NAVY HISTORY - Ships - Corvette

HMCS VANCOUVER


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HMCS VANCOUVER

Builder: Yarrows Ltd. Esquimalt, British Columbia

Construction Started: 16 June 1941

Launched: 26 August 1941

Commissioned: 20 March 1942

Pennant #: K240

Aleutians 1942–43; Atlantic 1944–45

Decommissioned :26 June 1945

Sold for scrapping 1946

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Specifications
HMCS VANCOUVER

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

Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)

Compliment: 5 officers, 61 enlisted

Armarments:
1 × BL 4-inch (101.6 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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