For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS MAHONE J159 / 192
Then Turkish Naval Vessel BEYLERBEYI (1958)
Commissioned at Vancouver on 29 Sep 1941, she left Esquimalt on 11 Nov 1941 for Halifax, when upon her arrival on 17 Dec 1941, she was assigned to WLEF. Between May 1942 and Jan 1943, she served with Halifax Force, then underwent a major refit at Liverpool, N.S., from 19 Jan to 03 Apr 1943. She was then transferred to Gaspé Force because of U-boat activity in the St. Lawrence, but returned to Halifax Force in Nov 1943, and soon afterward went to Sydney Force. On 28 Jan 1944, she was rammed by SS Fort Townshend off Louisbourg, N.S., and after temporary repairs was sent to Halifax for further repair work which lasted 4 months. Early in Jul 1945 she proceeded to Bermuda to work up, returning to Halifax a month later. Mahone was paid off at Halifax on 06 Nov 1945, and laid up at Shelburne. In 1946 she was placed in strategic reserve at Sorel until 1951, when she was re-acquired by the RCN, which kept her in reserve at Sydney until 29 Mar 1958. That day marked her transfer to the Turkish Navy as Beylerbeyi, and she remained in service until discarded in 1972.