The History of the MIRAMICHI (1st)

Commissioned at Vancouver on November 26, 1941, Miramichi spent her entire service career on the west coast, alternating between Esquimalt Force and Prince Rupert Force. In the summer and fall of 1943, while serving with Esquimalt Force, she was used occasionally for training purposes. She was paid off at Esquimalt on October 24, 1945, and is thought to have been broken up at Vancouver in 1949, having been purchased in 1946 by the Union Steamship Co. for conversion that was never proceeded with.

MIRAMICHI (1st) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: J169
  • Type: Minesweeper
  • Class: BANGOR Class (39-40 Programme)
  • Displacement: 672 tonnes
  • Length: 180 ft
  • Width: 28.5 ft
  • Draught: 8.3 ft
  • Speed: 16 kts
  • Compliment: 6 Officers and 77 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4" Gun, 1-3" Gun, 2-20mm
  • Builder: Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd.. Vancouver. B.C.
  • Keel Laid: 03-Nov-41
  • Date Launched: 02-Sep-41
  • Date Commissioned: 26-Nov-41
  • Paid off: 24-Oct-45

Keywords: HMCS MIRAMICHI (1st), Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Minesweeper, BANGOR Class (39-40 Programme) Class