HMCS Coaticook

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HMCS Coaticook K410

There has been only one vessel named Coaticook in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Coaticook (K410)

Commissioned on 25 July 1944 at Quebec City, Quebec, the River class frigate Coaticook proceeded to Bermuda in mid-September for three weeks of work-ups.

She was then assigned to Escort Group 27, with which she served on anti-submarine and support duties out of Halifax, Nova Scotia for the balance of the war.

In June 1945, Coaticook sailed to Esquimalt, British Columbia, where she was paid off into reserve on 29 November. In 1949, her stripped hull was sold for a breakwater at Powell River, British Columbia, but was refloated in 1961. On 14 December 1961, while in tow for Victoria, British Columbia, to be broken up, the hull was found to be structurally unsound. In February of 1962, Coaticook was blown up in situ off Race Rock, British Columbia.

  • Builder: Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd., Lauzon, Quebec
  • Laid down: 14 June 1943
  • Launched: 26 November 1943
  • Date commissioned: 25 July 1944
  • Date paid off: 29 November 1945
  • Displacement: 1,445 tons
  • Dimensions: 91.9 m x 11.1 m x 2.7 m
  • Speed: 19 knots
  • Crew: 141
  • Armament: two 4-inch (102-mm) guns (1 x II), one 12-pound (5.45 kg) gun, eight 20-mm guns (4 x II), Hedgehog and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Gulf of St. Lawrence 1944
  • Atlantic 1944-1945
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