HMCS LEVIS (2nd) (K400)


The History of the LEVIS (2nd)

Commissioned at Quebec City on July 21, 1944, she arrived in Bermuda at the end of August to work up, and a month later left for Halifax to join the newly formed EG 27. She spent the balance of the war with the group, on patrol and escort duty out of Halifax, and on June 4 commenced tropicalization at Lunenburg, N.S. The work was completed November 26 and she sailed a month later for Esquimalt, arriving January 30, 1946. Paid off on February 15 to reserve there, she was sold in 1947 and her hull expended the following year as part of a breakwater at Oyster Bay, B.C.

LEVIS (2nd) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K400
  • 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: George T. Davie & Sons Ltd., Lauzon. Que.
  • Keel Laid: 25-Feb-43
  • Date Launched: 26-Nov-43
  • Date Commissioned: 21-Jul-44
  • Paid off: 15-Feb-46

Keywords: HMCS LEVIS (2nd), Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Frigate, RIVER Class 43-44 Programme Class