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Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Warships (HMCS) Commissioned 1950–1989, Minesweepers, Auxiliary, Maintenance and Patrol Vessels

Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Warships (HMCS) Commissioned 1950–1989,

Minesweepers, Auxiliary, Maintenance and Patrol Vessels

Data currrent to 10 June 2019.

Aircraft Carriers HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21) and HMCS Bonaventure (CVL 22) are listed on a separate page on this website.

Destroyers are listed on a separate page on this website.

RCN Submarines are listed on a separate page on this website.

YMS-1-class minesweeper

HMCS Cordova (MCB 158)

 (RCN Photo)

HMCS Cordova (MCB 158).

Bay-class minesweepers

HMCS Chaleur (MCB 144) (I); HMCS Chaleur (MCB 164) (II); HMCS Chignecto (MCB 156) (II); HMCS Chignecto (MCB 160) (III); HMCS Comox (MCB 146) (II); HMCS Cowichan (MCB 147) (II); HMCS Cowichan (MCB 162) (III); HMCS Fortune (MCB 151); HMCS Fundy (MCB 145) (II); HMCS Fundy (MCB 159) (III); HMCS Gaspé (MCB 143) (II); HMCS James Bay (MCB 152); HMCS Miramichi (MCB 150) (II); HMCS Miramichi (MCB 163) (III); HMCS Quinte (MCB 149) (II); HMCS Resolute (MCB 154); HMCS Thunder (MCB 153) (II); HMCS Thunder (MCB 161) (III); HMCS Trinity (MCB 157); HMCS Ungava (MCB 148) (II)

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4951235)

HMCS Miramichi (MCB 163) (III).

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4951236)

HMCS Miramichi (MCB 163) (III).

Bird-class patrol vessels

HMCS Blue Heron (PCS 782); HMCS Cormorant (PCS 781) (I); HMCS Loon (PCS 780); HMCS Mallard (PCS 783)

Provider-class auxiliary oil replenishment

 (USN Photo)

HMCS Provider (AOR 508), underway at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (USA), during exercise "RIMPAC '86".

Cape-class escort maintenance ships

HMCS Cape Breton (ARE 100); HMCS Cape Scott (ARE 101)

(IWM Photo, FL13145)

HMCS Cape Breton (ARE 100) was a RCN Cape-class escort maintenance ship.  Originally built for the Royal Navy as HMS Flamborough Head in 1944 she was transferred in 1952.  Upon her commissioning she was the second ship to bear the name Cape Breton.

Porte-class gate vessels

HMCS Porte Dauphine (YMG 186); HMCS Porte de la Reine (YMG 184); HMCS Porte Quebec (YMG 185); HMCS Porte St. Jean (YMG 180); HMCS Porte St. Louis (YMG 183)

Miscellaneous vessels

Wind-class icebreaker

HMCS Labrador (AW 50)

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4951063)

HMCS Labrador (AW 50), Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1956.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4951034)

HMCS Labrador (AW 50), Piasecki HUP-3 helicopter, RCN (Serial No. 116623), 247, Oct 1955.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4951035)

HMCS Labrador (AW 50), Piasecki HUP-3 helicopter, RCN (Serial No. 116623), 247, Oct 1955.

Hydrofoil prototype

 (DND Photo)

HMCS Bras d’Or (R-103) (I), later renamed HMCS Baddeck (R-103) (II) when FHE 400 was built.  HMCS Bras d’Or (FHE 400) (II)

 (Author Photo)

HMCS Bras d'Or, maritime Museum of Quebec, L'Islet sur Mer, Quebec.

Surveyor

HMCS Cedarwood (AGSC 539)

Diving support ship

HMCS Cormorant (ASL 20) (II)

Mine sweeping auxiliary ships

HMCS Anticosti (MSA 110) (II); HMCS Moresby (MSA 112) (III)

Yard Diving Tenders

CFAV Raccoon (YDT 10)

YAG 300 Series Training Vessels

CFAV Grizzly (YAG 306); CFAV Wolf (YAG 308); CFAV Otter (YAG 312); CFAV Caribou (YAG 314); CFAV Badger (YAG 319); CFAV Lynx (YAG 320)

(Lest69 Photo)

CFAV Caribou (YAG 314), Yard Auxiliary General.