Commissioned at Victoria on March 17, 1941, Kamloops arrived at Halifax on June 19 and was assigned to Halifax Force, serving as a local escort until the end of the year. In January, 1942, she commenced a year's duty as A/S/ training ship at Halifax and Pictou. In mid-February, 1943, she completed a three-month refit at Liverpool, N.S., and after working up at Halifax, joined WLEF in March. She transferred in June to EG C-2, Newfoundland Command, and served with this group as an ocean escort for the remainder of the war. In September, 1943, she was with combined convoy ON.202/ONS.18, which lost six merchant ships and three of its escort. In mid-December she began a refit at Charlottetown, completed on April 25, 1944, in the course of which her fo'c's'le was extended. Following workups in Bermuda in June she rejoined EG C-2. She was paid off at Sorel on June 27, 1945, and sold her for scrap that October.
Focsle Extended, Charlottetown, PEI, 25 Apr 44