Allied Warships

HMCS Stone Town (K 531)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 531 
Built byCanadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1943 
Laid down17 Nov 1943 
Launched28 Mar 1944 
Commissioned21 Jul 1944 
End service13 Nov 1945 

This ship is often mistakenly spelled as "Stonetown". Named after St.Marys, Ontario. St. Marys is the site of stone quaries. The ships bell is in St. Marys at the present time.

Decommissioned on 13 November 1945.
Sold to the Department of Transport and modified as a weather ship.
Served as weather ship in the North Pacific between 1952 and 1967.
Sold in 1968.


Commands listed for HMCS Stone Town (K 531)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. William Purvis Moffat, RCNVR5 Jun 194420 Apr 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Trumbull Band, RCNVR21 Apr 194519 Aug 1945
3T/Lt.Cdr. George Murray Kaizer, RCNR20 Aug 194513 Nov 1945

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Media links

Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

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