NAVY HISTORY - Ships - Corvettes

HMCS NEW WESTMINSTER


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HMCS NEW WESTMINSTER

Builder: Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd. Victoria

Construction Started: 4 February 1941

Launched: 14 May 1941

Commissioned :31 January 1942

Pennant #: K228

Atlantic 1942–45

Decommissioned :21 June 1945

Sold for mercantile conversion

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Specifications
HMCS NEW WESTMINSTER

950 long tons (970 t; 1,060 short tons)

Length: 203 ft (61.87 m)

Beam: 33 ft (10.06 m)

Draught: 13 ft (3.96 m)

Propulsion: single shaft 2 × water tube boilers 1 × double acting triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine 2,750 ihp (2,050 kW)

Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)

Compliment: 5 officers, 61 enlisted

Armarments:
1 × BL 4 in (102 mm) Mk.IX single gun
1 × 2-pounder Mk.VIII single "pom-pom"
4 × Mk.II depth charge throwers
2 depth charge rails with 60 depth charges

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Sources

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

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