HMCS Cape Breton - Canada

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The former Canadian Navy Escort Maintenance vessel HMCS Cape Breton is seen in this photograph lying at a dock in Vancouver Harbour, British Columbia, Canada on August 19th, 2001. Shortly after this picture was taken she was intentionally scuttled.

She was built in 1944-45 in British Columbia by the Burrard Drydock Company and served in the United Kingdom's Royal Navy as Flamborough Head. In 1951 she returned to Canada under the ownership of the Royal Canadian Navy, renamed Cape Breton and re-assigned as a training vessel at Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1958 she sailed for Esquimalt, B.C. and was converted to an escort maintenance vessel. Cape Breton was re-enrolled on November 16, 1959 and served as a repair ship at least until February 10, 1964 when she was paid off into reserve. Photograph by Rene Beauchamp

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