HMCS Anticosti

There has been only one vessel named Anticosti in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Anticosti (112) / Auxiliary Minesweeping Vessel

Formerly named Jean Tide, HMCS Anticosti was built as an offshore drill-rig supply vessel by Allied Shipbuilding, Vancouver, BC. She was purchased along with her sister, HMCS Moresby, in 1988 and commissioned after conversion on 7 May 1989. She was converted again at Marystown, NL, in 1991.

On 3 September 1991, she departed Halifax for a tour of the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes. On 18 March 1990, she sailed for Norfolk, VA, to take part in the MCM Exercise First Shield 1. She was fitted with astern refuelling gear in 1995. She was among the ships taking part in rescue efforts after the Swissair Flight 111 crash in St. Margaret’s Bay in September 1998. Anticosti made her first and only visit to Anticosti Island on 15 September 1999.

She was paid off on 21 March 2000, and in January 2002 was sold to commercial interests.


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