HMCS ALGONQUIN (1st) (R17)
The History of the ALGONQUIN (1st)
HMCS Algonquin was a V-Class World War II destroyer, laid down for the Royal Navy as HMS Valentine (R17) and transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy on completion.
In 1954, Algonquin was converted to a Type 15 frigate at Esquimalt Dockyard.
Finally paid off 1 April 1970.
ALGONQUIN (1st) Statistical Data
- Pendant: R17
- Type: Destroyer
- Class: V Class ex-Royal Navy
- Displacement: 1710 tonnes
- Length: 362.8 ft
- Width: 35.7 ft
- Draught: 11.5 ft
- Speed: 36 kts
- Compliment: 14 Officers and 230 Crew
- Arms: 4-4.7", 8-21" Torpedo Tube (2 x IV), 4-40mm, 4-20mm
- Builder: John Brown & Co. Ltd.. Glasgow, Scotland
- Keel Laid: 08-Oct-42
- Date Launched: 02-Sep-43
- Date Commissioned: 07-Feb-44
- Paid off: 06-Feb-46
Ex HMS VALENTINE. Later recommissioned with pendant 224. Finally paid off 1 Apr 70.