For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS CHICOUTIMI K156
Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal, Que, she was commissioned at Montreal on 12 May 1941. Chicoutimi arrived at Halifax on 17 May 1941. She carried out workups and then joined Sydney Force, escorting ocean convoys on the first leg of their eastward journey. In Sep 1941 she joined Newfoundland Command and left Sydney on 29 Sep 1941 to escort convoy SC.47 to Iceland. She was employed for the next five months as an ocean escort between St. John's and Iceland and, later, Londonderry. Reassigned to WLEF, she left 'Derry on 27 Feb 1942, to meet convoy On.71. She served with WLEF until Aug 1944 (from Jun 1943, on with EG W-1), when she was transferred to HMCS Cornwallis as a training ship. In Apr 1945, she went to Sydney Force and, on 16 Jun 1945, was paid off at Sorel for disposal. She wa sold to Steel Co. of Canada, Hamilton, Ont., in Jun 1946 and broken up in the same year A credit to her builders, Canadian Vickers, Chicoutimi required only three short refits during her active career, and she was one of the few corvettes to survive the war with a short fo'c's'le.
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