For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS ASBESTOS K358
Commissioned at Quebec City on 16 Jun 1944, she arrived at Halifax on 09 Jul 1944 and later that month proceeded to Bermuda to work up. Asbestos left Bermuda on 21 Aug 1944 for St. John's, where she joined EG C-2, and left on 10 Sep 1944 for HFX.307, her maiden convoy to Britain. For the rest of the war she was steadily employed as a North Atlantic escort and left Londonderry for the last time at the beginning of Jun 1945. Paid off on 08 Jul 1945, she was laid up at Sorel for disposal. In 1947 she was sold to the Dominican Republic but was wrecked on the Cuban coast en route there. She was later salvaged and taken to New Orleans for scrapping.