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HMCS RAINBOW (2nd) (75)

HMCS RAINBOW (2nd)

The History of the RAINBOW (2nd)

Purchased from the USN, HMCS Rainbow was commissioned on December 2, 1968. As USS Argonaut, she had been launched in 1944, in time to carry out one war patrol from Pearl Harbor in June, 1945. After the war she operated out of New London, Ct., from 1946 to 1955, undergoing modification in 1952 to what the USN calls Guppy configuration. She served in the RCN from December 2, 1968 to December 31, 1974.

RAINBOW (2nd) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: 75
  • Type: Submarine
  • Class: Ex-USN Tench
  • Displacement: 1,570/2,414 tonnes
  • Length: 311.6 ft
  • Width: 27.33 ft
  • Draught: 17 ft
  • Speed: 10 Submerged/20 Surfaced kts
  • Compliment: 8 Officers and 74 Crew
  • Arms: 10-21" TT. (also 1 - 5" TT in original fit-out)
  • Builder: PORTSMOUTH NAVY YARD, PORTSMOUTH, NH
  • Keel Laid: 01-Oct-44
  • Date Launched: 01-Oct-44
  • Date Commissioned: 02-Dec-68
  • Paid off: 31-Dec-74

Remarks

Date Commissioned into RCN 2 Dec 68. Ex USS ARGONAUT.

Keywords: HMCS RAINBOW (2nd), Her Majesty's Canadian Ship RAINBOW (2nd), Canadian Navy Ship, Submarine, Ex-USN Tench Class

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