Her Majesty's Canadian
Majesty's Canadian Ship Calgary was commissioned on 12 May
1995, becoming the sixth of the Halifax-class Canadian Patrol
Frigates to enter service with the Canadian Navy. Representatives of
The Calgary Highlanders were on hand for the official launching
ceremony, and a copy of the Regimental history was presented to the
between the Regiment and the ship have been unfortunately limited. Most
recently, in December 2003, the Regimental Pipes and Drums traveled to
the west coast to play aboard the ship as it returned to home port from
a long deployment.
Above, the Pipes
and Drums on the deck of the Calgary in 2003.
|From the official ship's
is the third Canadian Patrol Frigate built at Marine Industries Limited,
Lauzon P.Q., and the second Canadian warship named after the City of
A multi-purpose platform, the Calgary carries extensive
anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) weapons and
sensors to compliment its substantial anti-air warfare (AAW) defenses.
The combination of its varied and proven weapon and sensors system
coupled with a state of the art damage control and machinery control
systems makes Calgary one of the most advanced warship
designs in the world.
The peace time role of HMCS Calgary will include a
variety of important missions including search and rescue, training
deployments, sovereignty patrols and combined operations with our