|HMCS Columbia (DDE 260)|
|Builder:||Burrard Dry Dock Ltd., North Vancouver|
|Laid down:||11 June 1952|
|Launched:||1 November 1956|
|Commissioned:||7 November 1959|
|Decommissioned:||18 February 1974|
|Fate:||Placed in Category "C" reserve in 1974. Laid up at CFB Esquimalt and used as a dockside engineering training platform (with no-thrust wheels replacing her propellers). Sunk as artificial reef off British Columbia in 1996.|
|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)|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
Columbia was the seventh and final ship in her class and is the second Canadian naval unit to carry the name HMCS Columbia.
Columbia was not selected for the Improved Restigouche (IRE) or Destroyer Life Extension (DELEX) projects and was instead decommissioned from active service in the CF on 18 February 1974. She was placed in Category C reserve and was converted into a dockside engineering training platform at CFB Esquimalt; her propellers were replaced with no-thrust wheels for this purpose.
Columbia was removed from reserve status in 1988 and sunk as an artificial reef off British Columbia in 1996.
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