The Kingston-class consists of 30 coastal defence vessels operated by the Royal Canadian Navy. The class is the name for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project (MCDV). These multi-role vessels were built and launched from the early 2000s. Their main missions are coastal surveillance, sovereignty patrol, route survey, and training. The Kingston has a carbon fiber hull and is equipped with a dedicated mine-hunter ROV on a specially-designed rear deck, while also using special mine-hunting sonars. In addition, space on the deck forward of the ROV deck allows for four modules, about the size of 20-foot shipping containers, to be fitted for other duties. The Kingston-class use Z-drive azimuth thrusters and have incredible maneuverability. They also have lithium-ion batteries, allowing the ships to move for some distance virtually silently. The Kingston-class is also armed with a Bofors 57mm gun, x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS system and a pair of 12.7mm machine guns. They have a top speed of 19 knots.


  • Type: Minesweeper
  • Service Period: 2001-
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 225 feet (68.58 meters)
    • Beam: 45 feet (13.72 meters)
    • Draught: 12.5 feet (3.81 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,500 tons
  • Crew: 48
  • Power: 12,000 shp (8.95 MW)
  • Range: 6,500 Nautical Miles (12,038 Kilometers)
  • Speed: 19 Knots (35.19 Kilometers/Hour; 21.87 Miles/Hour)
  • Propulsion:
    • 2 x General Electric LM500 gas turbines
    • 2 x shafts
    • 2 x Z-drive azimuth thrusters (powered by lithium ion batteries for silent running)
  • Sensor Suite
    • Kelvin Hughes navigation RDF (I-band)
    • Kelvin Hughes 6000 surface search RDF (E-F band)
    • Signaal SPG-503 STIR 1.8 fire control RDF (K/I band)
    • Raytheon SQQ-32(V)3 Mine Hunting ASDIC
    • Hull mounted DSQS-11 mine-detection ASDIC
  • Armament
    • 1 x Bofors 57mm naval gun
    • 2 x M2 Browning machine guns
    • 1 x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x CH-146 Lynx

Unit RunEdit

  • HMCS Kingston (M C700)
  • HMCS Glace Bay (M C701)
  • HMCS Dorchester (M C702)
  • HMCS Peterborough (M C703)
  • HMCS Shawinigan (M C704)
  • HMCS Prince Rupert (M C705)
  • HMCS Dawson (M C706)
  • HMCS Goose Bay (M C707)
  • HMCS Moncton (M C708)
  • HMCS Saskatoon (M C709)
  • HMCS Brandon (M C710)
  • HMCS Summerside (M C711)
  • HMCS Gatineau (M C712)
  • HMCS Inverness (M C713)
  • HMCS Oromocto (M C714)
  • HMCS Edmunston (M C715)
  • HMCS Battleford (M C716)
  • HMCS Drumheller (M C717)
  • HMCS Malton (M C718)
  • HMCS Parksville (M C719)
  • HMCS Selkirk (M C720)
  • HMCS Burnaby (M C721)
  • HMCS Mississauga (M C722)
  • HMCS Vaughn (M C723)
  • HMCS Medicine Hat (M C724)
  • HMCS Brampton (M C725)
  • HMCS Abbotsford (M C726)
  • HMCS Saguenay (M C727)
  • HMCS Hamilton (M C728)
  • HMCS Trois-Rivieres (M C729)

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