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Coaticook (H.M.C.S.)

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Registry #1 CN K.410 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1943 Coaticook (H.M.C.S.) Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1943 Place Lauzon Area BC Country Canada
Designer William Reed Measurement (imp) 283' x 36.5' x 9'
Builder Davie Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Lauzon PQ Measurement (metric) 86.26m x 11.13m x 2.74m
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 1445 Type 1 Frigate, River-class
Registered Tonnage Type 2
Engine 2 Triple expansion steam engines Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # K.410 Masters
She served in the Royal Canadian Navy 1944-1945. She was sold in 1948.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name Named for Coaticook QC.
In 1949 she was in service as a breakwater at Powell River BC. In 1961 she was towed back to Victoria BC for scrapping by Morris L. Greene. During the tow she was damaged and started takingwater. Greene convinced the underwriters to let him sink the vessel. He put four cases of Forcite into the vessel off of Race Rocks and she exploded, sinking her.
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Freeman, David J. (2000); MacFarlane, John M. (1990) Capital Iron: Scrap dealers in Lotusland. In Resolution (Newletter of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia); Sooke Region Museum (1989)
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