Canadian frigate HMCS Halifax will join NATO's mission to support Ukraine

According to information published by CBC on February 24, 2022, the Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Halifax will depart under a NATO flag to respond to Russia's recent actions in Ukraine.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Halifax-class frigate HMCS Halifax (Picture source: U.S. DoD)

HMCS Halifax (FFH 330) is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Forces since 1992. Halifax is the lead ship in her class which is the name for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project. She carries the hull classification symbol FFH 330.

The Halifax-class also referred to as the City-class, is a class of multi-role patrol frigates that are in service with the Royal Canadian Navy since 1992.

As-built, the Halifax-class vessels displaced 4,750 long tons (4,830 t) and were 134.65 metres (441 ft 9 in) long overall and 124.49 metres (408 ft 5 in) between perpendiculars with a beam of 16.36 metres (53 ft 8 in) and a draught of 4.98 metres (16 ft 4 in).

The ship is powered by a combined diesel or gas (CODOG) type propulsion system including two General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, generating 47,500 shp (35,400 kW), one SEMT Pielstick Diesel engine, generating 8,800 shp (6,600 kW), one Royal de Schelde cross-connect gearbox, two Escher Wyss controllable pitch propellers and four 850kW AEG Telefunken generators.

The ship can reach a top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h) with a maximum cruising range of 9,500 nautical miles (17,600 km).