SERVICE OF HMC SHIPS IN KOREAN WATERS

Pacific Coast Command - Departed Esquimalt

SHIPArrived Op TheatreDeparted Op Theatre
Athabaskan30 July 1950
1 Sept. 1951
26 Nov. 1952
3 May 1951 
21 June 1952
18 Nov. 1953
Cayuga30 July 1950
20 July 1951
1 Jan. 1954
16 March 1951
1 June 1952
22 Nov. 1954
Crusader21 June 1952
20 Nov. 1953
18 June 1953
15 Aug. 1954
Sioux30 July 1950
30 April 1951
14 Dec. 1954
15 Jan. 1951
14 Feb. 1952
7 Sept 1955

Atlantic Coast Command - Departed Halifax

SHIPArrived Op TheatreDeparted Op Theatre
Haida6 Nov. 1952
5 Feb. 1954
12 June 1953
12 Sept. 1954
Huron15 March 1951
18 June 1953
1 Oct. 1954
14 Aug. 1951
5 Feb. 1954
26 Dec. 1954
Iroquois12 June 1952
18 June 1953
22 Aug. 1954
26 Nov. 1952
1 Jan. 1954
26 Dec. 1954
Nootka14 Jan. 1951
12 Feb. 1952
20 July 1951
9 Nov. 1952

 

Sioux, Cayuga, Athabaskan , Nootka
Sioux, Cayuga, Athabaskan , Nootka 
Sasebo, January 1951


Crusader 
Esquimalt, B.C.  

 

Crusader

Haida


Haida in Korean waters

Huron
Huron on patrol in Korean waters

Iroquois
Iroquois in Far Eastern waters

 

On 12 July 1950 three Canadian destroyers, HMCS Cayuga, HMCS Athabaskan, and HMCS Sioux sailed for Korean waters to serve under United Nations Command.  From then until the cease-fire in 1953, three Canadian warships on a rotation basis served continuously in the Korean War theatre.

The Royal Canadian Navy, along with navies of other UN Forces including the Republic of Korea, maintained blockades of enemy coasts, engaged enemy shore batteries, protected friendly islands, took part in the Inchon landing and, on the enemy East Coast had great success in "trainbusting"—the destruction of enemy supply trains.

On 27 July 1953, when hostilities ceased, 3,621 officers and men and a total of eight ships of the Royal Canadian Navy had served in Korean waters.

 

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