[13] She returned home on 14 March 2013. [23] A third seizure took place on 24 April, with 1.5 tonnes (3,300 lb) of hashish and 10.5 kg (23 lb) of heroin netted from a stateless fishing vessel in international waters off Oman and Yemen. She fought primarily in the Battle of the Atlantic. The naval base’s docks were filled with friends and family members who excitedly reunited with the crew of the HMCS Regina, after they participated in three unique operational theatres across nine countries this year. She remained with them until September 1942. The vessel's Vancouver Island-based crew … People missing from this listing? 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The following year in March, this time with the auxiliary ship Protecteur, the destroyer Algonquin and frigate Winnipeg, Regina returned to the Eastern Pacific for naval exercises. The hashish was destroyed. Canada Day Support to Operations from White Rock, BC: Twin cousins of HMCS REGINA's Logistics Officer send a song to the crew for Canada Day Du soutien aux opérations pour la Fête du Canada en direct de White Rock, C.-B. Captain Freeland HMCS Regina, 1943. Before deployment, HMCS Regina crew members were screened for COVID-19 using a “a review of recent travel history, a check for symptoms associated with COVID-19 and a review of any potential known contacts with COVID-19,” according to a statement by the Department of National Defence. [20] No damage was reported to Asterix, and following air tests of the repaired Cyclone, all three ships resumed their deployment. [5], As built, the anti-shipping role is supported by the RGM-84 Harpoon Block 1C surface-to-surface missile, mounted in two quadruple launch tubes at the main deck level between the funnel and the helicopter hangar. [5], As built, the decoy system comprises Two BAE Systems Shield Mark 2 decoy launchers which fire chaff to 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and infrared rockets to 169 metres (185 yd) in distraction, confusion and centroid seduction modes. The Halifax-class frigate design of which Regina belongs, was ordered by the Canadian Forces in 1977 as a replacement for the aging St. Laurent, Restigouche, Mackenzie, and Annapolis classes of destroyer escorts , which were all tasked with anti-submarine warfare. [19][16] In the Indian Ocean, Regina intercepted a dhow and boarded it, seizing 2,569 kg (5,664 lb) of hashish in 119 bags. [9] In February 1997, the ship sailed to join a United States Navy carrier battle group in the Persian Gulf to enforce trade sanctions on Iraq. The frigate was commissioned into the Canadian Forces there on 30 September 1994 and carries the hull classification symbol FFH 334. Regina, Asterix and the damaged Cyclone were redirected to Guam to undergo inspection. [4][5] For anti-aircraft self-defence the ships are armed with the Sea Sparrow vertical launch surface-to-air missile in two Mk 48 Mod 0 eight-cell launchers placed to port and starboard of the funnel. Landon Creasy, who helms the HMCS Regina, the paint job itself is an act of remembrance. Among their number is HMCS Regina (FFH-334), built to the standard by MIL Davie Shipbuilding of Lauzon beginning October 1989 and commissioned for service on December 29th, 1993. HMCS Regina is currently deployed in the western Indian Ocean. In September she was assigned to Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt. [8], In May 1995, with sister ship Vancouver, Regina sailed to Southeast Asia for naval exercises. [4] The vessels are propelled by two shafts with Escher Wyss controllable pitch propellers driven by a CODOG system of two General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, generating 47,500 shaft horsepower (35,400 kW) and one SEMT Pielstick 20 PA6 V 280 diesel engine, generating 8,800 shaft horsepower (6,600 kW). [15] In 2014 Regina operated off the coast of Somalia as part of Operation Artemis. Families and friends gather to say their farewell and following seas to crew members of HMCS Regina and HMCS Winnipeg as they sail past the Greater Victoria Shoreline en route to Hawaii for the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) August 6, 2020. [3] In July 1983, the federal government approved the budget for the design and construction of the first batch of six new frigates of which Regina was a part, out of twelve that were eventually built. On 3 July 1942 Regina rescued 25 survivors of the American merchant SS Alexander Macomb which was sunk east of Cape Cod. HMCS Regina is a Halifax -class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Navy since 1993. HMCS REGINA's crew is proud to unveil the new Gun Art, a homage to the first HMCS REGINA and our ties to the RCMP. As they sail hundreds of miles away from home, crew aboard HMCS Regina felt the need to carry a little piece of home with them. For almost 20 minutes, they bobbed noiselessly. [26] On 18 June Regina transited the Taiwan Strait as part of a freedom of navigation mission. [5], Two Thales Nederland (formerly Signaal) SPG-503 (STIR 1.8) fire control radars are installed one on the roof of the bridge and one on the raised radar platform immediately forward of the helicopter hangar. Regina is the fifth vessel in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. The