HMCS Edmundston

There has been only 1 vessel named Edmundston in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Edmundston K106

Commissioned at Esquimalt, British Columbia, on October 21, 1941, the Flower Class corvette HMCS Edmundston was assigned after workup to Esquimalt Force. On June 20, 1942, she rescued 31 crewmembers of British freighter SS Fort Camosun, disabled by a torpedo from the Japanese submarine I-25 off the coast of Washington.

She left Esquimalt for the Atlantic on September 13, arriving at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on October 13, and was assigned to Western Local Escort Force. On January 4, 1943, HMCS Edmundston commenced a 5-month refit at Halifax, including forecastle extension, carried out workups at Pictou, Nova Scotia, and then joined Escort Group 5 at St. John’s, Newfoundland. For the next 10 months she was employed in support of North Atlantic, Gibraltar, and Sierra Leone convoys.

She underwent a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia from May to July 1944, worked up in Bermuda in August, and in October joined the newly formed Escort Group C-8. She served the remainder of the war as an ocean escort, leaving Londonderry, North Ireland, on May 11, 1945, for the last time. HMCS Edmundston was paid off at Sorel, Quebec, on June 16, 1945, and sold for mercantile use, entering service in 1948 as Amapala, last noted under Liberian flag in Lloyd’s list for 1961-1962.

  • Builder: Yarrows Ltd., Esquimalt, British Columbia.
  • Laid down: August 23, 1940
  • Launched: February 22, 1941
  • Date commissioned: October 21, 1941
  • Date paid off: June 16, 1945
  • Displacement: 950 tons
  • Dimensions: 62.5 m x 10.1 m x 3.5 m
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Crew: 85
  • Armament: one 4-inch (102-mm) gun, one 2-pound (0.9-kg) gun, two 20-mm guns (2 x I), one Hedgehog mortar and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Atlantic 1942-45
  • Biscay 1943

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