HMCS The Pas

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

HMCS The Pas (K168) / Flower-class corvette

Commissioned at Montreal, Quebec, on 21 October 1941, HMCS The Pas arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 4 November. She joined Halifax Force as a local escort, but in March 1942 was reassigned to Western Local Escort Force. In June, she was transferred to Halifax Tanker Escort Force, and during the next three months made three round trips between Halifax and Trinidad-Aruba.

In September, she came under United States control as escort to New York-Guantanamo convoys, but arrived at Liverpool, Nova Scotia on 27 November for two months’ refit. Following local work-ups, she rejoined Western Local Escort Force and, on its division into escort groups in June 1943, became a member of Escort Group W-4.

HMCS The Pas was badly damaged in a collision with the American SS Medina in the western Atlantic on 21 July 1943 while escorting convoy ON.192, and underwent repair at Halifax and Shelburne, Nova Scotia, until early October. She then returned to her duties with Western Local Escort Force until September 1944 (from April as a member of Escort Group W-3). She underwent a refit at Sydney, Nova Scotia (but never did receive an extended forecastle) and, on completion of this in late November, joined the training establishment HMCS Cornwallis as a training ship for the balance of the war. HMCS The Pas was paid off on 24 July 1945 at Sorel, Quebec, and broken up at Hamilton, Ontario the following year.

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