HMCS Cayuga (R04)
HMCS Cayuga at Kure, Japan, in 1951
|Operator:||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Builder:||Halifax Shipyards, Halifax|
|Laid down:||7 October 1943|
|Launched:||28 July 1945|
|Commissioned:||20 October 1947|
|Decommissioned:||27 February 1964|
|Motto:||Onenh owa den dya
("Now let us proceed")
|Notes:||Colours: Gold and scarlet|
|Badge:||Blazon Or, an Indian of the Cayuga tribe, facing dexter, in kneeling posture, right knee on the ground, left leg bent and forward, two feathers in hair, lower part of body clad, upper bare, a quiver of arrows pendant from the left shoulder, the base resting on ground beside the right knee, the Indian holding a bow and arrow in the "ready "position all gules|
|Class & type:||Tribal-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,850 tons (standard),
2,520 tons (full)
|Length:||377 ft (114.9 m)|
|Beam:||37.5 ft (11.4 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft (2.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||3 × Admiralty 3-drum boilers, steam turbines, 2 shafts, 44,000 shp|
|Speed:||36 knots (67 km/h)|
|Range:||5,700 nautical miles (10,600 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
524 tons oil
|Complement:||190 (219 as leader)|
HMCS Cayuga was a Tribal-class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1946 until 1964. She saw action in the Korean War. She was named for the Cayuga nation, a First Nations people of Canada.
Cayuga was ordered in April 1942 as part of the 1942 building programme. She was laid down on 7 October 1943 by Halifax Shipyards at Halifax, Nova Scotia and launched 28 July 1945. She was commissioned 20 October 1947.
Wearing pennant R04, then 218, Cayuga served a total of three tours of Korea, the last in 1954 after the conflict had ended. Cayuga was part of this initial first dispatch of three ships by Canada to Korea. She was paid off in February 1964.
It was on this vessel that Ferdinand Demara, "the great impostor", served while impersonating a Canadian medical officer.
- "HMCS Cayuga (R04)". uboat.net. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- Brice, Martin H. (1971). The Tribals. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0245-2.
- Robert Crichton, The Great Imposter, Random House, New York, 1959
- English, John (2001). Afridi to Nizam: British Fleet Destroyers 1937–43. Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-95-0.
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