The History of the CAPE SCOTT

Ex-RN BEACHY HEAD was turned over to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1947 and served there until 1950 as the VULKAAN, when she was returned to the RN. In 1952, she was turned over to the RCN and renamed CAPE SCOTT. CAPE SCOTT was used on the East Coast until 1970 and was used alongside for several years for the Fleet Maintenance Facility until that organization moved ashore in 1975. Towed to Texas for scrapping in 1978

CAPE SCOTT Statistical Data

  • Pendant: 101
  • Type: Escort Maintenance Ship
  • Class: Cape
  • Displacement: 8,580 tonnes
  • Length: 441.5 ft
  • Width: 57 ft
  • Draught: 20 ft
  • Speed: 11 kts
  • Compliment: 270 Total Officers and Crew
  • Arms: None fitted.
  • Builder: Burrard D.D. Co., Vancouver
  • Keel Laid: 08-Jun-44
  • Date Launched: 27-Sep-44
  • Date Commissioned: 28-Jan-59
  • Paid off: 01-Jul-70

Keywords: HMCS CAPE SCOTT, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Escort Maintenance Ship, Cape Class