For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS SHERBROOKE K152
Commissioned at Sorel on 05 Jun 1941, Sorel arrived at Halifax on 12 Jun 1941. She joined Halifax Force later that month but transferred in Sep 1941 to Newfoundland Command and left Sydney on 29 Sep 1941 to escort convoy SC.47 as far as Iceland. After two round trips to Iceland, she left St. John's on 14 Jan 1942, to join SC.64, the first "Newfie-Derry" convoy, and was thereafter employed as an ocean escort on that run principally with EG C-4. She took part in two particularly hard-fought convoy battles: ON.127 (Aug 1942); and HX.229 (Mar 1943). Her westbound trip after the latter convoy was her last; after a major refit at Lunenburg from Apr to Jun 1943, and work-ups at Pictou, she joined EG W-2 of WLEF, transferring in Apr 1944, to W-7 and in Oct 1944, to W-1. Late in May 1944, she underwent a refit at Liverpool, N.S., that included fo'c's'le extension, followed by a month's repairs at Halifax and three weeks' workups in Bermuda in Oct 1944. She was paid off at Sorel on 28 Jun 1945, and broken up at Hamilton in 1947.
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