The History of the MISCOU

Originally built for the RN, she was loaned to the RCN, though never commissioned into the RCN; and was manned by RN personnel. Prior to being commissioned as HMS Miscou, she had the names HMS Campenia and HMS Bowell. After the war she was sold to civilian use. Sold to Bergen in 1946 and renamed Cleveland (converted to motor vessel), purchased by Nordlandslinjen in 1950 and renamed Sigurd Hund. Sold to Ålesund in 1963, renamed Vestfar the following year, then Hans Hansen in 1971 for owners in the Faroe Islands. Sold for breaking up in 1974.

MISCOU Statistical Data

  • Pendant: T277
  • Type: A/S Trawler
  • Class: Western Isles Class
  • Displacement: 530 tonnes
  • Length: 164 ft
  • Width: 27.7 ft
  • Draught: 8.6 ft
  • Speed: 12 kts
  • Compliment: 4 Officers and 36 Crew
  • Arms: 1-12Pdr, 3-20mm
  • Builder: Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Collingwood. Ont.
  • Keel Laid: 01-Dec-41
  • Date Launched: 01-Jun-42
  • Date Commissioned: 17-Oct-42
  • Paid off: 17-Jun-45

Keywords: HMCS MISCOU, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, A/S Trawler, Western Isles Class Class