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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project






HMCS Goose Bay 707


Laid down: 22 Feb 1997

Launched: 04 Sep 1997

Commissioned: 26 Jul 1998

Paid off: 


Built by Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax, N.S., Goose Bay was launched on 04 Sep 1997 and commissioned in Happy Valley/Goose Bay, Newfoundland on 26 Jul 1998. Assigned to the east coast, she has taken part in numerous exercises, including NATO minesweeping exercises of Norway and Denmark.


Photos and Documents


Commanding Officers

LCdr T.P. Gijzen - 21 Nov 1997 - 30 Jun 1999

LCdr C.J. Ross - 30 Jun 1999 - 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Burns, Steven







Former Crew Members

Gagnon, Patrick Raymond




Photos and Documents


HMCS Goose Bay circa 2005

Here's a picture of Goose Bay taken from Shawinigan during the 2005 Loyal Mariner trip. We hit a peak of over 13M waves during a storm on our way to the Azores. At the height of the storm we rolled to 39 degrees and our props came out of the water and both shafts tripped causing a Engineering Emergency. The sweepdeck was under water as we rolled, almost causing a number of ships crew to be washed over the side while they were out on deck securing equipment. We got the shaftlines up and carried on.

Courtesy of Rick Bungay

HMCS Goose Bay 707, the French tall ship L'Hermione and Nova Scotia's own Bluenose II, sail in to Lunenburg, NS, 18 Jul 2015

Photographer: LS Dan Bard, Formation Imaging Services Halifax

DND/RCN Photo.  Crown Copyright 2015

HMCS Goose Bay 707 participating in the sail past at Halifax at the start of Exercise Cutlass Fury - 12 Sep 2016

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon



HMCS Goose Bay 707 sails past Percé Rock near the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec during the Great Lakes Deployment on 18 Jun 2017

DND/RCN photo.  Crown Copyright 2017

HMCS Goose Bay 707 anchors in Voisey Bay, Labrador while disembarking troops and supplies during Op NANOOK, 20 Aug 2017

DND/RCN photo. Crown Copyright 2017