While they were aboard, the frigate was tailed by two Russian ships keeping a distance of 7 nautical miles (13 km). The frigate is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax. [12], Fredericton was armed with one 4-inch (101.6 mm) gun forward and a 2-pound (0.9 kg) pom-pom gun mounted aft. Skip to content. While they should have been called the Town class, a line of American destroyers was already using that name so the term "flower" was retained for Canadian corvettes. Earlier Flowers had twin 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) machine guns which proved ineffective. She integrated into SNMG1 in November 2009 and remained with SNMG1 until February 2010 conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. CAF; DND; Navy; Army; Air Force; About; Contact; Tag: HMCS Fredericton RT RCN_MARLANT: #HMCSFredericton welcomes new Commanding Officer Yves Tremblay during #ChangeofCommand ceremony. Ottawa is the twelfth and final ship of the Halifax class that were built as part of the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. Ottawa serves on MARPAC missions protecting Canada's sovereignty in the Pacific Ocean and enforcing Canadian laws in its territorial sea and Exclusive Economic Zone. In 1950 she was renamed as Olympic Fighter for use as a whaler. [16] Following her refit, Fredericton was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea as part of Operation Reassurance on 30 December 2014. On April 5, 1995, while in the Gulf of Aden on a tour of Middle-East ports to demonstrate Canadian warship technology, she answered a distress call from the yacht Longo Barda, which was under attack by pirates. The revised design used a water-tube boiler that had not been available earlier. Commanding officer: Cdr Christopher Rochon Executive Officer: LCdr Jon Nicholson Coxswain: CPO1 Trent Mahoney HMCS Vancouver (331):. Lt. Cdr. [30] In November the frigate sailed to the Caribbean Sea visiting several nations. [26] In April it was announced that Fredericton would be one of the test ships for the Royal Canadian Navy's planned reduced crew size trials. When demonstrations began in Libya, the government of Muammar Gaddafi responded with systematic attacks by air and ground forces, and repression of the protesters. She is the second vessel to carry the name. [16], In 1942 there was an increased U-boat threat in the Caribbean against oil shipments. Fredericton has also participated in several NATO missions, patrolling the Atlantic Ocean as part of Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT) and its successor Standing NATO Response Force Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). [7], Fredericton was part of the Revised Flower class built between 1940 and 1941. [15] She completed readiness work-ups (WUPs) in September 2014. The commanding officer of HMCS Calgary was removed because of problems the warship’s crew were having in preparing for an upcoming deployment into the Asia Pacific. Toronto serves on MARLANT missions protecting Canada's sovereignty in the Atlantic Ocean and enforcing Canadian laws in its territorial sea and exclusive economic zone. Lenton, H.T. [8] From February to April 1995, the frigate sailed to the Persian Gulf to take part in sanctions enforcement against Iraq that were instituted following the end of the Gulf War. Later on she was outfitted with the improved Hedgehog anti-submarine device. The ship deployed three more times to NATO units, in 1997, 2000 and 2001. [8], Fredericton was among the Canadian warships that participated in Operation Sharp Guard, enforcing the United Nations blockade of Yugoslavia. [14], On 6 October 2011, Fredericton was turned over to Irving Shipbuilding's Halifax Shipyards, to start the vessel's FELEX mid-life upgrading and modernization. Toronto is the fourth ship in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. [9] Later in the war, she was outfitted with the more effective Hedgehog depth bomb throwers. In a speech, Gaddafi promised to chase down the protesters and cleanse the country "house by house". HMCS St. John's is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Navy since her commissioning in 1996. Sixty-four ships were originally ordered and these were built between 1939–1940, becoming the basis of the RCN corvette fleet. HMCS Vancouver is a Halifax-class frigate, of the Royal Canadian Navy launched on 8 July 1989, as the second vessel of her class. She is the third vessel to be named after Vancouver, British Columbia. HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1995.. Calgary is the sixth vessel in her class and the second vessel to carry the designation HMCS Calgary.She was built as part of the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project.. Calgary was laid down on 15 June 1991 at MIL Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon and launched on 28 August 1992. The vessel was in theatre from 5 March to 28 August 2003 performing maritime interdiction and fleet support missions. vadm ron lloyd is pleased to announce the following navy command and senior appointments: the following officers are appointed commanding officers: (1) cdr c. peschke - sea training staff pacific - aps 18 (2) cdr b. brown - hmcs fredericton - aps 18 (3) cdr j. french - hmcs regina - aps 18 Seaman Fernand Beaupré aboard HMCS Fredericton (1944). 