The HMCS Haida, commissioned on August 30, 1943, is a Tribal-class destroyer that sank more enemy targets than any other Canadian warship during her service in the Royal Canadian Navy during her commission.
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Length: 377 feet. Beam: 36.5 feet. Displacement: 1,927 tons. Maximum speed: 36.5 knots (67.6 km/hr). Complement: 18 Officers, 230 Men.
The Haida is also the only surviving Tribal-class destroyer in the world out of twenty-seven that were constructed for the Royal Canadian Navy between 1937 and 1945.
Her battle honours are as follows: Arctic 1943-1945, English Channel 1944, Normandy 1944, Biscay 1944 & Korea 1952-1954. The Haida was decommissioned on October 11, 1963, and placed out of service on February 22, 1964, but not without her battle scars, extensive accomplishments and victories.
For an extensive list of her history, Wikipedia will surely please any history buff. HMCS Haida is now a floating museum and was listed as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984 resting at Pier 9 in Hamilton harbour. Proudly on display at the site are her two propellers.
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