HMCS Chaleur (MCB 144)

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History
Canada
Name: Chaleur
Namesake: Chaleur Bay
Laid down: 8 June 1951
Launched: 21 June 1952
Commissioned: 18 June 1954
Decommissioned: 30 September 1954
Identification: MCB 144
Fate: Sold to France as La Dieppoise
Badge: A field pile or and gules above a barry wavy azure and argent, and in the center an equilateral triangle azure bearing a fern leaf or.[1]
France
Name: La Dieppoise
Acquired: 9 October 1954
Commissioned: 13 November 1954
Decommissioned: 9 July 1987
Struck: 1987
Identification: P 655
General characteristics
Class and type: Bay-class minesweeper
Displacement:
  • 390 long tons (400 t)
  • 412 long tons (419 t) (deep load)
Length: 152 ft (46 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 GM 12-cylinder diesels, 2,400 bhp (1,800 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 38
Armament: 1 × Bofors 40 mm gun

HMCS Chaleur (MCB 144) was a Bay-class minesweeper that served in the Royal Canadian Navy for three and a half months in 1954 before being sold to the French Navy to become La Dieppoise. She was eventually replaced by HMCS Chaleur (MCB 164).

References[change | change source]

  1. Arbuckle, p. 24