Royal Canadian Navy – Cruiser

C 32  -  HMCS Ontario

ex - HMS Minotaur (53) / ex C 53 HMCS Minotaur

 

 

C-32 HMCS Ontario patch crest insignia badge

C-32 HMCS Ontario Minotaur class light cruiser Royal Canadian Navy Harland & Wolff Belfast

Type, Class:

 

Royal Navy Minotaur-class Light Cruiser

built as HMS Minotaur for the Royal Navy; never served in the RN;

transferred to Canada and commissioned in RCN in 1945;

Builder:

 

Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

STATUS:

 

Laid down: November 20, 1941

Launched: July 29, 1943

transferred to Royal Canadian Navy - July 1944

Commissioned: May 25, 1945 (Royal Canadian Navy)

renamed HMCS Ontario (C 32)

Decommissioned: October 15, 1958 (Royal Canadian Navy)

Fate: scrapped in Osaka, Japan - 1960-61

Homeport:

 

-

Namesake:

 

-

Ship’s Motto:

 

-

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

General characteristics:

Lenght: 169,30 meters

Beam: 19,20 meters

Draft: 5,25 meters

Displacement: 11130 tons (full load)

Speed: 31+ knots (57 km/h) max.

Range: 2000 NM (3700 km) at 30 knots (56 km/h) / 8000 NM (14800 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)

Crew: up to 870

Propulsion: 4 x oil fired Admiralty 3-drum type boilers

                    4 x geared steam turbines; 72500 shp

                    4 shafts / 4 propellers

 

Armament (Canadian service):

3 x Mk-23 6”/50-caliber triple guns

5 x Mk-16 HA 4”/45-caliber twin QF guns

4 x 2-pounder quad AA guns / 4 x 2-pounder single AA

40mm AA guns

20mm AA guns

2 x 21” triple torpedo tubes

 

Aviation:

none

 

ship images

 

C-32 HMCS Ontario Minotaur class light cruiser Royal Canadan Navy

 

HMCS Ontario C-32 minotaur class cruiser Royal Canadian Navy

 

C-32 HMCS Ontario cruiser Royal Canadian Navy ex HMS Minotaur

 

C-32 HMCS Ontario Minotaur class cruiser Royal Canadian Navy Harland & Wolff Belfast

 

 

HMCS Ontario (C 32) (ex HMS Minotaur / ex C 53 HMCS Minotaur):

 

- history wanted -

 

patches

 

C-32 HMCS Ontario patch crest insignia badgeHMCS Ontario C-32 crest insignia patch badgeC-32 HMCS Ontario badge insignia patch crest

 

 

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