Canada: Submarine Fleet Status

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Submarine Fleet Status

The Victoria-class submarine fleet continues to progress towards a steady state where three of four submarines will be available for operations.

This will include a high-readiness submarine available on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, HMCS Windsor and HMCS Victoria respectively, with a third submarine, HMCS Chicoutimi, available at standard readiness.

Current status of Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Victoria-class submarines

Submarines EDWP(Extended Docking Work Period) Operational Period Next Scheduled EDWP(Extended Docking Work Period)
2005 to 2011 2011 to 2016 2016 to 2018
2007 to 2012 2012 to 2018 2018 to 2020
HMCS Chicoutimi 2010 to 2014 2014 to 2020 2020 to 2022
HMCS Corner Brook 2014 to 2016 2016 to 2022 2022 to 2024

HMCS Corner Brook will rotate into an extended docking work period upon completion of HMCS Chicoutimi’s extended docking work period. An extended docking work period provides the submarines’ 200-plus systems with the maintenance and upgrades needed to conduct operations on behalf of Canadians.

Press Release, November 27, 2013; Image: Canadian Navy


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