Canada's new 55m class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDV) are described. The requirement for the twelve vessels was a multi-role design incorporating MCM capabilities and a high Naval Reserve training capability. As a cost saving measure it was decided to build in steel and to reduce the risk to personnel in the MCM role by developing a remote minehunting system - such being increasingly sought even for more expensive magnetic platforms. A profile and deck plan of the MCDV is included in the article.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Naval Architect, June 1995, p E383 [1 p, 3 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Wood, G
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00717323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM