NAVY HISTORY - Ships - Corvette


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

Construction Started: 20 July 1940

Launched: 16 October 1940

Commissioned: 30 April 1941

Pennant #: K174

Atlantic 1941–45, Gulf of St. Lawrence 1942

Dcommissioned :paid off 17 July 1945

sold for scrapping.

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

Length: 205 ft (62.48 m)

Beam: 33 ft (10.06 m)

Draught: 11.5 ft (3.51 m)

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

Speed: 16 knots (29.6 km/h)

Compliment: 6 officers, 79 enlisted

1 × BL 4 in (102 mm) Mk.IX single gun
2 .50 cal machine gun twin
2 Lewis .303 cal mg twin
2 Mk.II depth charge throwers
2 depth charge rails with 40 depth charges

Other Mine Sweepers

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

Source: NA