HMCS GLACE BAY (1st) (K414)


The History of the GLACE BAY (1st)

River class frigate, she was commissioned on September 2, 1944, at L?vis, and arrived at Halifax September 23. She carried out workups in Bermuda in mid-October and on her return was assigned to EG C-4, Londonderry. She left St. John's f ort on November 17, escorting a number of U.S-built subchasers destined for the Russian Navy. Glace Bay was employed continuously on convoy duty until VE-Day, and early in June, 1945, left Londonderry for the last time to spend several months at a variety of tasks off the east coast of Canada. In October she made a round trip to Bermuda, and on her return was paid off on November 17 at Sydney. She lay in reserve at Shelburne until sold in 1946 to the Chilean Navy and renamed Esmerelda and then, in 1952, Bacquedano. She was broken up in 1968.

GLACE BAY (1st) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K414
  • Type: Frigate
  • Class: RIVER Class 43-44 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: George T. Davie & Sons Ltd., Lauzon. Que.
  • Keel Laid: 23-Sep-43
  • Date Launched: 26-Apr-44
  • Date Commissioned: 02-Sep-44
  • Paid off: 17-Nov-45

Keywords: HMCS GLACE BAY (1st), Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Frigate, RIVER Class 43-44 Programme Class