Denny and Brothers 11 Sep 1939 29 Feb 1940 28 Nov 1940 1945 Sold in 1946, scrapped at Plymouth on 6 May 1948
Royal Canadian Navy
Ship Original pennant no. Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Paid off Fate
Brockville J270 Marine Industries Limited, Sorel 9 Dec 1940 20 Jun 1941 19 Sep 1942 28 Aug 1945 Transferred to the RCMP as the patrol vessel MacLeod in 1945. Transferred back to the RCN in 1951 and decommissioned in 1958. Sold to J.A.L. Steamships, Wallaceburg in 1961 and scrapped.
Digby J267 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 20 Mar 1941 5 Jun 1942 26 Jul 1942 31 Jul 1945 Transferred to the RCMP as the patrol vessel Perry in 1945. Transferred back to the RCN in 1953 and decommissioned in 1958.
Esquimalt J272 Marine Industries Limited; Sorel, Quebec 20 Dec 1940 8 Aug 1941 26 Oct 1942 16 Apr 1945 Torpedoed and sunk on 16 Apr 1945 by U-190 5 nautical miles (9 km) off Chebucto Head at 44°28′N 63°10′W / 44.467°N 63.167°W / 44.467; -63.167. 44 crew lost, 26 survived.
Granby J264 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 17 Dec 1940 6 Sep 1941 2 May 1942 31 Jul 1945 Recommissioned by the RCN in 1953 and decommissioned in 1966
Lachine J266 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 27 Dec 1940 14 Jun 1941 20 Jun 1942 31 Jul 1945 Rebuilt as a rescue ship in 1945, transferred to the RCMP as the patrol vessel Starnes in 1950. Sold as the mercantile vessel Jack's Bay in 1952.
Melville J263 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 17 Dec 1940 6 Jul 1941 4 Dec 1941 18 Aug 1945 Transferred to the RCMP as the patrol vessel Cygnus in 1945. Scrapped in 1961.
Noranda J265 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 27 Dec 1940 13 Jun 1941 15 May 1942 28 Aug 1945 Transferred to the RCMP as the patrol vessel Irvine in 1945. Sold in 1962 and became the yacht Miranda. Foundered in Montego Bay in 1972 and was scrapped.
Stratford J310 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 29 Oct 1941 14 Feb 1942 29 Aug 1942 1 Apr 1946 Sold in 1947
Transcona J271 Marine Industries Limited; Sorel, Quebec 18 Dec 1940 26 Apr 1941 25 Nov 1942 31 Jul 1945 Transferred to the RCMP as the patrol vessel French in 1945. Scrapped in 1961.
Trois Rivières J269 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 9 Dec 1940 30 Jun 1941 8 Dec 1942 31 Jul 1945 Transferred to the RCMP as the patrol vessel MacBrien in 1945. Scrapped in 1959.
Truro J268 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 20 Mar 1941 5 Jun 1942 27 Aug 1942 31 Jul 1945 Transferred to the RCMP as the patrol vessel Herchmer in 1945. Sold as the mercantile vessel Gulf Mariner; scrapped in 1964.

Turbine-engined[edit]

Royal Navy
Ship Pennant no. Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Paid Off Fate
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
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
Bootle J143 Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon 31 Aug 1940 23 Oct 1941 3 Apr 1942 Sold on 1 Jan 1948 and scrapped at Charlestown, Fife in June 1949
Boston J14 Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon 27 Nov 1939 30 Dec 1940 26 Jan 1942 Sold on 1 Jan 1948 and scrapped at Charlestown, Fife in June 1949
Brixham J105 Blyth Shipbuilding; Blyth, Northumberland 6 Nov 1940 21 Oct 1941 19 Aug 1942 Scrapped on 7 Jul 1948 at Dunston
Clacton J151 Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon 12 Nov 1940 19 Dec 1941 4 Jun 1942 31 Dec 1943 Struck a mine and sank east of Corsica on 31 Dec 1943. Three officers and 29 crew died.
Cromarty J09 Blyth Shipbuilding; Blyth, Northumberland 12 Jun 1940 24 Feb 1941 13 Dec 1941 23 Oct 1943 Struck a mine and sank in Strait of Bonifacio on 23 Oct 1943
Dornoch J173 Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon 13 Jan 1941 4 Feb 1942 22 Jul 1942 Sold on 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Thornaby.
