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HMCS AGASSIZ


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HMCS AGASSIZ

Builder: Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia

Construction Started: 29 April 1940

Launched: 15 August 1940

Commissioned :23 January 1941

Pennant Number: K129

Atlantic 1941–45, Gulf of St. Lawrence 1944

Decommissioned :14 June 1945

Paid Off: sold in 1945 for scrapping.

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Specifications
HMCS AGASSIZ

Displacement: 925 long tons (940 t; 1,036 short tons)

Length: 205 ft (62.48 m)o/a

Beam: 33 ft (10.06 m)

Draught: 11.5 ft (3.51 m)

single shaft 2 × fire tube Scotch boilers 1 × 4-cycle triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine 2,750 ihp (2,050 kW)

Speed: 16 knots (29.6 km/h)

Compliment: 85

Armarments:
1 × BL 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk.IX single gun
2 × .50 cal machine gun (twin)
2 × Lewis .303 cal machine gun (twin)
2 × Mk.II depth charge throwers
2 × depth charge rails with 40 depth charges

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Sources

Cite Article : Reference: www.navyhistory/sections/Ships/Minesweepers/HMCS_Courtenay.html

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