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Copper Cliff (H.M.C.S.)

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Registry #1 RN Registry #2 CN K.495 Registry #3 Chinese Registry
Name 1 1944 Hever Castle (H.M.S.) Name 5 1949 Guangzhou (PRC)
Name 2 1944 Copper Cliff (H.M.C.S.) Name 6
Name 3 1946 Ta Lung Name 7
Name 4 1947 Wan Lee Name 8
Year Built 1944 Place Blythe Area Scotland Country UK
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 251.6' x 26.6' x 10'
Builder Blythe Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement 1010
Gross Tonnage Type 1 Corvette, Castle-class
Registered Tonnage Type 2
Engine 2750hp 4-cylinder TE engine with water-tube boilers. Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # K.495; 602 Masters
She was acquired in 1944 as one of 12 vessel in excahnge for twelve Canadian-built Algerine class minesweepers. She was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy as H.M.C.S. Copper Cliff and commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy 25/07/1944 to 21/11/1945. She was sold in 1947 as the Ta Lung (Chinese registry). She was renamed as the Wan Lee. She was taken over by the Communist Chinese government in 1949 and re-armed in service to about 1960.
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She was capable of 16.5 knots with an endurance of 9500 nm at 10 knots. She had a complement of 8 officers and 112 other ranks.
Macpherson, Ken and Marc Milner (1993); Macpherson, Ken and John Burgess (1981); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa; Freeman, David J. (2000)
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