The History of the TIMMONS

Commissioned at Esquimalt on February 10, 1942, Timmins served with Esquimalt Force until transferred to the east coast. Upon arrival at Halifax on October 13, she was assigned to WLEF. With its division into escort groups in June, 1943, she became a member of EG W-6, transferring to W-2 in April, 1944. She commenced a two-month refit at Liverpool, N.S., late in June, 1943, followed by workups at Pictou. A second refit, again at Liverpool, was carried out between late June and mid-October, 1944. It included the extension of her fo'c's'le and three weeks' working-up in Bermuda followed. Timmins was paid off on July 15, 1945, at Sorel, and sold later that year for commercial use. She entered service in 1948 as the Honduran-flag Guayaquil and, ironically, foundered at Guayaquil, Ecuador, on August 3, 1960.

TIMMONS Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K223
  • Type: Corvette
  • Class: Original FLOWER (1940-41 Program)
  • Displacement: 950 tonnes
  • Length: 205.1 ft
  • Width: 33.1 ft
  • Draught: 11.5 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 79 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-2 pdr, 2-20mm, Hedgehog
  • Builder: Yarrows Ltd.. Esquimalt, B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 14-Dec-40
  • Date Launched: 26-Jun-41
  • Date Commissioned: 10-Feb-42
  • Paid off: 15-Jul-45


Focsle Extended, Liverpool NS, 16 Oct 44

Keywords: HMCS TIMMONS, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Corvette, Original FLOWER (1940-41 Program) Class