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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMS Baffin T275


Laid down: 14 October 1941

Launched: 13 April 1942 at Collingwood, Ont.

Commissioned: 26 August 1942

Paid off: 20 August 1945

Fate: Scrapped in 1983


Built at Collingwood, Ont. for the RN, she was commissioned on 26 Aug 1942 as HMS Baffin. She was loaned to the RCN, though never commissioned in the RCN; and was manned by RN personnel. She was engaged in minesweeping duties out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 20 Aug 1945. In 1947 she was sold for commercial use under the same name, becoming Niedermehnen in 1952. Subsequently named Kellenhusen, Kairos and Theoxenia, she was scrapped in 1983.


Commanding Officers

E S Bennett, RNVR - Mar 1942 - 21 Aug 1942

T/Lt. Geoffrey Holder Jones, RNVR - 21 Aug 1942 - 31 Nov 1943

T/Lt. Archibald Albert Frederick Hodge, RNVR - 01 Dec 1943 - unk