For Posterity's Sake
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HMCS RUNNYMEDE K678
Runnymede was commissioned on 14 June 1944 at Montreal and arrived in Bermuda for workups toward the end of Jul 1944. On 21 Aug 1944 she returned to Halifax to become Senior Officer's ship of EG C-5, and was to wear its barber pole stripes the rest of her wartime career. She left Londonderry toward the end of May 1945, and made her passage home as escort to convoy ON.305. She left Halifax on 20 Jun 1945 for Esquimalt, arriving 18 Jul 1945 and early in Aug 1945 commenced tropicalization refit at North Vancouver. Work was soon suspended and she sailed for Esquimalt 20 Jun 1945 to be placed in reserve, though not paid off until 19 Jan 1946. Sold in 1947, she is reported to have been expended as part of a breakwater at Kelsey Bay, B.C., in 1948.
RCN Memories: Wartime Memories of Larry Costello
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