HMCS Preserver (AOR 510)
HMCS Preserver during New York fleet week 2009
|Builder:||Saint John Shipbuilding|
|Laid down:||17 October 1967|
|Launched:||29 May 1969|
|Commissioned:||7 August 1970|
|Motto:||Le Coeur de la Flotte
("The Heart of the Fleet")
|Arabian Sea |
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014[update]|
|Class & type:||Protecteur-class auxiliary vessel|
|Displacement:||24,550 t (24,162 long tons) full load|
|Length:||172 m (564 ft 4 in)|
|Beam:||23 m (75 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||10 m (32 ft 10 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 × Babcock and Wilcox boilers
1 × General Electric steam turbine engine
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Complement:||290 officers and crew (men and women) including air detachment when embarked|
|Armament:||2 × 20mm Phalanx CIWS (Close-In Weapons System)
6 × M2HB .50 cal (12.7mm) HMGs (Heavy Machine Guns)
|Aircraft carried:||3 × CH-124 Sea King helicopters|
Badge Description - Azure a life preserver Argent cabled Or charged on the centre chief point with a maple leaf slipped Gules and within the ring a starburst also Argent
She is the second ship to bear the name Preserver. Commissioned 11 July 1942, the first HMCS Preserver served in World War II as a Fairmile motor launch base supply ship under the East Coast's 'Newfoundland Force'. She was paid off 6 November 1945.
The ship has served Canada's fleet in domestic and international exercises in the 1980s and 1990s. She was a vital part of operations during the first Gulf War and then again in 2001 for Operation Apollo, Canada's initial response to the Global War on Terror.
Built by Saint John Shipbuilding in Saint John, New Brunswick, she underwent a major refit in 2005, after the ship was plagued by electrical problems[further explanation needed]. Electrical problems have yet[when?] to be resolved. In 2010 while refuelling she spilled several cubic metres of fuel in Halifax harbour.
The ship will continue to operate until the Joint Support Ship Project is eventually completed.
- Combat System Engineering
- Cargo Management
- Marine System Engineering
- Canada's Navy: HMCS Preserver - About the Ship
- "South-West Asia Theatre Honours". Prime Minister of Canada. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- Canadian Navy: The Fleet
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