Dunbar J53 Blyth Shipbuilding; Blyth, Northumberland 21 Jun 1940 5 Jun 1941 3 Mar 1942 Sold on 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Southampton.
Greenock J182 Blyth Shipbuilding; Blyth, Northumberland 28 Jul 1941 11 May 1942 Never served in the Royal Navy. She was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy before completion to become Baluchistan.
Hartlepool J155 Blyth Shipbuilding; Blyth, Northumberland 28 Oct 1941 14 Jul 1942 Never served in the Royal Navy. She was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy before completion to become Kathiawar.
Harwich J190 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 10 Dec 1940 17 Feb 1942 Never served in the Royal Navy. She was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy before completion to become Khyber.
Hythe J194 Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon 20 Jul 1940 4 Sep 1941 5 Mar 1942 11 Oct 1943 Torpedoed and sunk by U-371 at 01:09 on 11 Oct 1943 off Bougie, Algeria at 37°04′N 05°00′E / 37.067°N 5.000°E / 37.067; 5.000.
Ilfracombe J95 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 11 Oct 1939 29 Jan 1941 20 Aug 1941 Sold on 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Dunston.
Llandudno J67 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 20 Oct 1939 8 Nov 1941 29 Mar 1942 Sold in 1947 as the mercantile ship Rorvik. Scrapped in 1952.
Lyme Regis J193 Lobnitz & Co. 9 Sep 1941 19 Mar 1942 5 Jun 1942 Scrapped at Sunderland on 24 Aug 1948.
Middlesbrough J164 William Hamilton and Company 12 Dec 1940 2 May 1942 Never served in the Royal Navy. She was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy before completion to become Kumaon.
Newhaven J199 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 28 Mar 1941 29 Jul 1942 Never served in the Royal Navy. She was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy before completion to become Carnatic.
Padstow J180 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 29 Aug 1941 29 Oct 1942 Never served in the Royal Navy. She was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy before completion to become Rohilkand.
Polruan J97 Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon 6 Nov 1939 18 Jul 1940 9 May 1940 Scrapped at Sunderland in June 1950
Poole J147 Alexander Stephen and Sons 25 Jul 1940 25 Jun 1941 8 Nov 1941 Sold on 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Pembroke Dock.
Rothesay J19 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 29 Sep 1939 18 Mar 1941 3 Jul 1941 Sold on 19 Apr 1950. Scrapped at Milford Haven.
Rye J76 Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon 27 Nov 1939 19 Aug 1940 20 Nov 1941 Sold on 24 Aug 1948. Scrapped at Purfleet in September 1948.
Tenby J34 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 29 Sep 1939 10 Sep 1941 8 Dec 1941 Sold on 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Dunston.
Whitehaven J121 Philip and Son, Dartmouth, Devon 24 Jul 1940 29 May 1941 14 Nov 1941 Sold on 14 Aug 1948. Scrapped at Briton Ferry.
Worthing J72 Philip and Son; Dartmouth, Devon 15 Nov 1940 22 Aug 1941 20 Mar 1942 Sold on 7 Jul 1948. Scrapped at Dunston.
Royal Indian Navy
Ship Original pennant no. Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Paid off Fate
Baluchistan J182 Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth 28 Jul 1941 11 May 1942 28 Oct 1942 Formerly Greenock, She was transferred to the RIN before completion. She was sold to Pakistan in 1947. Scrapped on 22 Jan 1959.
Carnatic J199 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 28 Mar 1941 29 Jul 1942 27 Oct 1942 Formerly Newhaven, She was transferred to the RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1949.
Kathiawar J155 Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth, Northumberland 28 Oct 1941 14 Jul 1942 23 Dec 1942 Formerly Hartlepool, she was transferred to RIN before completion. She was sold to Pakistan in 1947 as Chittagong. Scrapped in 1956.
Khyber J190 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 10 Dec 1940 17 Feb 1942 12 Aug 1942 Formerly Harwich, she was transferred to the RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1949.
Kumaon J164 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 12 Dec 1940 2 May 1942 30 Nov 1942 Formerly Middlesbrough, she was transferred to the RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1949.
