For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project




HMCS Montreal 336, 28 June 2005

Photographer: Bruce Davidson


Gun shield art on

HMCS Montreal


Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45,   Arabian Sea



Laid down: 8 Feb 1991

Launched: 28 Feb 1992

Commissioned: 21 Jul 1994

Paid off: 05 Jul 2010 for refit


Paid off: 


She was floated up on 26 Feb1992 and provisionally accepted on 27 Jul 1993. After a series of trials, she was commissioned at Montreal on 21 Jul 1994, and designated a French Language Unit. On 04 Jan 1995, Montreal sailed from Halifax to join NATO's SNFL in the Adriatic Sea, blockading the former Yugoslavia. While so employed she conducted 187 hailings, 57 boardings and diverted 4 vessel. During this tour she twice acted as flagship and returned home on 19 Jul 1995. During 1997, 12,500 anechoic tiles were applied to Montreal's hull in order to reduce noise. This experiment was not entirely successful, and no other CPFs were so fitted. On 10 Aug 1998, Montreal departed Halifax to join the NATO fleet off Florida, and with its Immediate Reaction Force paid an epoch-making visit to St. Petersburg, to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Russian navy. She was back in Halifax on 15 Dec 1998. During the summer of 2000 Montreal represented Canada in the Millennium International Fleet Review in New York City, then escorted the Tall Ships to Halifax, where she acted as flagship for the Commander-in-Chief, Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson, to review the Tall Ships sail past. The following week she was deployed to support Athabaskan in Operation Megaphone, the boarding and escorting of GTS Katie to Bécancour, Quebec.


Commanding Officers

Cdr S.D. Andrews - 31 Mar 1993 - 28 Jun 1993

Cdr C.D. Gunn - 28 Jun 1993 - 13 Jul 1995

Cdr D.W. Shubaly - 13 Jul 1995 - 09 Jul 1997

Cdr P.D. McFadden - 09 Jul 1997 - 09 Jul 1999

Cdr N.H. Jolin - 09 Jul 2099 - 22 Jun 2001

Cdr G.H.A. Hatton - 22 Jun 2001 - 

Cdr S. Thorton -  unk - 2014

Cdr. K. Monaghan - 2014 - unk

Cdr Chris Sherban - unk - 09 Jan 2018

Cdr Michael Eelhart - 09 Jan 2018


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     


- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

LEBLANC, Robert Joseph Ivan


Lost at sea in the Baltic near Poland - 08 Feb 2005 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Burns, Steven







Haley, Richard Douglas


Harrison, John Rowland






Myles, Thomas







Tracy, James Richard







Former Crew Members

Hawley, John, Sea King Det. Chief

Kloosterman, Steve, HT - 1998-2000

Tremblay, Gilbert (Gigi), PO2, NESOP, 04 Jul 1994 - 21 Jul 1997



Photos and Documents



HMCS Montreal - Commissioning Booklet