For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS BELLEVILLE K332
Then JUAN BAUTISTA COMBIASO (1947)
Commissioned at Kingston on 19 Oct 1944, she visited the Ontario port for which she was named before leaving for Halifax, where she arrived early in Nov 1944. Belleville continued fitting out at Halifax until Mid-Jan 1945, then sailed to Bermuda for a month's working-up. Further repairs followed on her return, after which she was allocated to EG C-5, leaving St. John's on 28 Mar 1945 to join her first convoy, HX.346. She made three Atlantic crossing before the war's end, leaving Londonderry for the last time at the beginning of Jun 1945. She was paid off on 05 Jul 1945, and placed in reserve at Sorel until 1947, when she was sold to the Dominican Republic and re-named Juan Bautista Combiaso. She was broken up in 1972.