HMS Cygnet (1932) DD (14th)
This the fourteenth ship to carry the name HMS Cygnet was a C
Built by Vickers Armstrong of Barrow, laid down 01-Dec-1930, launched 29-Aug-1931, and commissioned 05-Apr-1932.
Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.
Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy 17-Feb-1937 and renamed St Laurent.
Having been operating on the Canadian West Coast, and with war imminent, on 31-Aug-1939 she was ordered through the Panama Canal to Halifax. There she worked on convoy escort duties on Halifax-Bermuda convoy routes until 24-May-1940.
Then it was on to Western Approaches Command. During June/July 1940 assisted with the evacuation of France.
After this until June-1944 it was Atlantic convoy escort work based in Halifax, Greenock or Londonderry.
During the war assisted in sinking U-356 and U-845.
Paid off 10-Oct-1945 and put up for disposal 09-Nov-1945.
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15 April, 2013.
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