HMCS Brandon (MM 710)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMCS Brandon.
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HMCS Brandon (MM 710) in July 2004
Career (Canada)
Namesake: Brandon, Manitoba
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 6 December 1997
Launched: 10 July 1998
Commissioned: 5 June 1999
Homeport: CFB Esquimalt
Honours and
awards:
Atlantic, 1941-45
Gulf of St. Lawrence, 1944.
General characteristics
Class & type: Kingston-class coastal defence vessel
Displacement: 970 t
Length: 55.3 m (181.43 ft)
Beam: 11.3 m (37.07 ft)
Draught: 3.4 m (11.15 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × Jeumont DC electric motors
4 × 600VAC Wärtsilä SACM V12 diesel alternators
Speed: 15 kn (27.78 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,260.00 km)
Capacity: 47
Complement: 31 to 47
Sensors and
processing systems:
Kelvin Hughes navigation radar (I-band)
Kelvin Hughes 6000 surface search radar (E-F band)
Global Positioning System
A towed high-frequency sidescan sonar
Remote-control Mine Hunting System (RMHS)
Armament: 1 × Bofors 40 mm 60 Mk 5C cannon
2 × M2 Machine Guns

HMCS Brandon is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1999.

Brandon is the eleventh ship of her class which is the name for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project. She is the second vessel to use the name HMCS Brandon.

Brandon was laid down on 6 December 1997 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 10 July 1998. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 5 June 1999 and carries the pennant number 710.

She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt.

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