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HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701)
HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701).jpg
Career (Canada)
Namesake: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 28 April 1995
Launched: 22 January 1996
Commissioned: 26 October 1996
Homeport: CFB Halifax
Motto: EX FUNDO MARIS (From the depths of the sea)[1]
Honours and
Atlantic, 1944-45.
General characteristics
Class & type: Kingston-class coastal defence vessel
Displacement: 970 t
Length: 55.3 m (181.43 ft)
Beam: 11.3 m (37.07 ft)
Draught: 3.4 m (11.15 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x Jeumont DC electric motors
4 x 600VAC Wärtsilä SACM V12 diesel alternators
Speed: 15 kn (27.78 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,260.00 km)
Capacity: 47
Complement: 31 to 47
Sensors and
processing systems:
Kelvin Hughes navigation radar (I-band)
Kelvin Hughes 6000 surface search radar (E-F band)
Global Positioning System
A towed high-frequency sidescan sonar
Remote-control Mine Hunting System (RMHS)
Armament: 1 x Bofors 40 mm 60 Mk 5C cannon
2 x M2 Machine Guns

HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1996.

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

Glace Bay was laid down on 28 April 1995 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 22 January 1996. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 26 October 1996 and carries the pennant number 701.

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


  1. National Defence and the Canadian Forces (2012) Offical Lineages, Volume 2: Ships. Retrieved from

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