HMCS Ville de Québec (FFH 332)
HMCS Ville de Québec in September 2009
|Namesake:||Quebec City, Quebec|
|Operator:||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Builder:||MIL Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon|
|Laid down:||16 December 1988|
|Launched:||16 May 1991|
|Commissioned:||11 July 1994|
|Motto:||Don de Dieu feray valoir (I will be worthy)|
|Atlantic 1942-1944, Gulf of St. Lawrence 1942, Mediterranean 1943, English Channel 1944-1945|
|Fate:||Active in service|
|Class and 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 Mk2 gun
1 × 20 mm Vulcan Phalanx CIWS
6 × .50 Caliber machine guns
|Aircraft carried:||1 × CH-124 Sea King|
Ville de Québec is the third vessel in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. She is the second Royal Canadian Navy ship to be named Ville de Québec and is Canada's only fully bilingual warship.
Ville de Québec was laid down on 16 December 1988 at MIL Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon and launched on 16 May 1991. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 29 March 1993 and carries the hull classification symbol 332.
Ville de Québec 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 and in 2008, supported World Food Program efforts in Somalia.
Ville de Québec 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).
On 2 September 2005 Ville de Québec was deployed with a joint MARCOM/CCG task force to the Gulf of Mexico to assist the United States with disaster relief efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina.
On 6 August 2008, Canadian Defence Minister, Peter McKay, announced that the Ville de Québec would help in the protection of NATO relief for Somalia from pirates.
During the summer of 2012, she conducted an extensive tour of the Great Lakes, visiting 14 Great Lakes cities on both the Canadian and United States shores.
Lineage - Ville de Québec
First of Name
- Corvette, Revised Flower Class
- Commissioned 24 May 1942
- Paid off 6 July 1945
Second of Name
This is the current ship with the name Ville de Québec
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