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HMCS Shawinigan (MM 704)
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HMCS Shawinigan (MM 704)
Career (Canada)
Name: HMCS Shawinigan (MM 704)
Namesake: Shawinigan, Quebec
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 26 April 1996
Launched: 15 November 1996
Commissioned: 14 June 1997
Homeport: CFB Halifax
Honours and
Atlantic, 1942-44; Gulf of St. Lawrence, 1942, 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: Kingston-class coastal defence vessel
Displacement: 970 tonnes
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 Shawinigan (MM 704) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1997.

Shawinigan is the fifth 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 Shawinigan.

Shawinigan was laid down on 26 April 1996 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 15 November 1996. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 14 June 1997 and carries the pennant number 704.

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


The ship in Boston Harbor

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