HMCS Wallaceburg (J336)

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Career (Canada)
Name: Wallaceburg
Builder: Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company Ltd.
Yard number: J336
Laid down: 6 July 1942
Launched: 17 December 1942
Commissioned: 18 November 1943
Decommissioned: 7 October 1946
Recommissioned: 1 November 1950 (as FSE172)
Decommissioned: 24 September 1957
Honours and
awards:
Atlantic 1944-45
Fate: sold to Belgian Navy
Career (Belgium)
Name: Georges Lecointe
Acquired: 31 July 1959
Commissioned: 7 August 1959
Decommissioned: 1969
Struck: 23 December 1970
Fate: sold for scrap
General characteristics
Class & type: Algerine-class minesweeper
Displacement: 990 tons
Length: 68.6 (225 ft)
Beam: 10.8 (35.5 ft)
Draught: 2.6 (8.5 ft)
Propulsion: 2 3-drum Yarrow style water tube all welded boilers, 2 1250 HP triple expansion engines
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement:
Armament: 1 4" HA single, 4 20mm twin guns, 1 Hedgehog ASW mortar, depth charges

HMCS Wallaceburg (J336) was an Algerine-class minesweeper that served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. She was paid off in 1946 but used again from 1950 to 1959 for cadet training.[1][2]

In 1959 she was sold to the Belgian Navy and served until 1969 as the F901 Georges Lecointe, the second ship to be named after Georges Lecointe. In 1960 she participated in operations in Congo.[3]

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  1. ^ "HMCS Wallaceburg". Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  2. ^ McClearn, Sandy. "Algerine Class - convoy escort". Haze Gray & Underway. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  3. ^ "M 901 et F 901 Georges Lecointe" (in French). Marine Belge. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 

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