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Province-class Guided Missile Destroyer

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A Province-class destroyer.
The Province-class Guided Missile Destroyer is a class of destroyer in the Canadian Forces Maritime Command and the South African Navy. Despite originally only ordering seven ships, the RCN would later order three more alongside the trio of Halifax-class frigates in late 2015.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Destroyer (hull designation symbol DDG)
  • Service Period: 2011-20??
  • Builders:
    • MIL-Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon, Quebec
    • Allied Shipbuilders, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Canada Shipbuilding Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 613 feet 6 inches (186.99 meters)
    • Beam: 63 feet 8 inches (19.41 meters)
    • Draft: 29 feet 7 inches (9.02 meters)
    • Displacement: 8,920 tons
  • Complement: 282 (28 officers and 254 enlisted)
  • Power Output: 180,000 shp (maximum)
  • Range: 8,800 miles (14,162 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/hr)
  • Top Speed: 34.5 knots (63.9 km/h)
  • Propulsion:
    • 4 x General Electric LM2500+ gas turbines (license-built by Vektris Engineering in Red Deer, AB)
    • 2 x General Motors Model 265 turbodiesel cruise engines
    • 2 x Vektris Engineering cross-connect gearboxes
    • 2 x Escher Wyss controllable pitch propellers
    • 4 x General Motors/Western Electric 2.3 MW electric generators
    • 2 x shafts
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPY-1D(V) Multifunction Radar
    • AN/SPS-67(V)5 C-Band Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-73(V)13 S/X-Band Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPQ-9B I-Band Fire Control Radar
    • AN/SPG-62 X-Band Fire Control Radar
    • SPG-503 STIR 1.8 K-Band Fire Control Radar
    • AN/SQS-510 Hull-mounted variable depth sonar system
    • AN/SQR-501 CANTASS Passive towed array sonar
  • Electronic Warfare and Countermeasures
    • AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Electronic Warfare System
    • AN/SLQ-25C Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures System
    • AN/SLQ-49 Chaff Buoy Decoy System
    • Rheinmetall Multi Ammunition Softkill System (MASS)
  • Armament:
    • 1 Mk.45 Mod 4 5"/62-caliber lightweight naval gun
    • 2 Mk.41 64-cell Vertical Launch Systems, 128 cells (RGM-109 Tomahawk, RUM-139 VL-ASROC, RIM-156 SM-2ER Blk.4, RIM-161 SM-3, RIM-162 ESSM, RIM-174 SM-6)
    • 2 Mk.141 Harpoon Launchers (8 RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles)
    • 2 Naval Defender 35mm CIWS systems
    • 2 Mark 32 324mm (12.75") Triple Torpedo Tubes
    • 4 M2 Browning 12.7mm machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: Up to 2 CH-148 Cyclone ASW helicopters or 3 Atlas Oryx utility helicopters
  • Boats Carried: 2 Rigid-hull inflatable boats

Unit Run[edit]

Royal Canadian Navy[edit]

  • HMCS Ontario (DDG-290)
  • HMCS Quebec (DDG-291)
  • HMCS Alberta (DDG-292)
  • HMCS British Columbia (DDG-293)
  • HMCS Manitoba (DDG-294)
  • HMCS Nova Scotia (DDG-295)
  • HMCS Saskatchewan (DDG-296)
  • HMCS Newfoundland (DDG-297)
  • HMCS Prince Edward Island (DDG-298)
  • HMCS New Brunswick (DDG-299)

South African Navy[edit]

  • SAS Springbok (D300)
  • SAS Galjoen (D301)
  • SAS Blue Crane (D302)
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