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HMCS Rosthern, circa 1942-1944

HMCS Rosthern was a Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Canadian Navy. She was laid down on 18 June 1940 at Port Arthur Shipbuilding in Port Arthur, Ontario and launched on 30 November 1940. She was named after the town of Rosthern, Saskatchewan.

 

Rosthern escorted trade convoys between Halifax Harbour and Liverpool through the battle of the Atlantic. The ship was decommissioned and scrapped at the end of hostilities.

 

Trans-Atlantic convoys escortedConvoy Escort Group Dates Notes

SC 48 9-21 Oct 1941 Newfoundland to Iceland

ON 43 5-9 Dec 1941 Iceland to Newfoundland

SC 70 15-22 Feb 1942 Newfoundland to Iceland

HX 177 1-8 March 1942Newfoundland to Iceland

ON 77 18-26 March 1942 Iceland to Newfoundland

HX 184 12-19 April 1942 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 91 2-11 May 1942 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

HX 190 MOEF group A3 20-27 May 1942 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 102 MOEF group A3 10-21 June 1942 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

ON 122 26-27 Aug 1942 battle reinforcement

SC 99 MOEF group C1 9-16 Sept 1942 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

SC 100 MOEF group A3 19-27 Sept 1942 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 135 MOEF group A3 3-15 Oct 1942 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

HX 212 MOEF group A3 23 Oct-1 Nov 1942 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 145 MOEF group A3 10-20 Nov 1942 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

SC 111 MOEF group A3 1-14 Dec 1942 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 156 MOEF group A3 24 Dec 1942-8 Jan 1943 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

HX 223 MOEF group A3 19 Jan-1 Feb 1943 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

Convoy ON 166 MOEF group A3 12-25 Feb 1943 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

Convoy SC 121 MOEF group A3 3-12 March 1943 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 175 MOEF group A3 25 March-8 April 1943 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

HX 233 MOEF group A3 12-16 April 1943 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

HX 234 MOEF group B4 17-28 April 1943 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 182 MOEF group C5 7-16 May 1943 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

HX 240 MOEF group C5 25 May-2 June 1943 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 188 11-20 June 1943 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

ON 189 WLEF 24-28 June 1943 Newfoundland to Halifax

HX 262 24 Oct-2 Nov 1943 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 211 14-24 Nov 1943 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

HX 268 1-10 Dec 1943 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 217 25 Dec 1943-5 Jan 1944 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

HX 274 11-21 Jan 1944 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 222 31 Jan-10 Feb 1944 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

SC 153 18 Feb-1 March 1944 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ONS 31 14-25 March 1944 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

HX 285 3-11 April 1944 Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 233 20 April-3 May 1944 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

HX 290 10-19 May 1944[4] Newfoundland to Northern Ireland

ON 238 27 May-3 June 1944 Northern Ireland to Newfoundland

HX 300 WLEF 19-20 July 1944 Halifax to Newfoundland; the largest HX convoy of the war

HX 307 WLEF 8-11 Sept 1944 Halifax to Newfoundland

HX 318 WLEF 5-7 Nov 1944 Halifax to Newfoundland

ONS 40 WLEF 29-30 Jan 1945 Newfoundland to Halifax

SC 166 WLEF 31 Jan-4 Feb 1945 Halifax to Newfoundland

ONS 42 WLEF 4-5 March 1945 Newfoundland to Halifax

SC 173 WLEF 18-24 April 1945 Halifax to Newfoundland

ONS 47 WLEF 27-28 April 1945 Newfoundland to Halifax

ON 297 WLEF 30 April-2 May 1945 Newfoundland to Halifax

HX 356 WLEF 15-18 May 1945 Halifax to Newfoundland

ON 302 WLEF 21-27 May 1945 Newfoundland to dispersal following end of hostilities

 

Class and type: Flower-class corvette (original)[1]

Displacement: 925 long tons (940 t; 1,036 ST)

Length: 205 ft (62.48 m)o/a

Beam: 33 ft (10.06 m)

Draught: 11.5 ft (3.51 m)

Propulsion: single shaft

2 x fire tube Scotch boilers

1 x 4-cycle triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine

2,750 ihp (2,050 kW)

 

Speed: 16 knots (29.6 km/h)

Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,482 km) at 12 knots (22.2 km/h)

Complement: 85

Sensors and

processing systems: 1 x SW1C or 2C radar

1 x Type 123A or Type 127DV sonar

 

Armament: 1 x BL 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk.IX single gun

2 x .50 cal machine gun (twin)

2 x Lewis .303 cal machine gun (twin)

2 x Mk.II depth charge throwers

2 x depth charge rails with 40 depth charges

originally fitted with minesweeping gear, later removed

  

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