HMCS UNGAVA (1st) (J149)


The History of the UNGAVA (1st)

Commissioned at Vancouver on September 5, 1941, Ungava left on October 10 for Halifax, arriving on November 14. Initially assigned to Halifax Force, she was transferred in May, 1943, to Gaspe Force, then back to Halifax Force that December. In May, 1944, she joined Sydney Force, returning again to Halifax Force in February, 1945. Following a refit from April to May, 1945, at Liverpool, N.S., she went to Bermuda to work up, and on her return after VE-Day she was assigned miscellaneous duties until paid off on April 3, 1946. She was sold later that year to a New Jersey buyers presumably for scrap.

UNGAVA (1st) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: J149
  • Type: Minesweeper
  • Class: BANGOR Class (39-40 Programme)
  • Displacement: 672 tonnes
  • Length: 180 ft
  • Width: 28.5 ft
  • Draught: 8.3 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 77 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-3" Gun, 2-20mm
  • Builder: North Van Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 24-Apr-40
  • Date Launched: 09-Oct-40
  • Date Commissioned: 5-Sep-41
  • Paid off: 3-Apr-46

Keywords: HMCS UNGAVA (1st), Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Minesweeper, BANGOR Class (39-40 Programme) Class