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Humberstone (H.M.C.S.)

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Registry #1 CN K.447 Registry #2 Chinese register Registry #3
Name 1 1944 Norham Castle (H.M.S.) Name 5 San Blas
Name 2 1944 Humberstone (H.M.C.S.) Name 6 1954 South Ocean
Name 3 1946 Taiwei Name 7
Name 4 Chang Chen Name 8
Year Built 1944 Place Glasgow Area Scotland Country UK
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 251.6' x 26.6' x 10'
Builder A. & J. Inglis Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement 1010
Gross Tonnage Type 1 Corvette, (Castle Class ex-RN)
Registered Tonnage Type 2
Engine 2750hp four-cylinder TE engine water-tube boiler. Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # K.447; K.497 Masters
She was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy as H.M.C.S. Humberstone and commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy on 06/09/1944 to 17/11/1945. She was sold in 1946 into the Chinese register.
Fate Registry closed Date 1959-00-00
Named Features
Significance of Name
She was launched on 12/04/1944. She was capabale of 16.5 knots with an endurance of 9500nm at 10 knots. She had a complement of 8 officers and 112 other ranks. She was acquired in 1944 as one of 12 vessel in exchange for twelve Canadian-built Algerine class minesweepers. She was broken up at Hong Kong in 1959.
Macpherson, Ken and Marc Milner (1993); Macpherson, Ken and John Burgess (1981); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Freeman, David J. (2000)
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