Ship History

Royal Canadian Navy Destroyer Escorts
(St. Laurent Class)

HMCS St. Laurent (II)
Commissioned as a Destroyer Escort (DDE) on 29 October 1955, as the lead ship of the class. Later underwent conversion to Improved St. Laurent class (DDH) completed on 4 October 1963, so as to be able to carry one Sea King. She wore pennant 205 until finally paid off on 14 June 1974.



HMCS Saguenay (II)
Commissioned as a Destroyer Escort (DDE) on 15 December 1956. Later underwent conversion to Improved St. Laurent class (DDH) completed on 14 May 1965, so as to be able to carry one Sea King. Later yet, underwent a DEstroyer Life EXtension (DELEX) refit completed by 23 May 1980. She wore pennant 206 until finally paid off on 26 June 1990.




HMCS Skeena (II)
Commissioned as a Destroyer Escort (DDE) on 30 March 1957. Later underwent conversion to Improved St. Laurent class (DDH) completed 14 August 1965, so as to be able to carry one Sea King. Later yet, underwent a DEstroyer Life EXtension (DELEX) refit completed by 20 November 1981. She wore pennant 207 until finally paid off on 1 November 1993.




HMCS Ottawa (III)
Commissioned as a Destroyer Escort (DDE) on 10 November 1956. Later underwent conversion to Improved St. Laurent class (DDH) completed 21 October 1964, so as to be able to carry one Sea King. Later yet, underwent a DEstroyer Life EXtension (DELEX) refit completed by 26 November 1982. She wore pennant 229 until finally paid off on 31 July 1992.




HMCS Margaree (II)
Commissioned as a Destroyer Escort (DDE) on 5 October 1957. Later underwent conversion to Improved St. Laurent class (DDH) completed 15 October 1965, so as to be able to carry one Sea King. Later yet, underwent a DEstroyer Life EXtension (DELEX) refit completed by 28 November 1980. She wore pennant 230 until finally paid off on 2 May 1992.




HMCS Fraser (II)
Commissioned as a Destroyer Escort (DDE) on 28 June 1957. Later underwent conversion to Improved St. Laurent class (DDH) completed 22 October 1966, so as to be able to carry one Sea King. Later yet, underwent a DEstroyer Life EXtension (DELEX) refit completed by 28 May 1982. She wore pennant 233 until finally paid off on 5 October 1994.




HMCS Assiniboine (II)
Commissioned as a Destroyer Escort (DDE) on 16 August 1956. Later underwent conversion to Improved St. Laurent class (DDH) completed 28 June 1963, so as to be able to carry one Sea King. Later yet, underwent a DEstroyer Life EXtension (DELEX) refit completed by 16 November 1979. She wore pennant 234 until finally paid off on 14 December 1988.