HMCS Owen Sound

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

HMCS Owen Sound (K340)

Commissioned at Collingwood, Ontario on 17 November 1943, the Flower Class corvette HMCS Owen Sound arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 13 December, worked up in St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia, in January 1944, and was assigned to Escort Group 9, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in February.

On 10 March, while acting as escort to convoy SC.157, she assisted the destroyers HMCS St. Laurent and HMS Forester in the destruction of the German submarine U-845. In May, she transferred to Escort Group C-2 at Londonderry and, in October, to the newly formed C-7.

She left Londonderry on 6 February 1945 for her last westward trip, as escort to convoy ON.283 and, upon arrival at Halifax, commenced refit. On completion of her refit in mid-May, she sailed for Bermuda for three weeks’ working up, was paid off on 19 July, and placed in reserve at Sorel, Quebec. Later that year she was sold to the United Ship Co. of New York, and in 1949 became the Greek-flag merchant ship, Cadio, last appearing in Lloyd’s list for 1967-1968.

  • Builder: Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Collingwood, Ontario
  • Laid down: 11 November 1942
  • Launched: 15 June 1943
  • Commissionning date: 17 November 1943
  • Paying off date: 19 July 1945
  • Displacement: 985.6 tonnes
  • 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-pound (0.9 kg) gun, two 20-mm guns (2 x I), one Hedgehog and depth charges.

Battle honours

Atlantic 1944-1945

Page details

Date modified: