HMCS Saguenay

Nova Scotia,Canada

HMCS Saguenay was a St. Laurent class destroyer laid down by Halifax Shipyard Limited in April 1951. She was launched in July 1953 and was commissioned three years later. She was specialized in anti submarine warfare during the cold war, and served in both the Atlantic and Pacific ocean's. She was refitted several times during her career, and was given a helicopter platform among other advanced weapons systems. She was decommissioned in June 1990 and was sold four years later to South Shore Marine Park Society. She was rigged down and prepared as a future artificial reef, and was scuttled 25. June 1994. The wreck rest today on a depth of 27 meter outside Lunenburg.

Former names:
HMCS Saguenay
DDE 206, DDH 206
366,0 x 42,0 x 13,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2263 displ ( std )
Halifax ( CA ) 1953
( CA )

Picture: HMCS Sagueunay in 1967
Courtesy of Hamilton Naval Heritage

Last updated: November 2017