2017 navy command and senior appointments. Ville de Québec is the third vessel in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. HMCS Halifax is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Forces since 1992. Fredericton came close to seeing action when she was assigned to convoy HX229 on 8 March 1943 but she turned back at St. John's on 14 March. RAdm Auchterlonie has served 3 tours in NDHQ, namely as a Staff Officer within the Naval Staff, as Director within VCDS Chief of Programme and as Director General within the Strategic Joint Staff. She was launched on 2 September 1941 and commissioned on 8 December 1941. John Eric Harrington, Commanding Officer, HMCS FREDERICTON K245, 1942 - 1944. The torpedo decoy is the AN/SLQ-25A Nixie towed acoustic decoy from Argon ST. An IBM multi-link (Link 11, Link 16 and Link 22 enabled) datalink processing system was installed along with two Raytheon Anschütz Pathfinder Mk II navigation radars. [8][9], Fredericton was built with a water-tube boiler. MacDonald of the RCNR. The second vessel to carry the name, she carried the hull number DDG 280. [18] As part of SNMG2, Fredericton took part in Exercise "Joint Warrior", a training exercise off the coast of the United Kingdom in April 2015. Subsequent names included Otori Maru No. For the remainder of the war she served as an ocean escort. [6], Fredericton was laid down by Marine Industries on 22 March 1941 and completed five months and 11 days later on 2 September 1941. and Colledge, J.J., eds. The coastal defence vessel is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax. Commanding Officer at HMCS FREDERICTON Canada 208 connections. Entering service in 1972 she was assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and was homeported at CFB Halifax. Fredericton was built for a crew of 85 including the commanding officer and five other officers. [25], During her deployment with SNMG2 in the Mediterranean, Fredericton was charged with halting the smuggling of migrants to Europe. HMCS Fredericton was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Canadian Navy.She was ordered from Marine Industries Ltd. in Sorel, Quebec and laid down on 22 March 1941. She was launched on 2 September 1941 and commissioned on 8 December 1941. LCdr J.E. Commanding Officer HMCS WINNIPEG In mid-June, HMCS Winnipeg will set sail for the Mediterranean Sea to join NATO forces and replace HMCS Fredericton in theater. Canadian Military News. [9] On 5 April, while transiting the Gulf of Aden, the frigate responded to a distress call from the yacht Longo Barda which was under attack by pirates. The ship’s commander said the decision for Fredericton to remain on mission despite the challenges of the loss of six shipmates and the battle against COVID-19 was a difficult one. This earned her the reputation as the "luckiest ship in the Royal Canadian Navy". However, no cases were found aboard the ship and the vessel was ordered to cancel a number of other port calls while continuing its mission. At the advent of World War II, the Royal Canadian Navy greatly desired to build naval class warships. The frigate is the second Royal Canadian Navy ship to be named Ville de Québec and is Canada's only fully bilingual warship. She was registered under the Panamanian flag as Tra los Montes. There were no injuries, but both ships suffered superficial damage consisting of scrapes and dents on both hulls. Charlottetown has also participated in several NATO missions, patrolling the Atlantic Ocean as part of Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT) and its successors Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 and 2. She was named after the community of Fredericton, New Brunswick. [4], As built, the decoy system comprises Two BAE Systems Shield Mark 2 decoy launchers which fire chaff to 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and infrared rockets to 169 metres (185 yd) in distraction, confusion and centroid seduction modes. Eventually 123 were built, the largest class of ships ever used by the Canadian Navy. 6 in 1956 and Kyo Maru No. She was commissioned for active duty on 8 December 1941. Some question as to her final disposition lies with a possible error in Lloyd's Register. Source: National Archives of Canada. Type 123A could detect the distance to underwater sounds but could not determine the depth. The revised Flowers were built with single Oerlikon 20 mm (0.8 in) cannon mounted on either side of the bridge. Baines started his 33-year career as bridge watch-keeping officer in HMCS Saguenay and eventually became commanding officer of HMCS Winnipeg. Fredericton stopped at Cuba to make the first port visit by a Canadian warship in 50 years to the country. [33], On 29 April 2020, it was reported the frigate's CH-148 Cyclone had crashed into the Ionian Sea, near the Greek island of Cephalonia. HMCS Ville de Québec is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Navy since 1993. This involved upgrading the command and control, radar, communications, electronic warfare and armament systems. Fredericton is the eighth ship in her class which is based on the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. Her commanding officer is Commander Norman Gautreau. Glace Bay is the second ship of her class which is the name for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project. Regina is the fifth vessel in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. From January to July 1942 she escorted convoys between Halifax, St. John's, New York City and Boston. [38] [39] The specialised salvage ship EDT Hercules was dispatched with Canadian and American military recovery teams from Souda Bay, Greece to recover the wreckage of the Cyclone helicopter on 25 May. She is the fourth vessel to carry the name HMCS Ottawa. [5], The