HMCS Shediac

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

HMCS Shediac (K110)

Commissioned at Quebec City, Quebec, on 8 July 1941, the Flower Class corvette HMCS Shediac arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia on 18 July. She served briefly with Halifax Force and Sydney Force before joining Newfoundland Command in October, leaving Sydney, Nova Scotia, on 5 October to escort convoy SC.48 to Iceland. After three round trips there, she accompanied convoy SC.67 to Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in January 1942, completing a further three return trips. Following a six-week refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, she joined Western Local Escort Force in July and returned to the Newfie-Derry run as a member of Escort Group C-1 in October. HMCS Shediac took part in two major convoy battles: ONS.92 in May 1942 and ONS.154 in December 1942.

On 4 March 1943, while escorting KMS.10, a United Kingdom-Gibraltar convoy, she assisted in the destruction of the German submarine U- 87 west of the Azores. She left Londonderry for the last time on 28 March 1943, underwent refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia from 27 April to July 1, and then joined Western Local Escort Force’s Group W-8. Transferred to the west coast, HMCS Shediac left Halifax 3 April 1944 and arrived at Esquimalt, British Columbia, 10 May. She refitted at Vancouver, British Columbia, from mid-June to mid-August 1944 and, in the process, received her extended forecastle.

HMCS Shediac was paid off at Esquimalt on 28 August 1945 and sold in 1951 for conversion as a whaler, entering service under the Dutch-flag as Jooske W. Vinke in 1954. She was broken up at Santander, Spain in 1965.

  • Builder: Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd., Lauzon, Québec
  • Date laid down: 5 October 1940
  • Date launched: 29 April 1941
  • Date commissioned: 8 July 1941
  • Date paid off: 28 August 1945
  • Displacement: 965.2 tonnes
  • 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 x I), one Hedgehog mortar and depth charges

Battle honours

Atlantic 1941-1944

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