HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339)

HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339)

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HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339)

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HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) is a that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1995.

Charlottetown is the tenth ship in her class which is based on the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. She is the third vessel to carry the designation .

Charlottetown was laid down on 18 December 1993 at Saint John Shipbuilding Ltd., Saint John and launched on 1 October 1994. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 9 September 1995 and carries the hull classification symbol 339.

She is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax.

Command Team

  • Commander Craig Skjerpen, CD
  • Lieutenant-Commander Matthew Coates, CD
  • CPO1 Alistair Skinner, CD


Service

Charlottetown serves on MARLANT missions protecting Canada's sovereignty in the Atlantic Ocean and enforcing Canadian laws in its territorial sea and Exclusive Economic Zone.

Charlottetown has also been deployed on missions throughout the Atlantic and to the Indian Ocean; specifically the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea on anti-terrorism operations.

NATO

Charlottetown has also participated in several NATO missions, patrolling the Atlantic Ocean as part of Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT) and its successor Standing NATO Response Force Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1).

Libyan conflict



On Wednesday March 2, 2011, the Charlottetown left its home port of Halifax to join the NATO-led air-sea Operation Unified Protector during the 2011 Libyan civil war.

The Charlottetown is working in conjunction with...
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