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Ship's Bell of HMCS Iroquois G89 / 217 - 1942 & HMCS Iroquois 280

 

This bell was from HMCS Iroquois G89 / 217. It was also used on HMCS Iroquois 280

 

Names engraved on this bell from HMCS Iroquois 280

 

Leanne Marie Chatham - Sep 1972
Ronthy Gordon Brady - Sep 1972
Andrew David Kovacs - Sep 1972
Allan Joseph Kovacs- Sep 1972
Suzanne Darlene Sims - Sep 1972
Scott Dugald Fox - Nov 1972
Michael James Redden - 22 Apr 1973
Kimberlea Irene Redden - 22 Apr 1973

Sean Darcy Collinson - 13 May 1973

Eric Anthony Yarrow - 22 Jul 1973

Warren Martin Yarrow - 22 Jul 1973

Brian Douglas Smith - 25 Nov 1973

Jason William LeLievre - 06 Jan 1974

Jennifer Lynn Eakins - 20 Jan 1974

Thomas Allen James Carr - 20 1974

Stephanie Lynn Lawson - 07 Apr 1974

Wendy Jane Aitkens - 07 Apr 1974

Vance Alexander langlois - 07 Apr 1974

Melanne Dawn Willamine King - 13 Apr 1974
Sandra Dawn McLeod - 09 Jun 1974
William Thomas Johnston - 09 Jun 1974
Kin Sue Baker - 25 Aug 1974
Jason Curtise Syzewski - 06 Jul 1975
Mark William Severin - 29 Aug 1976
Shelly Jean Regan - -5 Sep 1976
Jeremy Richard Shirran - 25 Sep 1977

 

Ship's Bell of HMCS Iroquois 280

 

29 Jul 1972

 

Names engraved on this bell

 

John David Stonebridge - 18 Dec 1977

Jeffery James Edmonds - 02 Apr 1978

Ruth Shead - 02 Apr 1978

Lisa Elizabeth Johnson - 02 Apr 1978

Brent Polson - 09 Apr 1978

Denis Gilles Boisvert - 30 Jul 1978

Tristan Sean Winch - 14 Aug 1978

Mary Patricia Haddock - 10 Sep 1978

Jodi Allison Roche - 06 Jan 1979
Tina Marie Benson - 12 May 1979

Neil Robin Bouchard - 16 Jun 1979
Christine Therrien - 17 Jun 1979

Keri Lynn Coolen - 29 Jul 1979
Michelle Nichole Bedard - 18 Nov 1979

Kristine Catherine Kerr - 16 Mar 1980

Patrick David Tucker - 23 Mar 1980

William Albert Degg - 24 Aug 1980

Andrea Lynn Winfield - 20 Nov 1980
Liam Shane Muldoon - 30 Nov 1980

Virgina Ann Hattin - 30 Nov 1980

Richard Edward Pare - 14 Dec 1980

Nicola Rachael Jacobson - 28 Dec 1980

Geoffery Alexander Bellows - 28 Dec 1980
Daniel Christopher Forestell - 12 Apr 1981

