The History of the LASALLE

Commissioned on June 29, 1944, at Quebec City, she arrived in Bermuda on August 31 to carry out working-up exercises. She left on October 1 for Halifax, there to become a member of the newly formed EG 27, and spent the remainder of the war in that area on A/S patrol and support duty. In June, 1945, Lasalle sailed for the west coast and was paid off on December 17 at Esquimalt. She was dismantled in 1947 and her hull expended as a breakwater in 1948 at Kelsey Bay, B.C.

LASALLE Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K519
  • Type: Frigate
  • Class: RIVER Class 43-44 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: 04-Jun-43
  • Date Launched: 11-Dec-43
  • Date Commissioned: 29-Jun-44
  • Paid off: 17-Dec-45

Keywords: HMCS LASALLE, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Frigate, RIVER Class 43-44 Programme Class