vessels carry 16 missiles. The crew of HMCS Regina returned to Esquimalt after a six-and-a-half month deployment in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. The ship's radar warning receiver, the CANEWS (Canadian Electronic Warfare System), SLQ-501, and the radar jammer, SLQ-505, were developed by Thorn and Lockheed Martin Canada. Warships are extremely complex machines; they require an extensive crew of specialists to do everything from prepare food to launch missiles and ultimately accomplish a variety of missions. All off-watch sailors had come to the upper deck to watch the sinking ofEzra Weston, and when the ship came to a dead stop they all had the same thought; Regina was now a sitting duck for attack by an enemy sub. [18], On 6 February 2019, Regina and Asterix departed Esquimalt for Pacific operations with other nations' navies. SLt Mike Harris, HMCS Regina ~ Potato harvesting, veterans visit, and a home-opener hockey game, these are some of the activity highlights 15 HMCS Regina crew members took part in during their namesake city visit from Sept. 22 to 27.. At the Club du Souvenir at École St Andrew, crew members attended a swearing-in ceremony and then surprised students with a visit from ship mascot … [21] In March 2019, Regina and Asterix parted ways, with Regina deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Artemis beginning on 26 March. [5], As built the Halifax-class vessels deployed the CH-124 Sea King helicopter, which acted in concert with shipboard sensors to seek out and destroy submarines at long distances from the ships. [8] On the return trip, the task group participated in the RIMPAC naval exercise off the coast of Hawaii. She is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and is homeported at CFB Esquimalt. [5], As built, the main gun on the forecastle is a 57 mm (2.2 in)/70 calibre Mark 2 gun from Bofors. HMCS Regina (1st of name) (K234) HMCS Regina K234. You can e-mail us the information here. The entire crew was shocked. As the vessel was international waters, the dhow and its crew were released. The existing 57 mm Mk 2 guns were upgraded to the Mk 3 standard and the Harpoon missiles were improved to Block II levels, the Phalanx was upgraded to Block 1B and the obsolete Sea Sparrow system was replaced by the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile. HMCS Regina (FFH 334) is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1993. The ship is also fitted with Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V)5 long-range active air search radar operating at C and D bands, Ericsson HC150 Sea Giraffe medium-range air and surface search radar operating at G and H bands, and Kelvin Hughes Type 1007 I-band navigation radar. On February 14, the Regina crew brought the … Both Regina and Ezra Weston rest in 60 metres … ... She succumbed to the seas in less than 30 seconds and 30 of her 85 crew … [a] The gun is capable of firing 2.4-kilogram (5.3 lb) shells at a rate of 220 rounds per minute at a range of more than 17 kilometres (11 mi). 2557 x 2087. Regina was laid down on 6 October 1989 by Marine Industries at Sorel, Quebec and launched on 25 October 1991. Friends and Family of loved ones are invited, as well as crew. : les cousines jumelles de l'Officier de la logistique du NCSM Régina envoient une chanson pour l'équipage du REGINA pour célébrer la Fête du Canada. So when the crew of the Canadian Navy ship, the HMCS Regina chose Project Pearls as a partner organization for its outreach activity, we knew it would be a unique and meaningful celebration of Valentine's Day. [14], In 2013, Regina visited Manila, Philippines for a goodwill visit to the Philippines. HMCS Regina, carrying her dazzle camouflage scheme, takes part in Task Group Exercise 20-1 in April 2020. A … [3], As built, the Halifax-class vessels displaced 4,750 long tons (4,830 t) and were 134.65 metres (441 ft 9 in) long overall and 124.49 metres (408 ft 5 in) between perpendiculars with a beam of 16.36 metres (53 ft 8 in) and a draught of 4.98 metres (16 ft 4 in). She is the second vessel to carry the designation HMCS Regina. Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats. Creasy said the design is a throwback to the one used during the Battle of the Atlantic, when Canadian ships escorted supplies to Great Britain during the Second World War. Thirty of her crew died, but will be in our hearts on Remembrance Day. 5642 x 4538. Source: Wikipedia. This is more of an informal session where the Commanding Officer and MFRC staff will be available to answer your questions. [11] The ship remained in theatre until May. Regina came to a halt, gently rocking in the calm sea. [30], In November 2019, Regina received a new "dazzle camouflage" in 1944 colours to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. [27] During the transit alongside Asterix, the ship was "buzzed" by two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft when they flew at a height of 30 metres (100 ft) within 300 metres (980 ft) of the frigate. The sonar suite includes the CANTASS Canadian Towed Array and GD-C AN/SQS-510 hull mounted sonar and incorporates an acoustic range prediction system. HMCS Regina with 240 crew members left its home port on Feb. 6 and sailed through the Asia-Pacific waters as part of Operation PROJECTION before arriving in the Arabian Sea in late March. [16] On 30 April 2014 the Canadian government announced that Regina would be dispatched to assist in NATO operations, concerning the crisis in the Ukraine. The ship returned to the Persian Gulf from June to December 1999 with the USS Constellation carrier battle group to enforce sanctions again. This is a listing of people associated with this ship.We also have a detailed page on the Canadian corvette HMCS Regina (K 234). Canada Day Support to Operations from White Rock, BC: Twin cousins of HMCS REGINA's Logistics Officer send a song to the crew for Canada Day Du soutien aux opérations pour la Fête du Canada en direct de White Rock, C.