HMCS Baffin (T275)

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Name: Baffin
Builder: Collingwood Shipyards, Collingwood. Ont.
Laid down: 14 October 1941
Launched: 13 April 1942
Commissioned: 26 August 1942
Notes: Paid Off 20 August 1945
General characteristics
Class & type: Isles-class trawler
Displacement: 545 tons
Length: 164 ft (50 m)
Beam: 27 ft 8 in (8.43 m)
Draught: 11 ft 1 in (3.38 m)
Speed: 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 40

HMCS Baffin was an Isles-class trawler of the Royal Canadian Navy. Originally she was HMS Baffin of the Royal Navy. During the Second World War she was mostly engaged in minesweeping duties out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.[1]

Mercantile Duties

Decommissioned by the Royal Canadian Navy on 20 August 1945, she was returned to the Royal Navy the same day. In 1947 she was sold for mercantile use under the same name, becoming the cargo ship Niedermehnen in 1952. Subsequently named Kellenhusen, Kairos and Theoxenia, she was scrapped in 1983.


  1. "HMCS Baffin (T 275)". Retrieved 31 March 2013.