For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS BEACON HILL K407 / 303
built by Yarrows Ltd., Esquimalt, BC, she was commissioned there on 16 May 1944. Beacon Hill arrived at Halifax on 11 Jul 1944, having escorted Puncher from New Orleans to New York en route, and proceeded to Bermuda to work up. On her return to Halifax she left in Sep 1944 to join EG 26, an RCN support group based at Londonderry, but for varying periods was detached to Plymouth and Portsmouth. She remained in U.K. waters for the balance of the European war, leaving Greenock for home on 28 May 1945. Intended for Pacific service, she underwent tropicalization refit at Liverpool, N.S., from Jun to Nov 1945, and sailed from Shelburne for Esquimalt on 22 Dec 1945. She was paid off at Esquimalt on 06 Feb 1946, but re-commissioned in the summer of 1949 for cadet training. she was again paid off in 1954 for conversion to a Prestonian class ocean escort, was commissioned as such on 21 Dec 1957, and served on the west coast until finally paid off on 15 Sep 1967. She was broken up in 1968 at Sakai, Japan.