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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project








HMCS Regina 334

Photo taken from USS Kitty Hawk 23 Jun 2008


Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942-44,   Mediterranean  1943,   English Channel  1944,   Normandy  1944,   Arabian Sea



Laid down: 06 Oct 1989

Floated up: 25 Jan 1992

Commissioned: 30 Sep 1994

Paid off: 


Regina was floated up on 25 Oct 1991 and provisionally accepted by the Navy on 02 Mar 1994. Following trials off Halifax, she left on 13 Jun for Esquimalt, where she was commissioned on 30 Sep 1994. On 10 May 1995, along with Vancouver, she departed for exercises with Southeast Asian naval units. On 18 Mar 1996, in company with Algonquin, Winnipeg and Protecteur, Regina again headed for the western Pacific, this time to exercise with ships of the Japanese, Russian, Korean and Philippine navies. In the course of this deployment, she made a call at Ho Chi Minh City, the first North American warship to do so since the end of the Vietnam War. Regina returned to Esquimalt on 20 Jul 1995. On 21 Feb 1997, she sailed to join a US carrier battle group in the enforcement of trade sanctions against Iraq. In the summer of 1999 she was back in the Arabian Gulf on the same mission, this time with the USS Constellation Battle Group. She returned home on 17 Dec 1999. 


On 06 Jan 2014, HMCS Regina departed Esquimalt, B.C. for to join the NATO task force deployed in the Arabian Sea as part of Operations ARTEMIS - a multinational task force promoting security in the gulfs of Oman and Aden, the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. On 31 Mar 2014  HMCS Regina intercepted a dhow off the east coast of Africa, apprehended 132 kilograms of heroin and destroyed them at sea. On 30 Apr 2014, after Russia's invasion of the Ukraine, HMCS Regina was assigned to Operation REASSURANCE in the Mediterranean. After 254 days away from home port, HMCS Regina returned to Esquimalt on 17 Sep 2014.


Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos


Commanding Officers

Cdr M.H. Jellinek - 02 Mar 1993 CO Designate

Cdr M.H. Jellinek - 24 Jun 1993 - 08 Aug 1995

Cdr T.H.W. Pile - 08 Aug 1995 - 25 Aug 1997

Cdr J.W. Hayes - 25 Aug 1997 - 25 Feb 2000

Cdr K.R. Stewart - 25 Feb 2000 - 14 Aug 2001

Cdr B.F. Truelove - 14 Aug 2001 - Unk

Cdr J. Boyd, RCN - Unk - 29 May 2013

Cdr Daniel Charlebois, RCN - 29 May 2013 - 21 Jul 2015

Cdr Colin Matthews, RCN - 21 Jul 2015 - Jun 2018

Cdr French, RCN - Jun 2018 - present


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

HAUSER, James Edward


died - (accident during a RAS) 10 Oct 1995 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Barber, Dave


Belich, Edward


Boileau, Richard Leon


Brunt, Alan Robert




Couckuyt, Brian D.


Dowie, Ken






Giblin, Robert


Served in Regina in 2003

Grove, Roger Wayne


Hatch, Chrstian Douglas





Kenney, James Joseph







McDonald, Cyril Anthony


Myles, Thomas






South, Brandon







Former Crew Members

Gallagher, Jean, Cook




Photos and Documents


HMCS Regina 334 Gun shield art - Persian Gulf deployment 2003

This artwork is based on the gun shield art of the WW 2 corvette HMCS Regina  K234

HMCS REGINA's crew is proud to unveil the new Gun Art, a homage to the first HMCS REGINA and our ties to the RCMP. HMCS REGINA K234 was a corvette that was sunk in action on the 8th of August 1944. Thirty of her crew died, but will be in our hearts on Remembrance Day. Lest we forget

DND / RCN photo - 11 Nov 2018

Commander (Cdr) Daniel Charlebois (left), incoming Commanding Officer, with Commodore (Cmdr) Scott Bishop, reviewing officer and Cdr Jason Boyd (right) outgoing Commanding Officer sign the change of command certificates. Her Majesty Canadian Ship (HMCS) REGINA’s change of command ceremony was held on C3 Jetty at Canadian Force Base (CFB) Esquimalt on May 29, 2013.

Image by: Cpl Michael Bastien, MARPAC Imaging Services

©2013 DND-MND Canada

Incoming Commanding Officer Commander Colin Matthews (left), Reviewing Officer Captain (N) James Clarke (center) and outgoing Commanding Officer Commander Daniel Charlebois (right) sign the Change of Command Certificates during Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina Change of Command ceremony held at the Naval Officers Training Centre (NOTC) Drill Hall on July 21, 2015.

Image by: LS Ogle Henry, MARPAC Imaging Services

©2015 DND-MND Canada