For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS GODERICH J260 / 198
Commissioned at Toronto on 23 Nov 1941, Goderich arrived at Halifax on 06 Dec 1941. She spent her whole career based at Halifax as a member, alternately, of Halifax Local Defence Force and Halifax Force. She was damaged on 18 Nov 1942, in a collision with the tanker Iocoma in Halifax harbour, which necessitated three weeks' repairs there. Goderich saw almost continuous service service, undergoing only one major refit at Liverpool, N.S., from 05 Mar to 15 May 1943. On 29 Jan 1943, she rescued survivors from the after section of the U.S. tanker Brilliant, which had broken in half during a storm. She was paid off at Halifax on 06 Nov 1945, and in 1946 placed in strategic reserve at Sorel. In 1951 she was re-acquired by the RCN and underwent modernization at Lauzon. Never re-commissioned, however, she lay in reserve at Sydney until sold in Feb 1959 for scrap.
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