Rohilkand J180 William Hamilton and Company, Port Glasgow 29 Aug 1941 29 Oct 1942 5 Feb 1943 Formerly Padstow, she was transferred to the RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1961.

Reciprocating-engined[edit]

Royal Navy
Ship Pennant no. Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Paid off Fate
Bayfield J08 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 30 Dec 1940 26 May 1941 She was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy before completion to become Bayfield
Blyth J15 Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth 11 Jan 1940 2 Sep 1940 17 Jun 1941 Sold on 25 May 1948 as the mercantile ship Radbourne; her conversion was never completed; she was scrapped
Bude J116 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 2 Apr 1940 4 Sep 1940 12 Feb 1941 Sold to Egypt in 1946 as Nasr
Canso J21 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 30 Dec 1940 2 Jun 1941 She was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy upon completion to become Canso
Clydebank J200 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 15 May 1941 20 Nov 1941 She was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy before completion to become Orissa
Caraquet J38 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 31 Jan 1941 2 Jun 1941 She was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy upon completion to become Caraquet. Sold in 1946 to Portugal as NRP Almirante Lacerda (A525). Sold in 1975.
Cromer J128 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 16 May 1940 7 Oct 1940 4 Apr 1941 9 Nov 1942 She struck a mine and sank on 9 Nov 1942 off Marsa Matruh, Egypt at 31-26N, 27-16E
Eastbourne J127 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 29 Jun 1940 5 Nov 1940 26 May 1941 She was sold on 28 Sep 1948 and scrapped at Dunston in Oct 1948
Felixstowe J126 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 8 Aug 1940 15 Jan 1941 11 Jul 1941 18 Dec 1943 She struck a mine and sank on 18 Dec 1943 off Capo Ferro, Sardinia at 41-10N, 09-40E
Fort York J119 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 26 Feb 1941 24 Aug 1941 27 Feb 1942 Sold to Portugal on 26 Sep 1950 as NRP Comandante Almeida Carvalho (A527), in 1964 renamed NRP Cacheu (F470)
Fraserburgh J124 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 8 Aug 1940 12 May 1941 23 Sep 1941 She was sold on 1 Jan 1948, scrapped at Thornaby on 3 Jan 1948.
Guysborough J52 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 28 May 1941 21 Jul 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy upon completion to become Guysborough
Ingonish J69 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 6 Jun 1941 30 Jul 1941 2 Jul 1945 Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy upon completion to become Ingonish. Returned to the Royal Navy on 2 Jul 1945. Sold on 1 Jan 1948.
Lantan J208 Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock, Hong Kong 22 Jul 1941 Laid down as Beaulieu, 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 the mercantile Gyosei Maru in 1942, renamed Shima Maru in 1943.
Lockeport J100 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 17 Jun 1941 22 Aug 1941 2 Jul 1945 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy upon completion to become Lockeport. Returned to the Royal Navy on 2 Jul 1945. Sold 1 Jan 1948.
Lyemun J209 Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock, Hong Kong 22 Jul 1941 Laid down as Looe, 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 the Imperial Japanese Navy gunboat Nanyo, sunk by American aircraft in the Formosa Strait 23 Dec 1943.
Lyme Regis J197 Lobnitz and Company 21 Jun 1941 31 Dec 1941 Transferred to Royal Indian Navy before completion to become Rajputana
Parrsborough J117 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 19 Mar 1941 26 Jun 1941 27 May 1942 Sold on 1 Jan 1948
Peterhead J59 Blyth Shipbuilding; Blyth, Northumberland 15 Feb 1940 31 Oct 1940 11 Sep 1941 Struck a mine off Normandy on 8 Jun 1944 during Operation Neptune. Declared a constructive total loss, salvaged and sold on 1 Jan 1948. Scrapped at Pembroke in May 1948.
Qualicum J138 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 8 Apr 1941 3 Sep 1941 13 May 1942 Sold on 9 Feb 1948
Rhyl J36 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 23 Nov 1939 21 Jun 1940 9 Nov 1940 Sold on 28 Sep 1948. Scrapped at Gateshead in Oct 1948.
Romney J77 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 27 Feb 1940 3 Aug 1940 12 Dec 1940 Sold on 18 Jan 1950. Scrapped at Granton in February 1950.
