NAVY HISTORY - Ships - Corvettes

HMCS WETASKWIN


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HMCS WETASKWIN

Builder: Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., North Vancouver

Construction Started: 11 April 1940

Launched: 18 July 1940

Commissioned :17 December 1940

Pennant #: K175

Atlantic 1941-45;[1] Gulf of St. Lawrence 1944

Decommissioned :1946

sold to Venezuelan Navy as ARV Victoria

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Specifications
HMCS WETASKWIN

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

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

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Sources

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

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