HMCS Ettrick

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

HMCS Ettrick (K254) / River-class Frigate

HMCS Ettrick K254

Named for a Scottish river, Ettrick was completed in July 1943 as an RN ship and assigned to EG C-1, a Canadian escort group. On 29 January 1944 while undergoing a refit in Halifax, she was transferred to the RCN, and on completion of the refit on 6 May she was assigned to EG C-3. She arrived in Bermuda on 30 September for a month’s working up, and on her return made two round trips to Londonderry with EG C-3 before being transferred in October to EG 27, Halifax.

She was employed locally until VE Day, and, on 30 May 1945, returned to the RN at Southampton. She was then converted to a combined operations HQ ship, though never employed as such, and in April 1946 was laid up at Harwich. In 1953 she was broken up at Grays, Essex.

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