The minesweeper was feet She had a complement of 6 officers and 77 enlisted. Named for a community in AlbertaMedicine Cachet escort was launched on 25 June The ship was commissioned on 4 December at Montreal.
Lawrence and the St. Lawrence River.
The Battle of the St. Lawrence began in May and carried on through the summer.
During that period, the minesweeper ed Newfoundland Force, the escort and patrol unit based in St. John's, Newfoundland. That month the warship ed Newfoundland Force until the end of the European war. Following the end of hostilities in Europe, Medicine Hat performed miscellaneous duties along the Atlantic coast until paid off at Halifax on 6 November The vessel was laid up in Shelburne, Nova Scotia until when the minesweeper was placed in strategic reserve at Sorel, Quebec.
Renamed Biga by the Turkish Navy, the vessel remained in service until when it was discarded.