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HMCS ST JOHN'S 340

 

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HMCS St John's 340 at Gdynia Harbour, Poland, 27 May 2007

Source: Konflikty.pl    Photographer/Author: Łukasz Golowanow & Maciek Hypś, Konflikty 

 

Battle honours and awards:  Arabian Sea

 

 

Laid down: 24 Aug 1994

Floated up: 26 Aug 1995

Commissioned: 24 Jun 1996

Paid off: 

 

St. John's was floated up on 26 Aug 1995. The first to be named for Newfoundland's capital city, she was commissioned there on 24 Jun 1996. She joined SNFL on 7 August 1997 at Norfolk, Va., returning home on 18 Dec 1997. She took part in NATO Exercise Strong Resolve in Norwegian waters in the early spring of 1998, and that fall joined Standing Naval Force Mediterranean (SNFM), returning to Halifax on 15 Dec 1998. On 23 Mar 1999, St. John's and three consorts sailed south for a month's training. The following spring found her in the Caribbean area yet again, making courtesy visits and taking part in the international Exercise Unitas. She sailed on 01 May 2002 to join in Operation Apollo.

 

St. John's also has a history of supporting local charities and charities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Originating the “Run the Rock” in 1996, members of the ship’s company have raised C$520,000 for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Newfoundland in their annual relay across Newfoundland. In the Run the Rock 2013 fundraiser, crew members raised $75,717.20, the most successful year in the events history. HMCS St. John's also supports the Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation in St. John's, Newfoundland.

 

Commanding Officers

Cdr R.S. Edwards - 12 Dec 1995 - 07 Jul 1997

Cdr R. Davidson - 07 Jul 1997 - 15 Jan 1999

Cdr C.L. Mofford - 15 Jan 1999 - 24 Jun 2000

Cdr M.G. Langford - 24 Jun 2000 - 07 Dec 2001

Cdr B. Ryan - 07 Dec 2001 - 14 Jul 2003

Cdr M.A.G. Norman - 14 Jul 2003 - 17 Oct 2003

Cdr I. A. Paterson - 17 Oct 2003 - 19 Jun 2004

Cdr E.P. Deslauriers - 19 Jun 2004 - 03 Jan 2007

Cdr B.W. Santapia - 03 Jan 2007 - 11 Jul 2008

Cdr B.A. Costello - 11 Jul 2008 - 06 Jun 2009

Cdr R.J. Clark - 06 Jun 2009 - 21 Dec 2010

Cdr J. Clark - 21 Dec 2010 - 27 Jun 2012

Cdr D. Campbell - 27 Jun 2012 - 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bedard, Jacques

____-____

 

 

 

 

G-H

Gray, Joseph Denis Normand

1957-2004

 

 

 

 

M-N

Noel, Kirk Bradley

1972-2006

 

 

 

 

O-P

Pye, Travis Broderick

1984-2006

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Reedman, Ivan Lawrence

1960-2015

 

 

 

 

U-V

Vincent, Patrice

____-2014

 

 

 

 

W-X

Webster, Andrew F.

1980-2014

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Cooper, Todd W., PO2 - 2008-2010 / PO1 - 2010-2011

 

Jobin, OS, Nav Comm

 

Morisette, PO2, Nav Comm

O'Toole, Erin, AirNav Seaking

 

Pearson, Loren

Weir, Garry, PO1, NRAD Op 274, POTEL, 1995-1996, Commissioning crew 

 

Links

HMCS St. John's - Commissioning Book

Ship's company photos for HMCS St John's

Ship's company photos for HMCS St John's OP APOLLO 2002

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

HMCS ST JOHN'S 340

Commissioning at St. John's, Newfoundland, 24 Jun 1996 

 

           

 

(1 & 2) HMCS St. John's alongside St. John's, Newfoundland for her commissioning - Jun 1996   (3) HMCS St. John's taking 600 plus guests to sea for a short cruise during her commissioning visit to St. John's Newfoundland.   (4) Freedom of the City parade, New Gower Street, in front of city hall   (5) Freedom of the City parade   (6) Freedom of the City parade, crew formed up in front of St. John's City Hall   (7) Commissioning Day

 

Courtesy of Frank Raymond

"Myself and a fine fella from Bay Bulls!"

