For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS PORT HOPE J280 / 183
Commissioned at Toronto on 30 Jul 1942, Port Hope arrived at Halifax on 29 Aug 1942 and on completion of workshops, joined Halifax Force. In May 1943, owing to U-boat activity in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, she was transferred to Gaspé Force, but returned to Halifax Force in Nov 1943. In Jan 1944, she was transferred to Newfoundland Force. In Oct 1944 she underwent an extensive refit at Saint John and Halifax, on completion of which she went to Bermuda to work up. Returning, Port Hope served a short further stint with Halifax Force from Apr to Jun 1945, then performed miscellaneous duties on the east coast until paid off at Sydney on 13 Oct 1945. She lay in strategic reserve at Sorel until 1952, when the RCN re-acquired her, She was was not re-commissioned, and was sold in February, 1959, for breaking up at Sorel.