The History of the KAMLOOPS

Commissioned at Victoria on March 17, 1941, Kamloops arrived at Halifax on June 19 and was assigned to Halifax Force, serving as a local escort until the end of the year. In January, 1942, she commenced a year's duty as A/S/ training ship at Halifax and Pictou. In mid-February, 1943, she completed a three-month refit at Liverpool, N.S., and after working up at Halifax, joined WLEF in March. She transferred in June to EG C-2, Newfoundland Command, and served with this group as an ocean escort for the remainder of the war. In September, 1943, she was with combined convoy ON.202/ONS.18, which lost six merchant ships and three of its escort. In mid-December she began a refit at Charlottetown, completed on April 25, 1944, in the course of which her fo'c's'le was extended. Following workups in Bermuda in June she rejoined EG C-2. She was paid off at Sorel on June 27, 1945, and sold her for scrap that October.

KAMLOOPS Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K176
  • Type: Corvette
  • Class: FLOWER Class 1939-1940
  • Displacement: 950 tonnes
  • Length: 205.1 ft
  • Width: 33.1 ft
  • Draught: 11.5 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 79 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-2 pdr, 2-20mm, Hedgehog
  • Builder: Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd., Victoria. B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 29-Apr-40
  • Date Launched: 07-Aug-40
  • Date Commissioned: 17-Mar-41
  • Paid off: 27-Jun-45


Focsle Extended, Charlottetown, PEI, 25 Apr 44

Keywords: HMCS KAMLOOPS, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Corvette, FLOWER Class 1939-1940 Class