HMCS Algonquin (DDG 283)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMCS Algonquin.
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HMCS Algonquin in 2004
Career (Canada)
Namesake: Algonquin
Builder: Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon
Laid down: 1 September 1969
Launched: 23 April 1971
Commissioned: 3 November 1973
Refit: 11 October 1991 (TRUMP)
Homeport: CFB Esquimalt
Motto: À Coup Sûr (With Sure Stroke)
Honours and
awards:
Norway, 1944; Normandy, 1944; Arctic, 1944-45,[1] Arabian Sea [2]
Notes: Colours: Gold and azure blue
Badge: Blazon Sable, a base barry wavy argent and azure of four, from which issues an Indian's arm embowed proper wearing arm and wrist bands argent and holding a fish spear in bend argent transfixing an eel or.
General characteristics
Class & type: Iroquois-class destroyer
Displacement: 5100 t
Length: 129.8 m (425.9 ft)
Beam: 15.2 m (49.9 ft)
Draught: 4.7 m (15.4 ft)
Propulsion: COGOG - 2 shaft
2 × Allison 570-KF cruise gas turbines (5.6 MW)
2 × Pratt & Whitney FT4A-2 boost gas turbines (37 MW)
Speed: 29 kn (53.7 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,334.0 km)
Complement: 280
Sensors and
processing systems:
Signaal AN/SPQ 501 DA-08 radar
Signaal LW-08 AN/SPQ 502 radar
SQS-510 hull sonar
SQS-510 VDS sonar
Armament: 32 × VLS, Standard SM-2MR Block IIIA SAMs
1 × 76 mm/62 OTO Melara
6 × 12.75 in tubes firing Mark-46 Mod 5 torpedoes
1 × Phalanx CIWS (Block 1)
2 × M2 Browning machine guns
Aircraft carried: 2 × CH-124 Sea King helicopters
Aviation facilities: hangar and flight deck

HMCS Algonquin (DDG 283) is an Iroquois-class destroyer that has served the Canadian Forces since 1972.

Algonquin is the fourth ship of her class which is sometimes referred to as the Tribal-class or simply as the 280-class. She is the second vessel to use the designation HMCS Algonquin. Algonquin carries the hull classification symbol DDG.

She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt.

On August 30, 2013, Algonquin collided with HMCS Protecteur during maneuvers, suffering damage to her hangar. The damage has been judged too expensive to repair, and Algonquin will be decommissioned in the near future.[3]

Command Team[edit]

Service[edit]

Algonquin serves on MARPAC missions protecting Canada's sovereignty in the Pacific Ocean and enforcing Canadian laws in its territorial sea and Exclusive Economic Zone.

Algonquin has also been deployed on missions throughout the Pacific and to the Indian Ocean; specifically the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea on anti-terrorism operations.

Timeline[edit]

