HMCS Lindsay

A ship travelling on the water.

HMCS Lindsay K338.

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

HMCS Lindsay (K338)

Commissioned at Midland, Ontario on 15 November 1943, the Flower Class corvette Lindsay arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in December. In late January 1994, she sailed to Bermuda for three weeks work-ups.

Upon her return, she was briefly attached to Escort Group W-5, but left Halifax on 23 April to join Western Approaches Command at Londonderry, Northern Ireland. For the next four months, she served in United Kingdom waters as an unallocated unit, but joined the Royal Navy’s Escort Group 41, Plymouth Command, for service in the English Channel in September.

On 22 January 1945, she was damaged in collision with the British destroyer HMS Brilliant southwest of the Isle of Wight. Following temporary repairs at Devonport, England, from 22 January to 19 February, she sailed for Canada via Londonderry, arriving at Halifax early in March. On 15 March, she left there for Saint John, New Brunswick, underwent refit until 22 June, and then proceeded to Sydney, Nova Scotia. Lindsay was paid off on 18 July, sold for mercantile use in 1946 and renamed North Shore, and later passed into Greek registry for Mediterranean passenger service under the name of Lemnos.

  • Builder: Midland Shipyards Ltd., Midland, Ontario
  • Laid down: 30 September 1942
  • Launched: 4 June 1943
  • Commissionning date: 15 November 1943
  • Paying off date: 18 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 (0.9 kg) gun, two 20-mm guns (2 x I), one Hedgehog mortar and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Normandy 1944
  • English Channel 1944
  • Atlantic 1944-1945
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