HMCS Edmundston

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HMCS Edmunston K106.

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

HMCS Edmundston  (K106)

Commissioned at Esquimalt, British Columbia, on 21 October 1941, the Flower Class corvette Edmundston was assigned after workup to Esquimalt Force. On 20 June 1942, she rescued thirty-one crewmembers of British freighter SS Fort Camosun, disabled by a torpedo from the Japanese submarine I-25 off the coast of Washington.

She left Esquimalt for the Atlantic on 13 September, arriving at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 13 October, and was assigned to Western Local Escort Force. On 4 January 1943, Edmundston commenced a five-month refit at Halifax, including forecastle extension, carried out workups at Pictou, Nova Scotia, and then joined Escort Group 5 at St. John’s, Newfoundland. For the next ten months she was employed in support of North Atlantic, Gibraltar, and Sierra Leone convoys.

She underwent a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia from May to July 1944, worked up in Bermuda in August, and in October joined the newly formed Escort Group C-8. She served the remainder of the war as an ocean escort, leaving Londonderry, North Ireland, on 11 May 1945 for the last time. Edmundston was paid off at Sorel, Quebec, on 16 June 1945 and sold for mercantile use, entering service in 1948 as Amapala, last noted under Liberian flag in Lloyd’s list for 1961-1962.

  • Builder: Yarrows Ltd., Esquimalt, British Columbia.
  • Laid down: 23 August 1940
  • Launched: 22 February 1941
  • Date commissioned: 21 October 1941
  • Date paid off: 16 June 1945
  • 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 guns (2 x I), one Hedgehog mortar and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Atlantic 1942-1945
  • Biscay 1943
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