HMCS Hawkesbury

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

HMCS Hawkesbury (K415)

Commissioned at Québec City on June 14, 1944, the Flower class corvette HMCS Hawkesbury arrived at Halifax in mid-July and proceeded to Bermuda on August 6 for 3 weeks’ working up.

On 18 September, she left St. John’s, Newfoundland, to join convoy HXF.308 for passage to Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where she was to join Escort Group C-7, then forming. She served the remainder of her career on North Atlantic convoy duty, leaving Londonderry early in June 1945 for Canada.

She was paid off on July 10, 1945, at Sydney, Nova Scotia. Taken to Sorel, Quebec, she was later sold for mercantile purposes, entering service after conversion in 1949 to the Cambodian-owned Campuchea.  She was broken up at Hong Kong in 1956.

  • Builder: Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Québec City, Quebec
  • Laid down: July 20, 1943
  • Launched: November 16, 1943
  • Commissionning date: June 14, 1944
  • Paying off date: July 10, 1945
  • Displacement: 970 tons
  • Dimensions: 63.52 m x 10.08 m x 2.9 m
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Crew: 85
  • Armament: one 4-inch (102-mm) gun, four 20-mm guns (1 double mount, 2 single mounts), one Hedgehog mortar, depth charges.

Battle honours

Atlantic 1944-1945

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