John David Dewis - 19 Jul 1981

Matthew Alexander Cudmore - 19 Jul 1981

Tiffany Marie Tremblay - 26 Jul 1981

Patricia Ann Wentland - 16 Aug 1981
Robert James Adam Wentland - 16 Aug 1981

Sylvia Tamara Churcher - 28 Nov 1981

Marie Helen Pelletier - 20 Dec 1981

Shawn Patrick Fitzgerald - 20 Dec 1981

Melanie Dugay - 20 Dec 1981

Micheal Bertrand Powell - 16 Jan 1982

Amanda Marie Evans - 18 Apr 1982

Aishling Coleen Gargeau - 16 May 1982

Sondra Gail Stuart - 30 May 1982

Megan Elizabeth Therrien - 02 Jan 1983
Robyn Marianne Ferguson - 06 Feb 1983

Michelle Marie Mountain - 19 Jun 1983

James MacKay Sutherland - 24 Jul 1983

Andrew James Bowie - 24 Jul 1983

Scott Andrew Cameron - 21 Aug 1983
Tara Lynn Monk - 19 Oct 1983

Trevor John Monk - 19 Oct 1983

Matthew James Lofgren - 20 Nov 1983

Michael Timothy Fitzgerald - 11 Dec 1983

Nichole Amanda McKenzie - 08 Oct 1984

Lincoln Henry Cosen - 25 Nov 1984

Christopher George Curtis Harding - 05 May 1985

Cailyn Margret Mary O'Dwyer - 11 May 1985

Peter B. Aruja - 12 May 1985

Chelsea Jenson - 03 Aug 1985

David H.J. Church - 04 Aug 1985

Malenie Nichole Goulet - 11 Aug 1985

Jacquline Margaret Olsen - 17 Aug 1985
Natasha Margaret Marjorie Fyfe - 18 Aug 1985

Lauren Marie Hunt - 25 Aug 1985

Stephen Jeffery Keith Boulegon - 25 Aug 1985

Catherine Nicol McDonald - 30 Mar 1986

Christopher Alan Brooks - 31 Mar 1986

Sylvie Vanessa Cameron - 31 Aug 1986
Andrew Graham Hunt - 21 Sep 1986

Courtney Rae Doucette - 19 Oct 1986

Jason Vincent Nelson - 26 Oct 1986

Vincent William Nelson - 26 Oct 1986

Tracey Ann Nelson - 26 Oct 1986
Brittany Amanda Squires - 09 Nov 1986

Ian James P. McKillop- 09 Dec 1986

Donald John Ryan Vansickle - 28 Jun 1987

Christine Line Belley - 27 Dec 1987

Katherine Jane Winch - 10 Jan 1988

Stephen Bruce Sipos - 10 Apr 1988

Mark Domine Ryan - 10 Apr 1988

Victoria Louise Stewart - 17 Apr 1988

Kevin Joshua House - 06 Aug 1988

Barbara Eileen Trecartin - 07 Aug 1988

Jennifer Lynn O'Neil - 22 Aug 1992

Paul Alexander Gerard Ventham - 10 Jan 1993

Patrick Alexander William Hargreaves - 21 Feb 1993

Taylor Andrew Nickerson - 07 Mar 1993

Kyle Clarke Bedford - 14 Mar 1993

Derek Joseph Chiasson - 11 Apr 1993

Olivia Lorraine Ash - 27 Jun 1993

Mark William Belliveau - 27 Jun 1993

Peter Kristof Langland - 28 Jun 1993
Kevin Michael Baker - 24 Jul 1994

Ashely Anne Truelove - 03 Jul 1994

Karl Jean Baptiste Desroches - 08 Aug 1993

Marie Nancy Karoline Beaupre - 28 Aug 1994
Alexander Edward Smith - 23 Oct 1994

Patrick Nicholas Smith - 23 Oct 1994

Katrina Tiffany Marie Cobean - 22 Apr 1995

Scott Thomas Pierre Chaput - 03 Jun 1995
Brenna Kathleen MacInnis - 30 Jul 1995

Benjamin David Walton Sanford - 10 Sep 1995

Emily Lorraine Barnard - 17 Sep 1995

Zoe Brett Katherine Johannah Saunders - 21 Dec 1995

Kegan Mason William Jenson - 29 Dec 1995

Joshua Joseph Gerald Doutre - 14 Jan 1996

Sierra Morgan Thibault - 21 Apr 1996

Kennedy Ellyn Jessome - 14 Jul 1996

Sara Elizabeth Karl - 21 Jul 1996
Brittany Lynne Lenentine Sullivan - 28 Jul 1996

 

 

Ship's Bell HMCS Iroquois 280

 

Names engraved on this bell

 

Nicole Erin Branch - 05 May 1996
Kirk Llewellyn Howells - 07 Jul 1996
Marie Melanie Bouchard - 12 Dec 1996
Emily Colleen MacInnis - 30 Mar 1997
Marin Elyssa Pearson - 06 Jul 1997
Tristan James Blair - 01 Nov 1997
Saxon George Parker - 31 May 1998
Richel Mary Ross - 03 Jan 1999
Keating William Teft - 24 Sep 2000
Madeline Lee Temple - 24 Sep 2000
Hannah Rose Temple - 24 Sep 2000
Joshua Mark Cochrane - 22 Apr 2001
Gabrielle Blaire Ross - 29 Apr 2001
Jordon Tyler Mason Patterson - 20 Sep 2001
Emma Victoria Smith - 11 Aug 2002
Tamara Leray Hollett - 24 Nov 2002
Matthew Kyle Hollett - 24 Nov 2002
Aiden Legault - 14 Sep 2003
Katilyn Jane Way - 14 Sep 2003

