The History of the SPRINGHILL

Commissioned on March 21, 1944, at Victoria, she arrived at Halifax on May 12 and left in mid-June for three weeks' working up in Bermuda. In August Springhill joined EG 16, Halifax, as Senior Officer's ship. She left on March 7, 1945, for Londonderry, the group having been transferred there, but returned in April for tropicalization refit at Pictou. This occupied her from May to Octobers and on December 1 she was paid off at Halifax and laid up in reserve in Bedford Basin. She was broken up in 1947 at Sydney.

SPRINGHILL Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K323
  • 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: 2-4" (1 x II), 4-20mm, Hedgehog
  • Builder: Yarrows Ltd.. Esquimalt, B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 5-May-43
  • Date Launched: 07-Sep-43
  • Date Commissioned: 21-Mar-44
  • Paid off: 01-Dec-45

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