Destroyers

The Iroquois-class warships are area air defence destroyers, and their advanced communications capability and extra accommodations make it an ideal command and control platform.

Built in the early 1970s, in the early 1990s they were extensively converted and refitted with sophisticated anti-air weapons systems, an improved propulsion plant, advanced surface and sub-surface weapons and communications systems.

Like Canada's newer Halifax-class Canadian Patrol Frigate, The Iroquois-class are equipped with one of the world's most advanced integrated combat control systems. In peacetime, they can employ their high-tech systems for a variety of important missions, from search and rescue to fisheries and sovereignty patrols.

The Iroquois-class warship’s homeports are Esquimalt, British Columbia, and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The current Iroquois-class warships are:

  • HMCS Iroquois
  • HMCS Athabaskan
  • HMCS Algonquin

 


 

WO Randolph Rice

An unidentified vessel commences a simulated attack on the HMCS Athabaskan as part of the ITEE exercise.

An unidentified vessel commences a simulated attack on the HMCS Athabaskan as part of the ITEE exercise.

MCpl Michel Durand

HMCS Algonquin, HMCS St-Johns and HMCS Protecteur in formation in the Gulf of Oman

HMCS Algonquin, HMCS St-Johns and HMCS Protecteur in formation in the Gulf of Oman

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rebecca J. Moat.

HMCS Algonquin departs from Pearl Harbor to participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006.

HMCS Algonquin departs from Pearl Harbor to participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006.