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HMCS KAMLOOPS (K176)

HMCS KAMLOOPS

The History of the KAMLOOPS

Commissioned at Victoria on March 17, 1941, Kamloops arrived at Halifax on June 19 and was assigned to Halifax Force, serving as a local escort until the end of the year. In January, 1942, she commenced a year's duty as A/S/ training ship at Halifax and Pictou. In mid-February, 1943, she completed a three-month refit at Liverpool, N.S., and after working up at Halifax, joined WLEF in March. She transferred in June to EG C-2, Newfoundland Command, and served with this group as an ocean escort for the remainder of the war. In September, 1943, she was with combined convoy ON.202/ONS.18, which lost six merchant ships and three of its escort. In mid-December she began a refit at Charlottetown, completed on April 25, 1944, in the course of which her fo'c's'le was extended. Following workups in Bermuda in June she rejoined EG C-2. She was paid off at Sorel on June 27, 1945, and sold her for scrap that October.

KAMLOOPS Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K176
  • 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: Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd., Victoria. B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 29-Apr-40
  • Date Launched: 07-Aug-40
  • Date Commissioned: 17-Mar-41
  • Paid off: 27-Jun-45

Remarks

Focsle Extended, Charlottetown, PEI, 25 Apr 44

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

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