HMCS Sakatchewan

British Colombia,North America

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 1980s. In 1994 she was stricken from the Navy lists. After a few years being laid up she was in early 1997 sold to be sunk as an artificial reef outside British Colombia. 14.June 1997 she was scuttled outside Nanaimo and rest today on a depth of 30 meter.

Former names:
HMCS Sakatchewan
DDE-262 366,0 x 42,0 x 13,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2880 displ Victoria ( CA ) 1961 ( CA )

Picture: HMCS Saskatchewan
Courtesy of Shipspotting