For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS MIDDLESEX J328
Middlesex was commissioned at Port Arthur on 08 Jun 1944, arrived at Halifax in mid-July and sailed for Bermuda in Aug 1944 to work up. Assigned to EG W-3 of Western Force, she joined the group in New York on 30 Aug 1944, direct from Bermuda. Middlesex was principally engaged as southern local escort to U.K.-bound convoys out of New York. She was Senior Officer's ship from mid-Nov 1944, until the force was disbanded in Jun 1945, whereupon she refitted at Halifax and was placed in maintenance reserve there. In Mar 1946, she returned to service as emergency ship at Halifax. On 02 Dec 1946, en route to assist the fishing vessel Ohio, she ran ashore on Half Island Point, near Halifax. Her crew escaped unharmed. She was declared a total loss.