The UK’s Royal Navy ordered two dozen escort repair ships from North Vancouver shipyards in the Second World War. Most were completed before the end of hostilities or shortly thereafter. Some incomplete ships were completed for civilian mercantile pursuits. One of the completed ships became the center of operations for the Royal Netherlands Navy rebuilding their dockyard in Den Helder after the devastation caused during the German occupation. In the 1950s, two the ships came back to Canada as HMCS Cape Scott and HMCS Cape Breton. Author David Shirlaw

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