Long Range Patrol Submarines
The Victoria-class long range patrol submarines are the Navy’s “special forces”. These stealthy submarines are well armed and capable of patrolling over vast distances, while their flexibility allows them to perform a wide range of unique naval missions.
Acquired from the Royal Navy in the 1990s, the Victoria-class submarines can operate in the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic approaches to Canada and significantly extend the Navy’s tactical and strategic capabilities.
Speed: 12 knots (surfaced), 20 knots (submerged)
Patrol Endurance: approximately 8 weeks.
Complement: 48 crew and 5 trainees.
Driving Depth: > 200 metres
The Victoria-class submarine’s homeports are Esquimalt, British Columbia, and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The current Victoria-class submarines are:
- HMCS Victoria (876)
- HMCS Windsor (877)
- HMCS Corner Brook (878)
- HMCS Chicoutimi (879)