Alec Ilutko 18 Apr 2004
Paige Katerine Allsopp - 25 Apr 2004
Ian Brent Pearson - 25 Apr 2004
Paige Katerine Allsopp - 25 Apr 2004

Laurel Kelly Pearson - 25 Apr 2004
Ian Brent Pearson - 25 Apr 2004
Nicholas Edward Fleming - 23 May 2004

Laurel Kelly Pearson - 23 May 2004

Nicholas Edward Fleming - 23 May 2004

Cameron Alexander Gibson - 23 May 2004
Sandra Lynn Gibson 23 May 2004

Duncan Prescott Clark - 08 Oct 2005
Dalton Joseph Tommy Trempe - 01 Jul 2006
Abagail Lauren Pelley - 09 Jul 2006
Evan Ryan Jensen - 09 Jul 2006
Spencer Douglas Graham - 11 Jul 2006
Charles Aiden G, Littlefair - 21 May 2007
Myriam Larrieux - 08 Jul 2007
Malcom Leigh Aden MacDonald - 15 Jul 2007
Nicolas Patrick Lanouette - 05 Aug 2007
Roma Helen Login - 19 Aug 2007
Dayne Burchall - 19 Aug 2007
Saoirse McKenney - Collins 27 Jan 2008
Darius Leonard Korvela - 13 Apr 2008
Lacey Alexandria Frizzell - 02 Nov 2008
Olivia Grace Steed - 23 Nov 2008
Adam Miles Schlosser - 25 Jan 2009
Ciara Lee MacDonald - 20 Jun 2009
Lyla Grace MacDonald - 20 Jun 2009
Katelyn Ann Godsell - 28 Jun 2009
Amelia Susan Ann Samson - 28 Jun 2009
Adrieene Louise Noland - 13 Sep 2009
MacKenzie Louise White - 27 Sep 2009

Payton Joelle Lewick Duquette - 04 Oct 2009

Ryker Raymond Louise Fenton -10 Apr 2011
Charlotte Jane Bergeron - 08 Oct 2011

Beatrice Mabel Marie Samson - 15 Apr 2012

Denis John Delisle - 21 Apr 2012
Parker Benjamin Arthur Delisle - 21 Apr 2012
Braeden Andrew Graham - 12 May 2012
Abigail Rose Stevens - 19 Aug 2012

West Elric Carrier - 24 Mar 2013
Isaac Charles Robert Ladouceur - 30 Jun 2013
Liam Francis Joseph Gryffin Dori - 27 Jul 2013
Jean-Luc Roger Fauteux - 10 Aug 2013
Alexander Matthew MacFarlane - 17 Aug 2013
Addy Tracey Lynn Delisle - 05 Oct 2013
Isla Grace Dukowski - 19 Oct 2013
Brody Issac John Munro - 19 Jan 2014
Henri Gaston Bard - 25 Jan 2014
Beckett Curtis Lee Skinner - 02 Feb 2014
Zander Richard Percy Lynch - 14 Jun 2014
Noah Gordon Ramsay - 28 Jun 2014
Adelynn Marie-Josee Shelton - 28 Jun 2014
Emma Jennie Puszkar - 12 Jul 2014
Jackson William Coates - 20 Sep 2014
Alexander Daniel Gerard Henneberry - 21 Sep 2014
Scott William Fred Milbury - 07 Dec 2014
Katherine Patricia Maria Milbury - 07 Dec 2014

 

Battle board for HMCS Iroquois 280

Courtesy of Jarrod David

HMCS Iroquois under construction at Sorel, Que, 21 Jan 1971

Courtesy of Mike England

 

HMCS Iroquois 280 under construction at Marine Industries Ltd.,  Sorel, Que

 

                  

 

DND Photos

 

The launching of HMCS Iroquois 280 at Marine Industries Ltd.,  Sorel, Que. 28 Nov 1970

 

        

 

DND Photos

HMCS Iroquois 280 launches a Sea Sparrow missile off Peurto Rico, 1976

Source: The Legion Magazine

 

Splice the Mainbrace - HMCS Iroquois 1979

 

                    

 

Courtesy Ted Kendall, Communicator

(See RCN Memories for the story behind the photos)

HMCS Iroquois 280 - Shock Trials - Sep 1980

 

Fifteen photos taken during HMCS Iroquois' shock trials.  Photos were taken at 1/2 second intervals.

