The History of the NORANDA

Commissioned at Quebec City on May 15, 1942, Noranda arrived at Halifax on May 30, and after working up at Pictou was assigned to Halifax Force. In February 1943, she was transferred to WLEF and, on its division into escort groups that June, became a member of EG W-9. Noranda went to Sydney Force in May, 1944, and after a major refit at Lunenburg from September to December, proceeded to Bermuda to work up. Returning to Halifax on February 2, 1945, she served briefly with Halifax Force before rejoining Sydney Force. She was paid off at Halifax on August 28, 1945, and transferred to the marine section of the RCMP as Irvine. Sold in 1962 for use as a yacht and renamed Miriana, she sank at Montego Bay, Jamaica, in May, 1971.

NORANDA Statistical Data

  • Pendant: J265
  • Type: Minesweeper
  • Class: BANGOR Class (40-41 Diesel Programme)
  • Displacement: 592 tonnes
  • Length: 162 ft
  • Width: 28 ft
  • Draught: 8.3 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 77 Crew
  • Arms: 1-12 pdr, 2-20mm
  • Builder: Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd., Lauzon, Que.
  • Keel Laid: 27-Dec-40
  • Date Launched: 13-Jun-41
  • Date Commissioned: 15-May-42
  • Paid off: 28-Aug-45

Keywords: HMCS NORANDA, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Minesweeper, BANGOR Class (40-41 Diesel Programme) Class