Halifax class underwent a modernization program, known as the Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) program, in order to update the frigates' capabilities in combatting modern smaller, faster and more mobile threats. Either she was sold for scrap in 1946 or ended up as a Panamanian-flagged Japanese whaler which was used up until 1979. There were 10 ships in this class including HMCS Calgary, HMCS Charlottetown and HMCS Halifax. MacDonald of the RCNR.LCdr J.E. Commanding Officers . Fredericton deployed to Operation Reassurance with a reduced version of the experiment that will be done on sister ship Montréal. [5], As built, the anti-shipping role is supported by the RGM-84 Harpoon Block 1C surface-to-surface missile, mounted in two quadruple launch tubes at the main deck level between the funnel and the helicopter hangar. From 1943 to 1945 she escorted convoys in the Western Atlantic and then later on across the Atlantic to Northern Ireland. [41]. [40] Fredericton returned to Halifax on 28 July 2020. [14] MacDonald also served on two other corvettes, the HMCS Windflower from February to December 1941 and the HMCS Timmins from March to April 1943. She is the second vessel to carry the designation HMCS Montreal. Royal Military College of Canada/Collège militaire royal du Canada. An East Coast sailor from birth, it seemed natural for LCdr Stainton to join the Royal Canadian Navy and continue the family tradition of serving at sea. She is the second vessel to carry the designation HMCS Regina. [5] The vessels also carry eight 12.7 mm (0.50 in) machine guns. [34] The helicopter had been returning from a NATO training mission, with six members of the Canadian Armed Forces onboard, at the time of the incident. 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She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt. On 18 November 2010, Fredericton briefly came into contact with USNS Kanawha during a replenishment-at-sea manoeuvre off the coast of Florida. Poem from the collection of Bruce Giles. Summerside is the twelfth, and last, ship of her class. [32] While in the Mediterranean, the frigate made a port call in Italy in March, sparking concerns over possible infection during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Halifax class have a complement of 198 naval personnel of which 17 are officers and 17 aircrew of which 8 are officers. [3] [5] That made them slightly larger than the Iroquois-class destroyers. She is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax. Its role is to provide NATO with an immediate operational response capability. Vert, a bend wavy argent charged with a like bendlet azure and overall a Bengal tiger prepared to leap. CPO1 Stephen Murphy joined the Navy in 1983 as a Firecontrolman. Cdr K.D.W. Montréal is the seventh ship in her class which is based on the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc. Fredericton served during the Battle of the Atlantic from 1941 to 1945. HMCS Regina is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Navy since 1993. [8], Many Canadian naval ships of World War II adopted an unofficial coat of arms and Fredericton was no exception. [7], Fredericton's keel was laid down on 25 April 1992 at Saint John Shipbuilding Ltd. at Saint John, New Brunswick and the frigate was launched on 26 June 1993. [8] The ship returned to Halifax on 4 April 1996. The July 22 ceremony was presided over by Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, Commodore Angus Topshee, … Halifax is the lead ship in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. The ships were named to honour the First Nations of Canada. Winnipeg is the ninth ship in her class, whose design emerged from the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. Fredericton has also been deployed on missions throughout the Atlantic and to the Indian Ocean; specifically the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea on anti-terrorism operations. The fire was suppressed within a few minutes and the ship made a brief stop at the home base of Halifax before being given the all-clear to return to sea. Fredericton was returned to CFB Halifax Dockyard on 24 January 2013. Blair Brown, commanding officer of HMCS Fredericton, said the loss of six shipmates had a profound impact on the entire crew. [4] Improvements on the original design included a lengthened forecastle and the foremast was moved behind the main bridge to improve forward vision. Harrington of the RCNVR commanded her from 2 July 1942 to 20 July 1944 and Lieutenant J.C. Smythe of the RCN commanded her from 21 July 1944 until she was decommissioned on 14 July 1945. Rear-Admiral Auchterlonie had the honour to Command HMCS FREDERICTON (2007-2009), CFB Esquimalt (2012-2013) and the Canadian Pacific Fleet (2013-2015). Charlottetown, assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and homeported at CFB Halifax, serves on missions protecting Canada's sovereignty in the Atlantic Ocean and enforcing Canadian laws in its territorial sea and exclusive economic zone. [4] The corvette fleet stayed. [29], In September 2016 Fredericton was among the Canadian warships deployed to the NATO naval training exercise "Cutlass Fury" off the east coast of North America. Since the U.S. Navy had insufficient ships for these convoys, Fredericton along with six other Canadian corvettes was temporarily transferred to American naval operational command for convoy escort between Guantánamo Bay and New York City. The ship has also been deployed on missions throughout the Atlantic and to