HMCS Dundas

A ship on the water.

HMCS Dundas K229.

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

HMCS Dundas (K229)

Built at Victoria, British Columbia, and commissioned on 1 April 1942, the Flower class corvette Dundas joined Esquimalt Force after working-up, and in August made a round trip as convoy escort to Kodiak, Alaska, in support of the Aleutian campaign.

On 13 September, she sailed for the east coast to replace an Operation TORCH nominee, joining Western Local Escort Force upon arrival at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 13 October. She served with Escort Group W-7 from June 1943, with W-5 from September 1943, and with W-4 from April 1944.

In the course of a major refit at Montreal, Quebec, from 13 June to 19 November 1943, Dundas acquired her extended forecastle. She commenced another long refit early in January 1945 at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, resuming service in April.

Paid off on 17 July at Sorel, Quebec, she was sold later that year and broken up in 1946 at Port Colborne, Ontario.

  • Builder: Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd., Victoria, British Columbia
  • Laid down: 19 March 1941
  • Launched: 25 July 1941
  • Commissionning date: 1 April 1942
  • Paying off date: 17 July 1945
  • Forecastle extension completed: Montreal, Quebec, 19 November 1943
  • Displacement: 950 tons
  • Dimensions: 62.5 m x 10.1 m x 3.5 m
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Crew: 85
  • Armament: one 4-inch (102-mm) gun, one 2-pound (0.9 kg) gun, two 20-mm gun (2 x I), Hedgehog and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Atlantic 1942-1945
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