HMCS Whitehorse (MM 705)
|Operator:||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Builder:||Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax|
|Laid down:||26 July 1996|
|Launched:||24 February 1997|
|Commissioned:||17 April 1998|
|Motto:||Audentes Fortuna Juvat (Fortune assists the daring)|
|Status:||Active in service|
|Notes:||Colours: Blue and white|
|Badge:||Azure three bands wavy Or over all a horse forcene Argent.|
|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
HMCS Whitehorse is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1998. Whitehorse is the sixth ship of her class which is the name for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project.
Whitehorse was laid down on 26 July 1996 by Halifax Shipyards Ltd. at Halifax and was launched on 24 February 1997. She was officially commissioned into the Canadian Forces on 17 April 1998 and carries the pennant number 705.
As part of Operation CARIBBE, Whitehorse deployed to the eastern Pacific Ocean with her sister, HMCS Nanaimo in February 2014. In June 2014, Whitehorse took part in the RIMPAC 2014 naval exercises off southern California. This was the first RIMPAC exercise to involve Chinese forces. However, she was ordered to return home after allegations of misconduct occurred while docked in San Diego.
- "Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships - HMCS Whitehorse". Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- Macpherson, Ken; Barrie, Ron (2002). Warships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-2002 (3 ed.). St. Catharines: Vanwell Publishing Ltd. p. 304. 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 28 June 2014.
- Pugliese, David (15 July 2014). "Navy ship ordered back to Canada from California due to personal misconduct from sailors". National Post. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
- Media related to HMCS Whitehorse (MM 705) at Wikimedia Commons
- HMCS Whitehorse (MM 705) - official website
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