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HMCS THUNDER (2nd) (153)

HMCS THUNDER (2nd)

The History of the THUNDER (2nd)

Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal, she was commissioned on December 15, 1953, and paid off on March 31, 1954, the day of her transfer to the French Navy. She was re-named La Paimpolaise.

On November 10, 1987 , La Paimpolaise was used as a target for a live fire ex (Exercise La Paimpolaise). She was first fired upon with 100 mm gun fire from the French Naval vessels Balny, EV Henry and La Raileuse, and then sunk by scuttling charges

THUNDER (2nd) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: 153
  • 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: CANADIAN VICKERS LTD., MONTREAL, QUE
  • Keel Laid: 17-May-51
  • Date Launched: 17-Jul-52
  • Date Commissioned: 15-Dec-53
  • Paid off: 31-Mar-54

Remarks

TRANSFERRED TO THE FRENCH NAVY 31 MAR 54. RENAMED LA PAIMPOLAISE.

Keywords: HMCS THUNDER (2nd), Her Majesty's Canadian Ship THUNDER (2nd), Canadian Navy Ship, Minesweeper, Bay Class

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