Royal Canadian Navy Frigates
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Halifax Class FFH LOA 440′ TDISP 4,700 tons (12 active)
HMCS Calgary FFH-335 approaches Jeju harbor off the coast of Jeju, Republic of Korea during Operation Projection on October 12, 2018. Photo: LS Zachariah Stopa, Canadian Forces Combat Camera IS07-2018-0052-004
HMCS Halifax FFH-330 (1992)HMCS Vancouver FFH-331 (1993)HMCS Ville de Québec FFH-332 (1994) satellite image not yet located.
HMCS Ville de Québec FFH-332. Image courtesy of Sean de l’Éveille
HMCS Toronto FFH-333 (1993)
HMCS Toronto undergoing her FELEX (Frigate Life Extension) refit at Irving Shipyards, Halifax. Toronto was the last to complete FELEX, and was handed back to the RCN the next month.
HMCS Regina FFH-334 (1993)HMCS Calgary FFH-335 (1995)HMCS Montreal FFH-336 (1994)HMCS Fredericton FFH-337 (1994)HMCS Winnipeg FFH-338 (1996)
HMCS Winnipeg, before the Frigate Equipment Life Extension (FELEX) upgrades, 2001 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-03-11157 PH1 Anthony C. Casullo, USN
HMCS Charlottetown FFH-339 (1995)HMCS St. John’s FFH-340 (1996)
HMCS St. John’s FFH-340. Image courtesy of Sean de l’Éveille
HMCS Ottawa FFH-341 (1996) satellite image not yet located.
Commemorative hat from early in Ottawa’s career, with an excellent profile of the ship. Warsearcher Collection.
Photo likely depicts HMCS Ville de Québec FFH-332. Image courtesy of Sean de l’Éveille
River Class LOA 301′ TDISP 2,100 tons (151, 3 preserved ca. 69 in RCN service, 1 ex-RCN extensively converted) see Royal Navy frigates listing for other surviving units.
HMCS Waskesiu K-330 1944 Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada CT-257
Ex-HMCS Stormont K-327 (1943 – 1947) modified to Luxury Yacht Christina in 1951 for Aristotle Onasis, renamed Argo (1978-1998) current name Christina O. Modified LOA 325′ (lengthened approx. 24′) TDISP 2,250 tons
Luxury Yacht Christina O (ex-HMCS Stormont) at Kiel, 1957, showing the original conversion. Friedrich Magnussen, Stadtarchiv Kiel 78.221 [CC BY-SA 3.0 DE]
Christina O, June 2017. Credit: Stef Bravin [CC BY-SA]
The identification of this is based on the major refit at La Ciotat the yacht had ca. 2011, the general dimensions, and the many distinctive features about this beautiful conversion, including the elongated yellow funnel, the layout of launches/boats, the derrick in the bows for launching Rigid Inflatable Boats, the bridge shape, the distinctive “V” antenna/aerial mast on the quarterdeck, the circular hot tub just aft of that, the graceful counter shape (most yachts have squared off transoms) and the rectangular pool layout!
River class frigate HMCS Thetford Mines K-459 during wartime. Note projectile (likely a hedgehog depth bomb) fired at top right, and detonated pattern ahead. Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada CT-261
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