NAVY HISTORY - Ships - Corvettes


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The Canadian West Coast became a ship building powerhouse during the Second World War for both Naval and merchant ships. Additional information regarding the construction, record and ultimate fate of these ships will be added to these pages as this project progresses with current information available through the links listed below.

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Builder:Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd., British Columbia

Construction Started: 7 September 1940

Launched: 8 February 1941

Commissioned :6 October 1941

Pennant #: K104

Esquimalt, British Columbia; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Aleutians 1942-43, Atlantic 1944-45,[1] Gulf of St. Lawrence 1944

Decommissioned :19 June 1945

foundered 1946; raised and broken up

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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)

Propulsion: 2750ihp Steam reciprocating engine with a 4-cylinder Triple expansion engine with 2 Scotch marine boilers

Speed: 16 knots (29.6 km/h)

Compliment: 85

1 × BL 4 in (102 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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Cite Article : Reference: www.navyhistory/sections/Ships/Minesweepers/HMCS_Courtenay.html

Source: NA