HMCS Strathadam

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

HMCS Strathadam (K682) / River-class frigate

Alternatively named for Newcastle, New Brunswick, because these was another vessel of that name in another Commonwealth navy, HMCS Strathadam was commissioned on 29 September 1944 at Victoria, British Columbia. She arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 21 November and left a month later for Bermuda to work up. Returning to Halifax, she was assigned to Escort Group 25, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and sailed from St. John’s, Newfoundland, on 2 February 1945. Except for one trip later that month to Gibraltar, HMCS Strathadam was employed in United Kingdom waters until Victory-in-Europe Day.

On 7 March 1945, with her sister ships HMCS La Hulloise and HMCS Thetford Mines, she took part in the sinking of the submarine U-1302 in St. George’s Channel, and on 11 April she was carrying out another attack when a Hedgehog projectile exploded prematurely, killing six of her crew.

She returned to Canada at the end of May, and in July commenced a refit. This was cancelled 20 August 1945 following the surrendering of Japan and the ship was paid off at Halifax on 7 November, to be laid up at Shelburne, Nova Scotia. She was sold to Uruguayan interests in 1947 but acquired by the Israeli Navy in 1950 and renamed Misgav. She was broken up in 1959.

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