Halifax Class Frigate






DND Photo / Photographer: Cpl Robert LeBlanc 


Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942,   Gulf of St. Lawrence  1942, 1944,   Arabian Sea



Laid down: 18 Dec 1993

Floated Up: 01 Oct 1994

Commissioned: 09 Sep 1995

Paid off: 


She was floated up on 01 Oct 1994, and commissioned in CHARLOTTETOWN on 09 Sep 1995. In the fall of 1996 she took part, as a member of Standing Naval Force Atlantic, in exercises with ships of a number of eastern European navies. On 12 Aug 1997 CHARLOTTETOWN made a courtesy visit to the port for which she is named, and was the first Canadian warship to pass under the Confederation Bridge. Soon afterward she took part in the US Exercise United Spirit. She returned home on 17 Dec 1998, and late in Feb 1998 began a six-month stint with SNFL in place of Toronto, which had been ordered to the Persian Gulf. On 12 Jan 2001, CHARLOTTETOWN herself sailed for the Arabian Gulf, there joining the USS Harry S. Truman Battle Group in sanctions against Iraq. She again left Halifax on 17 Oct 2001, with Iroquois and Preserver, for the Middle East, this time on Operation Apollo to support a US-led coalition against international terrorism. The trio was joined in the Arabian Sea in De 2001 by HMCS HALIFAX, and conducted arms embargo operations and screening of other naval units in the area. CHARLOTTETOWN returned to Halifax on 04 Mar 2002. On 02 Mar 2011, CHARLOTTETOWN departed Halifax to participate in Op MOBILE (military intervention in Libya). During Op MOBILE CHARLOTTETOWN became the first RCN ship to be fired upon in anger since the Korean War - while patrolling the waters off north Libya when she came under fire from a dozen BM-21 rockets launched by Libyan Loyalists.  CHARLOTTETOWN was relieved by HMCS VANCOUVER on 18 Aug 2011 and returned to Halifax on 02 Sep 2011. On 08 Jan 2012 CHARLOTTETOWN left Halifax, initially deployed to Op Active Endeavour (anti-terrorism mission in the Mediterranean), relieving HMCS VANCOUVER. On 13 Apr 2012, CHARLOTTETOWN joined CTF 150, conducting counter-terrorism operations in the Baltic sea. On 11 Sep 2012, CHARLOTTETOWN returned to Halifax. In June 2014 CHARLOTTETOWN completed her Halifax Class Modernization/Frigate Equipment Life Extension (HCM-FELEX) docking period. On 27 Jun 2016 CHARLOTTETOWN left Halifax to join NATO's Op Reassurance mission in the Mediterranean. During Oct 2016 she took part in the multi-national Naval exercise, Joint Warrior and returned to Halifax 19 Jan 2018. On 08 Aug 2017, CHARLOTTETOWN left Halifax to relieve HMCS ST JOHN'S on the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG-1) in support Op Reassurance. She returned to Halifax 19 Jan 2018. In Aug 2018 CHARLOTTETOWN joined other Naval assets on Op Nanook, conducting missions and port visits in the Arctic region. In Aug 2019 CHARLOTTETOWN entered into an extended docking work period for maintenance and upgrades at the Irving Shipyards (ISI) in Halifax.


The Junior Ranks mess on HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 339 (3rd of name) is named after Screech, the ship's mascot of HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN K244 (1st of name)



Photos and Documents          Commissioning Book          Gunshield and Shipboard Art



Commanding Officers


Cdr M.A. Wylie - 28 Apr 1995 - 18 Dec 1996

Cdr G.J. Romanow - 18 Dec 1996 - 17 Dec 1998

Cdr David C. Gardam - 17 Dec 1998 - 05 Jul 2000

Cdr M.F.R. Lloyd - 05 Jul 2000 - unk

Cdr Andrew Hingston - 17 Jul 2015 - 13 Jan 2017

Cdr Jeff Hutt - 13 Jan 2017 - 08 Sep 2017

Cdr Nathan Decicco - 08 Sep 2017  - 14 Sep 2018

Cdr Nancy Setchell - 14 Sep 2018 - 12 Jun 2019

Cdr Christopher Rochon - 12 Jun 2019 - 22 Jan 2020

LCdr Peter MacNeil - 22 Jan 2020 - Present




CPO1 Allan Clements - c1996-1997

CPO1 Anthony Bishop - Jan 2016 - 13 Jan 2017

CPO1 Barry Eady - 13 Jan 2017 - 03 Jul 2018

CPO1 Troy Beazley - 0 3 Jul 2018 - 21 Jun 2019

CPO2 Mark Parsons - 21 Jun 2019 - 23 Sep 2019

CPO1 Wes Whitlock - 23 Sep 2019 - Present



     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     



LS.BN, C.A.F. (Navy)

died - 26 Nov 2002



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Former Crew Members


Bishop, CPO1, Cox'n - Jan 2016


Tremblay, Gilbert (Gigi), PO2, NESOP, Feb - Mar 1997

Yeo, John, MedA., - 09 Sep 1995- Jan 1997 - Commissioning Crew



Photos and Documents




(SJ57-SJ58) Stanley Jarecki at the commissioning ceremony of HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 339 (3rd of name)


Stanley Jarecki was a Sto 1c on HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN K244 (2nd of name) during the Second World War





(SJ59-SJ61) Stanley Jarecki is guest of honour aboard HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 339 during CHARLOTTETOWN'S port visit to Windsor, ON in 2008


From the collection of Stanley Jarecki, Sto 1c, RCNVR


Courtesy of Jerry Jarecki




Courtesy of Jesse Chin-Yet



HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 339 heading into some big waves during Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR with, Standing NATO maritime Group 1 in the Mediterranean Sea on 07 Feb 2012.

Photo by Cpl Ronnie Kinnie, Formation Imaging Services, Halifax

2012 DND-MDN Canada







HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 339 on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Fisheries Patrol, Jan 2005

(RE01) Note the sea ensign - the ice snapped the halyard and it's wrapped around a wire on top part ship

(RE02) STBD side from the bridge wing

(RE03) HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN, January 2005, after her arrival in St. John's, Nfld., following her fisheries patrol on the Grand Banks

(RE04) The three photos of HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN iced up were a result of a pretty severe winter storm off the Grand Banks. We ended up heading into St John's early because of the weather - we had a crew member get hurt and had to be medevac'd off the ship via Cormorant. Even St John's shut down it was so bad.


Courtesy of Ron Eccles



HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 339 departing St. John's, Nfld - 2015

Courtesy of Bill Perks




Toulon, France at sunset - Oct 2017



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HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 339 departs Halifax on 08 Aug 2018 for Op NANOOK in Canada's arctic region

DND / RCN Photo.  Crown Copyright 2018

(3) L-R:  LS Todd Petroff, LS Dylan French, OS Joseph Beaudet, AB Tanner White, and LS Eric Saenz.



HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 339 - 18 Aug 2018

DND / RCN Photo.  Crown Copyright 2018



HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 339 decorated for the 2023 Christmas season

Source: RCN Facebook page

Photographer:  Mona Ghiz