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Waskesiu (H.M.C.S.)

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Registry #1 CN K.330 Registry #2 India Registry Registry #3
Name 1 1943 Waskesiu (H.M.C.S.) Name 5
Name 2 1947 Hooghly Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1943 Place Esquimalt Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 301.5' x 36.6' x 9.0'
Builder Yarrows Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement 1445
Gross Tonnage Type 1 Frigate (1942/3 Programme)
Registered Tonnage Type 2 Pilot Boat
Engine 5500ihp T/S Steam reciprocating engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # K.330 Masters
In 1943-1945 she was owned by the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1947 she was in service as a Hooghly River pilot vessel in India.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
Instead of champagne, holy water from India was flown in for Sardarni Malik, wife of the former Indian high commisioner to Canada to break on the bow.
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Freeman, David J. (2000)
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