This list includes all surface combatants, submarines, mine warfare vessels and patrol craft over 100 tons displacement, and all amphibious ships and auxiliaries over 500 tons displacement. Non-self-propelled craft and non-seagoing vessels are not included.
Ships not yet commissioned, or in long-term overhaul/conversion, are listed in [brackets]. Navigation and surface-search radars are not listed. All classifications are purely unofficial and are based on an attempt to use standard classifications throughout all navies; they may or may not correspond to "official" designations.
Ships carry prefix "HMCS" before their names.
Concept/Program: Built as antisubmarine destroyers with only self-defense AAW capabilities, they have recently been rebuilt with area AAW capabilities under the TRUMP program. Serve as force flagships. 4th ship of class, Huron, is in reserve.
Builders: Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel; Davie SB, Lauzon.
Number Name Year FLT Homeport Notes DDH 280 Iroquois 1972 ATL Halifax DDH 282 Athabaskan 1972 ATL Halifax DDH 283 Algonquin 1973 PAC Esquimalt[Back To Top]
Concept/Program: These are general-purpose frigates designed to Canadian requirements. Capable of maintaining high speed in heavy weather.
Builders: Saint John SB Ltd; Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel.
Number Name Year FLT Homeport Notes FFH 330 Halifax 1992 ATL Halifax FFH 331 Vancouver 1993 PAC Esquimalt FFH 332 Ville de Quebec 1994 ATL Halifax FFH 333 Toronto 1993 ATL Halifax FFH 334 Regina 1994 PAC Esquimalt FFH 335 Calgary 1995 PAC Esquimalt FFH 336 Montreal 1994 ATL Halifax FFH 337 Fredericton 1994 ATL Halifax FFH 338 Winnipeg 1995 PAC Esquimalt FFH 339 Charlottetown 1995 ATL Halifax FFH 340 St. John's 1996 ATL Halifax FFH 341 Ottawa 1996 PAC Esquimalt[Back To Top]
Concept/Program: For ex-RN diesel-electric submarines acquired 1998 on 8 year leases with option to purchase. Gradually entering service following refits to modify the boats to Canadian standards. These vessels were decommissioned from the RN after only brief service. Victoria will be based at Esquimalt, the others at Halifax. All Oberon class boats have now been discarded.
Builders: Cammel Laird, Birkenhead, UK, except SS 879 by VSEL, Barrow-in-Furness, UK.
Number Name Year FLT Homeport Notes SS 876 Victoria 1991/00 ATL Halifax Ex-Unseen SS 877 Windsor 1993/02 ATL Halifax Ex-Unicorn [SS 878 Corner Brook 1998/02 pending transfer Ex-Ursula] [SS 879 Chicoutimi 1990/02 pending transfer Ex-Upholder][Back To Top]
Concept/Program: Combined patrol/mine countermeasures/reserve training ships, replacing several old classes of patrol vessels. Only a few mine countermeasures modules are available for these ships; their armament is insufficient for anything beyond coast guard duties. Also are to be tasked with salvage/diving support.
Builders: Halifax SY.
Number Name Year FLT Homeport Group Notes MM 700 Kingston 1996 ATL Halifax MM 701 Glace Bay 1996 ATL Halifax MM 702 Nanaimo 1997 PAC Esquimalt MM 703 Edmonton 1997 PAC Esquimalt MM 704 Shawinigan 1997 ATL Halifax MM 705 Whitehorse 1997 PAC Esquimalt MM 706 Yellowknife 1998 PAC Esquimalt MM 707 Goose Bay 1998 ATL Halifax MM 708 Moncton 1998 ATL Halifax MM 709 Saskatoon 1998 PAC Esquimalt MM 710 Brandon 1998 PAC Esquimalt MM 711 Summerside 1999 ATL Halifax[Back To Top]
Concept/Program: Conceptual design for new AORs to replace the existing ships, for construction 2005-2015. Four ships would be constructed.
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Concept/Program: Multirole replenishment ships, improved version of previous class.
Builders: St. John DD.
Number Name Year FLT Homeport Notes AOR 509 Protecteur 1969 PAC Esquimalt AOR 510 Preserver 1969 ATL Halifax[Back To Top]
Concept/Program: General-purpose research ship employed mostly in acoustic and sonar trials work.
Builders: Burrard, Vancouver.
Number Name Year FLT Homeport Notes AGOR 172 Quest 1969 ATL Halifax[Back To Top]