For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS MIRAMICHI 150
Then FS LA LORIENTAISE M731 (1960)
Then FS La LORIENTAISE P652 (1973)
Built by the Saint John Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., she was commissioned on 30 Jul 1954. Paid off on 01 Oct 1954, she was, on the same day, transferred to the French Navy, and commissioned as the "dragueur" La Lorientaise M731. On 01 Jun 1973 she was re-classed as a "patrouilleur" with pendant number P652. On 17 Jan 1989 the former La Lorientasie was sunk as a target in a live fire ex using 20, 30 and 100 mm gunfire from the French Naval vessels EV Henry, Commandant Birot, La Railleuse and La Gracieuse in the Pacific off the coast of New Caledonia.