 

              

 

              

 

     

 

© / Courtesy of Michael Sleigh - 1980

 

Click here to view the photo of the Shock Trials Crew - taken O/C of the shock trials.

 

Write-up on the rescue of the crew of the Ho Ming 5 by HMCS Iroquois 280 on 05 Dec 1983

Four of HMCS Iroquois' Crew awarded the Star of Courage

 

The rescue of the crew of Ho Ming 5 by HMCS Iroquois - 05 Dec 1983

One of Iroquois' zodiacs is at the bottom right just below the stern of the Ho Ming 5

Courtesy of Dennis Morrison

Newspaper article on the rescue of the Ho Ming 5 by HMCS Iroquois on 05 Dec 1983

Courtesy of Dennis Morrison

Newspaper article on the rescue of the Ho Ming 5 by HMCS Iroquois on 05 Dec 1983

Courtesy of Dennis Morrison

Newspaper article on the rescue of the Ho Ming 5 by HMCS Iroquois on 05 Dec 1983

Courtesy of Dennis Morrison

Newspaper article on the rescue of the Ho Ming 5 by HMCS Iroquois on 05 Dec 1983

Courtesy of Dennis Morrison

Newspaper article on the rescue of the Ho Ming 5 by HMCS Iroquois on 05 Dec 1983

Courtesy of Dennis Morrison

 

Article from the SENTINEL magazine on the rescue of the Ho Ming 5's crew by HMCS Iroquois

 

        

 

Courtesy of Dennis Morrison

HMCS Iroquois 280 - NATO 1985 entering Den Helder, Holland

Courtesy of Dennis Burton

HMCS Iroquois crew members jigging cod at Virgin Rocks, Grand Banks, 1986 on the way home from a four month Standing Naval Force Atlantic deployment

 

        

 

Courtesy of John Newton, Rear-Admiral, RCN

HMCS Iroquois' Schedule for 1988

IOL preparations on HMCS Iroquois 280

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Deck Department HMCS Iroquois with Buffer front and centre

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Deck department HMCS Iroquois

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Deck dept. and FX part ship hands prepare HMCS Iroquois to be taken in tow by HMCS Charlottetown 339

Courtesy of John Le Forte

27 Feb 2003 - Sea King helicopter crashes on flight deck of HMCS Iroquois three days after departing Halifax to become flagship of multi-national Task Force 151 in Persian Gulf region. Two of the four helicopter crewmembers sustained minor injuries in the crash. Iroquois forced to return to Halifax

Courtesy of John Le Forte

(See related news article)

A few crew members of HMCS Iroquois

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Deck Department HMCS Iroquois 280

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Deck department HMCS Iroquois 280 at Christmas time

Courtesy of John Le Forte

CO and XO of HMCS Iroquois 280 on bridge wing

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Naval Landing Boarding Party from HMCS Iroquois 280

Courtesy of John Le Forte

"Another nice day at sea" on HMCS Iroquois 280

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Prayers onboard HMCS Iroquois 280

Courtesy of John Le Forte

"Stand Easy", HMCS Iroquois 10 Mess Mascott

 

Sequence of 4 photos showing a depth charge exploding as seen from HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

 

        

 

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Flying fish dinner on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-94

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Hangar on HMCS Iroquois 280 with two Sea Kings on board circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier 

Banyan on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Banyan on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Banyan on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Lorn Joudry and Lionel MacEachran

Banyan on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Preparing for TOWEX on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Banyan on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Someone drinking beer through a pipe

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Wardroom of HMCS Iroquois 280 set for breakfast circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Storm in the Bermuda Triangle

Photo taken from HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

"That's gotta hurt"

Casualty clearing exercise on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

"Lionel is okay"

Casualty clearing exercise on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

