For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS PRESTONIAN K662 / 307
Then HNoMS TROLL (1956)
Then HNoMS HORTEN (1965)
Named to commemorate Preston, Ontario, she was named Prestonian as there was an RN ship, HMS Preston already in commission. Commissioned 13 Sep 1944 at Quebec City, Prestonian arrived at Halifax the following month in need of repairs, and it was early Jan 1945, before she could go to Bermuda to work up. On her return to Canada she was assigned to EG 28, based at Halifax, and employed locally until VE-Day. She then underwent tropicalization at Halifax, completing 20 Aug 1945, and on 09 Nov 1945 was paid off and sold to Marine Industries Ltd. Later re-acquired by the RCN, she was rebuilt to become the name-ship of the Prestonian ocean escort class. She was re-commissioned on 22 Aug 1953, and finally paid off on 24 Apr 1956, having been lent to the Norwegian navy. Re-named Troll, she was transferred outright in 1959, and in 1965 reclassified as a submarine depot ship and re-named Horten. She was discarded in 1972 and broken up same year.