HMCS YELLOWKNIFE (706)
The History of the YELLOWKNIFE
HMCS Yellowknife (MM 706) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1998.
Yellowknife is the seventh 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 Yellowknife.
Yellowknife was laid down on 7 November 1996 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 5 June 1997. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 18 April 1998 and carries the pennant number 706.
She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt.
YELLOWKNIFE Statistical Data
- Pendant: 706
- 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: 07-Nov-96
- Date Launched: 05-Jun-97
- Date Commissioned: 18-Apr-98
- Paid off:
HMCS YELLOWKNIFE. February 6, 2009. (Source)