HMCS Forest Hill

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

HMCS Forest Hill (K486)

Named for a village absorbed by Toronto, the Flower class corvette HMCS Forest Hill was laid down as HMS Ceanothus, but was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy and commissioned on December 1, 1943, on the Clyde, Scotland.

Following work-ups at Tobermory, Scotland, she joined Escort Group C-3 at Londonderry, Northern Ireland, leaving on January 29, 1944, to join her first convoy, ONS.28. She served as an ocean escort until late December, when she sailed to Liverpool, Nova Scotia for an extended refit. Upon completion of this refit 2 months later, HMCS Forest Hill sailed for Bermuda to work-up and joined Halifax Force for local duties in April 1945.

Paid off on July 9, 1945, and laid up at Sorel, Quebec; she was broken up at Hamilton, Ontario, in 1948.

  • Builder: Ferguson Bros. Ltd., Port Glasgow, Scotland
  • Laid down: February 5, 1943
  • Launched: August 30, 1943
  • Commissionning date: December 1, 1943
  • Paying off date: July 9, 1945
  • Ex-HMS Ceanothus of the Royal Navy
  • 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 (2 x I), one Hedgehog and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Atlantic 1944

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