HMCS Regina (FFH 334)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMCS Regina.
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HMCS Regina (FFH 334)
Career (Canada)
Namesake: Regina, Saskatchewan
Builder: MIL Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon
Laid down: 6 October 1989
Launched: 25 January 1992
Commissioned: 30 September 1994[1]
Homeport: CFB Esquimalt
Motto: Latin: Floreat Regina (Let Regina flourish) Unofficial: 334, Ready For War
Honours and
awards:
Atlantic 1942-44, Mediterranean 1943, Normandy 1944, English Channel 1944,[1] Arabian Sea [2]
Fate: Active in service
General characteristics
Class & type: Halifax-class frigate
Displacement: 3,995 tonnes (light)
4,795 tonnes (operational)
5,032 tonnes (deep load)
Length: 134.2 m (440 ft)
Beam: 16.5 m (54 ft)
Draught: 7.1 m (23 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × LM2500 Gas turbines
1 × SEMT Pielstick Diesel engine
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 9,500 nmi (17,600 km; 10,900 mi)
Complement: 225 (including air detachment)
Armament: 24 × Honeywell Mk 46 torpedoes
16 × Evolved Sea-Sparrow SAM
8 × RGM-84 Harpoon SSM
1 × 57 mm Bofors Mk3 gun
1 × 20 mm Vulcan Phalanx CIWS
6 × .50 Caliber machine guns
Aircraft carried: 1 × CH-124 Sea King

HMCS Regina is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1993. Regina is the fifth vessel in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. She is the second vessel to carry the designation HMCS Regina.

Regina was laid down on 6 October 1989 at MIL Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon and launched on 25 January 1992. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 29 December 1993 and carries the hull classification symbol 334.

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

Service[edit]

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

Regina steamed from Esquimalt on 3 July 2012 to the Arabian Sea and joined Combined Task Force 150 on 21 August.[3] She returned to home port on 14 March 2013.[4]

In 2013, Regina visited Manila, Philippines for a goodwill visit to the Philippines.[5]

On 30 April 2014 the Canadian government announced that Regina would be dispatched to assist in NATO operations, concerning the crisis in the Ukraine.[6]

Lineage[edit]

First of name
HMCS Regina (K234). Revised Flower-class corvette. Commissioned 22 January 1942. Sunk by enemy action 8 August 1944
Second of name
This is the current ship with the name Regina

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official Lineages, Volume 2: Ships". National Defence and the Canadian Forces. 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "South-West Asia Theatre Honours". Prime Minister of Canada. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Operation ARTEMIS". Canadian Joint Operations Command. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Hartland, Louise (14 March 2013). "Emotional homecoming for HMCS Regina after eight months at sea". CTV News Vancouver Island. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ Cudmore, James (30 April 2014). "HMCS Regina to to join NATO's Ukraine "reassurance" mission". CBC News. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

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