HMCS Cobourg

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HMHMCS Cobourg K333

There has been only one vessel named Cobourg in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Cobourg (K333)

Commissioned at Midland, Ontario, on 11 May 1944, the Flower class corvette Cobourg arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 17 June, having paid a visit to her namesake port en route. She arrived in Bermuda in mid-July for three weeks’ workups, and on her return was allocated to Escort Group C-6, in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Cobourg served with the group as a mid-ocean escort for the duration of the war, leaving Londonderry, Northern Ireland on 27 March 1945 to join convoy ON.293 for her last trip westward. She arrived at Halifax 2 May for refit, and was paid off 15 June at Sorel to await disposal.

Sold into mercantile service in 1945, she began her new career in 1947 under the name of Camco. In 1956, she assumed the name Puerto Del Sol under Panamanian flag, and on 1 July 1971, she burned and sank at New Orleans.  She was later raised and scrapped.

  • Builder: Midland Shipyards Ltd., Midland, Ontario
  • Laid down: 25 November 1942
  • Launched: 14 July 1943
  • Commissionning date: 11 May 1944
  • Paying off date: 15 June 1945
  • Displacement: 970 tons
  • Dimensions: 63.5 m x 10.1 m x 2.9 m
  • Speed : 16 knots
  • Crew : 85
  • Armament: one 4-inch (102-mm) gun, one 2-pound (0.9 kg) gun, two 20-mm guns, Hedgehog and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Atlantic 1944-1945
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