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FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver

CA Canadian Armed Forces

FFH 331 HMCS Vancouver

IMO: 4519205
MMSI: 316160000
Flight Deck: VR
Call Sign: CGAR
Shipyard: Saint John Shipbuilding


History of CA HMCS Vancouver FFH 331

1988-may-19Laid downLaid down
2010-jun-09Port VisitPort Visit Royal Roads Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
2011-jul-10DeploymentDeployment departed Esquimalt, BC to relieve HMCS Charlottetown in operations off Libya
2011-octAircraftAircraft LY Libyan coast off the coast of Libya during Operation Mobile with Sea King 412
2013-mayRefitRefit Yarrows Ltd HCM/FELEX - Seaspan for the Halifax class modernisation programme and mid-life refit at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, until c May 2014
2016-junDeploymentDeployment returned to Canada after 7 month deployment on 15 Dec
2016-aug-18DeploymentDeployment US NS Pearl Harbor Aug18 departing Hawaii with embarked CH-124 flight, for Asia-Pacific after RIMPAC 16 exercise
2016-sep-12DeploymentDeployment AU Port Darwin Exercise Kakadu 16 Participated in Exercise Kakadu 16 until 24 Sep
2016-novDeploymentDeployment 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-14DeploymentDeployment NZ off Kaikoura Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations diverted from Auckland to assist in earthquake relief off Kaikoura
2016-nov-20Port VisitPort Visit NZ Wellington Harbour visited Wellington, en route Auckland
2016-nov-21NEWS Canadians Ends Relief Operation in New Zealand
2018-oct-03Port VisitPort Visit US Pier 39, SF Fleet Week 2018 Passed under the Golden Gate Bridge to participate in SF Fleet Week 2018 Parade of Ships.
2022-jun-29NEWS Canadian CH-148 Landed on Chilean Warship

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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

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CA Saint John Shipbuilding, 1nm E of Saint John

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