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HMCS Calgary (FFH 335)
Canadian navy frigate HMCS Calgary (FFH 335)
HMCS Calgary
Career (Canada) Naval Ensign of Canada.svg
Namesake: Calgary, Alberta
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
Homeport: CFB Esquimalt
Motto: "Onward"
Honours and
awards:
Atlantic 1942-1945, Biscay 1943, Normandy 1944, English Channel 1944-1945, North Sea 1945
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.
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
Beam: 16.5 m
Draught: 7.1 m
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 Mk2 gun
1 × 20 mm Vulcan Phalanx CIWS
6 × .50 Caliber machine guns
Aircraft carried: 1 × CH-124 Sea King

HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1995.

Calgary is the sixth vessel in her class and the second vessel to carry the designation HMCS Calgary. She was built as part of the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project.

Calgary was laid down on 15 June 1991 at MIL Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon and launched on 28 August 1992. She was officially commissioned into the CF 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 a 18 month mid-life upgrading and modernization. Calgary was returned to the RCN from Victoria Shipyards on 1 June 2012 to complete the upgrading and modernization and will return to active service sometime in 2013. She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt.[1]

Command TeamEdit

ServiceEdit

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

Lineage - CalgaryEdit

First of Name

 HMCS Calgary (K231)
 Corvette, Flower Class
 Commissioned 16 December 1941
 Paid off 15 June 1945

Second of Name

 This is the current ship with the name Calgary

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