This page and all related to it provides an outline of the Fleet Ship Classes to which other pages will eventually be linked with more detailed information. Not all ships that served Canada are listed - for example, the USN submarines loaned to Canada.
Note also that a number of the earlier ships such as the Cruisers, Tribal and “C” Class destroyers were built in the U.K. as, indeed, were the Carriers and, subsequently, the Canadian submarines.
A number of the Minesweepers were sold to be converted into yachts or commercial vessels.
The Iroquois Class (DDH 280’s) has been used as a prototype showing what may be included in the detail pages. This area of the site is very much a work in progress.
- QUEBEC (UGANDA) - A cruiser from the RN that was based in Halifax until its decommissioning and disposal.
- ONTARIO (MINOTAUR) - This stalwart vessel was home to many cadets in its role as a Cadet Training ship. The author was at sea in ONTARIO for lengthy Venture Cadet Training cruises in 1955 and 1956.
Light Carriers (3)
Tribal Class (8)
- ATHABASKAN (first Tribal with that name).
“V” Class Destroyers (2)
“C” Class Destroyers (2)
Prestonian Class Frigates (FFE’s - 21)
- BEACON HILL - One of seven in the 4th Canadian Training Squadron.
- NEW WATERFORD
- LA HULLOISE
- INCH ARRAN
- STE. THERESE
- FORT ERIE
- BUCKINGHAM Pre-conversion photo
- NEW GLASGOW
- CAP DE LA MADELEINE
- ST. STEPHEN
- ST. CATHARINES
St. Laurent Class (DDE) , Improved St. Laurent Class (DDH 205)
- ST. LAURENT
- ST. LAURENT (Improved)
Bay Class Minesweepers (14)
- COMOX (sold after 3 years service to a foreign navy)
- FORTUNE (sold after 10 years service into mercantile service)
- GASPÉ (sold after 4 years service to a foreign navy)
- JAMES BAY
- TRINITY (sold after 3 years service to a foreign navy)
- UNGAVA (sold after 4 years service to a foreign navy)
Escort Maintenance Vessels (2)
- CAPE BRETON
- CAPE SCOTT
Oberon Class Submarines (3)
Restigouche Class (DDE’s - 7)
- ST. CROIX
- TERRA NOVA
MacKenzie Class (DDE’s - 4)
Annapolis Class (DDH’s - 2)
- BRAS D’OR
Iroquois Class and TRUMPed DDH 280’s
There were many photos taken during the building of IROQUOIS and HURON in Marine Industries, Sorel/Tracy, PQ.
HURON - After a good period of service on the West Coast, HURON was decommissioned, mothballed and then designated as a target for a Can/US joint Sinkex off the west coast.
Canadian Patrol Frigates (FFH - 12)
- VANCOUVER - and the USS Stennis
- VILLE DE QUEBEC
- ST. JOHN’S
Kingston Class Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDV’s - 12)
- KINGSTON - Lead ship of the class.
- GLACE BAY
- GOOSE BAY
Victoria Class Submarines (4)
Orca Class (8). A note on the Haze Grey & Under Way website states that these craft will not be commissioned into the Navy, nor will they officially be part of the auxiliary fleet.