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HMCS Summerside (MM 711)
HMCS Summerside
HMCS Summerside (MM 711)
Career (Canada)
Namesake: Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 28 March 1998
Launched: 25 September 1998
Commissioned: 18 July 1999
Homeport: CFB Halifax
Honours and
Atlantic, 1941-44; Gulf of St. Lawrence, 1942, 1944; Normandy, 1944; English Channel, 1944-45
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 Summerside (MM 711) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel of the Royal Canadian Navy that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1999.

Summerside is the twelfth 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 Summerside.

Summerside was laid down on 28 March 1998 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 25 September 1998. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 18 July 1999 and carries the pennant number 711.

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


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