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HMCS Goose Bay (MM 707)
HMCS Goose Bay (foreground) proceeding to the Davis Straits with HMCS Montréal and USCGC Alder for Operation Nanook 2010.[1]
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Namesake: Goose Bay, Labrador
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 22 February 1997
Launched: 4 September 1997
Commissioned: 26 July 1998
Homeport: CFB Halifax
General characteristics
Class & type: Kingston-class coastal defence vessel
Displacement: 970 t
Length: 55.3 m (181.43 ft)
Beam: 11.3 m (37.07 ft)
Draught: 3.4 m (11.15 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x Jeumont DC electric motors
4 x 600VAC Wärtsilä SACM V12 diesel alternators
Speed: 15 kn (27.78 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,260.00 km)
Capacity: 47
Complement: 31 to 47
Sensors and
processing systems:
Kelvin Hughes navigation radar (I-band)
Kelvin Hughes 6000 surface search radar (E-F band)
Global Positioning System
A towed high-frequency sidescan sonar
Remote-control Mine Hunting System (RMHS)
Armament: 1 x Bofors 40 mm 60 Mk 5C cannon
2 x M2 Machine Guns

HMCS Goose Bay (MM 707) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1998.

Goose Bay is the eighth 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 Goose Bay.

Goose Bay was laid down on 22 February 1997 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 4 September 1997. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 26 July 1998 and carries the pennant number 707.

She is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax.

In August 2010 the Goose Bay participated in Operation Nanook 2010, in the Canadian Arctic.[1] This was the fourth annual joint exercise, and the first where foreign vessels participated.

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