Royal Canadian Navy Auxiliaries and Other Ships

Royal Canadian Navy Auxiliaries and Other Ships

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Hydrographic Survey

CFAV Quest AGOR-172 (1969-2016) LOA 235′ TDISP 2,100 tons scrapped 2018

CSS/HMCS Acadia (1913) LOA 182′ TDISP 1,050 tons Canadian Hydrographic Service (commissioned patrol ship HMCS Acadia during both World Wars) museum ship since 1982

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HMCS Acadia ca. 1918 Library and Archives Canada CN-3278

Replenishment / Resupply vessels

MV Asterix (2018) built as Cynthia 2010. LOA 598′ TDISP 26,000 tons. Converted from commercial vessel, at Davie Shipbuilding QC 2017. This will bridge the gap in AOR replenishment resupply vessels created by the early retirement of the Protecteur class.

USS Dewey Replenishment-At-Sea with MV Asterix

MV Asterix alongside USS Dewey during RIMPAC 2018 exercises US Navy Official 4585423 PO2 Devin Langer

MV Asterix RCN supply 2019 HalifaxMV Asterix RCN supply 2017 Davie Levis QC

Protecteur Class Auxiliary Replenishment Oiler LOA 564′ TDISP 24,500 tons (2 retired, both scrapped)

HMCS Protecteur AOR-509 (1969 – 2015)

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HMCS Protecteur conducting an RAS with an Iroquois Class destroyer 1981 Library and Archives Canada Crown Copyright HSC81-74-14

HMCS Protecteur Esquimalt 2016HMCS Protecteur Esquimalt 2013
DESERT STORM

HMCS Protecteur during Operation Friction (Desert Storm) Note 3″ gun fitted in bow NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-91-04795 JO1 Joe Gawlowicz

HMCS Preserver AOR-510 (1970 – 2017)HMCS Preserver 2017 Sydney NS.jpg

Hydrofoils

HMCS Bras d’Or FHE-400 unique hydrofoil design (1968 – 1971) LOA 164′ TDISP 240 tons. preserved as a Museum Ship L’Islet-sur-Mer, QC

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HMCS Bras d’Or cutaway Copyright belongs to the Crown: Library and Archives Canada Mikan 5014188

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HMCS Bras d’Or flying (foil-borne) 1970: Library and Archives Canada Copyright belongs to the Crown REC70-367

R-103 Baddeck (Original name Bras d’Or until 1962) (1957 – 1973) LOA 59′ TDISP 17 tons, preserved in a disassembled state at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology Ottawa. This experimental hydrofoil helped test technologies used on the later HMCS Bras d’Or.

1990.0323.001.aa.cs R-103 Baddeck CSTMC catalog

R-103 Baddeck / Bras d’Or Canada Science and Technology Museum artifact 1990.0323.001 when it was on exterior display / storage. This image sourced from the museum’s online catalog.

R-103 Bras d'Or-Baddeck CITY OF OTTAWA GEO

R-103 Baddeck at rear of Canada Museum of Science and Technology, where it was on outside display in the 1990s and early 2000s. This view shows the very narrow transom. The foils were elsewhere. Contains information licensed under the Open Government Licence – City of Ottawa.

Diving Support Vessel

HMCS Cormorant ASL-20 (1975 – 1997) originally built as commercial vessel Aspa Quarto 1965 LOA 245′ TDISP 2,350 tons despite being sold to US buyers, the ship has been laid up in a deteriorated state at Bridgewater NS (LaHave River) ever since. Shortly after the below capture the vessel partially capsized.HMCS Cormorant Bridgewater NS 2015

Gate Vessels

Porte Class Gate / Boom Defence / naval reserve training Vessels 1951-1996 (4 built, all retired) LOA 125′ TDISP 500 tons

HMCS Porte de la Reine and HMCS Porte Quebec (both commissioned 1952)Porte class RCN vessels Washington 2011

Small Tankers

Dun Class Coastal Tanker LOA 179′ TDISP 950 tons (2, both now scrapped)

HMCS / CFAV Dundurn Z41/502 (1942-1993) after service as a naval auxiliary, served as a breakwater in North Vancouver until mid-2014, when Dundurn was removed to the Fraser River and then scrapped.HMCS Dundurn tanker North VAN 2009HMCS Dundurn tanker North VAN 2014

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