Allied Warships

HMCS Oshawa (J 330)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 330 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byPort Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered12 Dec 1941 
Laid down6 Oct 1942 
Launched6 Oct 1943 
Commissioned6 Jul 1944 
End service 1966 

Decommissioned 28 July 1945.
Recommissioned in 1958 as oceanographic observation ship with penant number 174.
Decommissioned and scrapped in 1966.


Commands listed for HMCS Oshawa (J 330)

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1T/Lt. James C. Pratt, RCNVR20 Mar 194413 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Oshawa include:

28 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Oshawa (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.C. Pratt, RCNVR).

There are no logs available for HMS Upright for October and November 1944 so no details can be provided. She remained at Bermuda for A/S training during these months. (1)


  1. ADM 173/19286

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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