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Protecteur-class replenishment oiler
HMCS Protecteur(AOR 509)
HMCS Protecteur
Class overview
Name: Protecteur-class auxiliary oiler
Builders: Saint John Shipbuilding in Saint John, New Brunswick
Operators:  Royal Canadian Navy
Preceded by: Provider-class
In commission: 30 August 1969
Planned: 2
Completed: 2
Active: Protecteur
Preserver
Laid up: 2
Lost: 0
Retired: 0
Preserved: 0
General characteristics
Class & type: Protecteur
Type: AOR
Tonnage: 8,380 tons light; 24,700 tons full load
Displacement: 24,700 tons
Length: 171.9 m
Beam: 23.2 m
Draught: 10.1 m
Propulsion:

2 × Babcock and Wilcox boilers

1 × General Electric steam turbine engine @ 21000 shaft HP
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Range: 7,500 miles
Endurance: 4100 NM at 20kt; 7500 at 11.5kt
Capacity: 14,590 tons fuel
400 tons aviation fuel
1,048 tons dry cargo
1,250 tons ammunition
Complement: 365
Armament:

• 2 × Phalanx CIWS (Block 1)

• 6 × M2 Browning machine guns
Aircraft carried: 3 × CH-124 Sea King helicopters
Aviation facilities: covered hangar for ASW helicopters
Notes: Will be replaced by the Joint Support Ship Project

Protecteur-class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships are used by the Royal Canadian Navy to resupply ships at sea with food, munitions, fuel and spare parts. They have more sophisticated medical and dental facilities than smaller warships. At 172 meters (564 feet) the ships are the largest operated by the RCN.

General characteristics[]

  • Length: 171.9 m
  • Beam: 23.2 m
  • Displacement: 8,380 tons light; 24,700 tons full load
  • Aircraft: 3 x CH-124 Sea King helicopters
  • Complement: 365 (27 of whom are officers) - this includes 45 aircrew
  • Cargo Capacity:
    • 14,590 tons fuel
    • 400 tons aviation fuel
    • 1,048 tons dry cargo
    • 1,250 tons ammunition
  • Armament:

Ships in class[]

HMCS Protecteur (AOR 509)[]

  • Builders:  Canada (Saint John Shipbuilding in Saint John, New Brunswick)
  • Laid down: 16 December 1966
  • Launched: 18 July 1968
  • Operator: Royal Canadian Navy
  • Stationed: West Coast (Esquimalt, British Columbia)
  • Commissioned: 30 August 1969
  • Status: In active service
  • Modifications:
  • Operations: Operation Altair

HMCS Preserver (AOR 510)[]

  • Builders:  Canada (Saint John Shipbuilding in Saint John, New Brunswick)
  • Laid down: 17 October 1967
  • Launched: 1969
  • Operator: Royal Canadian Navy
  • Stationed: East Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • Commissioned: 30 July 1970
  • Status: In active service
  • Modifications:
  • Operations: Op Apollo

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