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  • 1992    


    • Frigate City class
    • Frigate City class

    Also known as the Halifax class, this Multirole patrol frigates replaced the 1960s class destroyers. They are the work horses of the Canadian Armed Forces Maritime Command (MARCOM) since 1992. Refit between 2014 and 2018 to let them serve until 2030s

    Specifications

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    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

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        Typical Max
    CA CAF Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King 11
    CA CAF Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone 11

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    Shipyards

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    CA Davie Shipbuilding - 3
    CA Saint John Shipbuilding - 1nm E of Saint John9


    List of Ships

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    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 330HMCS HalifaxCGAP1992--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 331HMCS VancouverCGAR - VR1993--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 333HMCS TorontoCGAD1993--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 334HMCS ReginaCGAE1993--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 332HMCS Ville de QuebecCGAC - VC1994--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 336HMCS MontrealCGAG1994--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 337HMCS FrederictonCGAN1994--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 335HMCS CalgaryCGAF1995--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 339HMCS CharlottetownCGAJ1995--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 338HMCS WinnipegCGAI - WG1996--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 340HMCS St. John sCGAK1996--
    CACanadian Armed ForcesFFH 341HMCS OttawaCGAL1996--

    12 units


    Events

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    1987-mar-19Laid downCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax
    1988-apr-30LaunchedCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax
    1988-may-19Laid downCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver
    1988-dec-16Laid downCA FFH 332 HMCS Ville de Quebec
    1989-apr-22Laid downCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto
    1989-jul-8LaunchedCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver
    1989-oct-6Laid downCA FFH 334 HMCS Regina
    1990-dec-18LaunchedCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto
    1991-feb-8Laid downCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal
    1991-may-16LaunchedCA FFH 332 HMCS Ville de Quebec
    1991-jun-15Laid downCA FFH 335 HMCS Calgary
    1992-jan-25LaunchedCA FFH 334 HMCS Regina
    1992-feb-28LaunchedCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal
    1992-apr-25Laid downCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton
    1992-jun-29CommissionedCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax
    1992-aug-28LaunchedCA FFH 335 HMCS Calgary
    1993-mar-20Laid downCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg
    1993-jun-26LaunchedCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton
    1993-jul-29CommissionedCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto
    1993-aug-23CommissionedCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver
    1993-dec-18Laid downCA FFH 339 HMCS Charlottetown
    1993-dec-29CommissionedCA FFH 334 HMCS Regina
    1994-aprDeploymentCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax part of Standing Naval Force Atlantic (SNFL) in deployment to former Yugoslavia, until Aug 1994
    1994-jun-25LaunchedCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg
    1994-jul-14CommissionedCA FFH 332 HMCS Ville de Quebec
    1994-jul-21CommissionedCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal
    1994-aug-24Laid downCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s
    1994-sep-10CommissionedCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton
    1994-oct-1LaunchedCA FFH 339 HMCS Charlottetown
    1995-apr-29Laid downCA FFH 341 HMCS Ottawa
    1995-may-12CommissionedCA FFH 335 HMCS Calgary
    1995-jun-23CommissionedCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg at Esquimalt, BC.
    1995-aug-26LaunchedCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s
    1995-sep-9CommissionedCA FFH 339 HMCS Charlottetown
    1996-jan-1AircraftCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg first air detachment embarked
    1996-marDeploymentCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax returned to former Yugoslavia as part of SNFL, until May 1996
    1996-may-31LaunchedCA FFH 341 HMCS Ottawa
    1996-jun-26CommissionedCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s
    1996-sep-28CommissionedCA FFH 341 HMCS Ottawa
    1997-febDeploymentCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg part of STANAVFORLANT until Jul.
    2000-junDeploymentCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg two month deployment to Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC 2000, until late Jul.
    2002-octDeploymentCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg provided force protection to other units and interdiction operations in the international war on terror, in Persian Gulf until c Jun 2003
    2002-novDeploymentCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal to Gulf of Oman for Operation Enduring Freedom
    2003-apr-30RefitCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax to Port Weller for 7 month refit, emerging Nov 2003
