HMCS Sakatchewan

British Colombia,Canada

HMCS Saskatchewan was built by Victoria Machinery Depot Ltd and launched in 1961. She entered service for the Canadian Navy in 1963 and was mostly used as a training vessel. The most exciting event in her career was probably the hunt for a suspected Soviet spy ship outside the US coast in the mid 1980's. She was stricken from the Navy lists in 1994. After a few years being laid up she was sold to be sunk as an artificial reef in British Colombia. She was scuttled outside Nanaimo 14. June 1997 and rest today on a depth of 30 meter. Also see the wreck of HMCS Cape Breton.


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HMCS Sakatchewan
DDE-262 366,0 x 42,0 x 13,6 f
     
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2880 displ ( std ) Victoria ( CA ) 1961
( CA )
Picture: HMCS Saskatchewan
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