The History of the JOLIETTE

Commissioned at Quebec City on June 14, 1944, Joliette left on July 1 for Halifax, whence she proceeded to Bermuda to work up. Returning to St. John's in August, she became a member of EG C-1 but on reaching Londonderry the following month was reassigned to EG 25. Returning to Londonderry on November 22 from her first round trip to Halifax, she ran aground in Lough Foyle, receiving extensive bottom damage. Repairs were affected at Belfast from December 5, 1944 to April 5, 1945, after which Joliette went to Tobermory to work up. She then returned to Londonderry, but sailed for Canada in June. On November 19, she was paid off at Sydney and laid up at Shelburne. In 1946 she was sold to the Chilean Navy to serve as Iquique until disposed of in 1968.

JOLIETTE Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K418
  • 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: Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Quebec City, Que.
  • Keel Laid: 19-Jul-43
  • Date Launched: 11-Dec-43
  • Date Commissioned: 14-Jun-44
  • Paid off: 19-Nov-45

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