HMCS HALIFAX (2nd) (330)
The History of the HALIFAX (2nd)
HMCS Halifax (FFH 330) is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1992.
Halifax is the lead ship in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. She is the second vessel to carry the designation HMCS Halifax. She carries the hull classification symbol 330.
She is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax in her namesake city, Halifax, a name that was also born by HMCS Halifax (K237), a Flower Class Corvette in World War II as well as the very first warship built in Halifax, HMS Halifax (1768).
HALIFAX (2nd) Statistical Data
- Pendant: 330
- Type: Canadian Patrol Frigate
- Class: Halifax
- Displacement: 5, 235 tonnes
- Length: 135.5 m / 444.5 ft
- Width: 16.4 m / 54 ft
- Draught: 6.15 m / 20 ft
- Speed: 29+ kts
- Compliment: 180 + 45 Transients Officers and Crew
- Arms: 8 Harpoon, 16 VL Sea Sparrow, 1 - 57 mm Bofors Mk. 2 DP, 1 - 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 4 - Mk. 32 12.75" TT, 6 - 12.7 mm M.G, 1 Helicopter.
- Builder: Saint John Shipbuilding, Saint John, NB
- Keel Laid: 19-Mar-87
- Date Launched: 30-Apr-88
- Date Commissioned: 29-Jun-92
- Paid off: