For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS SWIFT CURRENT J254 / 185
Then Turkish Naval Vessel BOZCAADA (1958)
Built at Montreal, she was commissioned there on 11 Nov 1941. She arrived at Halifax on 24 Nov 1941 and was based there for A/S training. In May 1942, Swift Current was moved to Pictou in the same capacity, and continued in this role until Feb 1943, when she was transferred to Halifax Force. She went to Gaspé Force in Jun 1943, but returned to Halifax Force in Nov 1943. In Feb 1944, following a major refit at Lunenburg, she was transferred to Newfoundland Force, remaining there until Jun 1945. Miscellaneous duties occupied her until she was paid off at Sydney on 23 Oct 1945, and laid up at Shelburne. Swift Current was placed in strategic reserve at Sorel the following year, but re-acquired by the RCN in 1951 owing to the Korean emergency. However, she was not re-commissioned and was handed over to the Turkish Navy on 29 Mar 1958. Re-named Bozcaada, she remained in Turkish service until 1971.