Visiting Naval Ships

Dating back to the visit of HMS HERON, a Britomart Class gunboat, which visited Hamilton  August 17-19 1866, to the recent visit of HMCS ORIOLE and the current visit of HMCS MONCTON,  a steady stream of naval vessels have visited Hamilton.   Perhaps it is a sign of the times that on HERON’s arrival, the Mayor was there to greet her, there was a civic reception at the Royal Hotel followed by a trip to the Mountainview Hotel at the top of the escarpment, and the next day the City Council went for a sail, while  ORIOLE and MONCTON’s visits have gone almost entirely unnoticed in the city.

BRITOMART, the name ship of the class & HERON’s sistership.

I have been able to identify thirty-six vessels from the Royal Canadian Navy plus another thirteen from the United States Navy, Royal Navy, Netherlands Navy and Indian Navy.  I’m sure that there are others that I have missed.  If you know details of any ship visits, please let me know.

  • ANTICOSTI MSA-110
  • BUCKINGHAM FFE-314
  • CAP DE LA MADELAINE FFE-317
  • CORMORANT ASL-20
  • FRASER DDH-233
  • FREDERICTON FFH-337
  • GATINEAU DDE-236
  • GLACE BAY MM-701
  • HAIDA DDE-215
  • INCH ARRAN 308
  • KINGSTON MM-700
  • KOOTENAY DDE-258
  • LANARK FFE-321
  • LAUZON FFE-322
  • MARGAREE DDH-230
  • MONCTON MM-708
  • MONTREAL FFH-336
  • MORESBY MSA-112
  • NIPIGON DDH-266
  • NOOTKA DDE-213
  • OKANAGAN S-74
  • ORIOLE YAC-3
  • OTTAWA DDH-229
  • PORTAGE FSE-169
  • PORTE DAUPHINE YMG-186
  • PORTE ST JEAN YMG-180
  • PORTE ST LOUIS YMG-183
  • RESTIGOUCHE DDE-257
  • SAGUENAY DDH-206
  • SIOUX DDE-225
  • CROIX DDE-256
  • TERRA NOVA DDE-259
  • TORONTO FFH-333
  • VICTORIAVILLE FFE-320
  • VILLE DE QUEBEC FFH-332
  • WALLACEBURG FSE-172
  • HMS BRAVE F-94
  • HMRY Britannia
  • HMS HERON
  • HNLMS ROTTERDAM D-818
  • INS TARANGINI
  • USS DANIEL A. JOY DE-585
  • USS EGRET AMS-46
  • USS HURRICANE PC-3
  • USS LCU 1680
  • USS PROWESS MSF-280
  • USS SAMUEL ELLIOT MORRISON FFG-13
  • USS SEAGULL AMS-55
  • USS ZELLARS DD-777