The History of the WENTWORTH

Wentworth was commissioned on December 7, 1943, at Victoria and arrived at Halifax January 25, 1944. She left for Bermuda to work up, but defects forced her to return and the working-up exercises were carried out in St. Margaret's Bay. In June she joined EG C-4, becoming Senior Officer's ship in August, and remained continuously on convoy duty until February 1945, when she commenced a major refit at Shelburne, from March 7 to August 9 . She was paid off on October 10, 1945, to reserve in Bedford Basin, and broken up in 1947 at Sydney.

WENTWORTH Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K331
  • Type: Frigate
  • Class: RIVER Class 42-43 Programme
  • Displacement: 1445 tonnes
  • Length: 301.5 ft
  • Width: 36.6 ft
  • Draught: 9 ft
  • Speed: 19 kts
  • Compliment: 8 Officers and 133 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" (1 x II), 1-12 pdr.
  • Builder: Yarrows Ltd.. Esquimalt, B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 11-Nov-42
  • Date Launched: 03-Jun-43
  • Date Commissioned: 07-Dec-43
  • Paid off: 10-Oct-45

Keywords: HMCS WENTWORTH, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Frigate, RIVER Class 42-43 Programme Class