HMCS Whitby

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

HMCS Whitby (K346) / Flower-class corvette

Commissioned at Midland, Ontario on 6 June 1944, HMCS Whitby arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia 16 August.

Following work-ups in Bermuda in September, she sailed directly to St. John’s, Newfoundland and arrived on 30 September. Assigned to Escort Group C-4, she left St. John’s for Londonderry, Northern Ireland on 5 October to join the group, with which she was to serve for the balance of the war carrying out convoy escort duties.

HMCS Whitby left Londonderry for Canada in mid-June 1945, was paid off on 16 July, and placed in reserve at Sorel, Quebec. She was sold in 1946 for merchant service and reportedly renamed Bengo.

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