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HMCS Kingston (MM 700)
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HMCS Kingston (MM 700)
Career (Canada)
Namesake: Kingston, Ontario
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 12 December 1994
Launched: 12 August 1995
Commissioned: 21 September 1996
Homeport: CFB Halifax
Motto: PRO REGE ET GREGE (For sovereign and people)[1]
Notes: Colours:Gold and Red
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 Kingston (MM 700) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1996.

Kingston is the lead 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 Kingston.

Kingston was laid down on 12 December 1994 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 12 August 1995. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 21 September 1996 and carries the hull classification number 700.

It 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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