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HMCS CAMROSE (K154)

HMCS CAMROSE

The History of the CAMROSE

HMCS Camrose (K154) was a Royal Canadian Navy Flower-class corvette which took part in convoy escort duties during World War II.



Camrose was laid down at Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel on 17 September 1940, launched on 16 November 1940 and commissioned 30 June 1941



While on escort duty in the North Atlantic on 8 January 1944, Camrose was involved in the sinking of the German submarine U-757.

CAMROSE Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K154
  • Type: Corvette
  • Class: FLOWER Class 1939-1940
  • Displacement: 950 tonnes
  • Length: 205.1 ft
  • Width: 33.1 ft
  • Draught: 11.5 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 79 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-2 pdr, 2-20mm, Hedgehog
  • Builder: Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Que.
  • Keel Laid: 17-Sep-40
  • Date Launched: 16-Nov-40
  • Date Commissioned: 30-Jun-41
  • Paid off: 22-Jul-45

Remarks

Focsle Extended, Pictou, NS, 15 Oct 43

Keywords: HMCS CAMROSE, Her Majesty's Canadian Ship CAMROSE, Canadian Navy Ship, Corvette, FLOWER Class 1939-1940 Class

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