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Eagle-class Guided Missile Cruiser

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An Eagle-class CG.

The Eagle-class Guided Missile Cruiser is a class of cruiser used in the Canadian Forces Maritime Command from 2011 onwards. Originally, only two ships were ordered in 2007, but in 2023 after the decommissioning of the HMCS Warrior, a third was ordered.

Specifications[edit]

  • Builders:
    • Ontario Marine, Whitby, Ontario
    • Saint John Shipbuilding, Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 637 feet 5 inches (194.28 meters)
    • Beam: 67 feet 11 inches (20.7 meters)
    • Beam (trimaran section): 105 feet 10 inches (32.26 meters)
    • Draft: 29 feet 7 inches (9.02 meters
    • Displacement: 12,855 tons (Standard)
  • Complement: 45 officers, 362 enlisted (crew rises to 466 when used to flag duty)
  • Power Output: 225,000 shp (maximum)
  • Range: 14,000 miles (22,530.8 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/hr)
  • Top Speed: 35 knots (64.82 km/h)
  • Powerplant
    • 4 x General Electric LM2500+G4 gas turbines (license-built by Vektris Engineering in Red Deer, AB)
    • 2 x General Motors Model 265 turbodiesel cruise engines
    • 2 x Vektris Engineering TSPK COGDAS-system steam turbines
    • 4 x Vektris Engineering cross-connect gearboxes
    • 2 x shafts, adjustable pitch propellers
    • 8 x General Motors/Western Electric 2.3 MW electric generators
  • Electronics
    • SAMPSON multi-function AESA radar
    • S1850MHP 3D air search radar
    • Raytheon Type 1047 I-band Surface Search Radars x 2
    • Raytheon Type 1048 E/F-band Navigation Radar
    • Textron Systems SPG-62 Missile Fire Control Radars x 6
    • AN/SQS-510 Hull-mounted Variable Depth Sonar System
    • AN/SQR-501 CANTASS Passive Towed Array Sonar
  • Countermeasures:
    • AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Electronic Warfare System
    • AN/SLQ-49 Chaff Buoy Decoy System
    • Mk.53 Nulka
    • Rheinmetall Multi-Ammunition Softkill System
    • Surface Ship Torpedo Defence System
  • Armament
    • 4 x 155mm AGS Advanced Gun System naval guns
    • 3 x Mk.41 64-cell Vertical Launch Systems, 192 cells (can be armed with RIM-156 SM-2, RIM-161 SM-3, RIM-162 ESSM, RGM-109 Tomahawk and RUM-139 VL-ASROC missiles)
    • 2 x Mk.141 Harpoon Launchers (8 RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles)
    • 2 x Naval Defender 35mm CIWS systems
    • 6 x M2 Browning 12.7mm machine guns
    • 2 x Northrop Grumman Naval Firestrike Laser Systems (proposed and outfitted for, but not with)
  • Aircraft Carried: Up to 2 CH-148 Cyclone ASW helicopters
  • Boats Carried: 2 Rigid-hull inflatable boats

Unit Run[edit]

Ship Name Hull No. Commission–
Decommission
Fate Notes
HMCS Eagle CG-33 July 26, 2011-
HMCS Bonaventure CG-34 November 16, 2011-
HMCS Warrior CG-35 October 20, 2027-
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