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Robert Grenier
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Whilst under repair the Canadian government negotiated with Britain to obtain Uganda for the Royal Canadian Navy.

The official transfer took place on Trafalgar Day, 21 October 1944 and she was renamed HMCS Uganda (C66).

As the flagship for the RCN, Uganda served in the Pacific War with the British Pacific Fleet and the United States Third Fleet. She received battle honours for operations during the Battle of Okinawa and was involved in attacking Truk, Formosa and Sakishima Gunto. Controversially, her RCN crew were polled by the Canadian government on 7 May 1945 to determine whether they would volunteer for further duties in the Pacific War; the result saw 605 of her crew of 907 refuse to volunteer.[1] and HMCS Uganda withdrew to Esquimalt, arriving back in the Canadian port on 10 August 1945, the date of Japanese surrender.

On 1 August 1947, HMCS Uganda was paid off (decommissioned) into the RCN reserve.

 

She was reactivated on 14 January 1952 as a result of the Korean War and was recommissioned as HMCS Quebec (C66), serving two tours in the Korean War theatre, as well as taking part in the RCN task force attending the review of the fleet at Spithead for the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was paid off (decommissioned) in June 1956 and scrapped in Japan in 1961

 

November 7, 2010 at 3:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Benoit Garneau
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HMCS Ontario was a Minotaur class light cruiser built for the Royal Navy as HMS Minotaur (53), but transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy on completion and renamed Ontario.

She was built by Harland & Wolff of Belfast; laid down on 20 November 1941 and launched on 29 July 1943. She was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in July 1944, and completed and commissioned with them on 25 May 1945.

She sailed to join the 4th Cruiser Squadron in the Pacific Theatre, but was too late to see active service, although she was employed in the operations at Hong Kong, Manila and in Japan. She returned home for refit, arriving at Esquimalt on 27 November 1945. She was used for training duties postwar until paid off on 15 October 1958. She arrived at Osaka for breaking up on 19 November 1960.

 

HMCS Ontario 

HMCS Ontario SLV AllanGreen.jpg

 

HMCS Ontario entering Malta.

 

November 7, 2010 at 3:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Robert Grenier
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Robert Grenier at November 7, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Whilst under repair the Canadian government negotiated with Britain to obtain Uganda for the Royal Canadian Navy.

The official transfer took place on Trafalgar Day, 21 October 1944 and she was renamed HMCS Uganda (C66).

As the flagship for the RCN, Uganda served in the Pacific War with the British Pacific Fleet and the United States Third Fleet. She received battle honours for operations during the Battle of Okinawa and was involved in attacking Truk, Formosa and Sakishima Gunto. Controversially, her RCN crew were polled by the Canadian government on 7 May 1945 to determine whether they would volunteer for further duties in the Pacific War; the result saw 605 of her crew of 907 refuse to volunteer.[1] and HMCS Uganda withdrew to Esquimalt, arriving back in the Canadian port on 10 August 1945, the date of Japanese surrender.

On 1 August 1947, HMCS Uganda was paid off (decommissioned) into the RCN reserve.

 

She was reactivated on 14 January 1952 as a result of the Korean War and was recommissioned as HMCS Quebec (C66), serving two tours in the Korean War theatre, as well as taking part in the RCN task force attending the review of the fleet at Spithead for the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was paid off (decommissioned) in June 1956 and scrapped in Japan in 1961

 

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