Iroquois class



Destroyer Iroquois class

Also known as Tribal class were originally fitted out for antisubmarine warfare (ASW) and they were among the first worlds ships to employ gas turbines exclusively. The two of them based on the Atlantic coast were fitted with additional antennas and radio equipment for NATO operations.

The entire class underwent major retrofits as a part of the Tribal Class Update and Modernization Project (TRUMP) in the early 1990s.

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
DDG Iroquois TRUMP class 1991

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3500light (tn)
4700full load (tn)
129.80length (m)
15.20beam (m)
4.70draught (m)
4500range (nm)
29max speed (knots)
50000power (shp)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Allison 570
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Pratt & Whitney FT4A
1Naval Engine propulsion system: COGOG
2Missile Launcher quad Sea Sparrow
1Naval Gun Otobreda 127 mm
1Rocket Launcher ASW mortar Mk 10 Limbo
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Aids Beartrap (helicopter land)
1Aids TACAN URN-20
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS 501
2Naval Radar fire direction radar WM22
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPQ-2D
1Sonar hull mounted and towed sonar AN/SQS-505
1Sonar hull mounted sonar AN/SQS-501

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    Typical Max
CAF Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King 23

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Marine Industries Limited - 4

Ships on Database - all derivatives Login to Edit

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Canadian Armed ForcesDDH 280HMCS IroquoisCZGD - IS19721988
Iroquois TRUMP class DDG 280 HMCS Iroquois 19922015
Canadian Armed ForcesDDH 281HMCS HuronCGXY - HN19721992
Iroquois TRUMP class DDG 281 HMCS Huron 19942005
Canadian Armed ForcesDDH 282HMCS AthabaskanCYWM - AN19721991
Iroquois TRUMP class DDG 282 HMCS Athabaskan 19942017
Canadian Armed ForcesDDH 283HMCS AlgonquinCZJX - AL19731987
Iroquois TRUMP class DDG 283 HMCS Algonquin 19912015

4 units

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1969-jan-15Laid down DDH 280 HMCS Iroquois
1969-jun-1Laid down DDH 281 HMCS Huron
1969-jun-1Laid down DDH 282 HMCS Athabaskan
1969-sep-1Laid down DDH 283 HMCS Algonquin
1970-nov-27Launched DDH 282 HMCS Athabaskan
1970-nov-28Launched DDH 280 HMCS Iroquois
1971-apr-9Launched DDH 281 HMCS Huron
1971-apr-23Launched DDH 283 HMCS Algonquin
1972-jul-29Commissioned DDH 280 HMCS Iroquois
1972-sep-30Commissioned DDH 282 HMCS Athabaskan
1972-dec-16Commissioned DDH 281 HMCS Huron
1973-nov-3Commissioned DDH 283 HMCS Algonquin
1976-aug-4Deployment DDH 280 HMCS Iroquois First ship to arrive at the location of a crashed Soviet Navy Bear Delta, 243 kms SE of Newfoundland. This event was called the BRUIN WATCH.
1977-jun-25Deployment DDH 281 HMCS Huron Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Ryde Sand
1977-oct-29Port Visit DDH 281 HMCS Huron noted visiting Portsmouth, with CH-124 12421 and one other, embarked.
1986-jun-21Port Visit DDH 283 HMCS Algonquin Fleet days 1986 on board Sea King 12412
1987-oct-27Refit DDH 283 HMCS Algonquin begin TRUMP refit at MIL Davie, Quebec
1988-oct-25Refit DDH 280 HMCS Iroquois TRUMP program refit began
1991-sepRefit DDH 282 HMCS Athabaskan refit as DDG under TRUMP program at MIL Davie, Quebec
1992-may DDH 280 HMCS Iroquois TRUMP program refit finished
1992-junRefit DDH 281 HMCS Huron refit as DDG under TRUMP program at MIL Davie, Quebec

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