For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS STRATFORD J310
Commissioned at Toronto on 29 Aug 1942, Stratford arrived at Halifax on 22 Sep 1942 and was assigned to Newfoundland Force. She remained with this force as a convoy escort throughout her wartime career, and saw continuous service. She did not require a major refit until Dec 1944, when this was done at Dartmouth, N.S. On its completion she carried out workups in Bermuda from 15 Feb to 08 Mar 1945. Returning from Bermuda, she was involved in a collision with HMCS Ottawa in the Halifax approaches on 11 Mar 1945, receiving extensive damage to her fo'c's'le. Though inactive thereafter, she was not paid off until 04 Jan 1946, and was then sold for scrap.