HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMCS Saskatoon.
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Career (Canada)
Namesake: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 5 September 1997
Launched: 30 March 1998
Commissioned: 5 December 1998
Homeport: CFB Esquimalt
Honours and
awards:
Atlantic, 1942-45
General characteristics
Class & type: Kingston-class coastal defence vessel
Displacement: 970 tonnes
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 Saskatoon (MM 709) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1998.

Saskatoon is the tenth 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 Saskatoon, after the Flower class corvette HMCS Saskatoon (K158). The ship is named after the Canadian city of Saskatoon, and includes other references to the city such as naming the captains desk Cranberry Flats and a main corridor after Idylwyld Drive.[1]

Saskatoon was laid down on 5 September 1997 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 30 March 1998. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 5 December 1998 and carries the pennant number 709.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HMCS SASKATOON". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. University of Regina. Retrieved 2011-03-21.