1 Mess settee area HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Billy Boulet and Lionel MacEachran

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Breakfast being served in the wardroom circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Leading Seaman Danny Nadeau

HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Master Seaman Guy Simms

HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

PO1 Ron Halverson

HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

(L-R) Guy Simms, Mitch Cormier, Ron Halverson, Jack Budge and Serge Poulin on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Sea Sparrow Missile on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormeir

Billy Boulet on the flight deck of HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Torpedo tubes on HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Zodiac on the quarterdeck of HMCS Iroquois 280 circa 1982-84

Courtesy of Mitch Cormier

Mortar well door on HMCS Iroquois during EX MARCOT 84

Courtesy of Pierre (Landry) Hébert

The sinking of the motor vessel Leader L, March 2000

 

The following is an excerpt from a write up by By Rear-Admiral John Newton, Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic and Maritime Forces Atlantic 13 Oct 2016

 

Sailors respect the power of the sea. The relentless motion of a ship saps the energy of even the fittest. Personnel instinctively brace against the repetitive slamming and heavy rolls. The experienced tune their senses to smells, sounds and sensations; uncanny early warning of equipment working under strain. Unnerving vibrations radiate through the hull as rigid steel flexes like plastic; stress that insidiously works away at welds and joints.

 

Lessons handed down from centuries of seafaring, the shared experiences of a crew, and good leadership soothe anxieties in the most dangerous conditions. Crews tend intently to the idiosyncrasies of machinery systems. Electrical power and propulsion are life. When they fail, the energy of a storm attacks every material weakness possible. Countless hours of diligent attention to equipment maintenance assures that emergency systems will operate in defiance of nature’s propensity to overwhelm the less prepared.

 

The crew of the Leader L had no doubt seen worse. Yet, circumstances vary in every experience. In this storm, hull plating failure started the chain of reactions. Flooding turned the ship’s cargo of salt to slurry. Sloshing in the holds created unbearable stresses on the hull. Ruptured hatch covers hastened flooding. There was only a brief interval between realizing that all was lost, and the moment when flooding drove the bow below the surface and power failed.

 

As we raced to the last known position of the Leader L, we focused on our own safety. Crashing waves had ripped a hatch from our fore deck, flooded the gun turret, destroyed electronics and stove in the steel face of the superstructure. Hours of battling through heavy seas fatigued the crew, but as the position was approached, extra lookouts appeared and boats were readied for launching.

 

In time, an eerie scene developed ahead. Illuminated by flares from circling planes, a frantic search was underway by helicopters sent forth from our Task Group. Salt water activated lights marked lifesaving gear rapidly dispersing on the windblown sea. The 750-foot-long freighter had disappeared from humanity in the seconds following explosive hull failure. Orderly abandonment was all but impossible.

 

An object thought to be a lifeboat was spotted dead ahead. Before our speed could be reduced, an ugly spectacle slid past the starboard side. Where we had hoped to discover survivors, we were horrified to see a massive steel hatch cover torn free from the sinking ship. Floating vertically like a giant razor blade, its 20-meter length periodically appeared and disappeared in the passing waves. Then it was gone, into the darkness astern and not long afterward, into the deep. We had missed by mere meters becoming ourselves a casualty in the search and rescue.

 

Our boats’ crews stayed on the water for hours, fighting cold and fatigue while executing some of the most dangerous boat work that I have ever witnessed. Miraculously, 13 members of the Leader L crew were rescued. It was a mere coincidence that found our Task Group only 200 miles distant from the floundering freighter. Sadly, 18 Filipino and Indian crewmembers perished in the violence of the sinking, from drowning and hypothermia.

6 Dead, 12 Missing as Cargo Ship With 31 Aboard Sinks off Bermuda Rescue:  Panamanian- registered Leader L was on its way to New York when, according to distress call, a steel hull plate tore loose, flooding the vessel's hold. March 25, 2000. From: Associated Press

 

HAMILTON, Bermuda — Clinging to life rafts dropped by Canadian and U.S. aircraft or floating in high seas, 13 sailors were rescued Friday in a dramatic operation after their cargo ship sank in the Atlantic.

 

But Friday night, hours after the bodies of six others were recovered, the search by aircraft and ships was called off with 12 crew members missing and presumed dead.

