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Kingston-class Coastal Defense Vessel

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The Kingston-class Coastal Defense Vessel was a class of vessel in the Canadian Forces Maritime Command used on coastal patrol and minesweeping duties. In the late 2020s, the Kingston-class was replaced by the River-class coastal defense vessels.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Mechanical Minesweeper/Coastal Defense Vessel
  • Service Period: 2001-2027
  • Cost: $87,500,000 CAD
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 225 feet (68.58 meters)
    • Beam: 45 feet (13.72 meters)
    • Draught: 12.5 feet (3.81 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,500 tons
  • Crew: 48
  • Power: 12,000 shp (8.95 MW)
  • Range: 6,500 Nautical Miles (12,038 Kilometers)
  • Speed: 19 Knots (35.19 Kilometers/Hour; 21.87 Miles/Hour)
  • Propulsion:
    • 2 x General Electric LM500 gas turbines
    • 2 x shafts
    • 2 x Z-drive azimuth thrusters (powered by lithium ion batteries for silent running)
  • Sensor Suite
    • Kelvin Hughes navigation radar (I-band)
    • Kelvin Hughes 6000 surface search radar (E-F band)
    • Signaal SPG-503 STIR 1.8 fire control radar (K/I band)
    • Hull mounted DSQS-11 mine-detection sonar
  • Countermeasures
    • AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralisation Vehicle
    • AN/SLQ-49 Chaff Buoy Decoy System
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Otobreda 76mm
    • 2 x M2 Browning machine guns
    • 1 x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x CH-146 Griffon

Unit Run[edit]

Ship Name Hull No. Commission–
Decommission
Fate Notes
HMCS Kingston MMV-700 September 21, 2001
HMCS Glace Bay MMV-701 October 26, 2001
HMCS Nanaimo MMV-702 December 10, 2001
HMCS Oshawa MMV-703 April 21, 2002
HMCS Shawinigan MMV-704 April 14, 2002
HMCS Whitehorse MMV-705 July 20, 2002
HMCS Yellowknife MMV-706 July 21, 2002
HMCS Goose Bay MMV-707 October 5, 2002
HMCS Moncton MMV-708 September 28, 2002
HMCS Saskatoon MMV-709 December 5, 2002
HMCS Brandon MMV-710 June 5, 2003
HMCS Summerside MMV-711 July 18, 2003
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