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HMCS CALGARY 335

 

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HMCS Calgary 335

On 01 Nov 2007, HMCS Calgary became the first Canadian ship from the West Coast fleet to fire the new Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM).

Source: DND photo Photo credit: Corporal Pier-Adam Turcotte

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942-45,   Biscay  1943,   Normandy  1944,   English Channel  1944-45,   North Sea  1945,  Arabian Sea

 

 

Laid down: 15 Jun 1991

Launched: 28 Aug 1992

Commissioned: 12 May 1995

Paid off: 

 

The final ship from Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Que, she was floated up on 28 Aug 1992. She departed Quebec City on 24 Jun 1994 and arrived at Halifax on 28 Jun 1994, where she was provisionally accepted on 30 Aug 1994. She was to be based at Esquimalt, where she was commissioned on 12 May 1995. On 10 July 1995 she sailed for the Arabian (Persian) Gulf as the first in her class to assist in enforcing sanctions against Iraq. Homebound December 1995, she went to the aid of the sinking Greek bulk-carrier Mount Olympus, 1,500 south of Halifax. Calgary's helicopter rescued all 30 of the crew, landing them aboard the Bulgarian freighter Rodopi. Calgary returned to Esquimalt on 22 Dec 1995, the first CPF to circumnavigate the globe. In the summer of 1999 Calgary participated in the Pacific exercise Tandem Thrust despite the breakdown of one of her diesel generators. From there she journeyed to Singapore, to take part in IMDEX 99 (the International Marine Defence Exhibition). On 20 June 2000, Calgary again departed Esquimalt for a five-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf, operating with American units in enforcing UN sanctions against Iraq, returning home on 30 Nov 2000.

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr G.A. Paulson - 21 Feb 1994 - 09 Jul 1996

Cdr R.E. Bush - 09 Jul 1996 - 18 Oct 1997

Cdr Paul A. Maddison - 18 Oct 1997 - 16 Jul 1999

Cdr Timothy M. Howard - 16 Jul 1999 - 29 Jan 2001

Cdr G.R. Peskett - 29 Jan 2001 - 

Cdr K. Larkin -

Cdr W. Quinn - 2008 - 

Cdr P. Francoeur - 20 Jan 2011 - 

Cdr. J.K. Wilson

Cdr Elbourne - 

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Ashley, Mark, Lt(N)

1979-2007

Bouchard, Daniel Jean Joseph

____-2007

 

 

 

C-D

Duquette, Gilles

____-2014

 

 

 

 

E-F

Earl, Kevin William

1957-2016

Served in Calgary as Yeoman

Fox, James

1964-2014

 

 

 

G-H

Gjesdal, Jennifer Lynn

1964-2007

Harper, Richard Warren

1956-2012

Hickey, Gord

____-2014

Served in Calgary as P1HT 1998-2003 (approx)

 

 

K-L

Kidder, Larry

____-2014

 

 

 

 

M-N

Matheson, Duncan Leslie

1961-2005

 

 

 

 

O-P

Payant, Bernard J.R.

1961-2016

Commissioning crew

 

 

 

 

U-V

Vincent, Patrice

____-2014

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Corbett, MS - 2015

 

French, LCdr, XO - 2015

Gagnon, Patrick Raymond

 

Morse, CPO1, Cox'n - 2015

Pascall, Luke, Stwd 

 

Tiffin, Rick - 1994-1995 / 1999-2000

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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