HMCS Victoriaville

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

HMCS Victoriaville (K684 / 320) / River-class frigate / Prestonian-class ocean escort

Commissioned on 11 November 1944 at Québec City, HMCS Victoriaville arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 3 December and late that month proceeded to Bermuda to work up. In February 1945 she was assigned to Escort Group C-9, leaving Halifax on 27 February to join convoy SC.168 for her passage to Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where the group was based. HMCS Victoriaville spent the balance of the war on North Atlantic convoy duty.

She left Barry, Wales, on 2 May to pick up convoy ON.300 on her way home to Canada, and on 12 May escorted the surrendered U-190 into Bay Bulls, Newfoundland. She began refit at Saint John, New Brunswick, on 24 May but work was stopped on 20 August, and on 17 November the ship was paid off at Sydney, Nova Scotia, and laid up at Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Subsequently sold to Marine Industries Ltd., HMCS Victoriaville was reacquired by the Royal Canadian Navy and re-commissioned on 25 September 1959; following conversion to a Prestonian-class ocean escort, she was employed mostly for training. On 21 December 1966 she assumed the name and duties of the retiring diving tender Granby, but was paid off 31 December 1973 and sold for scrap the following year.

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