HMCS Columbia (I49)
Photograph taken by Charles James Sadler, RCNVR. First Class Stoker, Official number V-4963.
|Navy:||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by:||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down:||30 Mar, 1918|
|Launched:||4 Jul, 1918|
|Commissioned:||24 Sep, 1940|
|End service:||17 Mar, 1944|
Refitted in 1941 at Devonport
and then assigned to the 4th Escort Group. HMCS Columbia (Lt.Cdr R.A.S.
MacNeil, OBE, RCNR) was heavily damaged when owing to faulty radar & heavy
fog, she rammed a cliff without grounding in Motion Bay, Newfoundland on
25 February 1944, not repaired and decommissioned 17 March 1944.
Used as a fuel and ammunition hulk at Liverpool, Nova Scotia until she was sold to be broken up for scrap on 7 August 1945
|Former name||USS Haraden (DD 183)|