For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS ANNAPOLIS I04
Commissioned on 25 Jul 1919 as USS Mackenzie, she served three years with the U.S. Pacific Fleet before being laid up in reserve at Mare Island, California, in 1922. Briefly commissioned again during the first year of the Second World War, she arrived at Halifax on 24 Sep 1940 and there, four days later, was transferred to the RCN. A month later she burned out her No. 4 boiler and as a result had her her aftermost funnel removed. Owing to reduced endurance, Annapolis never crossed the Atlantic, but spent her entire RCN career with Western Local Escort Force (WLEF). In Jun 1943, she became a member of EG W-8 and later, for a short time, W-10. In Apr 1944, she was relegated to training duties at HMCS Cornwallis, also functioning as escort to RN submarines between Halifax and Digby, N.S. Paid off at Halifax, 04 Jun 1945, she left later that month in tow for Boston, where she was broken up.
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