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HMCS NANAIMO


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HMCS NANAIMO

Builder: Yarrows Ltd., Esquimalt, British Columbia

Construction Started: 27 April 1940

Launched: 28 October 1940

Commissioned :26 April 1941

Pennant #: K101

Atlantic 1941–44 Gulf of St. Lawrence 1944

Decommissioned: 28 September 1945

Sold for mercantile use 1953. Scrapped 1966.

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Specifications
HMCS NANAIMO

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: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 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

Corvettes
Sources

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

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