HMCS Fergus

A ship travelling on the water.

HMCS Fergus K686.

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

HMCS Fergus (K686)

Commissioned at Collingwood, Ontario, on 18 November 1944, the Flower class corvette Fergus was the last corvette launched for the Royal Canadian Navy.

She arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in mid-December, and early in January 1945 proceeded to Bermuda for work-ups. Arriving at St. John’s, Newfoundland, on 2 February, she joined Escort Group C-9, with which she served on North Atlantic convoy duty until Victory in Europe Day. Fergus left Greenock, Scotland in early June for Canada, was paid off on 14 July 1945 at Sydney, Nova Scotia, and placed in reserve at Sorel, Quebec.

Sold for mercantile use in November, she was renamed Camco II and in 1948, Harcourt Kent. She was wrecked on Cape Pine, Newfoundland, 22 November 1949.

  • Builder: Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Collingwood, Ontario
  • Laid down: 10 December 1943
  • Launched: 30 August 1944
  • Commissionning date: 18 November 1944
  • Paying off date: 14 July 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 (0.9kg) gun, two 20-mm guns (2 x I), Hedgehog and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Atlantic 1945
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