For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS RIVIERE DU LOUP K357
Then Dominican Navy Vessel JUAN BAUTISTA MAGGIOLO (1947)
Built at Quebec City, she was commissioned there on 21 Nov 1943. She arrived at Halifax on 18 Dec1943 requiring a month's repairs. She carried out working-up exercises in Bermuda early in Feb 1943, returning on 18 Feb 1943 to complete the exercises in St. Margaret's Bay. Continuing mechanical problems necessitated further repairs, which continued at Halifax until early in Aug 1943. Having lost most of her original crew during this period, she had to return to Bermuda to work up again. Early in Sep 1944, Riviere du Loup returned to Halifax and joined EG W-3, WEF. In Oct 1944 she was assigned to EG C-3 and left St. John's on 13 Nov 1944 to pick up her first transatlantic convoy, HX.319. On arrival in the U.K., still dogged by troubles, she underwent a month's repairs at Belfast. Her career as a mid-ocean escort ended with her arrival at Halifax late in May 1945, from convoy ON.304, and she was paid off on 02 Jul 1945 and placed in reserve at Sorel. In 1947 she was sold to the Dominican Navy and renamed Juan Bautista Maggiolo. She was broken up in 1972.