HMCS Micmac

A ship travelling on the water.

HMCS Micmac R10 / 214.

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

HMCS Micmac (R10 / 214)

Following the class designator of identifying for native peoples or their language groups, the Tribal Class destroyer Micmac was named for the First Nations of Nova Scotia and was commissioned at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 12 September 1945. She and her sister-ships were the first four destroyers laid down in Canadian shipyards. She was the only ship of her class to spend her entire career as a training ship.

On 16 July 1947, on a foggy day, she collided with the freighter SS Yarmouth County off Halifax, suffering very extensive damage to her bows. While under repair she was partially converted to a destroyer escort, returning to her duties early in 1950. Micmac's damaged keel also prevented her from going to Korea. Her conversion was completed during 1952 and she was re-commissioned on 14 August 1953.

At the end of 1963, after ten further strenuous years of training, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exercises, and “showing the flag,” Micmac was declared surplus, and on 31 March 1964 paid off at Halifax. She was broken up at Faslane, Scotland in 1965.

Badge of HMCS Micmac.

Badge of HMCS Micmac.

  • Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Laid down: 20 May 1942
  • Date launched: 18 September 1943
  • Date commissioned: 12 September 1945
  • Date paid off: 31 March 1964
  • Displacement: 2200 tons
  • Dimensions: 114.9 m x 11.4 m x 3.4 m
  • Speed: 36 knots
  • Crew: 259
  • Armament: (Original) six 4.7-inch (120-mm) guns (3 x II), two 4-inch (102-mm) guns (1 x II), four 2-pound (0.9 kg) guns (1 x IV); eight 20-mm guns (4 x II), four 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (1 x IV) and depth charges; (Escort) four 4-inch (102-mm) guns (2 x II), two 3-inch (76-mm) guns (1 x II), six 40-mm guns (6 x I), four 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (1 x IV) and two Squid mortars.

Motto: Melkedae” (Fearless)

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