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HMCS Regina (FFH 334)
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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 language: Floreat Regina (Let Regina flourish)
Honours and
awards:
Atlantic 1942-44, Mediterranean 1943, Normandy 1944, English Channel 1944[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
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 (17,595 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 Mk3 gun
1 × 20 mm Vulcan Phalanx CIWS
6 × .50 Caliber machine guns
Aircraft carried: 1 × CH-124 Sea King

HMCS Regina (FFH 334) 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 | edit source]

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

Lineage - Regina[edit | edit source]

First of Name

 HMCS Regina (K234)
 Corvette, Revised Flower Class
 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 | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Defence and the Canadian Forces (2012) Offical Lineages, Volume 2: Ships. Retrieved from http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-2/par1/regina-eng.asp
  2. National Defence and the Canadian Forces (2012) Offical Lineages, Volume 2: Ships. Retrieved from http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-2/par1/regina-eng.asp
  3. "Operation ARTEMIS". Canadian Joint Operations Command. http://www.cjoc.forces.gc.ca/exp/artemis/index-eng.asp. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. Hartland, Louise (14 March 2013). "Emotional homecoming for HMCS Regina after eight months at sea". http://www.ctvvancouverisland.ca/2013/03/emotional-homecoming-for-hmcs-regina-after-eight-months-at-sea/. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  5. http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2013/02/12/hmcs-regina-arrives-in-manila/

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