HMCS Calgary (FFH 335)
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HMCS Calgary in 2014
|Operator:||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Builder:||MIL Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon|
|Laid down:||15 June 1991|
|Launched:||28 August 1992|
|Commissioned:||12 May 1995|
|Refit:||HCM/FELEX June 2011-June 2012|
|Identification:||pennant number: 335|
|Fate:||Active in service|
|Badge:||Or, a bend wavy azure charged with a like bendlet argent. In front across the centre of a bow stringed fess-wise, and arrow point upwards in pale, both sable.|
|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)|
|Range:||9,500 nautical miles (17,600 km)|
|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 Mkiii gun
1 × 20 mm Vulcan Phalanx CIWS
6 × .50 Caliber machine guns
|Aircraft carried:||1 × CH-124 Sea King|
Calgary was laid down on 15 June 1991 by MIL Davie Shipbuilding at Lauzon and launched on 28 August 1992. She was commissioned into the Canadian Forces on 12 May 1995 and carries the hull classification symbol 335. On 6 June 2011 Calgary was turned over to Seaspan Marine Corporation's Victoria Shipyards, to start an 18 month mid-life upgrading and modernization. Calgary was returned to the Royal Canadian Navy from Victoria Shipyards on 1 June 2012 and as of fall 2013 conducted sea acceptance trials.
On 10 July 1995, Calgary was sent to the Persian Gulf as part of the force used to enforce sanctions on Iraq, her mission lasting until December of that year. While en route home, she assisted the sinking bulk carrier Mount Olympus. She rescued all 30 members of her crew, taking them to the freighter Rodopi.
In 1999, while participating in the exercise "Tandem Thrust", Calgary suffered the breakdown of one of her diesel generators. The following year she redeployed to the Persian Gulf, once again as part of the group enforcing sanctions against Iraq.
Calgary participated in RIMPAC 2014 in June 2014, the first time that China will participate in the operation. Calgary, accompanied by Winnipeg, Yellowknife and Brandon, departed in October 2014 to take part in San Francisco Fleet Week and the Task Group Exercise with the US Navy in American coastal waters.
- Commanding officer: Commander Julian Elbourne
- Executive officer: Lieutenant-Commander Jacob French
- Coxswain: Chief Petty Officer First Class David Morse
Lineage - Calgary
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- Pugliese, David (9 October 2014). "HMCS Calgary, Winnipeg, Brandon and Yellowknife set sail for U.S. exercise". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
- "Frigates - Command Teams". Royal Canadian Navy. Government of Canada. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
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