HMCS KINGSTON (700)
The History of the KINGSTON
HMCS Kingston (MM 700) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1996.
Kingston is the lead ship of her class which is the name for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project. She is the first vessel to use the designation HMCS Kingston.
Kingston was laid down on 12 December 1994 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 12 August 1995. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 21 September 1996 and carries the hull classification number 700.
It is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax.
KINGSTON Statistical Data
- Pendant: 700
- Type: Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel
- Class: Kingston
- Displacement: 970 tonnes
- Length: 55.31 m / 181.5 ft
- Width: 11.3 m / 37 ft
- Draught: 3.4 m / 11 ft
- Speed: 15 kts
- Compliment: 31-36 Officers and Crew
- Arms: 1 - 40mm Bofors, 2 - 12.7 mm M.G.
- Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax, NS
- Keel Laid: 12-Dec-94
- Date Launched: 12-Aug-95
- Date Commissioned: 21-Sep-96
- Paid off: