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HMCS Chaudiere (DDE 235)
Career (Canada) Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Naval Ensign of Canada.svg
Namesake: Chaudiere River
Builder: Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax
Laid down: 30 July 1953
Launched: 13 November 1957
Commissioned: 14 November 1959
Decommissioned: 23 May 1974
Honours and
awards:
Atlantic 1944, Normandy 1944, Biscay 1944
Fate: Placed in Category "C" reserve in 1974. Used as parts hulk 1988-1989 for HMCS Kootenay (DDE 258). Sunk as artificial reef off British Columbia in 1992.
General characteristics
Class & type: Restigouche-class destroyer
Displacement: 2800 t (deep load)
Length: 366 ft (111.6 m)
Beam: 42 ft (12.8 m)
Draught: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: 2-shaft English-Electric geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock and Wilcox boilers 30,000 shp
Speed: 28 knots (51.9 km/h)
Range: 4,750 nautical miles (8,797.0 km) at 14 knots (25.9 km/h)
Complement: 249
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 x SPS-12 air search radar
  • 1 x SPS-10B surface search radar
  • 1 x Sperry Mk.2 navigation radar
  • 1 x SQS-501 high frequency bottom profiler sonar
  • 1 x SQS-502 high frequency mortar control sonar
  • 1 x SQS-503 hull mounted active search sonar
  • 1 x SQS-10 hull mounted active search sonar
  • 1 x Mk.69 gunnery control system with SPG-48 director forward
  • 1 x GUNAR Mk.64 GFCS with on-mount SPG-48 director aft
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • 1 x DAU HF/DF (high frequency direction finder)
  • Armament:
  • 1 x 3"/70 Mk.6 Vickers twin mount forward
  • 1 x 3"/50 Mk.33 FMC twin mount aft
  • 2 x Mk NC 10 Limbo ASW mortars
  • 2 x single Mk.2 "K-gun" launchers with homing torpedoes
  • 1 x 103mm Bofors illumination rocket launchers
  • Aircraft carried: none

    HMCS Chaudiere (DDE 235) was a Restigouche-class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy and later the Canadian Forces from 1959-1974.

    Chaudiere was the second vessel in her class and is the second Canadian naval unit to bear this name.

    She was laid down on 30 July 1953 at Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax and launched on 13 November 1957. She was commissioned into the RCN on 14 November 1959 carrying the pennant number 235.

    Chaudiere was not selected for the Improved Restigouche (IRE) or Destroyer Life Extension (DELEX) programs and was instead decommissioned from active service in the CF on 23 May 1974.

    She was placed in Category C reserve and in 1988 she reverted to a parts hulk, with part of her bow being used in 1989 to repair her sistership HMCS Kootenay (DDE 258).

    She was sunk as an artificial reef in Sechelt Inlet, British Columbia in 1992.

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