HMCS Gatineau was the third Restigouche Class Destroyer Escort built.
I was on the Gatineau from April to November 1964. I good deal of that time the ship was in refit in the Halifax shipyard so, my time at sea on her was limited.
|The Gatineau on the right and the Restigouche on the left getting refueled simultaneously by HMCS Provider|
The ASROC launcher replaced the 3 in/50 cal twin mount and one Mk 10 Limbo mortars aft. The ASROC was rocket-propelled Mk 44 torpedo that had a minimum range of 820 metres (900 yd) and a maximum range of 9,100 metres (10,000 yd).The Mk 44 torpedo had a weight of 193 kilograms (425 lb), was 2.5 metres (100 in) long and carried a 34-kilogram (75 lb) warhead. The torpedo itself had a maximum range of 5,500 metres (6,000 yd) at 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph). The torpedo was acoustically guided
|A good view of the Anti Submarine ASROC system on her Quarterdeck|