HMCS Edmonton (MM 703)

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HMCS Edmonton (MM 703)
Career (Canada)
Namesake: Edmonton, Alberta
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 8 December 1995
Launched: 31 October 1996
Commissioned: 21 May 1997[1]
Homeport: CFB Esquimalt
Motto: Industria ditat ("Industry enriches")
Notes: Colours: gold and black[2]
General characteristics
Class & type: Kingston-class coastal defence vessel
Displacement: 970 t
Length: 55.3 m (181 ft)
Beam: 11.3 m (37 ft)
Draught: 3.4 m (11 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × Jeumont DC electric motors
4 × 600 V AC Wärtsilä SACM V12 diesel alternators
Speed: 15 kn (28 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km)
Capacity: 47
Complement: 31 to 47
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sperry Marine BridgeMaster E navigation radar (I-band)
Sperry Marine Bridge Master E surface search radar (E-F band)
Global Positioning System
A towed high-frequency sidescan sonar
Remote-controlled mine hunting system (RMHS)
Armament: 1 × Bofors 40 mm 60 Mk 5C cannon
2 × M2 machine guns

HMCS Edmonton (MM 703) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1997.

Edmonton is the fourth ship of its class, all of which were built for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project. It is the first vessel to use the designation HMCS Edmonton.[3]

Edmonton was laid down on 8 August 1995 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax, and was launched on 31 October 1996. It was officially commissioned into the CF on 21 May 1997 and carries the pennant number 703.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Defence and the Canadian Forces (2012) Official Lineages, Volume 2: Ships. Retrieved from http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-2/par1/edmonton-eng.asp
  2. ^ National Defence and the Canadian Forces (2012) Official Lineages, Volume 2: Ships. Retrieved from http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-2/par1/edmonton-eng.asp
  3. ^ National Defence and the Canadian Forces (2012) Official Lineages, Volume 2: Ships. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-2/par1/edmonton-eng.asp

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