Oyster Bay Breakwater
Old shipwrecks (some seen here) were used to build the breakwater at Oyster Bay when the area was used as a booming ground for the Iron River Logging operations. Courtesy Campbell River Museum.
Commissioned at Quebec City on April 28, 1944, Charlottetown visited her namesake city en route to Halifax on May 22. She arrived in Bermuda on June 18 for a month's working-up, and on her return to Halifax was assigned to EG 16. She left Halifax on March 7, 1945, for Londonderry, the group having been transferred there, and was also briefly based at Portsmouth. In May she escorted two convoys to Gibraltar and two back, and in mid-June left Londonderry for Sydney NS. There she commenced a tropicalization refit that was completed at Halifax on February 28, 1946, and on March 3 left for Esquimalt. She spent the rest of the year training cadets and new entries, and on March 25, 1947, was paid off at Esquimalt. She was sold the same yean and her hull expended as a breakwater at Oyster Bay BC.
(K400) Frigate Class RIVER Class 43-44 Program 1445 tonnes Length 301.5 ft Beam 36.6 ft Draught 9 ft Speed 19 kts Compliment 8 Officers and 133 Enlisted Arms: 2-4" (1 x II), 4-20mm, Hedgehog Builder George T. Davie & Sons Ltd. Lauzon PQ Keel Laid 25Feb-43 Launched 26-Nov-43 Commissioned: 21-Jul-44 Paid off 15-Feb-46
Commissioned at Montreal PQ October 22, 1943, Matane arrived at Halifax November 13 and began working up in St. Margaret's Bay, completing the process in Bermuda. In April, 1944, she joined EG 9, Londonderry, as Senior Officer's ship thereafter serving mainly on escort and patrol duty in U.K. waters. She was present on D-Day. On July 20 she was hit by a German glider bomb off Brest and towed, badly damaged, to Plymouth by HMCS Meon. In April, 1945, she completed eight and one-half months' repairs at Dunstaffnage, Scotland, worked up at Tobermory and, on May 13, sailed from Greenock to escort convoy JW67 to North Russia. She was detached on May 16, however, to help escort 14 surrendered U-boats from Trondheim to Loch Eriboll. In June, after one round trip to Gibraltar as convoy escort, she left Londonderry for Esquimalt via Halifax. She arrived at Esquimalt in July and on February 11, 1946, was paid off into reserve there. She was sold in 1947 and her hull sunk in 1948 as part of a breakwater at Oyster Bay BC.