The History of the STELLARTON

Commissioned at Quebec City on September 29, 1944, Stellarton arrived at Halifax late in October and sailed for Bermuda early in November to work up. She left Bermuda on December 4 for St. John's, where she joined EG C-3 and on January 4, 1945, sailed to pick up her first convoy, HX.329. She was employed for the rest of the war as a mid-ocean escort, and left Londonderry for the last time on May 21 to join ON.304. Only Jul 1 she was paid off and placed in reserve at Sorel until 1946, when she joined the Chilean navy as Casma. She was broken up in 1969.

STELLARTON Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K457
  • Type: Corvette
  • Class: Revised FLOWER (1943-44 Program)
  • Displacement: 970 tonnes
  • Length: 208.3 ft
  • Width: 33.1 ft
  • Draught: 11 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 79 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-2 pdr, 2-20mm, Hedgehog
  • Builder: Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Quebec City, Que.
  • Keel Laid: 16-Nov-43
  • Date Launched: 27-Apr-44
  • Date Commissioned: 29-Sep-44
  • Paid off: 01-Jul-45

Keywords: HMCS STELLARTON, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Corvette, Revised FLOWER (1943-44 Program) Class