Warships Scrapped in Hamilton

There is no record of how many Canadian warships were built with steel from Hamilton.  After the war, however, thirty-two corvettes are known to have come to Hamilton to be scrapped, making Hamilton possibly the largest single graveyard for Canadian warships.

  • Atholl                K15        Oct 1952
  • Brandon            K149     1945
  • Buctouche         K179     1949
  • Calgary             K231     1951
  • Camrose           K154     1947
  • Chicoutimi         K156     1946
  • Chilliwack          K131     1946                    mast preserved at HMCS STAR
  • Collingwood       K180    1950
  • Dawson             K104     22 Mar 1946        foundered at moorings in Hamilton –raised & broken up
  • Drumheller         K167    1949
  • Dundas              K229    1946
  • Forrest Hill         K486    1948
  • Galt                   K163     1946
  • Giffard                K402    1952
  • Kenogami           K125    Jan 1950
  • Kitchener            K225    1949
  • La Malbaie         K273     1951
  • Lunenburg           K151   1946
  • Matapedia           K112   1950
  • Moose Jaw          K164   Sep 1949
  • Morden                K170   1946
  • Napanee              K118   1946
  • Orillia                   K119    1951
  • Port Arthur           K233    1948
  • Quesnel               K133    1946
  • Rimouski             K121     Dec 1950
  • Rosthern              K169    1946
  • Sherbrooke           K152   1947
  • Summerside         K141   Jun 1946
  • The Pas               K168    1946
  • Trail                     K174    1950
  • Vancouver            K240   1946
corvettes awaiting scrapping in Hamilton

corvettes awaiting scrapping in Hamilton

photo from the Hamilton Public Library collection

HMCS GALT, FORREST HILL & VANCOUVER