 

"They haven't found anyone since the last deceased crew member, and that was [Friday] morning," said Allison von Hagn, a petty officer with the Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center in Norfolk, Va.

 

The Leader L, with 31 crew members on board, sank 400 miles northeast of Bermuda within hours of placing a distress call Thursday afternoon.

 

The crew of a Canadian C-130 aircraft that arrived at the scene watched as the bow of the 776-foot ship dipped into the water and the Leader L slid into the sea at a 45-degree angle--all within 30 seconds.

 

Radio transmissions from the Leader L continued until just seconds before it went under, suggesting that some of the crew might never have escaped the vessel, said Lt. Cmdr. Glenn Chamberlain, spokesman for the Canadian Forces and Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Details about what caused the sinking are sketchy. Officials said that in a distress call, the Leader L reported that a 45-foot steel hull plate had come loose, flooding the hold.

 

In a rescue operation that began in darkness, with gusty winds and 15-foot waves, rescuers were lowered from hovering Canadian Sea King helicopters until they could get survivors on lifts and hoist them up.

 

Some of the survivors were floating in the open ocean, while at least six were found in two lifeboats that had been dropped by Canadian and a U.S. C-130 aircraft well before the helicopters could arrive. "It was a life-saving decision" on the part of the Canadian and U.S. air crews, Chamberlain said.

 

The choppers ferried the 13 survivors and six dead to the Canadian navy destroyer Iroquois, which headed for Bermuda. The 13 survivors were reported in good condition, Chamberlain said.

 

The four Canadian Sea King helicopters operated from a five-vessel task force that had been en route to military exercises in the Caribbean and was immediately diverted to the sinking.

 

Owned by Leoninus Shipping of Greece, the Panamanian-registered Leader L was carrying salt from Spain to New York. At least some of its crew were Filipino and Greek, Chamberlain said.

HMCS Iroquois lit up for Christmas 2013

Photo of waterspouts in the Mediterranean. Taken from HMCS Iroquois

Courtesy of Stevan Ellis Hulan

The last missile shoot by HMCS Iroquois 280.  This photos are screen captures from the videos taken of the missile shoot

 

        

 

Courtesy of  Robert Cox

The last missile shoot by HMCS Iroquois 280.  This photos are screen captures from the videos taken of the missile shoot

 

           

 

Courtesy of  Robert Cox

The last missile shoot by HMCS Iroquois 280.  This photos are screen captures from the videos taken of the missile shoot

 

        

 

Courtesy of  Robert Cox

The last missile shoot by HMCS Iroquois 280.  This photos are screen captures from the videos taken of the missile shoot

 

        

 

Courtesy of  Robert Cox

The last missile being removed from HMCS Iroquois, Oct 2014

Source: Facebook / Photographer: unknown

The End

HMCS Iroquois 280 on the morning of 01 May 2015, just prior to her paying-off ceremony in Halifax

With the Naval Ensign of her sister ship HMCS Athabaskan 282 waving in the breeze, the former HMCS Iroquois 280 leaves HMC Dockyard, Halifax under tow from the tug Atlantic Spruce, destined for the breaker's yard in Liverpool, NS. 24 Nov 2016

Photographer / © Justin Corbeil 2016


The former HMCS Iroquois 280, southbound in Halifax Harbour, under tow from the tug Atlantic Spruce, on her final voyage - destined for the breaker's yard - 24 Nov 2016

Photographer / © Clarence Hameon 2016

On 25 Nov 2016, her final voyage complete, the former HMCS Iroquois 280 is tied up at the breaker's yard in Liverpool, NS alongside her sister ship, the former HMCS Algonquin 283.

 

Historical note: the last time these two ships were tied up together was at Palma Majorca, Spain, in Oct 1993, for a turnover of duties for OPERATION SHARP GUARD. Algonquin was heading home and Iroquois was on her way to the Adriatic.

Photographer / © Josh Naud 2016

The breaking up of the former HMCS Iroquois 280 is underway at Liverpool, NS - 24 Aug 2017

The breaking up of the former HMCS Iroquois 280 at Liverpool, NS - 23 Sep 2017

 

The hull is all that remains after being stripped of her gun, bridge and hanger.

 

Courtesy of Jocelyn Josh Naud

 

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