While no shipbuilding was done in Hamilton, steel from the city was used all over the country for the war effort. This issue of the newsletter, STELCO Flashes Of Interest from May 1942, highlights the use of Hamilton steel in shipbuilding with an image of the corvette K-165, HMCS BATTLEFORD, which was build in Collingwood and launched 15 April 1941.
The June 1949 issue of the navy’s magazine, The Crownsnest, carried a story relating the visit by a group of STAR officers to STELCO to inspect corvettes awaiting scrapping for anything useful for training. See: http://readyayeready.com/crowsnest/issue.php?year=49&month=06. Thanks to SLt Marko Babic for the link. See also Warships Scrapped in Hamilton at https://hamiltonnaval.ca/hamilton-steel-city-naval-town/warships-scrapped-in-hamilton/
Update to The Hamilton Naval Company 1862-1869 & The Fenians. https://hamiltonnaval.ca/h-m-c-s-star/the-hamilton-naval-company-and-the-fenians/