HMCS Moncton (MM 708)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMCS Moncton.
HMCS Moncton - IFR 2010.jpg
HMCS Moncton in Bedford Basin as part of International Fleet Review 2010
Career (Canada)
Namesake: Moncton, New Brunswick
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 31 May 1997
Launched: 5 December 1997
Commissioned: 12 July 1998
Homeport: CFB Halifax
Honours and
awards:
Atlantic, 1942-44
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 Moncton (MM 708) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1998.

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

Moncton was laid down on 31 May 1997 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 5 December 1997. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 12 July 1998 and carries the pennant number 708.

She is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax.

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