HMCS Coaticook

There has been only 1 vessel named Coaticook in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Coaticook (K410)

Commissioned on July 25, 1944 at Quebec City, Quebec, the River class frigate HMCS Coaticook proceeded to Bermuda in mid-September for 3 weeks of work-ups.

She was then assigned to Escort Group 27, with which she served on anti-submarine and support duties out of Halifax, Nova Scotia for the balance of the war.

In June 1945, HMCS Coaticook sailed to Esquimalt, British Columbia, where she was paid off into reserve on November 29. In 1949, her stripped hull was sold for a breakwater at Powell River, British Columbia, but was refloated in 1961. On December 14, 1961, while in tow for Victoria, British Columbia, to be broken up, the hull was found to be structurally unsound. In February 1962, HMCS Coaticook was blown up in situ off Race Rock, British Columbia.

  • Builder: Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd., Lauzon, Quebec
  • Laid down: June 14, 1943
  • Launched: November 26, 1943
  • Date commissioned: July 25, 1944
  • Date paid off: November 29, 1945
  • Displacement: 1,445 tons
  • Dimensions: 91.9 m x 11.1 m x 2.7 m
  • Speed: 19 knots
  • Crew: 141
  • Armament: two 4-inch (102-mm) guns (1 x II), one 12-pound (5.45 kg) gun, eight 20-mm guns (4 x II), Hedgehog and depth charges.

Battle honours

  • Gulf of St. Lawrence 1944
  • Atlantic 1944-45

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