HMCS WHITEHORSE (705)
The History of the WHITEHORSE
HMCS Whitehorse (MM 705) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1998.
Whitehorse is the sixth 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 Whitehorse.
Whitehorse was laid down on 26 July 1996 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 24 February 1997. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 17 April 1998 and carries the pennant number 705.
She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt.
WHITEHORSE Statistical Data
- Pendant: 705
- 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: 26-Jul-96
- Date Launched: 24-Feb-97
- Date Commissioned: 17-Apr-98
- Paid off: