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"300 Class" replacements


Above is the new replacements for the 1940ds YAG 300 class vessles


The following information is from


The Orca class are new training and patrol vessels being built for the Canadian Forces Maritime Command. A $70 million CAD contract for six vessels, with an option for a further two, was awarded in early November 2004 to Victoria Shipyards.

The new ships are replacements for the aging YAG (Yard Auxiliary, General) 300 series training boats, which were built in the 1950's. As such, their primary role will be training junior regular and reserve naval officers. All the boats will be based at CFB Esquimalt in British Columbia.

Although the boats were designed with the Junior Officer Training requirement in mind, they may also provide a secondary inshore patrol capability on the West Coast. At 20 knots, these vessels will be 5 knots faster than the Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defense Vessel (MCDV), but slower than many purpose-built patrol vessels such as the 30-knot US Coast Guard Island Class cutter.

Orca, the lead ship of the class, was accepted by the Navy on November 17, 2006, in a ceremony at CFB Esquimalt.11 11111111


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