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 Aug 1947 as a pilot and survey vessel Chinthe. Sunk in 1948 by an uncharted Japanese mine.
Shippigan J212 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 19 Apr 1941 12 Aug 1941 17 Jun 1942 Sold on 1 Jan 1948
Sidmouth J47 Henry Robb, Leith 11 Jun 1940 15 Mar 1941 4 Aug 1941 Sold on 18 Jan 1950. Scrapped at Charlestown, Fife.
Stornoway J31 Henry Robb, Leith 17 Jul 1940 10 Jun 1941 17 Nov 1941 Sold to Egypt on 11 Sep 1946 as Matruh.
Tadoussac J220 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 17 Apr 1941 2 Aug 1941 28 Mar 1942 Sold on 18 Oct 1946 as a mercantile ship
Taitam J210 Taikoo Dockyard, Hong Kong 12 Jul 1941 Laid down as Portland, was renamed HMS Taitam in September 1941 while under construction. Captured on the stocks by the Japanese at the Fall of Hong Kong when 60% complete. Launched 20 Feb 1943. Completed and Commissioned by the Japanese as Imperial Japanese Navy minesweeper No. 101 at Hong Kong 10 Apr 1944, sunk by American aircraft off Cape Padaran on 12 Jan 1945.
Tilbury J228 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 15 Aug 1941 18 Feb 1942 Transferred to the Royal Indian Navy before completion to become Konkan.
Waglan J211 Taikoo Dockyard, Hong Kong 12 Jul 1941 Laid down as Seaford, was renamed HMS Waglan in September 1941 while under construction. Captured on the stocks by the Japanese at the Fall of Hong Kong when only 30% complete. Launched 20 Mar 1943. Completed and Commissioned by the Japanese as Imperial Japanese Navy minesweeper No. 102 at Hong Kong 28 Sep 1944, damaged by American aircraft off Keelung on 3 Feb 1945. Used by Allied Minesweeping Service beginning 1 Dec 1945, Returned to Royal Navy 20 Nov 1947. Scrapped in Tokyo 31 Mar 1948.
Wedgeport J139 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 29 Apr 1941 2 Aug 1941 21 Apr 1942 Sold on 11 Sep 1946 to Egypt as Sollum. Lost on 7 Apr 1953 in heavy weather off Alexandria.
Royal Canadian Navy
Ship Original pennant no. Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Paid off Fate
Bayfield J08 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver, British Columbia 30 Dec 1940 26 May 1941 26 Feb 1942 24 Feb 1945 Formerly Bayfield, transferred to the RCN upon completion. Scrapped in Jan 1948 at Gateshead.
Bellechasse J170 Burrard Dry Dock, North Vancouver 16 Apr 1941 20 Oct 1941 13 Dec 1941 23 Oct 1945 Sold in 1946
Blairmore J314 Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company, Port Arthur, Ontario 1 Feb 1942 14 May 1942 17 Nov 1942 Decommissioned on 16 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J193. Sold to Turkey in 1958 as Beycoz in 1971.
Burlington J250 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto, Ontario 4 Jul 1940 23 Nov 1941 6 Sep 1941 23 Oct 1945 Sold in 1946
Canso J21 North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver 30 Dec 1940 9 Jun 1941 6 Mar 1942 24 Sep 1945 Formerly Canso, transferred to RCN upon completion. Sold in January 1948.
Caraquet J38 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 31 Jan 1941 2 Jun 1941 2 Apr 1942 26 Sep 1945 Formerly Caraquet, transferred to the RCN upon completion. Sold in 1946 to Portugal as NRP Almirante Lacerda (A525). Sold in 1975.
Chedabucto J168 Burrard Dry Dock; North Vancouver, British Columbia 24 Jan 1941 14 Apr 1941 27 Sep 1941 31 Oct 1943 Sank after colliding with the cable vessel Lord Kelvin in the St. Lawrence River at 48-14N, 69-16W.
Chignecto J160 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 9 Nov 1940 12 Dec 1940 31 Oct 1941 3 Nov 1945 Scrapped in 1957
Clayoquot J174 Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards, Prince Rupert, British Columbia 20 Jun 1940 3 Oct 1940 22 Aug 1941 24 Dec 1944 Torpedoed at 44°25′N 63°20′W / 44.417°N 63.333°W / 44.417; -63.333 off the approaches to Halifax while escorting convoy XB-139 by U-806 at 14:37 on 24 Dec 1944. Eight crew members died.
