The History of the MIDLAND

Commissioned at Montreal on November 17, 1941, she arrived at Halifax on November 30, and spent her entire career with WLEF, from June, 1943, as member of EG W-2. She underwent two extensive refits: the first at Liverpool, N.S., from November 30, 1942 to April 14, 1943; the second at Galveston, Texas from mid-March to May 25, 1944. The latter refit included the extension of her fo'c's'le. Upon its completion she returned briefly to Halifax before leaving on July 1 for three weeks' working-up in Bermuda. She was paid off at Sydney on July 15, 1945 and broken up the following year at Fort William, Ont.

MIDLAND Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K220
  • Type: Corvette
  • Class: Original FLOWER (1940-41 Program)
  • 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: Midland Shipyards Ltd., Midland. Ont.
  • Keel Laid: 24-Feb-41
  • Date Launched: 25-Jun-41
  • Date Commissioned: 17-Nov-41
  • Paid off: 15-Jul-45


Focsle Extended, Galveston, TX, 25 May 44

Keywords: HMCS MIDLAND, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Corvette, Original FLOWER (1940-41 Program) Class