HMCS SASKATOON (2nd) (709)
The History of the SASKATOON (2nd)
HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1998.
Saskatoon is the tenth ship of her class which is the name for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project. She is the second vessel to use the designation HMCS Saskatoon, after the Flower class corvette HMCS Saskatoon (K158).
Saskatoon was laid down on 5 September 1997 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 30 March 1998. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 5 December 1998 and carries the pennant number 709.
She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt.
SASKATOON (2nd) Statistical Data
- Pendant: 709
- 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: 05-Sep-97
- Date Launched: 30-Mar-98
- Date Commissioned: 05-Dec-98
- Paid off:
HMCS Saskatoon near Esquimalt, British Columbia. A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter is practicing personnel transfers. Source:http://en.wikipedia.org