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CNAV Eastore (515)
ex
HMCS Eastore (Z56)
FS-554



FS-552 was transferred to Canada during World War II
Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down in 1944, as the Design 381 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-554 at Brunswick Marine Shipyard, Brunswick GA.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Completed and delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy in November 1944
  • Commission into the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Eastore (Z56), 7 December 1944
  • HMCS Eastore served as a supply ship along the east coast of Canada during World War II
  • Paid off (decommissioned) in 8 April 1946
  • Redesignated as a naval auxiliary (AKS) and reentered in service as CNAV Eastore (515)
  • Retired from Canadian naval service, circa 1964
  • Sold, 30 July 1964
  • Final Disposition, the ship's registry was deleted, 4 August 2010, due to the ship's existence being in doubt
    Specifications:
    Displacement (As Built) 560 gross tons
    Length (As Built) 176.10'
    Beam 32.2'
    Draft 9'
    Speed 12 kts
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    one 4" gun mount
    two 20mm gun mounts
    Propulsion
    two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
    , twin screws

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    HMCS Eastore (Z56)
    FS-554
    300755402
    76k HMCS Eastore (Z56) underway, date and location unknown.
    From the collection of H.S. (Tim) Lee Courtesy of Ryan Lee
    For Posterities Sake, a Royal Canadian Navy Project
     
    CNAV Eastore (515)
    FS-554
    300755401
    36k CNAV Eastore (515) underway, date and location unknown.
    Ken MacPherson collection which is housed at the University of Calgary Archives on behalf of Naval Museum of Alberta
    For Posterities Sake, a Royal Canadian Navy Project
     
    FS-554
    300755404
    82k CNAV Eastore (515) underway, date and location unknown.
    The Nauticapedia
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    FS-554
    300755403
    87k M/V Eastore (Ex-CNAV Eastore (515) moored pierside at Nassau, Bahama Islands in 1966
    Courtesy of / Capt. J.G.R. (Rod) Hutcheson, RCN (ret'd)
    For Posterities Sake, a Royal Canadian Navy Project
     

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