Maritime Forces Atlantic

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Maritime Forces Atlantic
Country Canada
Allegiance  Canada
Branch Royal Canadian Navy
Garrison/HQ Canadian Forces Base Halifax
Website www.navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/en/about/structure-marlant-home.page
Commanders
Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic RAdm John Newton
Commander of Canadian Fleet Atlantic Cmdre Craig Baines

In the Canadian Forces, Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) is responsible for the fleet training and operational readiness of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean. It was once referred to as Canadian Atlantic Station.

Organisation[edit]

The Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic (COMMARLANT) is also the Commander of Joint Task Force Atlantic (COMMJTFA), holding the rank of Rear Admiral.

Reporting to the Commander is the Commander of Canadian Fleet Atlantic (COMCANFLTLANT), holding the rank of Commodore. This individual commands Canadian Fleet Atlantic (CANFLTLANT), and is responsible for the operation and readiness of all warships, auxiliaries and support vessels.[1] COMCANFLTLANT is also the Canadian Task Group Commander for any CANFLTLANT deployment of ships to exercises or operations.

Units and facilities[edit]

MARLANTHQ is located at CFB Halifax in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Other facilities include:

MARLANT ships[edit]

Frigates
Destroyers
Coastal defence vessels
Submarines

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Fleet Atlantic, accessed October 2011

See also[edit]