For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS RENARD S13 / Z13
Built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, USA in 1916. In her prime, Renard had shown a turn of speed to match her destroyer-like appearance, but she was 24 years old when commissioned on 27 May 1940, at Halifax. She left the following day for Quebec City for conversion and arming, returning on 03 Dec 1940 to Halifax, where she was assigned to Halifax Local Defence Force. In Apr 1942, she began a long refit at Liverpool, N.S., and Pictou, on completion of which in July she became a torpedo and gunnery training ship attached to HMCS Cornwallis, with torpedo tubes fitted for the purpose. She moved with the establishment to Digby in Jul 1943, but returned that Nov 1943 to Halifax to serve as a torpedo-firing ship. Surveyed in 1944 and found not to be worth repairing, she was paid off on 01 Aug 1944. She was sold in 1945, purportedly to become a floating power plant for a Cape Breton mine, but was derelict at Sydney in 1955. Her specifications were: Length: 225 ft, Beam: 21 ft, Draught: 8 ft, Speed: 15 kts, Armament: 1-12pdr, 2-21" TT.