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  • 12 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver arrived in Singapore October 11 for a goodwill visit as part of Westploy 16. Westploy 16 is HMCS Vancouver’s deployment aimed at building ties between the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the navies of Asia-Pacific countries. Since departing its home port of Esquimalt, British Columbia, in June, HMCS Vancouver has operated extensively throughout […]

  • 24 November 2011

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced that Royal Canadian Navy ships will maintain a presence in the Mediterranean Sea until the end of 2012 in order to join Operation Active Endeavour, the NATO counter-terrorism effort in the region. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver, originally deployed as part of Operation Unified […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver arrived in Brisbane, Australia on November 2 as part of her Westploy 16 deployment. HMCS Vancouver’s deployment is aimed at strengthening ties between the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the navies of Asia-Pacific countries. Since departing its home port of Esquimalt, British Columbia, in June, HMCS Vancouver has operated throughout […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, October 18 to conduct a goodwill visit as part of Westploy 16. Westploy 16 is HMCS Vancouver’s deployment aimed at building strong ties between the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the navies of Asia-Pacific countries while also promoting peace and security in the region. Prior to […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver departed Pearl Harbour August 18 and will now conduct operations in the Asia-Pacific after participating in the Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise. According to the Canadian Navy, the frigate’s activities will include participating in Exercise Kakadu, a joint, biennial exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy, […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS Vancouver made history recently as it became the first modernized Canadian frigate to successfully test surface-to-surface missiles against a shore-based target. Vancouver launched the Harpoon Block II surface-to-surface missiles during the event that marked the first time ever the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has exercised such a surface-to-surface missile launch capability. Firing of […]

  • 11 July 2011

      With Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan all but over, involvement in Libya shows no signs of petering out as the country’s second Libya… By Shannon Moneo (theglobeandmail) [mappress] Source: theglobeandmail, July 11, 2011;

  • 30 June 2011

      Military personnel from CFB Esquimalt are preparing to head to a Libyan war zone aboard HMCS Vancouver… (bclocalnews) [mappress] Source: bclocalnews, June  30, 2011;

  • 16 January 2012

    Heading west through the Strait of Gibraltar and leaving the gateway to the Mediterranean behind, HMCS Vancouver begins the first leg of her homeward journey and ends a successful tour of nearly six months of NATO duty in the Mediterranean Sea. Vancouver left Esquimalt, B.C., on July 10, 2011 to relieve HMCS Charlottetown on Operation […]

  • 9 February 2011

    HMCS Winnipeg departed Esquimalt Harbour last Thursday with HMC Ships Protecteur and Vancouver for Hawaii to participate in a United States… [mappress] Source: lookoutnewspaper, February 9, 2011;

  • 9 May 2018

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver arrived in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on May 3 for the first port visit of her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. The Esquimalt, British Columbia, based frigate will visit several ports in the Indo-Asia-Pacific during a deployment dubbed operation Projection. HMCS Vancouver was joined by the Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian […]

  • 18 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard Australian frigate HMAS Darwin and Canadian frigate HMCS Vancouver carried out boarding drills while they were en route to Auckland for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. That was before both ships were retasked to assist the New Zealand with the response to the recent earthquake. Darwin’s boarding officer, Lieutenant James […]

  • 16 May 2018

    US Military Sealift Command operated ships USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) met with the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver while underway in Asia Pacific, on May 15. While it was not stated, the exercise likely took place in the South China Sea as hospital ship USNS Mercy departed Sri Lanka on May […]

  • 23 October 2015

    U.S. and Canadian naval units began a Task Group Exercise (TGEX) off the coast of Southern California on October 20. Participating units from the Royal Canadian Navy include Canadian Fleet Pacific, Halifax-class frigates HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) and HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331), and Victoria-class submarine HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK 879). U.S. Navy units include Commander, Expeditionary […]

  • 14 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four Canadian warships, two Halifax-class frigates and two Kingston-class coastal defense vessels, departed Esquimalt Harbour June 13 to participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise. HMCS Calgary, HMCS Vancouver, HMCS Saskatoon and HMCS Yellowknife, with some 580 sailors overall will be participating in exercises in and around the Hawaiian Islands […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

