For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS COBOURG K333
Then Merchant Vessel CAMCO (1947)
Then Merchant Vessel PUERTO DEL SOL (1956)
Launched at Midland, Ont., she was commissioned there on 11 May 1944. She arrived at Halifax 17 Jun 1944, having visited her namesake port en route. She arrived in Bermuda in mid-Jul 1944 for three weeks' workups and on her return was allocated to EG C-6, St. John's. Cobourg served with the group as a mid-ocean escort for the duration of the war, leaving Londonderry on 27 Mar 1945, to join convoy ON.293 for her last trip westward. She arrived at Halifax 02 May 1945 for refit and was paid off 15 June 1945 at Sorel to await disposal. Sold into mercantile service in 1945, she began her new career in 1947 under the name of Camco. In 1956 she assumed the name Puerto del Sol under Panamanian flag, and on 01 Jul 1971 (1972??), burned and sank at New Orleans. She was later raised and scrapped.