HMCS MIRIMACHI (2nd) (150)
The History of the MIRIMACHI (2nd)
Built by the Saint John Dry Dock Co., she was commissioned on July 30, 1954, and paid off on October 1. On October 9, she was transferred to the French Navy, and re-named La Lorientaise.
On 17 January 1989 the former La Lorientasie was sunk as a target in a live fire ex using 20, 30 and 100 mm gunfire from the French Naval vessels EV Henry, Commandant Birot, La Railleuse and La Gracieuse in the Pacific off the coast of New Caledonia.
MIRIMACHI (2nd) Statistical Data
- Pendant: 150
- Type: Minesweeper
- Class: Bay
- Displacement: 390 tonnes
- Length: 152 ft
- Width: 28 ft
- Draught: 8 ft
- Speed: 16 kts
- Compliment: 3 Officers and 35 Crew
- Arms: 1 - 40MM
- Builder: SAINT JOHN DRY DOCK AND SHIPBUILDING CO. LTD., SAINT JOHN, NB
- Keel Laid: 13-Jun-52
- Date Launched: 04-May-54
- Date Commissioned: 30-Jul-54
- Paid off: 01-Oct-54
TRANSFERRED TO THE FRENCH NAVY 1 OCT 54. RENAMED LA LORIENTAISE.