The History of the CHEBOGUE

Chebogue was commissioned at Esquimalt on February 22. 1944, and sailed for Halifax on March 15, arriving on April 12. After working up in Bermuda in May she returned to Canada and was assigned to EG C-1. After visiting Yarmouth, N.S., from June 12 to 14, she left St. John's on June 23 for Britain as part of the escort of convoy HXF.296. On her second return trip, this time as Senior Officer's ship of EG C-1 escorting convoy ONS.33, she was torpedoed by U 1227 on October 4, 800 miles west of the British Isles. She had made some 90 miles under tow, successively, of HMCS Chambly, HMS Mounsey, HMCS Ribble, and the ocean tug HMS Earner when, on October 11, the towline parted in a gale and Chebogue drove ashore in Swansea Bay, Wales. She was refloated the following day, taken to Port Talbot and placed in reserve. In December she was moved to Newport, Wales, to be made ready for a transatlantic crossing under tow, but instead was taken to Milford Haven and paid off on September 25, 1945. She was broken up locally in 1948.

CHEBOGUE Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K317
  • Type: Frigate
  • Class: RIVER Class 42-43 Programme
  • Displacement: 1445 tonnes
  • Length: 301.5 ft
  • Width: 36.6 ft
  • Draught: 9 ft
  • Speed: 19 kts
  • Compliment: 8 Officers and 133 Crew
  • Arms: 2-4" (1 x II), 4-20mm, Hedgehog
  • Builder: Yarrows Ltd.. Esquimalt, B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 19-Mar-43
  • Date Launched: 17-Aug-43
  • Date Commissioned: 22-Feb-44
  • Paid off: 25-Sep-45

Keywords: HMCS CHEBOGUE, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Frigate, RIVER Class 42-43 Programme Class