Haze Gray Mystery Picture #121 Answer


Can You Identify This Ship?

This is the cruiser HMCS Ontario.

Ontario was one of two Royal Navy Swiftsure class cruisers. She was constructed by Harland & Wolff as HMS Minotaur, and was launched 29 July 1943. Transferred to Canada and renamed Ontario upon completion, she commissioned 26 April 1945 and immediately went to the British Pacific Fleet. She arrived in the Pacific too late to see action in WWII, and soon returned to Canada, where she served mainly as a training ship throughout her career. She was decommissioned in 1958 and was soon scrapped. Ontario carried pendant number 53 during WWII, and number 32 postwar.

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