For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS DRUMMONDVILLE J253
Then Merchant Vessel SS FORT ALBANY (1958)
Built at Montreal, she was commissioned there on 30 Oct 1941. She arrived at Halifax on 11 Nov 1941 and served at various times with WLEF, Gulf Escort Force, Halifax Local Defence Force, and Sydney Force before joining Newfoundland Force in Feb 1944. Following a major refit at Louisbourg, she proceeded to Bermuda in mid-Aug 1944 to work up, returning to St. John's early in Oct 1944. The Newfoundland Force was disbanded in Jun 1945, and from then until Oct 1945 Drummondville was employed at miscellaneous duties on the east coast. She was paid off at Halifax on 29 Oct 1945, and in 1946 placed in strategic reserve at Sorel. Re-acquired by the RCN in 1952, she was placed in reserve at Sydney but never re-commissioned, and in 1958 she was sold for conversion to a merchant ship. As SS Fort Albany she was sunk by collision near Sorel on 08 Dec 1963, and raised and broken up there they following year.