HMCS Husky

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

HMCS Husky  (S06 / Z13 / Z28 / Z24) / Armed Yacht

HMCS Husky

Originally named Wild Duck when she was launched in 1930, Husky was one of several American yachts discretely acquired during the Second World War and refitted for the RCN despite strict American neutrality and regulations preventing the sale of vessels for belligerent purposes.

Husky left Halifax on 30 May 1940 for conversion and arming at Quebec City. Commissioned at Halifax on 23 July, she was assigned to Sydney Force for anti-submarine patrol duty. She was transferred that December to Trinidad, but returned to join Saint John, New Brunswick Force on 24 September 1941. A year later she returned to Halifax Local Defence Force for a few months before being reassigned in March 1943 to training duties at HMCS Cornwallis (then located at Halifax). She moved with that establishment to Digby, NS, and for the remainder of the war exercised with RN submarines in the Bay of Fundy.

Paid off to reserve at Sydney on 3 August 1945, she was sold into mercantile service in 1946. After a term as the inspection vessel Good Neighbor for the port of New Orleans, she was sold in 1968 for use as a sport-diving tender in Honduran waters. She later returned to New Orleans to become a floating restaurant.

Battle honours

Atlantic 1940

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