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HMCS SASKATOON 709

 

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HMCS Saskatoon 709

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942-45

 

 

Laid down: 05 Sep 1997

Launched: 30 Mar 1998

Commissioned: 05 Dec 1998

Paid off: 

 

Built by Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax, N.S., she was launched on 30 Mar 1998.  Assigned to the west coast, she departed Halifax, arriving at Esquimalt on 19 Oct 1998.  She was commissioned at Esquimalt, B.C., on 05 Dec 1998.

 

On 19 Mar 2016, while deployed on OPERATION CARIBBE, HMCS Saskatoon, in conjunction with the US Coast Guard, intercepted dug-smuggling fishing vessels and seized 10 bales of cocaine weighing approximately 360 kilograms.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr E.M. Richardson - 28 May 1998 - unk

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

E-F

Esdon, Randy

1965-2014

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Gagnon, Patrick Raymond

Henderson, Lt(N) - 2016

 

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

Lt(N) Henderson (foreground) on the bridge of HMCS Saskatoon 709 during OP Carribe 2016

DND / RCN photo - Public Affairs Officer, Op CARIBBE ET2016-4505-02

On 19 Mar 2016, HMCS Saskatoon 709\, in conjunction with the US Coast Guard, seized 10 bales of cocaine weighting approximately 360 Kg.

U.S. Coast Guard photo

 

 

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