For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS ST. LAMBERT K343
The Panamanian Merchant Vessel CHRYSI HONDROULIS (1946)
Then Greek-Flagged Vessel LOULA (1955)
Built at Quebec City, she was commissioned there on 27 May 1944. She arrived at Halifax on 19 Jun 1944 and in Jul 1944 sailed for Bermuda to work up. On her return in mid-Aug 1944 St. Lambert was assigned to EG C-6, Londonderry, and left St. John's 18 Sep 1944 to join convoy HXF.308 for her passage there. She served on North Atlantic convoys for the rest of her career, leaving St. John's on 27 May 1945, as escort to HX.358, the last HX convoy of the war. In mid-Jun 1945 she sailed for Londonderry on her final trip homeward and was paid off on 20 Jul 1945 and laid up at Sorel for disposal. Sold in 1946 for conversion to a merchant ship, she became the Panamanian Chrysi Hondroulis and, in 1955, the Greek-flag Loula, last noted in Lloyd's Register for 1957-58.