the Indian Ocean; specifically the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea on anti-terrorism operations. [11] Fredericton was flagship of the force from 29 February to 11 March 1996. The British gave them names of flowers such as Begonia and Gladiolus. [10] Fredericton was 208 feet 4 inches (63.50 m) long which was about 3 feet (0.91 m) longer than earlier designs. [23] During a routine inspection in November, fissures were found in the hull requiring repairs at Halifax. Fredericton is the eighth ship in her class which is based on the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project.She is the second vessel to carry the name. Goose Bay is the eighth ship of her class which is the name for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project. The vessels carry 16 missiles. By HMCS Fredericton Public Affairs Officer. Taken out of service in 2014 and paid off in 2015, the ship is currently awaiting disposal. Fredericton served during the Battle of the Atlantic from December 1941 to the end of the war in May 1945. She is the second vessel to carry the designation HMCS Halifax. HMCS Charlottetown is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Royal Canadian Navy since 1995. J.E. The barter scheme eventually failed but the Canadian Navy had already ordered the whale catchers. Iroquois was deployed overseas for blockade and anti-terrorism duties, including participating in Operation Apollo in 2002–03. Royal Canadian Navy Frigate HMCS FREDERICTON sails with other NATO warships in the Black Sea. The sonobuoy processing system is the GD-C AN/UYS-503. The no-fly zone was proposed during the Libyan Civil War to prevent government forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi from carrying out air attacks on anti-Gaddafi forces and civilians. HMCS Toronto is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1993. The ship's radar warning receiver, the CANEWS (Canadian Electronic Warfare System), SLQ-501, and the radar jammer, SLQ-505, were developed by Thorn and Lockheed Martin Canada. [5] A Raytheon/General Dynamics Phalanx Mark 15 Mod 21 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) is mounted on top of the helicopter hangar for "last-ditch" defence against targets that evade the Sea Sparrow. HMCS Winnipeg is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Royal Canadian Navy since 1996. Fredericton spent 11 months in this capacity before undergoing a second refit in September 1944. [2] Fredericton was ordered in December 1987 as part of the second batch of frigates. The system was outdated but was the best system available to the Canadian Navy at the time. The ship is also fitted with Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V)5 long-range active air search radar operating at C and D bands, Ericsson HC150 Sea Giraffe medium-range air and surface search radar operating at G and H bands, and Kelvin Hughes Type 1007 I-band navigation radar. The vessel has been deployed on missions throughout the Pacific, and also to the Indian Ocean; specifically on anti-terrorism operations in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, and counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. Fredericton serves on … [35] [36] [37] As of 1 May 2020, only one body has been recovered, with the remaining victims missing and presumed dead. The vessel is designated as a Bilingual Language Unit in the Royal Canadian Navy. In July, Fredericton was assigned to escort convoy HA002/AH002 from Halifax to Aruba and back. HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337) is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1994. HMCS FREDERICTON K245 HMCS FREDERICTON K245 jacket patch Lt. Cdr. The United States' counterpart to this was Operation Odyssey Dawn, the French counterpart was Opération Harmattan and the British counterpart was Operation Ellamy. (1993). Harrington who was commander 1942–1944. HMCS Fredericton was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Canadian Navy. She was decommissioned on 14 July 1945. Outgoing Commander, Blair Brown, incoming Commander, Andrew Graham, and Presiding Officer Commodore Richard Feltham, Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic make an address. Her crest, which was displayed on the front of the bridge, was a flying tiger dropping a depth charge on a U-boat.[15]. Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) is one of NATO's standing naval maritime immediate reaction forces. He was base commander of CFB Esquimalt from 2010 to 2012. The RCN is one of three environmental commands within the Canadian Armed Forces. The vessel serves on MARLANT missions protecting Canada's sovereignty in the Atlantic Ocean and enforcing Canadian laws in its territorial sea and Exclusive Economic Zone. HMCS Summerside is a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel of the Royal Canadian Navy that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1999. [5], As built, the main gun on the forecastle is a 57 mm (2.2 in)/70 calibre Mark 2 gun from Bofors. "It's a day of excitement mixed with anxiety for the crew and the loved ones of HMCS Halifax," said Christopher Rochon, Commanding Officer of HMCS Halifax. [16], During her time in the Battle of the Atlantic she was never fired upon nor had cause to use her own weapons in anger. HMCS Fredericton is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1994. She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt. She was manned by a crew of 85 which included six officers. 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