HMCS Lockeport

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HMCS Lockeport J100.

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

HMCS Lockeport (J100)

Built for the Royal Navy at Vancouver, British Columbia, but transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy for manning, the Bangor Class minesweeper Lockeport was commissioned on 27 May 1942 and served with Esquimalt Force until 17 March 1943, when she left for Halifax, Nova Scotia.

On her arrival there on 30 April, she was assigned briefly to Western Local Escort Force and in June to Halifax Force. In November and December 1943, she was loaned to Newfoundland Force but was withdrawn owing to engine trouble.

On 9 January 1944, while en route to Baltimore, Maryland, for refit, her engines broke down during a storm, and she made 190 miles under improvised sail before being towed the rest of the way to her destination. Upon her return to Halifax in April, Lockeport was ordered to Bermuda to work up, and on the homeward journey she escorted the boats of the 78th Motor Launch Flotilla. Returning to Sydney Force in May 1944, she was frequently an escort to the Port-aux-Basques/Sydney ferry.

She left Canada on 27 May 1945 for the United Kingdom, and was returned to the Royal Navy at Sheerness on 2 July, to be broken up three years later.

  • Builder : North Van Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Laid down : 17 June 1941
  • Launched : 22 August 1941
  • Commissionning date : 27 May 1942
  • Paying off date : 2 July 1945
  • Displacement : 672 tons
  • Dimensions : 54.9 m x 8.7 m x 2.5 m
  • Speed : 16 knots
  • Crew : 83
  • Armament : one 12-pound (5.45 kg) gun, one 2-pound (0.9 kg), two 20-mm guns (2 x I) and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Gulf of St. Lawrence 1944
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