Thursday, December 8, 2011

HMCS Kingston, Back To work



After a period of layup and then maintenance, HMCS Kingston sailed yesterday presumably for some trials. She spent a portion of the last night anchored in the Basin. The 12 Kingston Class vessels were built as Minesweepers, But also excel as Survey and diving platforms - Their main issue is their slow speed - about 15 knots, which is required for mine-sweeping, but limits their usefulness in other duties.

As A result, a Proposed mid life refit was shelved, and the MCDV's will likely have a shorter then normal life. MCDV Refers to their designation as Maritime Coastal Defense Vessels.
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