Allied Warships

HMCS Fort Frances (J 396)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 396 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byPort Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered25 Nov 1942 
Laid down11 May 1943 
Launched30 Oct 1943 
Commissioned28 Oct 1944 
End service 1974 

Decommissioned 3 August 1945.
recommissioned in 1948 as hydrographic survey ship with penant number 170.
Classified as an oceanographic survey ship from 1958.
Sold for scrap in 1974.


Commands listed for HMCS Fort Frances (J 396)

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1T/Lt. Donald Egerton Ryerson, RCNVR4 Oct 19443 Aug 1945

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