For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS INGONISH J69
Former HMS INGONISH
Built by North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver, BC, for the RN but transferred to the RCN for manning, Ingonish was commissioned on 08 May 1942. She saw her first service with the Esquimalt and Prince Rupert Forces. She left Esquimalt 17 Mar 1943, for Halifax where, after her arrival on 30 Apr 1943, she was allocated briefly to Western Local Defence Force and then, in Jun 1943, to Halifax Force. In mid-Nov 1943 she had a nine-week refit at Baltimore, Md. In May 1944, she was transferred to Sydney Force and in Feb 1945, back again to Halifax Force. Following an extensive refit at Saint John she went in May 1945 to work up in Bermuda and in June sailed for the U.K. She was returned to the RN at Sheerness on 02 Jul 1945 and placed in reserve until taken to Dunston-on-Tyne for scrapping in 1948.