HMCS Hawkesbury

A ship on the water.

HMCS Hawkesbury K415.

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

HMCS Hawkesbury (K415)

Commissioned at Québec City on 14 June 1944, the Flower class corvette Hawkesbury arrived at Halifax in mid-July and proceeded to Bermuda on 6 August for three weeks’ working up.

On 18 September, she left St. John’s, Newfoundland, to join convoy HXF.308 for passage to Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where she was to join Escort Group C-7, then forming. She served the remainder of her career on North Atlantic convoy duty, leaving Londonderry early in June 1945 for Canada.

She was paid off on 10 July 1945 at Sydney, Nova Scotia. Taken to Sorel, Québec, she was later sold for mercantile purposes, entering service after conversion in 1949 to the Cambodian-owned Campuchea.  She was broken up at Hong Kong in 1956.

  • Builder: Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Québec City, Québec
  • Laid down: 20 July 1943
  • Launched: 16 November 1943
  • Commissionning date: 14 June 1944
  • Paying off date: 10 July 1945
  • Displacement: 970 tons
  • Dimensions: 63.52 m x 10.08 m x 2.9 m
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Crew: 85
  • Armament: one 4-inch (102-mm) gun, four 20-mm guns (1 x II, 2 x I), one Hedgehog mortar and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Atlantic 1944-1945
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