HMCS IROQUOIS (2nd) (280)


The History of the IROQUOIS (2nd)

HMCS Iroquois (DDG 280) is an Iroquois-class destroyer that has served the Canadian Forces since 1972. Iroquois is the lead ship of her class which is sometimes referred to as the Tribal-class or simply as the 280-class. She is the second vessel to use the designation HMCS Iroquois. She carries the hull classification symbol 280. She is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax.

IROQUOIS (2nd) Statistical Data

  • Pendant: 280
  • Type: Destroyer
  • Class: Iroquois/Tribal Update
  • Displacement: 3,551 tonnes
  • Length: 398 ft
  • Width: 50 ft
  • Draught: 14 ft
  • Speed: 30 kts
  • Compliment: 14 Officers and 230 Crew
  • Arms: 2-3" (1 X II), 1 Limbo ASW Mortar, Sea Sparrow SAM, 2 Sea King Helos. Modified after TRUMP Update: 1 Martin Marietta Mk 41 Vertical Launch System containing 29 General Dynamics surface to air Standard SM-2MR missiles, 1 OTO Melara 76mm 3in/Super Rapid Gun, Phalanx and 6-324mm MK 32 2 triple torpedo tubes.
  • Keel Laid: 15-Jan-69
  • Date Launched: 28-Nov-70
  • Date Commissioned: 29-Jul-72
  • Paid off: 01-May-15


After TRUMP Refit: Displacement 5100 Tonnes (Fully Loaded), Length: 127.8 m, Beam: 15.0 m, Draught: 4.7 m, Speed 29 kts, Complement - 280 men and officers.

Keywords: HMCS IROQUOIS (2nd), Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Destroyer, Iroquois/Tribal Update Class