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HMCS VANCOUVER K240
Laid down and launched as HMCS Kitchener K240, she was renamed HMCS Vancouver K240 in Nov 1941. Commissioned at Esquimalt on 20 Mar 1942, she joined Esquimalt Force and, on 20 Jun 1942 escorted the torpedo-damaged SS Fort Camosun to Victoria. In Aug 1942 she left for Kodiak, Alaska, to perform escort service for several weeks in support of the Aleutian campaign. On 24 Feb 1943, she again arrived at Kodiak to serve under U.S. control until the end of May 1943. In mid-Sep 1943 she emerged from three months' refit at Vancouver with an extended fo'c's'le. Reassigned in Feb 1944, to WLEF, she arrived at Halifax on 25 Mar 1944. After serving briefly with escort groups W-3 and W-1, she was transferred in Jun 1944 to Quebec Force as escort to Quebec City-Goose Bay convoys for three months. Late in Nov 1944, after a month's refit at Charlottetown, she proceeded to Bermuda to work up, and on her return rejoined W-1 for the balance of hostilities. She was paid off on 26 Jun 1945, at Sorel, she was sold on 05 Oct 1945 and broken up at Hamilton, Ont., in 1946.
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