The History of the WHITBY

Commissioned at Midland on June 6, 1944, she did not arrive at Halifax until August 16, owing to a layover en route at Shelburne for repairs. Following workups in Bermuda in September she sailed direct to St. John's, arriving on September 30, and was assigned to EG C-4. She left St. John's on October 5 for Londonderry to join the group, with which she was to serve for the balance of the war. Whitby left Londonderry for Canada in mid-June, 1945, and was paid off on July 16 and placed in reserve at Sorel. She was sold in 1946 for merchant service and reportedly renamed Bengo.

WHITBY Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K346
  • Type: Corvette
  • Class: Revised FLOWER (1942-43 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: 01-Apr-43
  • Date Launched: 18-Sep-43
  • Date Commissioned: 06-Jun-44
  • Paid off: 16-Jul-45

Keywords: HMCS WHITBY, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Corvette, Revised FLOWER (1942-43 Program) Class