The History of the ETTRICK

Named after a river in Scotland, Ettrick was completed in July, 1943, as an RN ship and assigned to EG C-1, a Canadian escort group. On January 29, 1944, while undergoing a refit in Halifax, she was transferred to the RCN, and on completion of the refit on May 6 she was assigned to EG C-3. She arrived in Bermuda on September 30 for a month's working-up, and on her return made two round trips to Londonderry with EG C-3, before being transferred in October to EG 27, Halifax. She was employed locally until VE-Day, and on May 30, 1945, returned to the RN at Southampton. She was then converted to a combined operations H.Q. ship, though never employed as such, and in April, 1946, was laid up at Harwich. In 1953 she was broken up at Grays, Essex.

ETTRICK Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K254
  • Type: Frigate
  • Class: RIVER Class EX-RN
  • 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: John Crown & Sons Ltd., Sunderland, U.K.
  • Keel Laid: 31-Dec-41
  • Date Launched: 5-Feb-43
  • Date Commissioned: 29-Jan-44
  • Paid off: 30-May-45

Keywords: HMCS ETTRICK, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Frigate, RIVER Class EX-RN Class