The History of the STRATHROY

Commissioned at Midland on November 20, 1944, Strathroy arrived at Halifax in December and immediately escorted her first convoy, HF.147, to Saint John, N.B. She arrived there on December 18 for completion of fitting-out that could not be done at the builder's prior to freeze-up. She then carried out workups in Bermuda, and on completing these joined Halifax Force in April, 1945, for local escort duties. On July 12 she was paid off and laid up at Sorel for disposal. Purchased in 1946 by the Chilean Navy and renamed Chipana, she was broken up in 1969.

STRATHROY Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K455
  • 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: Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Que.
  • Keel Laid: 18-Nov-43
  • Date Launched: 15-Jun-44
  • Date Commissioned: 20-Nov-44
  • Paid off: 12-Jul-45

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