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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS MONTREAL 336

 

TON BRAS SAIT PORTER L`EPEE

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

Re-Commissioned:

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

LS

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

A-B

Burns, Steven

____-2017

 

 

 

 

G-H

Haley, Richard Douglas

1964-2015

Harrison, John Rowland

____-2007

 

 

 

M-N

Myles, Thomas

____-2007

 

 

 

 

S-T

Tracy, James Richard

1959-2014

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Links - HMCS Montreal - Commissioning Booklet

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

HMCS Montreal 336 with HMCS Algonquin 283 and HMCS Protecteur 509

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS Montreal 336 lit up for Christmas, Dec 1993

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

HMCS Montreal's 20th Anniversary Gala Event

 

     

 

(1) Invitation to the 20th Anniversary    (2) Power Point Presentation for the 20th Anniversary   (3) Speaker Notes (PDF file)

 

Courtesy of Brad Browne

HMCS Montreal 336 - 2015

Photographer: Jacek Szymanski, RCN Broadcast Unit

DND/RCN Photo

HMCS Montreal 336, enroute to Plymouth, England, passes Wolf Rock with battle ensign flying - Oct 2015

 

Historical note:  On 17 Dec 1944, her predecessor, the River Class frigate, HMCS Montreal K319 rescued the survivors of U-1209, wrecked on Wolf Rock, southwest of Land's End

 

DND/RCN photo / Crown copyright 2015

HMCS Montreal 336 - 2015

Committal of Ashes of 22 veterans takes place on HMCS Montreal off Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, NS on Battle of the Atlantic Sunday, 01 May 2016

Courtesy of Bill Gard

 

On September 19, 2017, HMCS Montréal took time from their operation to honour and remember the officers and sailors of HMCS Athabaskan who were lost at sea when the ship was torpedoed and sank off the coast of France on April 29, 1944 during the Second World War. As HMCS Montréal transited north as part of NEPTUNE TRIDENT 17-02, the ship’s company laid a wreath at sea over the area where HMCS Athabaskan sank. The wreath was laid by those who served on HMCS Athabaskan (3rd of name), named after the original Athabaskan, whose members felt a close connection to the ship and its history.

 

DND/RCN Photos / Crown copyright 2017

HMCS Montreal (foreground) during Operation Joint Warrior 172 in the Irish Sea - Oct 2017

DND/RCN Photo / Crown copyright 2017

HMCS Montreal transiting the Norwegian Sea - Oct 2017

Photographer unknown

 

 

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