  • 1969, September 1: Laid down at Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon
  • 1971, April 23: Algonquin launched [7]
  • 1973, November 3: Algonquin delivered and commissioned [8]
  • 1986, March 1: Algonquin assisted FPV Cape Rogers in escorting Panamanian Peonia 7 into St John's [9]
  • 1987, October 26: Algonquin arrived Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel PQ for modernization [10]
  • 1990, December: modernized
  • 1991, October 11: Algonquin completed TRUMP modernization, Sorel PQ [11] and reclassified from Destroyer Helicopter (DDH) to Destroyer Guided Missile (DDG)
  • 1993, March 29: Algonquin departed Halifax for blockade duties off Yugoslavia [12]
  • 1993, June 24: Algonquin arrived off Yugoslavia area for Operation Sharp Guard [13]
  • 1993, October 15: Algonquin arrived Halifax following Operation Sharp Guard. Conducted 88 boardings during deployment [14]
  • 2000, March 27: San Diego, along with HMCS Winnipeg, Calgary and Ottawa [15]
  • 2000, April 25: Sendai, with Winnipeg [16]
  • 2000, May 3: Inchon, with Winnipeg [17]
  • 2000, May 8: Qingdao, with Winnipeg
  • 2000, May 26: Pearl Harbor, with Winnipeg
  • 2000, June 11: Pearl Harbor, with HMCS Protecteur, Regina, Calgary and Winnipeg [18]
  • 2000, June 28: Pearl Harbor, with Protecteur, Regina and Winnipeg
  • 2000, October 20: San Diego, with HMCS Vancouver, Regina, Winnipeg and Saskatoon [19]
  • 2001, April 3: Pearl Harbor, with Vancouver and Regina [20]
  • 2001, April 16: Yokosuka, with Vancouver and Regina
  • 2001, April 22: Manila
  • 2001, April 26: Guam, with Vancouver and Regina
  • 2001, May 6: Brisbane, with Vancouver and Regina [21]
  • 2001, May 25: Sydney, with Vancouver and Regina
  • 2001, June 4: Sydney, with Vancouver and Regina [22]
  • 2001, June 8: Wellington, with Vancouver and Regina
  • 2001, June 15: Tonga, with Vancouver and Regina
  • 2001, June 26: Pearl Harbor, with Vancouver and Regina
  • 2002, March 23: departed Esquimalt for Operation Apollo (the campaign against terrorism), as Flag Ship for Joint Task Force 151 (the Canadian Task Group) in the Gulf of Oman. Despite hangars for two Sea King helicopters, Algonquin embarrassingly sails with none.[23]
  • 2002, March 29: Pearl Harbor [24]
  • 2002, April 1: Commodore Eric Lerhe replaced Commodore Drew Robertson as Commander of the Canadian Naval Task Group in the Arabian Sea with HMCS Algonquin as flagship [25]
  • 2002, April 9: Saipan [26]
  • 2002, April 22: Penang
  • 2002, June 24: Jebel Ali [27]
  • 2002, August 7: Jebel Ali [28]
  • 2002, September 11: Phuket [29]
  • 2002, September 19: Hong Kong
  • 2002, September 26: Guam
  • 2002, October 7: Pearl Harbor [30]
  • 2002, October 14: arrived back at Esquimalt, having been deployed for almost seven months in the Persian Gulf and logging 55,000 nautical miles (102,000 km). Hailed over 1,700 vessels and boarded 55. Carried out 96 inspections of 'go-fast vessels', and discovered and apprehended several suspected terrorists [31]
  • 2002, November 21: Peddar Bay [32]
  • circa late 2002: refit period
  • after 2002: nearly continuously at sea (like TGEX 3-07, TRIDENT FURY and the biannual RIMPAC events, but she also conducts regular Maritime Security Patrols in the coastal waters of British Columbia)
  • 2003, January 13: Commodore Roger Girourd replaced Commodore Dan Murphy as Commander of the Canadian Naval Task Group in the Gulf of Oman and was responsible for two to six coalition naval vessels. HMCS Montreal was his flagship until replaced by HMCS Algonquin [33]
  • 2003, December 9: Peddar Bay [34]
  • 2004, January 29: Esquimalt [35]
  • 2004, March 12: Esquimalt, with HMCS Nanaimo and Edmonton [36]
  • 2004, May 16: Seattle [37]
  • 2004, June 8: Peddar Bay [38]
  • 2004, June 28: Pearl Harbor, with Protecteur and Regina
  • 2004, July 22: Pearl Harbor, with HMCS Protecteur, Regina and Brandon [39]
  • 2004, August 5: Esquimalt, with Protecteur and Brandon [40]
  • 2004, November 8: San Diego, with Protecteur, Regina, Winnipeg, Nanaimo, Edmonton and Brandon [41]
  • 2004, November 19: Esquimalt, with Protecteur, Regina, Winnipeg, Nanaimo and Brandon
  • 2005, February 8: Peddar Bay [42]
  • 2005, February 25: Esquimalt, with HMCS Protecteur, Vancouver and Whitehorse
  • 2005, March 11: San Francisco, with Protecteur and Vancouver [43]
  • 2005, May 27: Esquimalt, with Protecteur, Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg [44]
  • 2005, July 25: Esquimalt [45]
  • 2005, July 25: Commodore Bruce Donaldson replaced Rear Admiral Roger Girouard as commander of Canadian Fleet Pacific (CANFLTPAC) aboard HMCS Algonquin before Algonquin returns to sea to lead the task group through to the end of a three-ship task group exercise on July 29 [46]
