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HMCS Goose Bay (MM 707)

HMCS Goose Bay (foreground) proceeding to the Davis Straits with HMCS Montréal and USCGC Alder for Operation Nanook 2010.[1]

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HMCS Goose Bay is a [[Kingston class coastal defence vessel #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Kingston-class coastal defence vessel]] that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1998.

Goose Bay is the eighth ship of her class which is the name for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project. She is the first vessel to use the designation HMCS Goose Bay.

Goose Bay was laid down on 22 February 1997 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 4 September 1997. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 26 July 1998 and carries the pennant number 707.

She is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax.

Design and Construction

The [[Kingston class coastal defence vessel #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Kingston-class coastal defence vessel]] was conceived to use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment and construction techniques in a ship designed to military specifications. The construction of the design required the building of partially outfitted steel block units, which were assembled into larger blocks and those blocks were integrated into the ship. The decks were assembled upside down with pre-outfitting of the underside of the deck prior to installation on the ship. The ship is outfitted with a degaussing system from Power Magnetics and Electronic Systems.[2]

Kingston class vessels are designed to carry up to three Script error: No such module "convert". ISO containers with power hookups on the open deck aft in order to embark mission-specific payloads.[3]

Armament and Sensors

Kingston-class vessels are outfitted with a Bofors 40 mm 60 mk5C rapid fire gun, and two 12.7mm machine guns. The ships are equipped with one of three modular mine countermeasures systems: the deep sea Thales MMS mechanical mine sweeping system, the route survey system or the Sutec remotely operated vehicle (ROV) mine inspection system.[2]

The navigation equipment installed in Kingston-class vessels are a Kelvin Hughes I-band navigation radar and a global positioning system. The surface search radar is the E to F-band Kelvin Hughes 6000.[2]

Propulsion

The ship is equipped with four main Wärtsilä UD 23V12 diesel engines which are coupled to four alternators (600 V AC). Two Jeumont electric motors (±740 V DC) provide power to the two LIPS Z-drive azimuth thrusters which are fitted with fixed-pitch reversing propellers. The propulsion system provides 15 knots (28 km/h) maximum continuous speed. The range at the economical cruising speed of 9 knots (17 km/h) using two engines is 5,000 nautical miles (9,000 km) with a 20% margin in tank capacity. Mechanical minesweeping is carried out at 8 knots (15 km/h). The crash stop length is five ship lengths from a speed of 15 knots (28 km/h).[2]

Service history

In August 2010 Goose Bay participated in Operation Nanook 2010, in the Canadian Arctic.[1] This was the fourth annual joint exercise, and the first where foreign vessels participated. In 2012, the vessel deployed as part of Operation Caribbe, Canada's participation in the war on drugs.[4]

In February 2015, Goose Bay was deployed again to Operation Caribbe.[5] In March 2015, as part of Operation Caribbe, Goose Bay, along with HMCS Shawinigan and the US frigate USS Kauffman, intercepted a vessel in the Caribbean Sea carrying Script error: No such module "convert". of cocaine.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Canada Command - OP Nanook". Canadian Forces. August 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.  mirror
  2. ^ a b c d "Kingston Class Coastal Defence Vessels, Canada". naval-technology.com. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Saunders, Stephen (ed.) (2008). Jane's Fighting Ships 2008–2009. Jane's Fighting Ships (111th ed.). Surrey: Jane's Information Group. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-7106-2845-9. OCLC 225431774. 
  4. ^ "Navy assists in large drug bust". CFB Esquimalt Lookout. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Pugliese, David (2 March 2015). "Four Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels on patrol on OP Caribbe". Defence Watch (Ottawa Citizen). Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Canada, US navies seize 1,000 kg cocaine in Caribbean". Business Standard. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Pugliese, David (9 March 2015). "HMCS Goose Bay and HMCS Shawinigan take part in drug bust in Caribbean Sea". Defence Watch (Ottawa Citizen). Retrieved 10 March 2015. 

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