HMCS Columbia (I49)

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Photograph taken by Charles James Sadler, RCNVR. First Class Stoker, Official number V-4963.

Navy: Royal Canadian Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: Town 
Pennant: I 49 
Built by: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down: 30 Mar, 1918 
Launched: 4 Jul, 1918 
Commissioned: 24 Sep, 1940 
End service: 17 Mar, 1944 

  Refitted in 1941 at Devonport and then assigned to the 4th Escort Group. HMCS Columbia (Lt.Cdr R.A.S. MacNeil, OBE, RCNR) was heavily damaged when owing to faulty radar & heavy fog, she rammed a cliff without grounding in Motion Bay, Newfoundland on 25 February 1944, not repaired and decommissioned 17 March 1944.
Used as a fuel and ammunition hulk at Liverpool, Nova Scotia until she was sold to be broken up for scrap on 7 August 1945
Former name USS Haraden (DD 183)

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