    2003-julRefitCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg extended maintenance and refit, until Mar 2004
    2005-jun-24DeploymentCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review off Norris anchorage
    2005-jul-1Port VisitCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal Present at International Festival of the Sea, Portsmouth
    2005-sep-6DeploymentCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto departed Halifax for US Gulf states in support of Hurricane Katrina clean up operations, with CCGS Sir William Alexander, HMCS Athabaskan and HMCS Ville de Quebec.
    2005-sep-6DeploymentCA FFH 332 HMCS Ville de Quebec departed Halifax for US Gulf states in support of Hurricane Katrina clean up operations, with HMCS Athabaskan, HMCS Toronto and CCGS Sir William Alexander.
    2009-aprCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg Combined Task Force 150 Apr09 - Jun09 embarked CH-124B 12416
    2009-octAircraftCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal during visit by Royal Navy Ships Flight from HMS St Albans Merlin, ZH837/503 of 829 NAS was damaged on board.
    2010TrialsCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal undertaking trials to introduce the CH-148 Cyclone into CAF shipborne service.
    2010-janDeploymentCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax Operation Panlake Part of rapid assist team sent to Haiti in aftermath of Earthquake.
    2010-jan-30Port VisitCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto visit to Toronto, until 1 Feb 2010
    2010-jun-9Port VisitCA FFH 335 HMCS Calgary Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
    2010-jun-9Port VisitCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
    2010-jun-9Port VisitCA FFH 341 HMCS Ottawa Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
    2010-jun-9Port VisitCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
    2010-jun-24DeploymentCA FFH 335 HMCS Calgary deployment to Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC 2010, until late Jul.
    2010-jun-28Port VisitCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review
    2010-jun-28Port VisitCA FFH 339 HMCS Charlottetown Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review
    2010-jun-28Port VisitCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review
    2010-jun-28Port VisitCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review. Was the reviewing vessel, carrying HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for the review.
    2010-jun-28Port VisitCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review
    2010-sep-30RefitCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax first of class for the Halifax class modernisation programme and mid-life refit at Irving Shipbuilders, until Sep 2011
    2011-febDeploymentCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto Operation CARIBBE
    2011-mar-2HomeportCA FFH 339 HMCS Charlottetown Halifax, departure mediterranean sea for Libyan mission. Embarked CH-124 12424
    2011-mar-2DeploymentCA FFH 339 HMCS Charlottetown departed Halifax, NS for 5 months operations off Libya
    2011-junRefitCA FFH 335 HMCS Calgary for the Halifax class modernisation programme and mid-life refit at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, until Jun 2012
    2011-jul-10DeploymentCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver departed Esquimalt, BC to relieve HMCS Charlottetown in operations off Libya
    2011-augRefitCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg for the Halifax class modernisation programme and mid-life refit at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, until c Dec 2012.
    2011-aug-18Port VisitCA FFH 339 HMCS Charlottetown relieved from Libyan operations by HMCS Vancouver in a ceremony at Palma de Mallorca, Ballearic Islands.
    2011-sep-2HomeportCA FFH 339 HMCS Charlottetown Halifax, arrived
    2011-octDeploymentCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s Operation CARIBBE
    2011-octAircraftCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver off the coast of Libya during Operation Mobile with Sea King 412
    2011-octRefitCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton for the Halifax class modernisation programme and mid-life refit at Irving Shipyards, until Jan 2013
    2012-apr-17DeploymentCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s NOLA Navy Week visited New Orleans to commemorate War of 1812
    2012-sep-25Port VisitCA FFH 332 HMCS Ville de Quebec visited Cornwall, ON
    2012-dec-1DeploymentCA FFH 334 HMCS Regina Combined Task Force 150 cooperation exercise with Yemeni forces in Southern Red Sea with CTF-150, until 5 Dec.
    2013-mayRefitCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver for the Halifax class modernisation programme and mid-life refit at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, until c May 2014
    2013-decDeploymentCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto operating in Arabian Sea as part of CTF-150
    2014-sep-12Port VisitCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto SNMG2 visited Constanța as part of NATO SNMG2, for 4 days.
    2014-sep-20CA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto SNMG2 visited Varna as part of NATO SNMG2, for 3 days.
    2014-decTrialsCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax extensive programme of trials (until May 2015), for new CH-148 Cyclone to be operated on Canadian Forces ships
    2015-apr-11DeploymentCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland, with embarked CH-124
    2015-jun-5DeploymentCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton BALTOPS 15 deployed to Baltic Sea for BALTOPS 2015.