-B. She was named for Regina, Saskatchewan. The Department of National Defence says a close family member of one of the sailors aboard HMCS Regina, pictured here in October 2019, has been exposed to the novel coronavirus. HMCS REGINA K234 was a corvette that was sunk in action on the 8th of August 1944. This is an opportunity to learn more about the ship's upcoming sailing schedule, how quarantine periods will work and the resources for loved ones while crew is away. A large gathering of family, friends and military personnel waved, cheered and flashed homemade signs, flags, banners and balloons as Regina came alongside C2 Jetty in Dockyard on Aug. 19 after 193 days at sea. You can click on any of the names for possible additional information. [5], This gives the frigates a maximum speed of 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph) and a range of 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km; 8,100 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) while using their diesel engines. Hat of Malcom Lunan, Chief Petty Officer. Lest we forget The torpedo decoy is the AN/SLQ-25A Nixie towed acoustic decoy from Argon ST. The Flower Class corvette HMCS Regina arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on January 6, and was commissioned on January 22, 1942. Back / 14. The ship was provisionally accepted on 2 March 1994, and following sea trials, sailed to CFB Esquimalt. [5], The Halifax class underwent a modernization program, known as the Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) program, in order to update the frigates' capabilities in combatting modern smaller, faster and more mobile threats. After sailing 61,000 nautical miles in the last 254 days, Lt. Christopher Weber walked off HMCS Regina to a rapturous welcome at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. This involved upgrading the command and control, radar, communications, electronic warfare and armament systems. The modern Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) currently fields a collection of twelve fighting frigates belonging to the Halifax-class. Regina joined EG C-1 in Feb 1944, and at the beginning of Mar 1944 left Argentia to escort SC.154 to the U.K., but was detached in mid-ocean with Valleyfield to escort an RN tug towing the convoy rescue ship Dundee toward Horta. And … Recently the crew of HMCS got some serious navigation training northeast of Vancouver Island, in Seymour Narrows and Johnstone Strait. Further improvements, such as modifying the vessel to accommodate the new Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone helicopter and satellite links will be done separately from the main Frigate Equipment Life Extension (FELEX) program. HMCS Regina’s air detachment newly renamed their helicopter Bronco, out of respect and honour for the victims of the tragic bus crash last year that took 16 lives and injured 13 in Saskatchewan. [4] To reflect the changing long term strategy of the Navy during the 1980s and 1990s, the Halifax-class frigates was designed as a general purpose warship with particular focus on anti-submarine capabilities. Regina is the fifth vessel in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project.She is the second vessel to carry the designation HMCS Regina.. Regina was laid down on 6 October 1989 at MIL Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon and launched on 25 January 1992. [12], Regina sailed from Esquimalt on 3 July 2012 to the Arabian Sea and joined Combined Task Force 150 on 21 August. [17] The frigate began her FELEX refit in May 2015 and returned to service on 29 April 2016 at CFB Esquimalt. 655 x 437. Since March 26, HMCS Regina, with her crew of 240, has been plying the waters off the Middle East, part of Operation Artemis, an ongoing 33-nation … We have place for a photo as well if provided. [4][5] Using their gas turbines, the ships have a range of 3,930 nautical miles (7,280 km; 4,520 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph). The Halifax class have a complement of 198 naval personnel of which 17 are officers and 17 aircrew of which 8 are officers. [24] The frigate then took part in exercises with a French task force including the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle,[25] followed up by a fourth seizure of 2,054 kg (4,528 lb) of hashish on 3 May. Furthermore, Rheinmetall's Multi-Ammunition Soft kill System (MASS), known as MASS DUERAS was introduced to replace the Plessey Shield decoy system. [4][5] That made them slightly larger than the Iroquois-class destroyers. [6], The FELEX program comprised upgrading the combat systems integration to CMS330. [28][29] The vessel returned to Canada on 19 August 2019 having participated in enforcing United Nations sanctions on North Korea and participating in Operation Talisman Sabre 19, a biennial naval exercise with the United States and Australian navies. 