For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS MONTREAL K319
Launched at Montreal on 12 Jun 1943, she was commissioned there 12 Nov 1943. She arrived at Halifax on 29 Nov 1943, worked up locally and on 25 Feb 1944 left St. John's for Londonderry to join EG C-4. She was employed continuously on convoy duty until late Sep 1944, when she joined EG 26, then forming at 'Derry. On 17 Dec 1944, she rescued survivors of U 1209, wrecked on Wolf Rock southwest of Land's End. Montreal remained in U.K. waters, and for short periods early in 1945 was based at Portsmouth and at Plymouth. She left 'Derry for the last time on 12 Mar 1945 as escort to convoy ON.290. Arriving at Shelburne, N.S., On 31 Mar 1945, she completed tropicalization refit there at the end of Aug 1945 then performed odd jobs out of Halifax until paid off 15 Oct 1945 to reserve in Bedford Basin. Sold in 1947, she was broken up at Sydney.