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HMCS Iroquois (G89)
HMCS Iroquois
Career (Canada) Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.png Royal Canadian Navy Jack
Name: HMCS Iroquois
Namesake: Iroquois
Laid down: 19 September 1940
Launched: 23 September 1941
Commissioned: 30 November 1942
Out of service: 22 February 1946
Reinstated: October 1951
Honours and
  • Atlantic 1943
  • Arctic 1943–45
  • Biscay 1943–44
  • Norway 1945
  • Korea 1952–53
Notes: Served from 1951 to 1962 with the designation DDE 217.
General characteristics
Class & type: Tribal-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,927 tonnes
Length: 377 ft (115 m)
Beam: 37.5 ft (11.4 m)
Draught: 11.2 ft (3.4 m)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 3-Admiralty 3 drum type boilers, 2-Parsons geared steam turbines, 44,000 shp
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h)

HMCS Iroquois G89/217 was a Tribal-class destroyer that was built in the United Kingdom and served in the Royal Canadian Navy. She was the first ship to bear this name.

Iroquois served off Korea during the Korean War, commanded by William Landymore.[1]:1173 On 2 October 1952, the ship was hit by enemy shore batteries, killing 3 and wounding 10. These were the only RCN casualties in the war.[2]

The ship's badge is described as: Blazon Or, the head of an Iroquois brave, couped at the base of the neck, properly coloured and wearing two eagle feathers in his hair and a gold ring pendant from the ear.

See also


  1. Milner, Marc. "Landymore, William Moss", in The Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1988), Volume 2
  2. "Historical Calendar – 1952". Land of the Morning Calm: Canadians in Korea 1950–1953. Veterans Affairs Canada. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 


  • Brice, Martin H. (1971). The Tribals. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0245-2. 
  • English, John (2001). Afridi to Nizam: British Fleet Destroyers 1937–43. Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-95-0. 

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Coordinates: 41°18′N 41°24′W / 41.3°N 41.4°W / 41.3; -41.4

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