Royal Canadian Navy – Mine Warfare Vessels

Royal Canadian Navy Mine Warfare Vessels

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Isles Class trawlers / minesweepers / local defence vessels LOA 164′ / 50 m TDISP 550 tons (145 built, mostly for Royal Navy) In British service these are normally referred to as the Basset Class.

HM Trawler Scalpay © IWM (FL 10668)

HMCS Cailiff (ex. HMS Cailiff) T-276 (1942) built at Collingwood shipyards, sold 1946 and became Norwegian Trawler Borgenes, laid up 1990s, preserved as museum ship Kristiansund Norway at pier near Norsk Klippfiskmuseum until sold for scrap in 2012HMCS Cailiff Isles Class trawler 2004 norwayHMCS Cailiff Isles Class trawler 2010 norway.jpgHMCS Cailiff Isles Class trawler 2011 norway

Bay Class LOA 152′ / 46.3 m TDISP 410 tons (20, 6 transferred to France, 1 other possibly still in Turkish service) Mahogany hulled.

HMCS MIRAMICHI Bay class e010777558-v8
HMCS Miramichi Bay Class minesweeper Crown Copyright Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada CT-660

HMCS Fortune MCB-151 (1954 – 1964), now MV Edgewater Fortune. Converted to a house-boat, extensively modified, up for sale as of 2017Bay class RCN minesweeper Fortune Vancouver 2016

Crowsnest Apr. 1959 edition P.23. Photo credit would now be Crown Copyright, Department of National Defence, E-49225.

Former HMCS Fundy MCB-159 (1956 – 1996), HMCS Thunder MCB-161 (1957 – 1997), and most likely HMCS Miramichi MCB-163 (1957 – 1998) all laid up Beecher Bay, BC, 2004-2007. By 2010 only 1 vessel remained. (see Jerry Proc web page on Bay Class for more information)Bay class RCN minesweeper Beecher Bay 2009HMCS Cowichan MCB-162 (1957-1997) sold privately, but has been left at Cooper’s Cove near Sooke BC.HMCS Cowichan Sooke BC 2022

HMCS Chaleur MCB-164 (1957-1998) sold to San Francisco private owners, may now be restored or converted to some commercial use.

HMCS Chaleur MCB-164 Credit: National Air Photo Library NRCAN A23658 photo 45, 1974/04/03. Crown Copyright

HMCS Chaleur CA 2014

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