HMCS Halifax (K237)

Late-War photograph of Halifax. Note the maple leaf emblem on the side of the funnel. Photo in the collection of the Naval Museum of Alberta.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1941
Launched
1941
Commissioned
1941
Decommissioned
1945
AD/BC
AD
History

HMCS Halifax (K237) was a Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Canadian Navy from November, 1941, until July, 1945. Built in just seven months, Halifax operated on escort duty out of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia until August, 1942, when she joined convoys along the US East Coast and into the Caribbean. During this period, she escorted convoy TAW 15, which would become the only major convoy battle in the Caribbean during World War II. After returning to Nova Scotia, Halifax underwent a major refit from May, 1943, to January, 1944, after which she was reassigned to trans-Atlantic convoys. After a second refit in late 1944, she finished out the War with the Atlantic convoys. Halifax paid off on 12 July, 1945, and was demilitarized and sold into civilian use as a salvage vessel. Retaining her original name, Halifax continued operations until December, 1963, when she was scrapped.