    2015-julTrialsCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal post-HCM/FELEX refit sea trials
    2015-sep-14AircraftCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg Sea King 421 at Yeovilton, UK
    2015-sep-16Port VisitCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg in London at DSEI 2015 exhibition
    2015-octDeploymentCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
    2015-octDeploymentCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
    2015-oct-3DeploymentCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
    2015-oct-3DeploymentCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
    2015-oct-3DeploymentCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
    2016-feb-11CA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton in the Aegean Sea stopping people-smugglers
    2016-apr-20AircraftCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal with CH-148 148818 ear Nova Scotia
    2016-junDeploymentCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver returned to Canada after 7 month deployment on 15 Dec
    2016-junCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton SNMG2 part of SNMG2
    2016-aug-18DeploymentCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver Aug18 departing Hawaii with embarked CH-124 flight, for Asia-Pacific after RIMPAC 16 exercise
    2016-sep-12DeploymentCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver Exercise Kakadu 16 Participated in Exercise Kakadu 16 until 24 Sep
    2016-oct-9DeploymentCA FFH 339 HMCS Charlottetown Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 Participated in Ex JW16-2, with CH-124 12404 embarked
    2016-oct-31AircraftCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal with CH-148 Cyclone 148821 during Exercise Spartan Warrior off eastern US coast
    2016-novDeploymentCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver scheduled to attend the RNZN 75th Anniversary Fleet Review, with CH-124 412 embarked, but diverted to assist in NZ Earthquake relief off Kaikoura, South Island.
    2016-nov-14DeploymentCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations diverted from Auckland to assist in earthquake relief off Kaikoura
    2016-nov-20Port VisitCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver visited Wellington, en route Auckland
    2017-mar-24DeploymentCA FFH 336 HMCS Montreal Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
    2017-sep-16DeploymentCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Operating off South Caicos, assisting British Royal Marines with preparations for Hurricane Maria. CH-124 12426 embarked.
    2017-sep-24DeploymentCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Arrived off Dominica on 24 Sep to continue Hurricane support operations in Caribbean. Returned to Halifax, NS on 5 Oct.
    2017-oct-6Port VisitCA FFH 338 HMCS Winnipeg Visited San Francisco for Fleet Week 2017.
    2018-jul-18AircraftCA FFH 332 HMCS Ville de Quebec SNMG2 with 148823 marks first CH-148 Cyclone deployment to the Mediterranean for a SNMG2 tour
    2018-octDeploymentCA FFH 332 HMCS Ville de Quebec Oct 2018 while assigned to NATO SNMG2, participated in Ex Trident Juncture 18, around Norway.
    2018-oct-3Port VisitCA FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver Passed under the Golden Gate Bridge to participate in SF Fleet Week 2018 Parade of Ships.
    2018-nov-15Port VisitCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax visited London for almost a week, departed 21 Nov.
    2019-jan-19DeploymentCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto Departed CFB Halifax for 6 month deployment on Operation Reassurance for North Sea and Baltic margins of central and eastern Europe
    2019-feb-1DeploymentCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto SNMG2 1 Feb 2019, NATO SNMG2 member and participated in air defence exercise with Turkish Navy in Eastern Mediterranean
    2019-feb-26DeploymentCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto Dynamic Manta 2019
    2019-mar-2Port VisitCA FFH 334 HMCS Regina Visited Guam during Operation Projection, with CH-148 148824 embarked.
    2019-may-5DeploymentCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s In Glasgow for Exercise Formidable Shield
    2019-sepDeploymentCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax SNMG1 Assigned to NATO SNMG1. Embarked CH-148 Cyclone is c/s Kingfisher.
    2019-sep-7Port VisitCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s To Antwerp for 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt.
    2019-oct-29Port VisitCA FFH 340 HMCS St. John s Visited Toronto during Great Lakes Tour.
    2020-feb-21DeploymentCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton Dynamic Manta 2020
    2020-feb-27DeploymentCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton Dynamic Manta 2020 Ionian Sea
    2020-apr-29AircraftCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton attached CH-148 Cyclone 148822 crashed into the Ionian Sea near Greece. 6 fatalities
    2020-jun-2Port VisitCA FFH 337 HMCS Fredericton Visited HMNB Portsmouth for 2 days, departed 4 Jun.
    2020-aug-4DeploymentCA FFH 332 HMCS Ville de Quebec departed Halifax for 3 week Arctic deployment
    2020-oct-4DeploymentCA FFH 332 HMCS Ville de Quebec Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 Participated in Ex Joint Warrior 20-2 off NW Scotland
    2020-oct-4DeploymentCA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 Participated in Ex Joint Warrior 20-2 off NW Scotland
    2020-oct-4DeploymentCA FFH 333 HMCS Toronto Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 Participated in Ex Joint Warrior 20-2 off NW Scotland






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