The History of the PORT COLBORNE

Commissioned at Victoria on November 15, 1943, Port Colborne arrived at Halifax January 9, 1944, and proceeded to Bermuda to work up in February. Late in April she sailed for Londonderry to join EG 9, which was based there. She remained on patrol and escort duty in U.K. waters, including participation on D-Day, except for a round trip to North Russia in December 1944, with convoys JW.62 and RA.62. She left Londonderry for Halifax February 21, 1945, and on September 24 completed tropicalization refit at Liverpool, N.S. On November 7 she was paid off at Halifax and laid up in reserve in Bedford Basin, and in 1947 was broken up at Sydney.

PORT COLBORNE Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K326
  • Type: Frigate
  • Class: RIVER Class 42-43 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: 1-4" (1 x II), 1-12 pdr.
  • Builder: Yarrows Ltd.. Esquimalt, B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 16-Dec-42
  • Date Launched: 21-Apr-43
  • Date Commissioned: 15-Nov-43
  • Paid off: 07-Nov-45

Keywords: HMCS PORT COLBORNE, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Frigate, RIVER Class 42-43 Programme Class