For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC 332
First of the three built by Marine Industries Ltd. Davies, Lauzon, and designated a French language Unit, Ville de Québec was floated up on 16 May 1991. On 22 May 1993 she arrived at Halifax for the first time. On 23 Apr 1994, HMCS Ville de Quebec arrived in the Op Area for Operation Forward Action, Haiti, relieving HMCS Annapolis. She left the Op Area on 28 Apr 1995 after being relieved by HMCS Terra Nova, having conducted 14 boardings during 5 days. She was commissioned at Quebec City on 14 Jul 1994. On 9 Feb 1995, she left Halifax to take part in the NATO Exercise Strong Resolve off Norway, and on 05 Jul 1995 left again for a six-month tour of duty with SNFL in the Adriatic, enforcing the arms embargo against the former Yugoslavia. In the fall of 1998 she assisted at the scene of the Swissair jet disaster. Jan 1999 saw "VDQ" join SNFL once again, this time for a three-month tour. On 30 Aug 2001, she bore the ashes of the late Adm. H.G. DeWolf up the harbour of Halifax for committal in Bedford Basin. The date marked the same day in Aug 1943 when DeWolf commissioned his much-celebrated HMCS Haida. On 2 Sep 2005 Ville de Québec was deployed to the Gulf of Mexico to assist the United States with disaster relief efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina.