Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine Chicoutimi (SSK 877)

HMCS Chicoutimi


HMCS Chicoutimi trains with the JMSDF Ise in 2018, while deployed on Op PROJECTION Asia-Pacific.


“Maître du Domaine” (Master of the Domain)


Atlantic 1941-44


  • Chicoutimi spent 197 days at sea during Op PROJECTION, the record for the longest deployment of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Victoria-class. While on deployment, Chicoutimi visited Guam and Hawaii, and took part in training events with the United States Navy (USN), French Navy, and Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force.
  • 2017-2018 - Deployed on Op PROJECTION Asia-Pacific, sailing from Esquimalt, B.C. for a seven-month deployment in the Asia-Pacific; the deployment marked the first time a Victoria-class submarine had visited the region. It was also the first time a Canadian submarine has visited Japan since HMCS Grisle in May 1968.
  • 2015 - Accompanied HMCS Calgary and HMCS Vancouver during a USN-led training activity off California


  • 2015 - Commissioned into the RCN, and began training with the RCN and USN shortly thereafter
  • 2014 - Completed its Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP)
  • 2004 – Chicoutimi headed into an EDWP, the first conducted by industry under the Victoria In-service Support Contract
  • 2004 – Entered into Canadian service; en route to Canada, a tragic fire occurred onboard, which delayed it’s return to service
  • 1986 – Commissioned into the Royal Navy (RN) as HMS Upholder


  • Builder: Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness VSEL (England)    
  • Laid Down: November 2, 1983
  • Launched: December 2, 1986
  • Commissioned RN: June 9, 1990
  • Paid off RN: April 29, 1994
  • Commissioned RCN: September 3, 2015