LS Frank Raymond with the ship's mascot

Courtesy of Frank Raymond

Song dedicated to HMCS St. John's for her commissioning by D.J. Ward

Courtesy of Garry Weir

HMCS ST. JOHNS during Operation Joint Warrior on 24 April 2013 in the North Sea

Photo by Master Corporal Max Murphy, Formation Imaging Services, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

LS Rob Ewart, receives his OP Caribbean Service Medal

Courtesy of Jim Steel

Jim Steel (RCN, Ret'd) on board HMCS St. Johns with his grandson, AB Rob Ewart

Courtesy of Jim Steel

Deck Department - HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS St John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Jackstay transfer of personnel on HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Piping Party - HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Naval landing Boarding Party - HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Naval landing Boarding Party - HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

50 Cal crew closed up on HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Mess deck on HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Fo'c's'le party closed up for jackstay on HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Quarterdeck party preparing for jackstay on HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Crew members of HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS St. John's iced up

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Fo'c's'le party closed up on HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS St. John's crew member prepares to shoot line across to tanker

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS St. John's 340 in Norwegian Fjord

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS St. John's (is somewhere in this photo)

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS St. John's 340 somewhere in the Atlantic

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS St. John's 340 buoy jumpers

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Crew members of HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Nav Comms on HMCS St. John's 340

PO2 Morisette, OS Jobin, and ?? Mitchell on the light

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS St. John's 340 in heavy seas

Courtesy of John Le Forte

MS & Below Mess on HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

NBCD exercise on HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

NBCD exercise on HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

NBCD exercise on HMCS St. John's 340

How to have a drink with a gas mask on

Courtesy of John Le Forte

HMCS St. John's Naval Landing Boarding Party

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Boarding party briefing on HMCS St. John's 340

Courtesy of John Le Forte

Crossing the Line (Arctic Circle) Ceremony on HMCS St. John's 340 during OPERATION NANOOK 2011

 

               

 

               

 

Courtesy of / © Erick Thibault 2011

HMCS St John's 340 moves into position for a towing exercise during Exercise SPARTAN WARRIOR 16 in the Atlantic Ocean on 01 Nov 2016

Credit: MCpl Jennifer Kusche, Canadian Forces Combat Camera / IS15-2016-0003-056

© 2016 Crown Copyright DND-MDN

Nighttime at sea on HMCS St John's 340

© 2016 Crown Copyright DND-MDN

Courtesy of Rick Bungay

HMCS St John's 340 departs Halifax 09 Jan 2017 for the Mediterranean to join Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 as part of Op REASSURANCE

Courtesy of Clarence Hemeon

Live-fire exercise aboard HMCS St John's on the Atlantic Ocean, 10 July 2017. Note her gun shield art.

DND/RCN photo

Crown Copyright 2017

HMCS St. John's 340 with a bone in her teeth - 2017

©  2017 Crown Copyright DND-MDN

Messdeck art - paintings on the messdeck doors on HMCS St. John's 340

 

  

 

Courtesy of Barry Miller

 

           

 

Crew members from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. John’s and British Royal Marines clean up an elementary school on South Caicos Island as a part of Operation RENASSIANCE, a humanitarian aid mission in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, September 16, 2017.

 

Photos by: MCpl Chris Ringius, Formation Imaging Services Halifax

Crown copyright 2017

HMCS St. John’s departs Bergen Harbour after receiving her mission kit, including the NATO star, to carry on with Norwegian Task Group Exercise 18-1 in support of Op REASSURANCE on 12 Feb 18.

©  2018 Crown Copyright DND-MDN

 

 

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