HMCS Atholl

There has been only one vessel named Atholl in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Atholl (K15)

Named for Campbellton, New Brunswick, and commissioned on October 14, 1943, at Québec City, Quebec, the Flower class corvette Atholl arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in November and returned there in mid-December for 2 months’ repairs after working up at Pictou, Nova Scotia.

In February 1944, she was assigned to Escort Group 9, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and made her passage there in March as escort to convoy HX.281. She had scarcely arrived when it was decided that the group should consist only of frigates, and she returned to Canada in April with convoy ONM.231, joining Escort Group C-4 at St. John’s, Newfoundland. She served the rest of the war as a mid-ocean escort, except for time out under refit at both Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia from December 1944 to April 1945.

Early in June 1945, she left Londonderry for the last time, and was paid off on July 17, at Sydney, Nova Scotia, before being laid up at Sorel, Quebec. She was broken up at Hamilton, Ontario, in 1952.

  • Builder: Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Québec City, Quebec
  • Laid down: August 15, 1942
  • Launched: April 4, 1943
  • Commissioning date: October 14, 1943
  • Paying off date: July 17, 1945
  • Displacement: 970 tons
  • Dimensions: 63.5 m x 10.1 m x 2.9 m
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Crew: 85
  • Armament: one 4-inch (102-mm) gun, one 2-pounder (0.9 kg) gun, two 20-mm guns, Hedgehog, and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Atlantic 1944-45
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