  • 2005, July 29: Esquimalt, with HMCS Protecteur, Toronto and Calgary
  • 2005, October 6: San Francisco Fleet Week 6–11 October features USS Boxer, Dubuque, Mobile Bay and Hopper; USCGC Morgenthau; HMCS Algonquin, Vancouver, Calgary and Protecteur [47]
  • 2005, October 8: San Francisco (Fleet Week), with Protecteur, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa [48]
  • 2005, October 28: Ensenada, with Vancouver and Calgary
  • 2005, November 9: San Diego, with Protecteur, Vancouver and Calgary [49]
  • 2005, November 18: Esquimalt, with Protecteur, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa
  • 2006, June 2: Esquimalt, with Ottawa [50]
  • 2006, June 25: Pearl Harbor, with Vancouver and Regina
  • 2006, July 27: Pearl Harbor, with Vancouver and Regina [51]
  • 2006, c Jul: Algonquin participates in RIMPAC 2006.[52]
  • 2006, August 7: Esquimalt, with Vancouver [53]
  • 2006, October 6: Victoria (Navy Days), with Winnipeg and Whitehorse [54]
  • 2006, October 14: Prince Rupert
  • 2006, October 15: Kitimat
  • 2006, October 17: Port Hardy
  • 2006, October 17: Kelsey Bay
  • 2006, October 19: Nanoose, with Vancouver, Regina and Winnipeg
  • 2006, October 20: Esquimalt, with Vancouver, Regina and Winnipeg
  • 2006, November 3: San Francisco, with Vancouver, Regina and Winnipeg [55]
  • 2006, November 16: San Diego, with Vancouver, Regina and Winnipeg
  • 2006, November 24: Manzanillo, with Winnipeg
  • 2006, December 8: Esquimalt, with Winnipeg [56]
  • 2007, February 9: Pearl Harbor [57]
  • 2007, February 16: Pearl Harbor, with Vancouver
  • 2007, February 27: Esquimalt, with Vancouver
  • 2007, May 15: Esquimalt, with Ottawa, Regina, Nanaimo and Saskatoon [58]
  • 2007, May 18: Esquimalt, with Ottawa, Regina and Saskatoon
  • 2007, June 9: Nanoose [59]
  • 2007, June 12: Cdr Hugh FitzPatrick appointed Commanding Officer HMCS Algonquin.[60]
  • 2007, June 30: Vancouver
  • 2007, August 31: Esquimalt, with Vancouver and Calgary [61]
  • 2007, September 29: Campbell River [62]
  • 2007, September: 17-day Maritime Security Patrol [63]
  • 2007, October 4–7: San Francisco (Fleet Week), with HMCS Nanaimo, Edmonton and Saskatoon [64]
  • 2007, October: leading the Canadian ships of a large Task Group exercise in company with an American Carrier Battle Group off the coast of Southern California. Port visits include San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico
  • 2007, October 22 – November 22: at sea off southern California, participating in Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 3-07.[65]
  • 2007, October 26: San Diego, with Protecteur, Vancouver and Ottawa
  • 2007, November 11: TGEX 3-07 Remembrance Day ceremonies, off La Jolla [66]
  • 2007, November 14: San Diego (Cancelled) [67]
  • 2007, November 15: Ensenada
  • 2007, November 18: set sail after 3-day visit to Ensenada, Mexico [68]
  • 2007, November 22: Returned home to Esquimalt
  • 2007, November 27: Peddar Bay
  • 2008, early: entered refit period
  • 2008, September 2: Sailors and firefighters from Algonquin demonstrate putting out on-board fires at the PNE [69]
  • 2008, October 27: Two tugboats eased Algonquin away from the Victoria Shipyards and safely back to the Dockyard on Oct 21. She has been in refit for the past eight months [70]
  • 2009, June 3–8: Portland, Oregon for the Rose Festival Fleet Week
  • 2010, June 12: Governor General Michaëlle Jean reviewing Algonquin for the Canadian Naval Centennial International Fleet Review
  • 2010, June 14: Algonquin transited to Pearl Harbor in an exercise called Ex TRIDENT WARRIOR
  • 2010, June 24: Algonquin arrived in Pearl Harbor
  • 2010, July 1: Algonquin and Calgary hosted a Reception at Jetty S9 in Pearl Harbor in celebration of Canada Day
  • 2010, July 6–28: Algonquin participated in RIMPAC 2010
  • 2010, August 1–October 23: Algonquin participated in Op PACIFIC AMISTAD
  • 2011, August 3 - Algonquin departed CFB Esquimalt for multinational exercise off Central and South America as well as operation with Carrier Strike Group Nine[71]
  • 2011, September 26–30 - Algonquin participated in Fleet Week, San Diego [71]
  • 2013, August 30 - Involved in a collision with the Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship HMCS Protecteur during RAS exercise. There were no injuries to personnel, although the ship sustained significant damage to her portside hangar. As a result of the collision, a planned deployment to the Asia-Pacific region was cancelled.[72]
  • 2014, September 19 - Commander RCN announces the retirement of Algonquin from service

.[73]

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