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Protecteur-class Replenishment Vessel

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The Protecteur-class replenishment vessels were used by the Canadian Forces Maritime Command to resupply ships at sea with food, munitions, fuel and spare parts from 1969 to 2006. They have more sophisticated medical and dental facilities than smaller warships. The were replaced by the Rocky Mountain-class in the early-to-mid 2000s.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Replenishment Vessel (Hull designation symbol AOR)
  • Service Period: 1969-2006
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 564 feet 4 inches (172.01 meters)
    • Beam: 75 feet 6 inches (23.01 meters)
    • Draft: 32 feet 10 inches (10.01 meters)
    • Displacement: 8,380 tons light; 24,700 tons full load
  • Crew: 365 (27 officers, 293 enlisted, and 45 aircraft)
  • Propulsion: 2 x Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 1 x General Electric steam turbine engine
  • Range: 7,500 nautical miles (13,890 kilometers) at 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)
  • Speed: 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Capacity:
    • 14,590 tons fuel
    • 400 tons aviation fuel
    • 1,048 tons dry cargo
    • 1,250 tons ammunition
  • Sensor Suite:
  • Armament
    • 2 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
    • 6 x .M2 Browning 50-caliber machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: 3 x Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King helicopters

Unit Run[edit]

  • HMCS Protecteur (AOR-509)
  • HMCS Preserver (AOR-510)
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