Courtenay J262 Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards; Prince Rupert, British Columbia 28 Jan 1941 2 Aug 1941 21 Mar 1942 5 Nov 1945 Scrapped on 3 Apr 1946
Cowichan J146 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 24 Apr 1940 8 Sep 1940 7 Apr 1941 10 Sep 1945 Sold in 1946 to Greece as Cowichan. Sold in 1956.
Drummondville J146 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Quebec 1 Oct 1940 21 May 1941 30 Oct 1941 Decommissioned on 29 Oct 1945. Recommissioned 1949 with pennant J181.
Fort William J311 Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company; Port Arthur, Ontario 18 Aug 1941 30 Dec 1941 25 Aug 1942 23 Oct 1945 Sold in 1957 to Turkey as Bodrum. Sold in 1971.
Gananoque J259 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 15 Jan 1941 23 Apr 1941 8 Nov 1941 Decommissioned on 13 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J184. Sold in February 1959.
Georgian J144 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 10 Oct 1940 28 Jan 1941 23 Sep 1941 23 Oct 1945 Sold in February 1959
Goderich J260 Dufferin Shipbuilding, Toronto 15 Jan 1941 14 May 1941 23 Nov 1941 Decommissioned on 6 Nov 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J198. Sold in February 1959.
Grandmere J258 Canadian Vickers, Montreal 2 Jun 1941 21 Aug 1941 11 Dec 1941 23 Oct 1945 Sold in 1947 as the mercantile Elda
Guysborough J52 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 28 May 1941 21 Jul 1941 22 Apr 1942 17 Mar 1945 Formerly Guysborough, transferred to the RCN upon completion. Torpedoed at 46°43′N 09°30′W / 46.717°N 9.500°W / 46.717; -9.500 off the Bay of Biscay while escorting a convoy by U-868 at 18:50 on 17 Mar 1945. 51 crew members died.
Ingonish J69 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 6 Jun 1941 30 Jul 1941 5 Aug 1942 2 Jul 1945 Formerly Ingonish, transferred to the RCN upon completion. Returned to the RN on 2 Jul 1945.
Kelowna J261 Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards; Prince Rupert, British Columbia 27 Dec 1940 28 May 1941 5 Feb 1942 22 Oct 1945 Sold in 1946 as the mercantile Condor. Resold in 1950 as the mercantile Hung Shin.
Kenora J281 Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company; Port Arthur, Ontario 18 Aug 1941 20 Dec 1941 6 Aug 1942 Decommissioned on 6 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J191. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Bandirma. Sold in 1972.
Kentville J312 Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company; Port Arthur, Ontario 15 Dec 1941 17 Apr 1942 10 Oct 1942 Decommissioned on 28 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J182. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Bartin. Sold in 1972.
Lockeport J312 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 17 Jun 1941 22 Aug 1941 27 May 1942 2 Jul 1945 Formerly Lockeport, transferred to the RCN upon completion. Returned to the RN on 2 Jul 1945.
Mahone J159 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 23 Feb 1940 13 Aug 1940 14 Nov 1940 29 Sep 1941 Decommissioned on 6 Nov 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J192. Decommissioned in 1958 and sold to Turkey as Beylerbeyi. Sold in 1972.
Malpeque J148 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 24 Apr 1940 5 Sep 1940 8 Apr 1941 Decommissioned on 9 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J186. Sold in February 1959.
Medicine Hat J256 Canadian Vickers; Montreal, Quebec 1 Jan 1941 25 Jun 1941 4 Dec 1941 Decommissioned on 6 Nov 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J197. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Biga. Sold in 1963.
Milltown J317 Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company; Port Arthur, Ontario 18 Aug 1941 27 Jan 1942 18 Sep 1942 Decommissioned on 18 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J194. Sold in February 1959.
Minas J165 Burrard Dry Dock; Vancouver, British Columbia 18 Oct 1940 22 Jan 1941 2 Aug 1941 Decommissioned on 6 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J189. Scrapped in August 1959.