      @HMCS_NCSM_TOR is removed from the dry dock in August 2016 as part of its mid-life refit. — HMCS / NCSM Toronto (@HMCS_NCSM_TOR) August 25, 2016 The Royal Canadian Navy has shared a video of HMCS Toronto, a Halifax-class frigate, being removed from Irving Shipbuilding’s dry dock as part of the ship’s mid-life upgrade. HMCS […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and U.S. Navy (USN) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) participated in a post Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multilateral exercise in the Hawaii operating area August 5-9. Participating maritime units included U.S. Navy […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto was the last ship in the class to finish her modernization refit thereby marking the completion of Canada’s Halifax-class modernization/frigate life extension (HCM/FELEX) project. The $4.3 billion undertaking will allow the 12 Halifax-class frigates to serve the Canadian Navy until the early-to-mid-2030s. HMCS Toronto was the seventh and final frigate […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates returned from a five-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific on August 8. Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Ships Winnipeg and Ottawa returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt concluding a deployment which the Canadian Navy refers to as Poseidon Cutlass 17. Poseidon Cutlass provided an opportunity to engage in numerous exercises […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) concluded the Task Group Exercise (TGEX) which took place off the coast of Southern California from Oct. 19 to Nov. 6. TGEX is a U.S.-Canada multi-warfare exercise designed to train units in various mission areas including amphibious warfare, air defense, anti-submarine warfare, […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin, the U.S.-based defense technology company, announced December 22 that its Halifax Class Modernization project for the Royal Canadian Navy has achieved several program milestones. The HCM project achieved First Article Acceptance – formal recognition that Lockheed Martin Canada’s combat system design meets the Navy’s performance requirements. First article acceptance was preceded by a […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Canada will be taking part in the United States Navy-led Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) with four warships, several aircraft and more than 1,500 Canadian sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen. More specifically, a maritime component comprised of four ships: HMCS Calgary, HMCS Vancouver, HMCS Saskatoon and HMCS Yellowknife, and an RCN team of clearance divers […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chilean resupply ship Almirante Montt arrived at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt April 4 as part of the short-term Mutual Logistic Support Arrangement between the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Chilean Navy. The vessel will sail with the Canadian Pacific Fleet from April to June, participating in exercises that will provide sailors with essential operational […]

  • 21 November 2016

    Three international warships helping New Zealand in the earthquake aftermath concluded their relief effort on November 19 and headed for Wellington Harbor where they met up with New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha and tanker Endeavour. USS Sampson, HMAS Darwin and HMCS Vancouver with their embarked helicopters supported the government of New Zealand onsite at Kaikoura from […]

  • 18 November 2016

    Together with warships from the United States, Canada, Japan and Singapore, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin was scheduled to participate in the country’s International Naval Review, in celebration of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th Anniversary. HMAS Darwin, however, changed course and headed to Kaikoura to provide humanitarian and disaster relief support at the request […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Navies took part in anti-submarine warfare exercises off the east coast of New Zealand late last year. Exercise NGA TAHI sought to strengthen relations and refine common operating procedures between the participating nations. Australian submarine HMAS Dechaineux exercised for three days with Anzac frigates, HMNZ Ships Te Kaha […]

  • 8 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Pacific Fleet (PF) flagship Guard missile cruiser Varyag and tanker Irkut arrive at the port of Vancouver on Nov 7. According to Senior Protocol Officer James Webb, Royal Canadian Navy​’s Maritime Forces Pacific, destroyer HMCS Algonquin will meet the Russian ships 50 miles westward Vancouver port at 7 am (local time); rendezvous point coordinates […]

  • 29 October 2013

    Names have been chosen for the Royal Canadian Navy’s two new Joint Support Ships (JSS), which will be built by Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. in North Vancouver, B.C. The ships will be named Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Queenston and HMCS Chateauguay in recognition of the significant battles of Queenston Heights and Chateauguay during the […]

  • 13 May 2015

    The Honourable Jason Kenney, Canadian Minister of National Defence, was on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Calgary during exercise TRIDENT FURY on May 10th to witness Canadian military interaction in the Pacific Ocean with the United States Navy and Coast Guard. Minister Kenney boarded a Sea King Helicopter in Vancouver and landed on board […]