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HMCS OTTAWA 341

 

EGOR BEOFOR

 

OCEAN BEAVER

HMCS Ottawa 341 departs Pearl Harbour for Exercise RIMPAC 2008

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1939-45,   Normandy  1944,   English Channel  1944,   Biscay  1944,  Arabian Sea

 

 

Laid down: 29 Apr 1995

Floated up: 31 May 1996

Commissioned: 28 Sep 1996

Paid off: 

 

Ottawa was floated up on 31 May 1996, and commissioned at Cornwall on 28 Sep 1996. On 16 Nov 1996, in company with the new MCDV Nanaimo, she left Halifax for Esquimalt, where the two are based. On 16 Jun 1998 Ottawa sailed to join the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Battle Group in the Arabian Gulf, enforcing the UN Trade embargo against Iraq. Although not the first assigned to such duties, Ottawa was the first Canadian warship to be completely integrated operationally into such a group. She returned to Esquimalt shortly before Christmas. Ottawa departed Esquimalt on 17 Feb 2002 to join Operation Apollo, Canada's contribution to the war on terrorism, returning on 17 Aug 2002. On 07 Aug 2003, while escorting HMCS Victoria some 200 nautical miles at sea in the Baja Peninsula, Mexico, HMCS Ottawa experienced a major fire in its engine room. The fire was extinguished after several hours and Ottawa was able to proceed under her own power afterward.

 

On 25 Aug 2016, HMCS Ottawa rescued the crew from a burning fishing vessel off the coast of Uclulet, BC.

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr J.C.G. Goulet - 06 Jan 1996 - Appointed CO designate

Cdr J.C.G. Goulet - 31 Jul 1996 - 21 Dec 1997

Cdr J.j.R.R. Bergeron - 21 Dec 1997 - 01 Jul 1999

Cdr N.S. Greenwood - 01 Jul 1999 - 21 Jun 2001

Cdr P.A. Hendry - 21 Jun 2001 - 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Derhak, Wesley Gerald

____-2017

Duquette, Gilles

____-2014

 

 

 

G-H

Hatch, Christian Douglas

1970-2010

 

 

 

 

M-N

Myles, Thomas

____-2007

Norris, Wayne William

1950-2002

 

 

 

O-P

Penney, Carla

____-2016

 

 

 

 

S-T

South, Brandon

____-2014

 

 

 

 

U-V

Vincent, Patrice

____-2014

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Pearson, Loren

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

HMCS Ottawa 341 - Commissioning Book

 

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