Canadian River class destroyer

Canadian River class destroyer

The River class was a class of fourteen destroyers of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) that served during World War II. They are named after .

The River class was a dissimilar collection of warships, consisting of twelve vessels purchased from the Royal Navy and two newly built by British yards for the RCN. They included two A class, five C class, two D class, one E class, two F class, one G class and one H class.

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The majority of the River class ships began World War II with the same equipment that they were buit with, however this was gradually modified as the war progressed. Such modifications included removing gun mounts to make room for depth charge and torpedo systems, as well as adding new communications and radar masts.

The River class were the backbone of the RCN destroyer fleet and served as leaders of the Mid-Ocean Escort Force during the Battle of the Atlantic. They were all decommissioned and scrapped following the war.

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