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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Then FS LA LORIENTAISE M731 (1960)

Then FS La LORIENTAISE P652 (1973)

HMCS Miramichi 150


Laid down: 13 Jun 1952

Launched: 04 May 1954

Commissioned: 30 Jul 1954

Paid off: 01 Oct 1954

Transferred to French Navy: 01 Oct 1954

Re-commissioned: 01 Oct 1954

Re-classed: 01 Jun 1973

Paid off: 15 Oct 1986

Fate: Sunk as a target ship on 17 Jan 1989


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.


Commanding Officers

LCdr Jack Leroy Panabaker, RCN - 30 Jul 1954 - 11 Aug 1954

Lt D.A. Scott, RCN - 12 Aug 1954 - 1 Oct 1954


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Panabaker, Jack Leroy


1st Commanding Officer







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