The History of the HAWKESBURY

Commissioned at Quebec City on June 14, 1944, Hawkesbury arrived at Halifax in mid-July and proceeded to Bermuda on August 6 for three weeks' working-up. On September 18 she left for St. John's to join convoy HXF.308 for passage to Londonderry, where she was to join EG C-7, then forming. She served the remainder of her career on North Atlantic convoy duty, leaving Londonderry early in June, 1945, for Canada, and was paid off on July 10 at Sydney. Taken to Sorel, she was later sold for mercantile purposes, entering service after conversion in 1950 to the Cambodian-owned Campuchea. She was broken up at Hong Kong in 1956.

HAWKESBURY Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K415
  • Type: Corvette
  • Class: Revised FLOWER (1942-43 Program)
  • Displacement: 970 tonnes
  • Length: 208.3 ft
  • Width: 33.1 ft
  • Draught: 11 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 79 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-2 pdr, 2-20mm, Hedgehog
  • Builder: Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Quebec City, Que.
  • Keel Laid: 20-Jul-43
  • Date Launched: 16-Nov-43
  • Date Commissioned: 14-Jun-44
  • Paid off: 10-Jul-45

Keywords: HMCS HAWKESBURY, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Corvette, Revised FLOWER (1942-43 Program) Class