HMCS Peterborough

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

HMCS Peterborough (K342)

Commissioned at Kingston, Ontario on 1 June 1944, the Flower class corvette HMCS Peterborough arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 26 June and in Bermuda on 17 July to work up.

HMCS Peterborough left Bermuda on 7 August for St. John’s, Newfoundland, where in September she joined Escort Group C-6 and sailed for her first convoy, HXF.308, on 18 September 1944.

Continuously employed as a mid-ocean escort for the rest of her career, she left St. John’s on 27 May 1945 to join convoy HX.358, the last HX convoy of the war. In mid-June she left Londonderry, Northern Ireland, for home, where she was paid off on 19 July and laid up at Sorel, Quebec. She was sold to the Dominican Republic in 1947 and renamed Gerardo Jansen, serving until disposed of for scrap in 1972.

  • Builder: Kingston Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Kingston, Ontario
  • Date laid down: 14 September 1943
  • Date launched: 15 January 1944
  • Date commissioned: 1 June 1944
  • Date paid off: 19 July 1945
  • Displacement: 985.6 tonnes
  • Dimensions: 63.52 m x 10.08 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 mortar and depth charges.

Battle honours

Atlantic 1944-1945

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