For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS FREDERICTON K245
Built at Sorel, Quebec, she was commissioned there on 08 Dec 1941. After arriving at at Halifax on 18 Dec 1941, she was assigned to WLEF until Jul 1942, when she joined Halifax Force (Aruba Tanker Convoys). In Sep 1942, after one round trip to Aruba, she was placed under U.S. operational control to escort New York-Guantanamo convoys. She arrived in New York for the last time on 21 Feb 1943, rejoining WLEF in Mar 1943. After a major refit at Liverpool, N.S., from 09 Jun to 10 Oct 1943, and workups at Pictou, she joined EG C-1 and for the next ten months was employed as an ocean escort. She left Londonderry on 30 Sep 1944, for convoy ON.256 and upon arriving in Canada, went to Saint John, N.B. for two months' refit. This was completed in mid-Dec 1944 and, in Jan 1945, the ship proceeded to Bermuda for three weeks' workups. In Feb 1945 she joined EG C-9, with which she was to spend the balance of the war as ocean escort. Fredericton was paid off on 14 Jul 1946, at Sorel and broken up in 1946.
On 02 Oct 2011, Bertha (Carrie) Guyett passed away at the age of 103. Bertha christened HMCS Fredericton K245.