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HMCS Yellowknife
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HMCS Yellowknife (MM 706)
Career (Canada)
Namesake: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 7 November 1996
Launched: 5 June 1997
Commissioned: 18 April 1998
Homeport: CFB Esquimalt
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 Yellowknife (MM 706) is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1998.

Yellowknife is the seventh 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 Yellowknife.

Yellowknife was laid down on 7 November 1996 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and was launched on 5 June 1997. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 18 April 1998 and carries the pennant number 706.

She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt.


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