HMCS Stornmount

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

HMCS Stormont (K327) / River-class frigate

Alternatively named for Cornwall, Ontario because there was a ship bearing that name in a Commonwealth navy, HMCS Stormont was commissioned at Montreal, Quebec on 27 November 1943 and arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in December, worked up in St. Margaret’s Bay, and in March 1944 sailed for Londonderry, Northern Ireland to join Escort Group 9.

HMCS Stormont was present on D-Day, and in July 1944 assisted the damaged frigate HMCS Matane in reaching Plymouth, England. She escorted a convoy to Gibraltar in October, and in December escorted convoy JW.62 to Kola Inlet, near Murmansk in Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, now Russia and convoy RA.62 back.

On 19 December 1944, she left Londonderry for Halifax and refit at Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Begun in June, the work was discontinued on 20 August and the ship was paid off 9 November 1945.

HMCS Stormont was sold in 1947 to a Montevideo buyer for conversion to a merchant ship, but was resold in 1951. She was converted to a luxury yacht from 1952-1954 at Kiel by Aristotle Onassis, who renamed her for his daughter, Christina. In 1978, she was turned over to the Greek Navy, and sold commercially in 1994.

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