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HMCS CAYUGA (R04 / Postwar-218)

HMCS CAYUGA

The History of the CAYUGA

HMCS Cayuga R04/218 was a Tribal class destroyer built in the Halifax Shipyards, Halifax, Nova Scotia and served in the Royal Canadian Navy.



Cayuga served a total of three tours of Korea, the last in 1954 after the conflict had ended. She was paid off in February 1964.

CAYUGA Statistical Data

  • Pendant: R04 / Postwar-218
  • Type: Destroyer
  • Class: TRIBAL 1940s
  • Displacement: 2,200 tonnes
  • Length: 355.5 ft
  • Width: 37.5 ft
  • Draught: 11.2 ft
  • Speed: 32 kts
  • Compliment: 14 Officers and 245 Crew
  • Arms: 6 - 4.7" (3XII), 2 - 4" (IxII), 4 - 2 pdrs (1xIV), 6 - 20mm, 4 - 21" TT (1xIV). Revised: 4 - 4" (2xII), 2 - 3" (1xII), 4 - 40mm, 4 - 21"TT (1XIV), 2 x Squid.
  • Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax, NS
  • Keel Laid: 07-Oct-43
  • Date Launched: 28-Jul-45
  • Date Commissioned: 20-Oct-47
  • Paid off: 27-Feb-64

Remarks

It was on the Cayuga that Ferdinand Demara, "the great impostor", served while impersonating a Canadian medical officer.

Keywords: HMCS CAYUGA, Her Majesty's Canadian Ship CAYUGA, Canadian Navy Ship, Destroyer, TRIBAL 1940s Class

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