The History of the BAFFIN

HMCS Baffin was an Isles-class trawler. Originally she was HMS Baffin of the Royal Navy. During World War II she was mostly engaged in minesweeping duties out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Decommissioned by the Royal Canadian Navy on 20 August 1945, she was returned to the Royal Navy the same day. In 1947 she was sold for mercantile use under the same name, becoming Niedermehnen in 1952.

BAFFIN Statistical Data

  • Pendant: T275
  • Type: A/S Trawler
  • Class: Western Isles Class
  • Displacement: 530 tonnes
  • Length: 164 ft
  • Width: 27.7 ft
  • Draught: 8.6 ft
  • Speed: 12 kts
  • Compliment: 4 Officers and 36 Crew
  • Arms: 1-12Pdr, 3-20mm
  • Builder: Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Collingwood. Ont.
  • Keel Laid: 14-Oct-41
  • Date Launched: 13-Apr-42
  • Date Commissioned: 26-Aug-42
  • Paid off: 20-Aug-45

Keywords: HMCS BAFFIN, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, A/S Trawler, Western Isles Class Class