FFH 330 HMCS Halifax

CA Canadian Armed Forces




1992 to present    


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History of CA FFH 330 HMCS Halifax

1987-mar-19Laid down
1988-apr-30Launched
1992-jun-29Commissioned
1994-aprDeploymentpart of Standing Naval Force Atlantic (SNFL) in deployment to former Yugoslavia, until Aug 1994
1996-marDeploymentreturned to former Yugoslavia as part of SNFL, until May 1996
2003-apr-30Refitto Port Weller for 7 month refit, emerging Nov 2003
2010-janDeploymentHTPort au Prince Operation Panlake Part of rapid assist team sent to Haiti in aftermath of Earthquake.
2010-sep-30RefitHalifax Shipyards HCM/FELEX - Halifax first of class for the Halifax class modernisation programme and mid-life refit at Irving Shipbuilders, until Sep 2011
2014-decTrialsCH-148 trials extensive programme of trials (until May 2015), for new CH-148 Cyclone to be operated on Canadian Forces ships
2015-octDeploymentWest Mediterranean Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
2015-oct-3DeploymentUKNorth Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
2018-may-18NEWS CH-148 Cyclone Receive Award for Shipboard Tests
2018-nov-15Port VisitUKTower Bridge Upper visited London for almost a week, departed 21 Nov.
2019-sepDeployment SNMG1 Assigned to NATO SNMG1. Embarked CH-148 Cyclone is c/s Kingfisher.

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

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Builder

   

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



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