HMCS Midland

A ship at the docks.

HMCS Midland K220.

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

HMCS Midland (K220)

Commissioned at Montréal, Québec, on 17 November 1941, the Flower class corvette Midland arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia on 30 November and spent her entire career with Western Local Escort Force, from June 1943 as a member of Escort Group W-2.

Midland underwent two extensive refits: the first at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, from 30 November 1942 to 14 April 1943; the second at Galveston, Texas, from mid-March to 25 May 1944. The latter refit included the extension of her forecastle. Upon its completion, she returned briefly to Halifax before leaving on 1 July for three weeks’ working-up in Bermuda.

Midland was paid off at Sydney, Nova Scotia, on 15 July 1945 and broken up the following year at Fort William, now Thunder Bay, Ontario.

  • Builder: Midland Shipyards Ltd., Midland, Ontario
  • Laid down: 24 February 1941
  • Date launched: 25 June 1941
  • Date commissioned: 17 November 1941
  • Date paid off: 15 July 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
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