The History of the COURTENAY

Commissioned at Prince Rupert on March 21, 1942, Courtney spent her whole career on tile west coast, serving alternately with tile Esquimalt and Prince Rupert Forces. She was paid off on November 5, 1945, at Esquimalt and sold in 1946 to the Union Steamship Co., Vancouver for use as a merchant ship. However she was not converted to this use, and has proved impossible to trace beyond 1951, when a purchase offer was made by a San Francisco firm.

COURTENAY Statistical Data

  • Pendant: J262
  • Type: Minesweeper
  • Class: BANGOR Class (40-41 Regular Programme)
  • Displacement: 672 tonnes
  • Length: 180 ft
  • Width: 28.5 ft
  • Draught: 8.3 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 77 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-3" Gun, 2-20mm
  • Builder: Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards Co., Prince Rupert, B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 28-Jan-41
  • Date Launched: 02-Aug-41
  • Date Commissioned: 21-Mar-42
  • Paid off: 05-Nov-45

Keywords: HMCS COURTENAY, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Minesweeper, BANGOR Class (40-41 Regular Programme) Class