The History of the LOUISBURG (2nd)

Commissioned at Quebec City on December 13, 1943, she was sailed to Halifax in advance of completion in order to escape the freeze-up, arriving in late December, and was not ready for service until February, 1944. Late in March she went to Bermuda for workups and upon returning to Halifax was assigned as an unallocated unit to Western Approaches Command, Londonderry. She sailed for the U.K. on April 23 and spent the next four months on escort duties associated with the invasion. That September she was allocated to EG 41, Plymouth, and late in March, 1945, returned home for refit at Saint John. Upon completion of this refit she was paid off at Sorel on June 25 and placed in reserve there. She was sold in 1947 to the Dominican Navy and renamed Juan Alejandro Acosta. Deleted from active list in 1978, she was driven ashore in a hurricane on August 31, 1979.

LOUISBURG (2nd) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K401
  • Type: Corvette
  • Class: Revised FLOWER (1942-43 Program)
  • Displacement: 970 tonnes
  • Length: 208.3 ft
  • Width: 33.1 ft
  • Draught: 11 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 79 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-2 pdr, 2-20mm, Hedgehog
  • Builder: Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Quebec City, Que.
  • Keel Laid: 11-Jan-43
  • Date Launched: 13-Jul-43
  • Date Commissioned: 13-Dec-43
  • Paid off: 25-Jun-45

Keywords: HMCS LOUISBURG (2nd), Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Corvette, Revised FLOWER (1942-43 Program) Class