HMCS Saskatchewan (DDE 262)
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HMCS Saskatchewan in 1963
|Builder:||Victoria Machinery Depot Ltd., Victoria|
|Laid down:||28 October 1959|
|Launched:||1 February 1961|
|Commissioned:||16 February 1963|
|Decommissioned:||28 March 1994|
Atlantic 1943-44*, Normandy 1944*, Biscay 1944*
|Fate:||Sold in 1997 to the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia Scuttled off Nanaimo on 14 June 1997.|
|Class & type:||Mackenzie-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||2880 tonnes full load|
|Length:||366 ft (111.6 m)|
|Beam:||42 ft (12.8 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
2 x English-Electric geared steam turbines
2 x Babcock and Wilcox boilers
|Speed:||28 kn (51.9 km/h)|
|Complement:||228 regular, 170-210 training|
She is the second Canadian naval unit to bear the name HMCS Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan was laid down on 28 October 1959 at Victoria Machinery Depot Ltd., Victoria and launched on 1 February 1961. In September 1961 she was moved to Yarrows Shipyard for completion. She was commissioned into the RCN on 16 February 1963.
Saskatchewan served her entire career with the RCN's Pacific Fleet and later the CF's Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC), largely as a training ship. She underwent the Destroyer Life Extension Project (DELEX) in 1984 and was paid off by Maritime Command on 28 March 1994.
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