HMCS Kingston to visit Charlottetown

Published on July 17, 2014

HMCS Kingston

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The Halifax-based Canadian warship HMCS Kingston will be visiting Charlottetown from July 18-21.

HMCS Kingston is a Maritime coastal defence vessel MCDVs and is a multi-role minor war vessel with a primary mission of coastal surveillance and patrol including naval operations and exercises, search and rescue, law enforcement, resource protection and fisheries patrols. 

Several types of mission specific payloads can be added to allow for rapid role change from one mission type to another such as a mechanical minesweeping system, a route survey system and a bottom object inspection vehicle.

The ship will be open to visitors on Sunday July 20. The public is invited to come to the cruise ship pier along the Charlottetown waterfront between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to meet the crew and come on board for tours of the vessel.

HMCS Kingston was commissioned on Sept. 21, 1996, and her crew are primarily made up of naval reservists with a couple having strong roots in P.E.I.