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HMCS VANCOUVER (2nd) (K240)

HMCS VANCOUVER (2nd)

The History of the VANCOUVER (2nd)

Flower class corvette that served in World War II. The Vancouver served from its commission in March 1942 to the end of the war, when it was taken out of service in June 1945.

VANCOUVER (2nd) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K240
  • Type: Corvette
  • Class: Original FLOWER (1940-41 Program)
  • Displacement: 950 tonnes
  • Length: 205.1 ft
  • Width: 33.1 ft
  • Draught: 11.5 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 79 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-2 pdr, 2-20mm, Hedgehog
  • Builder: Yarrows Ltd.. Esquimalt, B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 16-Jun-41
  • Date Launched: 26-Aug-41
  • Date Commissioned: 20-Mar-42
  • Paid off: 26-Jun-45

Remarks

Focsle Extended, Vancouver, BC, 16 Sep, 43

Keywords: HMCS VANCOUVER (2nd), Her Majesty's Canadian Ship VANCOUVER (2nd), Canadian Navy Ship, Corvette, Original FLOWER (1940-41 Program) Class

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