For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS MONTREAL 336
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.