Allied Warships

HMCS Fort William (J 311)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

HMCS Fort William.

Photo with thanks to Todd Woytiuk

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 311 
ModVTE reciprocating engined 
Built byPort Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada) 
Laid down18 Aug 1941 
Launched30 Dec 1941 
Commissioned25 Aug 1942 
End service23 Oct 1945 

Decommissioned on 23 October 1945.
Transferred to Turkey in 1957 and served as Bodrum untill 1971.


Commands listed for HMCS Fort William (J 311)

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1T/Lt. Hugh Campbell, RCNR25 Apr 194218 May 1945
2T/Lt. George Kelly, DSC, RCNR19 May 194523 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Fort William include:

11 Jan 1943
HMCS Fort William (T/Lt. H. Campbell, RCNR) was damaged in a collision with the merchant Lisgar in Halifax harbour. She was under repair for about a month.

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