HMCS Bras d'Or (FHE 400)

Diamond-shaped front foil

Hydrofoil that served in the Canadian Forces from 1968 to 1971.

- HMCS Bras d'Or (FHE 400)

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The Canadian Armed Forces built and tested a number of hydrofoils (e.g., Baddeck and two vessels named Bras d'Or), which culminated in the high-speed anti-submarine hydrofoil HMCS Bras d'Or in the late 1960s.


British aero- and marine-engineering company based at Columbine Works, East Cowes, Isle of Wight.

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R-103 – a 17-ton hydrofoil for Royal Canadian Navy, Known as "Bras d'Or". Built in 1956 by Saunders-Roe (Anglesey) Ltd. (This should not be confused with HMCS Bras d'Or, a 240 tonne hydrofoil patrol vessel, which was the result of the tests performed by the R-103.)

Musée Maritime du Québec

Maritime museum located in the centre of the municipality of L'Islet in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada.

The Musée Maritime du Québec
Rear of the former convent museum building, at left, as well as the museum's small vessel workshop at right

In 1983 the museum acquired a third ship, the military hydrofoil, HMCS Bras d'Or of the Canadian Forces Maritime Command, which became the world's fastest warship in the early 1970s.

List of cancelled military projects

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Bras d'Or class (1960–1971)

Frederick Howard Buller

Canadian aeronautical engineer.

NASA engineers, seen here in mission control during Apollo 13, worked to ensure the safety of the operation and astronauts onboard

He was a consultant on HMCS Bras D’or, a hydrofoil commissioned by the Royal Canadian Navy.