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HMCS Oriole

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Name  Oriole
Commissioned  19 June 1952
Identification  YAC 3
Launched  4 June 1921
Weight  92 tons
Owner  Royal Canadian Navy
Propulsion  Sail
Namesake  Oriole, Oriolus aurum
Homeport  CFB Esquimalt
Honours and awards  Dunkirk, 1940
Length  31 m
Displacement  92,000 kg
Builder  George Lawley & Son
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HMCS Oriole is the sail training vessel of the Royal Canadian Navy based at CFB Esquimalt in Victoria, British Columbia. She is a sailing ketch, currently the oldest commissioned vessel in the Royal Canadian Navy, and also the longest serving commissioned ship. Originally the yacht Oriole IV, the vessel was first acquired by the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, then returned to private ownership at the end. Oriole IV was reacquired during the Cold War for use on the East Coast of Canada before switching the West Coast of Canada permanently in 1956.


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Oriole has a standard displacement of 68 long tons (69 t) and a fully loaded displacement of 92 long tons (93 t). The vessel is 102 ft 0 in (31.1 m) long overall with a beam of 19 ft 0 in (5.8 m) and a draught of 9 ft 0 in (2.7 m). The vessel is propelled primarily by 11,000 sq ft (1,021.9 m2) of sail including the spinnaker in a Marconi rig. The height of the mainmast is 94 ft 0 in (28.7 m) and the mizzen mast is 55 ft 2 in (16.8 m). The vessel is equipped with an auxiliary Cummins diesel engine driving one shaft, creating 165 horsepower (123 kW). Oriole has a maximum speed of 8 knots (15 km/h). The vessel has a complement of one officer and five enlisted with the capacity for 18 trainees.


Oriole was originally laid down as the yacht Oriole IV by Dominion Shipbuilding in Toronto, Ontario, ordered by the Commodore of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Toronto, George Gooderham. Work was stopped on her construction due to a strike, but the vessel was taken to Neponset, Massachusetts where she was completed. The ship was launched on 4 June 1921. The ketch served as the Royal Canadian Yacht Club's flagship from 1924–1928.

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In 1941, Oriole IV was sold to the Navy League of Canada for use in training Sea Cadets. In 1943, during the Second World War she was chartered by the Royal Canadian Navy as a training vessel. Following the war the ship was returned to the Navy League, she was again chartered by the Navy as a new recruit training vessel in 1950. Oriole IV subsequently moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1951. She was officially commissioned as HMCS Oriole on 19 June 1952, and two years later the navy moved her to CFB Esquimalt to become a training vessel attached to the Naval Officer Training Centre. In 1956 she was purchased outright and attached to HMCS Venture at Esquimalt.

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In 1964, Oriole returned to the East Coast of Canada, taking part in the 450th anniversary of Jacques Cartier's arrival in Quebec. The vessel participates in the annual Swiftsure Yacht Race on the West Coast of Canada. In March 2017, Oriole sailed for the East Coast of Canada to participate in the Tall Ships Regatta in Quebec and the the Maritimes as part of Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations.

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