Royal Canadian Navy Frigate

FFH 333 HMCS Toronto

during a refueling-stop in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal - February, 2014



ffh 333 hmcs toronto crest insignia patch badge royal canadian navy


ffh 333 hmcs toronto halifax class frigate royal canadian navy ponta delgada azores february 2014


Class: Halifax class Multi Purpose Frigate, FFH (4th out of 12 built)

Builder: Saint John Shipbuilding, Ltd. / Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Keel laid: April 22, 1989

Launched: December 18, 1990

Commissioned: July 9, 1993

Homeport: CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia


Displacement: 4800 tons (full load)

Lenght: 134,2 meters

Beam: 16,5 meters

Draft: 7,3 meters

Speed: 30 knots, max. (56 km/h)

Range: 9500 NM (17595 km)

Crew: 225



CODOG (Combined Diesel or Gas)

2 x General Electric LM2500 gas turbines (47500 shp)  / 1 x SEMPT-Pielstick PA-6 20-cylinder diesel engine (11780 hp)

2 shafts / 2 controllable, reversible pitch propellers (CRP) / 1 rudder



1 x  Bofors Mk.3 57mm/70-caliber DP gun (220 rounds/minute | effective range = 8500 meters);

2 x  Mk-48 Mod.0 8-cell Vertical Launching System (VLS) for RIM-7 Sea Sparrow or RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM)

2 x Mk-141 quadruple launchers for RGM-84 HARPOON SSM (2x4 missiles)

1 x  Mk-15 Mod.1B 20mm Phalanx Close in Weapon System (CIWS)

2 x  Mk-32 Mod.9 twin 12,75” Torpedo Tubes firing Mk.46/Mod.5 Torpedoes (up to 24 on board)

6 x  12,7mm MG’s


Aviation: aft helicopter deck with RAST; hangar for 1 helicopter (CH-124 Sea King)


(all photos: thank’s to Pedro Moura / San Miguel, Azores)


ffh 333 hmcs toronto halifax class frigate royal canadian navy ponta delgada azores 2014



ffh 333 hmcs toronto bofors mk-3 57mm 70 caliber dp gun



hmcs toronto ffh 333 mk-141 launcher for rgm-84 harpoon ssm missiles





ffh 333 hmcs toronto mk-15 phalanx close in weapon system ciws


hmcs toronto halifax class frigate helicopter hangar




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