For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS CHEDABUCTO J168
Built at Vancouver and commissioned there on 27 Sep 1941, Chedabucto left Esquimalt for the Atlantic on 11 Nov 1941, arriving at Halifax with a cargo of explosives. Assigned briefly to WLEF, on 10 Apr 1942, HMCS Chedabucto J168 sank SS Trongate, afire, loaded with explosives, off Halifax. She transferred in Jun 1942 to Gulf Escort Force, escorting convoys between Quebec City and Sydney. In Sep 1942, she was assigned to Sydney Force and then, in Jan 1943, reassigned to WLEF. Soon afterward she underwent a lengthy refit at Lunenburg and Halifax, on completion of which in Jun 1943, she worked up at Pictou and was allocated to Gaspé Force. On 31 Oct 1943, Chedabucto was involved in a night collision with the cable vessel Lord Kelvin, and sank 30 miles from Rimouski with the loss of one officer.