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Continuing Commitments

Beginning in the 1990s, long-standing efforts to renew the ships and equipment of Canada's navy began to produce results, with new vessels entering service. At the same time, the navy continued to fulfill national commitments to alliance operations and, following terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, to "the war on terror".

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HMCS Montréal
HMCS Montréal

This photograph shows the newly-launched frigate HMCS Montréal at Saint John Shipbuilding, in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Some of its equipment remains to be installed. The ship's masts (centre left) will receive antennas for radar, radios, and other electronic equipment. Saint John Shipbuilding headed the consortium that built the 12 Canadian patrol frigates in two batches of six, although three of the ships from the first batch were built by MIL-Davie Shipbuilding near Quebec City.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
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Model, HMCS Toronto
Model, HMCS Halifax
HMCS Montréal
HMCS Montréal
Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel
HMCS Oriole
Esquimalt Base
HMCS Chicoutimi Ball Cap
Clearance Diver's Suit
Colin Peek Standing in Front of the Sea-King Helicopter in His Gear
Boarding Party Coming Aboard the Whitehorse