The History of the KELOWNA

Commissioned on February 5, 1942, at Prince Rupert, Kelowna spent her entire career on the west coast, alternately a member of Prince Rupert Force and Esquimalt Force. She was paid off at Esquimalt on October 22, 1945, and sold the following year for commercial purposes, first renamed Condor and later in 1950, Hung Hsin. Owned in Shanghai, she disappeared from Lloyd's Register after 1950.

KELOWNA Statistical Data

  • Pendant: J261
  • Type: Minesweeper
  • Class: BANGOR Class (40-41 Regular Programme)
  • Displacement: 672 tonnes
  • Length: 180 ft
  • Width: 28.5 ft
  • Draught: 8.3 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 77 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-3" Gun, 2-20mm
  • Builder: Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards Co., Prince Rupert, B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 27-Dec-40
  • Date Launched: 28-May-41
  • Date Commissioned: 02-May-42
  • Paid off: 22-Oct-45

Keywords: HMCS KELOWNA, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Minesweeper, BANGOR Class (40-41 Regular Programme) Class