Allied Warships

HMCS Ontario (53)

Light cruiser of the Minotaur class

HMCS Ontario in dock at Belfast.
Photograph taken by Charles James Sadler, RCNVR. First Class Stoker, Official number V-4963.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeLight cruiser
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Laid down20 Nov 1941 
Launched29 Jul 1943 
Commissioned25 May 1945 
End service15 Oct 1958 

Originally named HMS Minotaur but transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy and named HMCS Ontario upon completion.

Paid off on 15 October 1958. She arrived at Osaka, Japan for breaking up on 19 November 1960.  

Former nameHMS Minotaur

Commands listed for HMCS Ontario (53)

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1Capt. Harold Taylor Wood Grant, DSO, RCN17 Mar 194531 Dec 1945

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