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HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 339

 

ALL CHALLENGES SQUARELY MET

HMCS Charlottetown 339

DND Photo / Photographer: Cpl Robert LeBlanc 

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942,   Gulf of St. Lawrence  1942, 1944,   Arabian Sea

 

 

Laid down: 18 Dec 1993

Floated Up: 01 Oct 1994

Commissioned: 09 Sep 1995

Paid off: 

 

She was floated up on 01 Oct 1994, and commissioned in Charlottetown on 09 Sep 1995. In the fall of 1996 she took part, as a member of Standing Naval Force Atlantic, in exercises with ships of a number of eastern European navies. On 12 Aug 1997 Charlottetown made a courtesy visit to the port for which she is named, and was the first Canadian warship to pass under the Confederation Bridge. Soon afterward she took part in the US Exercise United Spirit. She returned home on 17 Dec 1998, and late in Feb 1998 began a six-month stint with SNFL in place of Toronto, which had been ordered to the Persian Gulf. On 12 Jan 2001, Charlottetown herself sailed for the Arabian Gulf, there joining the USS Harry S. Truman Battle Group in sanctions against Iraq. She again left Halifax on 17 Oct 2001, with Iroquois and Preserver, for the Middle East, this time on Operation Apollo to support a US-led coalition against international terrorism. The trio was joined in the Arabian Sea in De 2001 by Halifax, and conducted arms embargo operations and screening of other naval units in the area. Charlottetown returned to Halifax on 04 Mar 2002.

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr M.A. Wylie - 28 Apr 1995 - 18 Dec 1996

Cdr G.J. Romanow - 18 Dec 1996 - 17 Dec 1998

Cdr David C. Gardam - 17 Dec 1998 - 05 Jul 2000

Cdr M.F.R. Lloyd - 05 Jul 2000 - unk

Cdr Andrew Hingston - 17 Jul 2015 -

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

ALEXANDER, Rene Darryl

LS, Bos'n

died - 26 Nov 2002 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Andrews, Bruce Russell

1961-2016

 

 

 

 

C-D

Clements, Allan

1948-2008

Served in Charlottetown in 1996-1997 (approx) as Cox'n 

Currie, Darren Russell

1969-2005

 

 

 

E-F

Fandrey, Duane Dean

____-2009

Foote, Caleb

1985-2013

 

 

 

K-L

Kennedy, Terence Alan

____-2017

Served in Charlottetown 08 Jul 1996 - 15 Jul 1999

Lawrenson, Craig Ernest

1972-2004

 

 

 

M-N

McDonald, Cyril Anthony

1960-2018

Mohr, Richard Walter

____-2008

Noel, Kirk Bradley

1972-2006

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Bishop, CPO1, Cox'n - Jan 2016

Tremblay, Gilbert (Gigi), PO2, NESOP, Feb - Mar 1997

Yeo, John, MedA., - 09 Sep 1995- Jan 1997 - Commissioning Crew

 

Links - HMCS Charlottetown - Commissioning Book

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

HMCS Charlottetown 339 heading into some big waves during Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR with, Standing NATO maritime Group 1 in the Mediterranean Sea on 07 Feb 2012.

Photo by Cpl Ronnie Kinnie, Formation Imaging Services, Halifax

2012 DND-MDN Canada

 

     

 

HMCS Charlottetown 339 on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Fisheries Patrol, Jan 2005

 

(1) Note the sea ensign - the ice snapped the halyard and it's wrapped around a wire on top part ship  (2) STBD side from the bridge wing  (3) HMCS Charlottetown, January 2005, after her arrival in St. John's, Nfld., following her fisheries patrol on the Grand Banks.  (4) The three photos of HMCS Charlottetown iced up were a result of a pretty severe winter storm off the Grand Banks. We ended up heading into St John's early because of the weather - we had a crew member get hurt and had to be medevac'd off the ship via Cormorant. Even St John's shut down it was so bad.

Courtesy of Ron Eccles

HMCS Charlottetown, HDMS Niels Juel and HNLMS Evertsen alongside Toulon, France at sunset - Oct 2017

 

 

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