Following commissioning in August of 1941, the HMCS Amherst arrived at Halifax on August 22nd and after working up, joined Newfoundland Command in October. She was steadily employed as an ocean escort for the succeeding three years during which time she was involved in two particularly hard fought convoy battles: On 127(Aug. 1942) the ship joined EG C-4 in August, 1942. Her only real respite was between May and November, 1943 when she underwent a major refit at Charlottetown, including the extension of her FO’C’S’LE. After workups at Pictou the ship returned to the North Atlantic grind until September, 1944, when she began another long refit, this time in Liverpool, NS. Following workups in Bermuda in January 1945, she joined Halifax Force, but in March was lent to EG C-7 for one round trip to the U.K. She was paid off July 16, 1945 at Sydney, and placed in reserve at Sorel. Sold in 1946, she served the Venezuelan Navy until broken up in 1956.

  • Pendant Number: K 148
  • Laid Down: May 23, 1940 in Saint John, NB
  • Launched: December 4, 1940
  • Commissioned: August 5, 1941
  • Paid Off: July 16, 1945
  • Days at sea with Royal Canadian Navy: 703
  • Distance Travelled: 140,000 Nautical Miles

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