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HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702)
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HMCS Namaimo alongside in Victoria Harbour for Canada Day 2009 celebrations
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Namesake: Nanaimo, British Columbia
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 11 August 1995
Launched: 17 May 1996
Commissioned: 10 May 1997
Homeport: CFB Esquimalt
Motto: Faith and Labour[1]
Honours and
Inherited battle honours:
Atlantic, 1941-44
Gulf of St. Lawrence, 1944
Status: Active as of 2009
Notes: Colours: Gold and Blue[2]
General characteristics
Class & type: Kingston-class coastal defence vessel
Displacement: 970 tonnes
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)
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 Nanaimo (MM 702) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1997.

Nanaimo is the third ship of her class, which is the name for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project. She is the second vessel to use the designation HMCS Nanaimo.

Nanaimo was laid down on 11 August 1995 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 17 May 1996. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 10 May 1997, and carries the pennant number 702.

She is assigned to Joint Task Force Pacific (formerly Maritime Forces Pacific) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt.

HMCS Nanaimo

Nanaimo underway in July 2006

References and external linksEdit

  1. National Defence and the Canadian Forces (2012) Offical Lineages, Volume 2: Ships. Retrieved from
  2. National Defence and the Canadian Forces (2012) Offical Lineages, Volume 2: Ships. Retrieved from
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