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Photographs and history of Canadian destroyers, including Crescent, St Laurent and Mackenzie. Message boards for ex-crew and relatives of crew of each ship.  

Ships Name Launch Date Fate

Tribal Class

Haida 1941 - 46 Preserved 1964
Huron 1941 - 46 Broken Up 1965
Iroquois 1941 - 46 Broken Up 1966
Athabaskan 1941 - 46 Broken Up 1969
Cayuga 1941 - 46 Broken Up 1964
Micmac 1941 - 46 Broken Up 1964

HMCS Micmac (R10) used by the Canadian Navy until scrapped at Faslane in 1964. Photograph sent in by Jim Poteet.

Nootka 1941 - 46 Broken Up 1964

Cr Class

Crescent 1944 Became Type 15 Destroyer Escort 1952
Crusader 1944 Broken Up 1965

Valentine Class

Algonquin (ex Valentine, ex Kempenfelt) 1943 Became Type 15 Destroyer Escort 1952
Sioux (ex Vixen) 1943 Broken Up 1965

Algonquin Class Destroyer Escorts

DDE224 Algonquin Reconstructed 1952 - 56 Broken Up 1971

HMCS Algonquin.  Sent in by Carl Proctor

DDE226 Crescent Reconstructed 1952 - 56 Broken Up 1971

St Laurent Class Destroyer Escorts

DDE205 St Laurent 30th November 1951 Sold 1979

HMCS St Laurent.   Sent in by email.

DDE206 Saguenay 30th July 1953 Sold 1990

HMCS Saguenay.  Taken from RFA Blue Rover, Off Gibraltar, May 1989.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM177

DDE207 Skeena 19th August 1952 Disposal 1994

HMCS Skeena.  Closing to fuel from RFA Bayleaf.  North Atlantic, 1988.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM148

DDE229 Ottawa 29th April 1953 Sold 1992

HMCS Ottawa.  Closing to fuel from RFA Green Rover, North Atlantic, 1976.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM178

RCN Sea King 434 landing on HMCS Ottawa, March 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM300

RCN Sea King 434 landing on HMCS Ottawa, March 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM301

RCN Sea King 434 of HMCS Ottawa landing on HMCS Ottawa, March 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM315

RCN Sea King 424 of HMCS Ottawa.  Viewed from RFA Grey Rover, March 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM322

DDE230 Margaree 29th March 1956 Broken Up 1994
DDE233 Fraser 19th February 1953 Disposal 1994

HMCS Fraser.  Closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover, North Atlantic, 1985.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM179

DDE234 Assiniboine 12th February 1954 Harbour Service 1989

Restigouche Class

DDE257 Restigouche 22nd November 1954 Disposal 1994

ORIGINAL POSTCARD FOR SALE.  DONATED TOWARDS THE UPKEEP OF THIS SITE.

HMCS Restigouche

Original  Postcard. Publisher Details Unknown. Price ?8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PAN178

Canadian  escort  Destroyer  HMCS Restigouche of the Restigouche class, Commissioned in 1958 and paid off at the end of August 1994. shown at Malta

DDE235 Chaudiere 13th November 1957 Scuttled 1992
DDE236 Gatineau 3rd June 1957 -

HMCS Gatineau.  Closing to fuel from RFA Bayleaf, North Atlantic, 1988.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM209

DDE256 St Croix 17th November 1957 Harbour Service 1974, Broken Up 1991
DDE237 Kootenay 15th June 1954 -

HMCS Kootenay, circa 1959. Sent in by Carl Proctor

DDE259 Terra Nova 21st June 1955 -
DDE260 Columbia 1st November 1956 Harbour Service 1974

Mackenzie Class

DDE261 Mackenzie 25th May 1961 Sold 1995
DDE262 Saskatchewan 1st February 1961 Disposal 1995
DDE263 Yukon 27th July 1961 Disposal 1993
DDE264 Qu'Appelle 2nd May 1962 Sold 1992

Annapolis Class Helicopter Destroyers

DDE265 Annapolis 27th April 1963 -

HMCS Annapolis.  Closing to fuel from RFA Green Rover.  North Atlantic, 1976.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM181

DDE266 Nipigon 10th December 1961 -

HMCS Nipigon.  Closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover, North Atlantic, 1985.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM267

Iroquois Class Helicopter Destroyers

DDH280 Iroquois 28th November 1970 -

Iroquois at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD062

HMCS Iroquois leaving Malta, 16th July 2003.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD015

Iroquois at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD061

DDH281 Huron 3rd April 1971 -
DDH282 Athabaskan 27th November 1970 -
DDH283 Algonquin 23rd April 1971 -

HMCS Algonquin.  closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover, North Atlantic, March 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM180

Ex US Destroyers transferred to the Canadian Navy

HMCS Annapolis (ex USS MacKenzie) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Canada in 1940. Broken up in 1946.
HMCS Columbia (ex USS Haraden) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Canada in 1940. Broken up in 1946.
HMCS Hamilton (ex USS Kalk) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Canada in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
HMCS Niagara (ex USS Thatcher) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Canada in 1940. Broken up in 1946.
HMCS St Clair (ex USS Williams) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Canada in 1940, foundered in 1946.
HMCS St Croix (ex USS McCook) Between 1917 & 1920 Transferred to Canada in 1940.
HMCS St Francis (ex USS Bancroft) Between 1917 & 1920 Transferred to Canada in 1940. Broken up in 1945.