|Laid down: 2 May 1942
Launched: 5 December 1942
Commissioned: 31 July 1943
Paid off: 18 November 1945
Broken up in Japan in 1968
Commissioned on July 31, 1943, at Esquimalt, St.
Catharines arrived at Halifax on October 4 and in November sailed
for the U.K. as a member of EG C-2. She was continuously employed on
convoy duty until October, 1944, and from February to September of
that year was Senior Officer's ship. With six other escorts of
convoy HX.280, she took part in the destruction of U 744 on March 6,
1944. After refitting at Shelburne from October to December, 1944,
she went to Bermuda to work up and, on her return to Halifax,
commenced tropicalization refit there. By the time this was
completed in August, 1945, the war was over and the ship was paid
off on November 18. In 1947 she was sold to Marine Industries Ltd.
and laid up at Sorel, but was re-acquired in 1950 and converted to a
weather ship. Transferred to the Department of Transport, she was
taken round to the west coast to be stationed in the North Pacific
as of July, 1952. Replaced in March, 1967, by CGS Vancouver, she was
broken Japan in 1968.