HMCS Midland

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

HMCS Midland (K220)

Commissioned at Montréal, Quebec, on November 17, 1941, the Flower class corvette HMCS Midland arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on November 30 and spent her entire career with Western Local Escort Force, from June 1943 as a member of Escort Group W-2.

HMCS Midland underwent 2 extensive refits: the first at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, from November 30, 1942 to April 14, 1943; the second at Galveston, Texas, from mid-March to May 25, 1944. The latter refit included the extension of her forecastle. Upon its completion, she returned briefly to Halifax before leaving on July 1 for 3 weeks’ working-up in Bermuda.

HMCS Midland was paid off at Sydney, Nova Scotia, on July 15, 1945, and broken up the following year at Fort William, now Thunder Bay, Ontario.

  • Builder: Midland Shipyards Ltd., Midland, Ontario
  • Laid down: February 24, 1941
  • Date launched: June 25, 1941
  • Date commissioned: November 17, 1941
  • Date paid off: July 15, 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 single mounts), one Hedgehog mortar, and depth charges.

Battle honours

Atlantic 1942-1945

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