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HMCS SAGUENAY (2nd) (206)

HMCS SAGUENAY (2nd)

The History of the SAGUENAY (2nd)

Built by Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Saguenay was commissioned on 15 December 1956. She transferred to the west coast in 1959. Burrard Dry Dock Ltd started her conversion to a DDH on 22 August 1963. Re-commissioned on 14 May 1965, she returned that July to Halifax. She began her DELEX refit at Versatile Vickers, Montreal, on 29 October 1979, returning to service on 23 May 1980. On 16 August 1986, while on SNFL exercise in the Baltic, she collided with the German submarine U 17. Returning home for repairs, she was again in service in March 1987. Saguenay was paid off on 31 August 1990 and, on 25 June 1994, scuttled as recreational divers' wreck outside Lunenburg, N.S.

SAGUENAY (2nd) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: 206
  • Type: Destroyer Escort
  • Class: St. Laurent
  • Displacement: 2,263 tonnes
  • Length: 366 ft
  • Width: 42 ft
  • Draught: 13.2 ft
  • Speed: 28 kts
  • Compliment: 12 Officers and 237 Crew
  • Arms: 4 - 3" (2 X II), 2 - 40MM, 2 Limbo, Homing Torpedoes. After refit to DDH: 2 - 3" (1 x II), 1 Limbo, Homing Torpedoes, Helicopter
  • Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax, NS
  • Keel Laid: 04-Apr-51
  • Date Launched: 30-Jul-53
  • Date Commissioned: 15-Dec-56
  • Paid off: 26-Jun-90

Remarks

Two major refit/reconfigurations. Re-commissioned as DDH 14 May 65. DELEX refit comnpleted 1979. After paying off was sunk as an artificial reef off Lunenburg, NS.

Keywords: HMCS SAGUENAY (2nd), Her Majesty's Canadian Ship SAGUENAY (2nd), Canadian Navy Ship, Destroyer Escort, St. Laurent Class

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