The History of the JONQUIERE

Commissioned at Quebec City on May 11, 1944, she arrived at Halifax on June 5 and proceeded from there to Bermuda to work up. Returning in August, Jonqui?re was assigned to EG C-2 and after three Atlantic crossings was transferred to EG 26 at Londonderry. She was also based from time to time at Portsmouth and Plymouth, remaining in U.K. waters on anti-submarine patrol until May 27, 1945, when she sailed with ON.305, the last westbound convoy. She was paid off December 4 at Shelburne and later taken to Lauzon for conversion to a Prestonian class ocean escort, recommissioning September 20, 1954. She was finally paid off on September 12, 1966, and broken up at Victoria in 1967.

JONQUIERE Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K318
  • 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: Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd., Lauzon, Que.
  • Keel Laid: 26-Jan-43
  • Date Launched: 28-Oct-43
  • Date Commissioned: 11-May-44
  • Paid off: 04-Dec-45


Recommissioned as a Prestonian Class on 20-Sep-54. Pendant Number 318. Finally Paid Off 23-Sep-66.

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