For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS GALT K163
Built at Collingwood, Ont., Galt was commissioned on 15 May 1941, at Montreal. After she arrived at Halifax on 06 Jun 1941, she was assigned in Jul 1941 to NEF and left St. John's on 25 Aug 1941 with SC.41, her first convoy, for Iceland. She was to serve on that route until Jan 1942. In Feb 1942 she commenced a refit at Liverpool, N.S., which was completed on 11 May 1942, and after working up in June was assigned to EG C-3. She arrived at Londonderry for the first time on 05 Jun 1942 with convoy HX.191, and served on the "Newfie-Derry" run for the balance of the year. She arrived Jan 1943, at Liverpool, N.S., for another refit which was completed at Halifax in mid-Apr 1943, worked up in St. Margaret's Bay and, in Jun 1943, joined EG C-1. She left Halifax 13 Mar 1944, for New York for yet another refit, the one including fo'c's'le extension, completing early in May 1944, and a month later left Halifax for Bermuda to work up. On her return she was allocated for the balance of the war to EG W-5, WEF. Galt was paid off 21 Jun 1945 at Sorel, and broken up at Hamilton in 1946.