For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS ROCKCLIFFE J355 / 173
Commissioned at Port Arthur on 30 Sep 1944, Rockcliffe arrived at Halifax on 30 Oct 1944 and proceeded to Bermuda to work up. Upon returning to Halifax in mid-Dec 1944 she was assigned to EG W-6 until Jun 1945. She escorted the surrendered U 889 part of the way to Shelburne, N.S., on 10 May 1945. Paid off to reserve at Sydney on 28 Jul 1945, she was re-commissioned for passage to Esquimalt, where she arrived on 21 Dec 1945. On 12 Jan 1946, she was again paid off into reserve, but was re-commissioned on 03 Mar 1947, to serve as a training ship. In 1948 she was listed as an oceanographic vessel. In Jul 1949, she was listed a a depot ship. She was finally paid off on 15 Aug 1950, and scrapped ten years later.