The History of the ATHOLL

Commissioned On October 14, 1943, at Quebec City, Atholl arrived at Halifax in November and returned there in mid-December for two months' repairs after working up at Pictou. In February, 1944, she was assigned to EG 9, Londonderry, and made her passage there in March as escort to convoy HX.281. She had scarcely arrived when it was decided that the group should consist only of frigates, and she returned to Canada in April with ONM.231, joining EG C-4 at St. John's. She served the rest of the war as a mid-ocean escort except for time out under refit at Sydney and Halifax from December, 1944 to April, 1945. Early in June, 1945, she left Londonderry for the last time, and was paid off on July 17 at Sydney and laid up at Sorel. She was broken up at Hamilton, Ont., in 1952.

ATHOLL Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K15
  • Type: Corvette
  • Class: Revised FLOWER (1942-43 Program)
  • Displacement: 970 tonnes
  • Length: 208.3 ft
  • Width: 33.1 ft
  • Draught: 11 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 79 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-2 pdr, 2-20mm, Hedgehog
  • Builder: Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Quebec City, Que.
  • Keel Laid: 15-Aug-42
  • Date Launched: 04-Apr-43
  • Date Commissioned: 14-Oct-43
  • Paid off: 17-Jul-45

Keywords: HMCS ATHOLL, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Corvette, Revised FLOWER (1942-43 Program) Class