2669 x 2102. She left Horta on 14 Mar 1944, this time escorting the damaged HMCS Mulgrave, under tow for the Clyde. Or perhaps additional information?If you wish to add a crewmember to the listing we would need most of this information: ship name, nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board. The ship was provisionally accepted on 2 March 1994, and following sea trials, sailed to CFB Esquimalt. During this trip the ship visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the first North American warship to do so since the Vietnam War. HMCS Regina was a Royal Canadian Navy revised Flower-class corvette which took part in convoy escort duties during the Second World War. Aboard HMCS Regina (K 234) when hit on 8 Aug 1944 You can click on any of the names for possible additional information 37 persons found. [7], Regina was laid down on 6 October 1989 by Marine Industries at Sorel, Quebec and launched on 25 October 1991. The sonobuoy processing system is the GD-C AN/UYS-503. Updated 5 January 2021. HMCS Regina is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Navy since 1993. The Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Regina is celebrating Friday after making its fourth successful drug bust in as many weeks on the Arabian Sea. The frigate was commissioned into the Canadian Forces there on 30 September 1994 and carries the hull classification symbol FFH 334. The Halifax class also carries a close-in anti-submarine weapon in the form of the Mark 46 torpedo, launched from twin Mark 32 Mod 9 torpedo tubes in launcher compartments either side of the forward end of the helicopter hangar. HMCS Regina, 1942. Atlantic 1942–44, Mediterranean 1943, Normandy 1944, English Channel 1944, This page was last edited on 2 January 2021, at 19:30. Portrait of Bruce Findlay in uniform, 1944. : les cousines jumelles de l'Officier de la logistique du NCSM Régina envoient une chanson pour l'équipage du REGINA pour célébrer la Fête du Canada. [19] On 18 February, a Cyclone helicopter from Regina was attempting to land on Asterix and was damaged in the operation. Regina is the fifth vessel in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. The Battle Honours of HMCS Regina (K 234): Atlantic 1942-1944, Mediterranean 1943, English Channel 1944, Normandy 1944 : Notes on event: At 21.27 hours on 8 Aug 1944 the Ezra Weston in convoy EBC-66 was hit by one torpedo from U-667 about eight miles off Trevose Head, Cornwall. After commissioning and workups, Regina was assigned to the Western Local Escort Force (WLEF) in mid-March. Humboldt Broncos honoured by HMCS Regina crew. The Esquimalt-based HMCS Regina returned to Vancouver Island Monday morning following a lengthy 6-month deployment that spanned the globe. A Telephonics IFF Mode 5/S interrogator was installed and the Elisra NS9003A-V2HC ESM system replaced the SLQ-501 CANEWS. The crew of Regina participated in a sinking exercise, or SINKEX. I form part of the ~220 person crew aboard HMCS Regina, a Canadian Patrol Frigate based in Esquimalt B.C. [22] The frigate intercepted a second vessel, this time an unregistered fishing vessel, and seized 3,019 kg (6,656 lb) of hashish in 150 bags. 3461 x 2334. The crew of HMCS Regina were in the city from Sept. 22 -27, meeting with civic leaders, residents and military veterans. HMCS Regina (K234) was a Royal Canadian Navy Flower-class corvette which took part in convoy escort duties during World War II.. She was laid down at Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel on 22 March 1941 and launched on 14 October of that year.She was commissioned into the RCN on 22 January 1942. A large gathering of family, friends and military personnel waved, cheered and flashed homemade signs, flags, banners and balloons as Regina came alongside C2 Jetty in Dockyard on Aug. 19 after 193 days at sea. Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats. An IBM multi-link (Link 11, Link 16 and Link 22 enabled) datalink processing system was installed along with two Raytheon Anschütz Pathfinder Mk II navigation radars. [5] A Raytheon/General Dynamics Phalanx Mark 15 Mod 21 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) is mounted on top of the helicopter hangar for "last-ditch" defence against targets that evade the Sea Sparrow. The SPS-49 2D long range air search radar was replaced by the Thales Nederland SMART-S Mk 2 E/F-band 3D surveillance radar, and the two STIR 1.8 fire control radars wre replaced by a pair of Saab Ceros 200 re-control radars. Sixty-six surviving members of Regina’s crew were picked up by the armed trawler HMT Jacques Morgand and landing ship HMS LCT-644, however, two crewmembers died of their injuries before reaching land. Captain Simon Wilson, ACSO, 443 Maritime Helicopter (MH) Squadron, Canadian Armed Forces. 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