FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver

Canadian Armed Forces




1993 to present    


  • FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver
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Flight Deck: VR
Call Sign: CGAR


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1988-may-19Laid down
1989-jul-8Launched
1993-aug-23Commissioned
2010-jun-9Port VisitRoyal Roads Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
2011-jul-10Deploymentdeparted Esquimalt, BC to relieve HMCS Charlottetown in operations off Libya
2011-octLibyan coast off the coast of Libya during Operation Mobile
2013-mayRefitYarrows Ltd HCM/FELEX - Seaspan for the Halifax class modernisation programme and mid-life refit at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, until c May 2014
2016-junDeploymentreturned to Canada after 7 month deployment on 15 Dec
2016-aug-18DeploymentNS Pearl Harbor Aug18 departing Hawaii with embarked CH-124 flight, for Asia-Pacific after RIMPAC 16 exercise
2016-sep-12DeploymentPort Darwin Exercise Kakadu 16 Participated in Exercise Kakadu 16 until 24 Sep
2016-novAircraftscheduled to attend the RNZN 75th Anniversary Fleet Review, with CH-124 12412 embarked, but diverted to assist in NZ Earthquake relief off Kaikoura, South Island.
2016-nov-14Deploymentoff Kaikoura Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations diverted from Auckland to assist in earthquake relief off Kaikoura
2016-nov-20Port VisitWellington Harbour visited Wellington, en route Auckland
2016-nov-21NEWS Canadians Ends Relief Operation in New Zealand

Specifications    

    from City class
225crew
4770full load (tn)
134length (m)
16.40beam (m)
4.90draught (m)
9500range (nm)
29max speed (knots)
1Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick
2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG
2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
16Missile Launcher Sea Sparrow VLS
1Naval Gun single 57 mm
1Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Sea Giraffe

Aircraft    

    Typical Max
CAF sikorsky CH-124 Sea King 11
CAF sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone 11

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Builder    

Saint John Shipbuilding, St John, 1nm E of St John


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