HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702)
HMCS Namaimo alongside in Victoria Harbour for Canada Day 2009 celebrations
|Namesake:||Nanaimo, British Columbia|
|Operator:||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Builder:||Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax|
|Laid down:||11 August 1995|
|Launched:||17 May 1996|
|Commissioned:||10 May 1997|
|Motto:||Faith and Labour|
|Atlantic 1941-44, Gulf of St. Lawrence 1944|
|Status:||Active in service|
|Notes:||Colours: Gold and Blue|
|Class & type:||Kingston-class coastal defence vessel|
|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)|
|Complement:||31 to 47|
|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
Nanaimo was laid down on 11 August 1995 by Halifax Shipyards Ltd. at Halifax and was launched on 17 May 1996. She was officially commissioned into the Canadian Forces on 10 May 1997 at Nanaimo, British Columbia and carries the pennant number 702.
She is assigned to Joint Task Force Pacific (formerly Maritime Forces Pacific) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt.
After commissioning, Nanaimo was assigned to the west coast. In June 2002, she participated in RIMPAC 2002. As part of Operation CARIBBE, she patrolled the eastern Pacific Ocean with her sister HMCS Whitehorse in February 2014. She once again participated in RIMPAC in 2014, as part of the units operating of Southern California.
- "Official Lineages, Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships.". National Defence and the Canadian Forces. 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
- Macpherson, Ken; Barrie, Ron (2002). Warships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-2002 (3 ed.). St. Catharines: Vanwell Publishing Ltd. p. 303. ISBN 1-55125-072-1.
- Pugliese, David (13 February 2014). "Her Majesty's Canadian Ships Nanaimo and Whitehorse On Their Way To Operation Caribbe". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
- Pugliese, David (26 June 2014). "Full list of participating forces and military assets for RIMPAC 2014". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
- Media related to HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702) at Wikimedia Commons
- HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702) - official website
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