General Purpose Frigate

An early concept art of the Eastview at sea. The arrangement of the aft missile launcher and helicopter pad would be switched around in the final design.

The Eastview-class frigate is a type of surface combatant developed by the RCN to replace its older escort vessels (such as the Tribal and Battle class destroyers). It entered service in 1960s and was retired by 2002. It was one of the first Canadian warships to be built with guided missiles as part of the design.
The design is based on the General Purpose Frigate that was proposed in the early 1960s.


  • Type: General Purpose Frigate
  • Service Period: 1965-2002
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 423 feet (128.93 meters)
    • Beam: 50 feet (15.24 meters)
    • Draught: 14 feet 6 inches (4.42 meters)
    • Displacement: 3,500 tons (Standard); 4,600 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 285
  • Propulsion: 4 x boilers, 2 x geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 36,000 shp (27,000 kW)
  • Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,482 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/hr)
  • Sensor Suite
    • Signaal AN/SPQ 501 DA-08 RDF
    • Signaal LW-08 AN/SPQ 502 RDF
    • Signaal N65 Fire Control System
    • 1 x SQS-501 high frequency bottom profiler ASDIC
    • 1 x SQS-502 high frequency mortar control ASDIC
    • 1 x SQS-503 hull mounted active search ASDIC
    • 1 x SQS-504 VDS medium frequency active search ASDIC
    • 1 x UQC-1B "Gertrude" underwater telephone
  • Countermeasures:
  • Armament
    • 2 x QF 4.5"/45-caliber Mk.VI naval gun (1x2)
    • 1 x GWS.30 Sea Dart Missile Launcher
    • 2 x 4-cannister Thunderbolt AAM Launchers
    • 1 x Orca ASubM Launcher
    • 2 x 12.75" STWS-1 triple torpedo tubes (fires Stingray lightweight torpedoes)
    • 1 x Limbo ASW mortar
  • Aircraft Carried

Unit RunEdit

  • HMCS Eastview (F C314)
  • HMCS Prince Rupert (F C315)
  • HMCS Battleford (F C316)
  • HMCS Fort McMurray (F C317)
  • HMCS Antigonish (F C318)
  • HMCS Parksville (F C319)
  • HMCS Selkirk (F C320)
  • HMCS Edmundston (F C321)
  • HMCS Drumheller (F C322)
  • HMCS Kelowna (F C323)
  • HMCS Penticton (F C324)
  • HMCS Gatineau (F C235)
  • HMCS Kamloops (F C326)
  • HMCS Dawson (F C327)
  • HMCS Springhill (F C328)
  • HMCS Valleyfield (F C329)

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