HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337)

HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337)

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HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337)

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HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337) is a that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1994. Fredericton is the eighth ship in her class which is based on the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. She is the second vessel to carry the designation .

Fredericton was laid down on 25 April 1992 at Saint John Shipbuilding Ltd., Saint John and launched on 26 June 1993. She was officially commissioned into the CF on 10 September 1994 and carries the hull classification symbol 337.

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

As of June 10, 2010, HMCS Fredericton has been commanded by Commander John Zorz

Service

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

Fredericton 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.

Fredericton 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).

Fire

A fire broke out in the forward engine room of the frigate on May 6, 2009. The fire was suppressed within a few minutes and the ship made a brief stop at the...
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