FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver

Canadian Armed Forces

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

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1988-may-19Laid down
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-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


    from City class
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


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

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

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