HMCS ANTICOSTI (2nd) (110)
The History of the ANTICOSTI (2nd)
HMCS Anticosti (MSA 110) was an Anticosti class minesweeper that served in the Canadian Forces from 1989-2000.
Anticosti was built in 1973 by Allied Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver as the oil rig logistics support vessel Jean Tide. She was acquired by Maritime Command (MARCOM) in 1989 and commissioned with pennant number 110.
Anticosti was assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) as a minesweeping training vessel in preparation for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project (MCDV), which would become the Kingston-class in the late 1990s.
Anticosti had astern refuelling gear fitted in 1995.
Anticosti was deployed by MARLANT in the annual MARCOT exercises as a minelayer.
After the Kingston-class was commissioned, Anticosti was identified as surplus and decommissioned in 2000.
ANTICOSTI (2nd) Statistical Data
- Pendant: 110
- Type: Minesweeper Auxiliary
- Class: Anticosti Class
- Displacement: 1076 tonnes
- Length: 58.27 m / 191 ft
- Width: 13.14 m / 43 ft
- Draught: 5.18 m / 17 ft
- Speed: 13.5 kts
- Compliment: 23 Officers and Crew
- Arms: None
- Builder: Allied Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver
- Keel Laid:
- Date Launched: 1973
- Date Commissioned: May 89
- Paid off: 2000
Former Jean Tide, commercial oil-rig supply vessel. After the Kingston-class was commissioned, Anticosti was identified as surplus and decommissioned in 2000.
Now a civilian research vessel working in Newfoundland