For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Former HMS TORBAY
Initially named HMS Torbay, she was commissioned in the RN in 1919. She was lent to the RCN while replacements for Patrician and Patriot were being built in Britain. The transfer took place at Portsmouth on 01 Mar 1928. In May 1928, Champlain arrived at Halifax to provide reserve training. 05 Jan 1935, HMCS Skeena and HMCS Vancouver departed Esquimalt for exercises in the Kingston, Jamaica area with HMCS Champlain and HMCS Saguenay. She was paid off on 25 Nov 1936 and sold for scrap in 1937.