Miramichi J169 Burrard Dry Dock; Vancouver, British Columbia 3 Nov 1940 2 Sep 1941 26 Nov 1941 24 Oct 1945
Mulgrave J313 Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company; Port Arthur, Ontario 15 Dec 1941 2 May 1942 4 Nov 1942 6 Jul 1945 Struck a mine in the English Channel off Le Havre on 8 Oct 1944 and badly damaged, not repaired. Scrapped in May 1947.
Nipigon J154 Dufferin Shipbuilding; Toronto, Ontario 4 Jul 1940 1 Oct 1940 8 Nov 1941 Decommissioned on 13 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J188. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Bafra. Sold in 1972.
Outarde J161 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 15 Oct 1940 27 Jan 1941 4 Dec 1941 24 Nov 1945 Sold into mercantile service in 1946
Port Hope 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 February 1959.
Quatsino J152 Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards; Prince Rupert, British Columbia 20 Jun 1940 1 Sep 1941 3 Nov 1941 26 Nov 1945 Sold in 1946 to China as Chen Hsin
Quinte J166 Burrard Dry Dock; Vancouver, British Columbia 14 Dec 1940 3 Aug 1941 30 Aug 1941 25 Oct 1946 Scrapped in August 1947
Red Deer J255 Canadian Vickers; Montreal, Quebec 1 Jan 1941 5 Oct 1941 24 Nov 1941 Decommissioned on 30 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J196. Sold in February 1959.
Sarnia J309 Davie Shipbuilding; Lauzon, Quebec 18 Sep 1941 21 Jan 1942 13 Aug 1942 Decommissioned on 18 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J190. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Buyukdere. Sold in 1972.
Stratford J310 Davie Shipbuilding; Lauzon, Quebec 29 Oct 1941 14 Feb 1942 29 Aug 1942 1 Apr 1946 Sold in 1947.
Swift Current J254 Canadian Vickers; Montreal, Quebec 1 Oct 1940 29 May 1941 11 Nov 1941 23 Oct 1945 Decommissioned on 23 Oct 1945. Recommissioned in 1949 with pennant J185. Decommissioned in 1957 and sold to Turkey as Bozcaada. Sold in 1972.
Thunder J156 Canadian Vickers; Montreal, Quebec 4 Dec 1940 19 Mar 1941 14 Oct 1941 4 Oct 1945
Ungava J149 North Vancouver Ship Repairs; North Vancouver, British Columbia 24 Apr 1940 9 Oct 1940 9 May 1941 3 Apr 1946
Vegreville J257 Canadian Vickers; Montreal, Quebec 2 Jun 1941 7 Oct 1941 10 Dec 1941 6 Jun 1945 Scrapped in 1947
Wasaga J162 Burrard Dry Dock; Vancouver, British Columbia 3 Sep 1940 23 Jan 1941 30 Jun 1941 6 Oct 1945 Scrapped 3 Apr 1946
Westmount J318 Davie Shipbuilding; Lauzon, Quebec 28 Oct 1941 14 Mar 1942 15 Sep 1942 Decommissioned on 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 no. Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Paid off Fate
Bihar J247 Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Kolkata 7 Jun 1941 7 Jul 1942 27 Feb 1944 Scrapped in 1949
HMIS Deccan (J129) J129 Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Kolkata 24 Apr 1944 Sold in 1949 as the mercantile Kennery
Konkan J228 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 15 Aug 1941 18 Feb 1942 12 Jun 1942 Formerly Tilbury, transferred to the RIN before completion. Sold in 1949; scrapped in 1963.
Malwa J55 Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Kolkata 21 Jun 1944 Transferred in 1948 to Pakistan as Peshawar. Sold on 22 Jan 1959.
Orissa J200 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 15 May 1941 20 Nov 1941 14 May 1942 Formerly Clydebank, transferred to the RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1949.
Oudh J245 Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Kolkata 3 Mar 1942 Transferred in 1948 to Pakistan as Dacca. Sold on 22 Jan 1959.
Rajputana J197 Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew 21 Jun 1941 31 Dec 1941 30 Apr 1942 Formerly Lyme Regis, transferred to the RIN before completion. Scrapped in 1961.

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946. Rutledge Publishing. 1980. p. 64. ISBN 0831703032.
  • Warships of World War II, by H. T. Lenton & J. J. Colledge, pub. Ian Allan Ltd.

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