For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project




HMCS Calgary 335

On 01 Nov 2007, HMCS Calgary became the first Canadian ship from the West Coast fleet to fire the new Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM).

Source: DND photo Photo credit: Corporal Pier-Adam Turcotte


Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942-45,   Biscay  1943,   Normandy  1944,   English Channel  1944-45,   North Sea  1945,  Arabian Sea



Laid down: 15 Jun 1991

Launched: 28 Aug 1992

Commissioned: 12 May 1995

Paid off: 


The final ship from Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Que, she was floated up on 28 Aug 1992. She departed Quebec City on 24 Jun 1994 and arrived at Halifax on 28 Jun 1994, where she was provisionally accepted on 30 Aug 1994. She was to be based at Esquimalt, where she was commissioned on 12 May 1995. On 10 July 1995 she sailed for the Arabian (Persian) Gulf as the first in her class to assist in enforcing sanctions against Iraq. Homebound December 1995, she went to the aid of the sinking Greek bulk-carrier Mount Olympus, 1,500 south of Halifax. Calgary's helicopter rescued all 30 of the crew, landing them aboard the Bulgarian freighter Rodopi. Calgary returned to Esquimalt on 22 Dec 1995, the first CPF to circumnavigate the globe. In the summer of 1999 Calgary participated in the Pacific exercise Tandem Thrust despite the breakdown of one of her diesel generators. From there she journeyed to Singapore, to take part in IMDEX 99 (the International Marine Defence Exhibition). On 20 June 2000, Calgary again departed Esquimalt for a five-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf, operating with American units in enforcing UN sanctions against Iraq, returning home on 30 Nov 2000.


Photos and Documents          Commissioning Book


Commanding Officers

Cdr G.A. Paulson - 21 Feb 1994 - 09 Jul 1996

Cdr R.E. Bush - 09 Jul 1996 - 18 Oct 1997

Cdr Paul A. Maddison - 18 Oct 1997 - 16 Jul 1999

Cdr Timothy M. Howard - 16 Jul 1999 - 29 Jan 2001

Cdr G.R. Peskett - 29 Jan 2001 - 

Cdr K. Larkin -

Cdr W. Quinn - 2008 - 

Cdr P. Francoeur - 20 Jan 2011 - 

Cdr. J.K. Wilson

Cdr Elbourne - 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Ashley, Mark, Lt(N)


Bouchard, Daniel Jean Joseph






Coveney, Frank Edward D.


Derhak, Wesley Gerald


Duquette, Gilles





Earl, Kevin William


Served in Calgary as Yeoman

Fox, James






Gjesdal, Jennifer Lynn


Harper, Richard Warren


Hickey, Gord


Served in Calgary as P1HT 1998-2003 (approx)




Kidder, Larry


King, Terry


Served in Calgary circa 1994-95





Matheson, Duncan Leslie


Morgan, Philip Wade


Served in Calgary c2005-2007





Payant, Bernard J.R.


Commissioning crew






Sahlen, Paris


Honourary Cox'n

Sarkany, James Michael


Thibault, Andre





Vincent, Patrice







Former Crew Members

Corbett, MS - 2015


French, LCdr, XO - 2015

Gagnon, Patrick Raymond


Miniou, Scott, RP/NESOP


Morse, CPO1, Cox'n - 2015

Pascall, Luke, Stwd 


Tiffin, Rick - 1994-1995 / 1999-2000


Photos and Documents


HMCS Calgary 335

DND photo

HMCS Calgary 335 somewhere at sea during a typhoon

Source: eVeritas

HMCS Calgary 335, Tokyo, 2018

DND Photo

Crew members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) CALGARY standby on the focs'le as the ship departs Sasebo harbour, Japan during Operation PROJECTON on November 27, 2018.

DND Photo / Canadian Forces Combat Camera

Photo: Leading Seaman Mike Goluboff, MARPAC Imaging Services ET11-2018-0475-177