For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS HAWKESBURY K415
Then Cambodian Merchant Vessel CAMPUCHEA (1950)
Commissioned at Quebec City on 14 Jun 1944, Hawkesbury arrived at Halifax in mid-Jul 1944 and proceeded to Bermuda on 06 Aug 1944 for three weeks' working-up. On 18 Sep 1944 she left for St. John's to join convoy HXF.308 for passage to Londonderry, where she was to join EG C-7, then forming. She served the remainder of her career on North Atlantic convoy duty, leaving Londonderry early in 05 Jun 1945, for Canada, and was paid off on 10 Jul 1945 at Sydney. Taken to Sorel, she was later sold for mercantile purposes, entering service after conversion in 1950 to the Cambodian-owned Campuchea. She was broken up at Hong Kong in 1956.
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