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  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy released its selection of photos picturing the Navy’s assets serving at home and abroad during 2015. The remote and extreme regions the Royal Canadian Navy operates in have allowed for stunning photos to be taken by the crews of the Navy ships. The RCN fleet, divided between the Atlantic (Halifax, Nova […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) deployed four ships to Arctic waters this summer, continuing the RCN’s presence in the Canadian Arctic. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Nanaimo and Saskatoon departed from Esquimalt, B.C., on August 4, 2015, to join Operation NANOOK. HMC Ships Nanaimo and Saskatoon deployed to the Western Arctic for seven weeks, participating […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Canadian Navy’s hunter-killer submarine HMCS Windsor returned to Halifax December 17 after a three and a half month deployment to Western European waters. HMCS Windsor, along with HMC Ships Athabaskan, Halifax, Montréal, Goose Bay, and Summerside left Halifax in the early fall. The submarine is the last Canadian participant of the multinational exercises this fall to […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. and Canadian Sailors completed a Task Group Exercise (TGEX), off the coast of Southern California, Oct. 7-11. TGEX is a U.S. and Canadian, multi-warfare exercise designed to train independent deploying ships in various mission areas including air defense, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare and maritime interdiction operations. “This exercise was a great training opportunity in […]

  • 12 November 2019
    Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched at Halifax Shipyard on November 10, 2019. The 103-meter future HMCS Margaret Brooke transitioned from Halifax Shipyard’s land level facility to a submersible barge on November 8, 2019, and launched in the Bedford Basin two days later. […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As the Royal Canadian Navy undergoes its most extensive peacetime modernization in history, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), announced September 19 the upcoming retirement of four ships that have reached the end of their operational lives.   The ships are Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Protecteur and Preserver, two Protecteur-class […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg arrived in Mumbai, India, for a five-day visit on May 13. Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) ships Winnipeg and Ottawa are in the Indo -Pacific region for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Poseidon Cutlass 17 deployment. Poseidon Cutlass 17 includes exercises with regional partner navies at sea, as well as in key […]

  • 25 October 2011
    Training & Education

      The United States Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy completed a four-day, bi-lateral mine countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) off the coast of Southern California Oct. 20. “MCMEX was a great success which showcased real-world MCM mission readiness and helped forge closer relations with the Royal Canadian Navy,” said Capt. Steven A. Mucklow, MCMRON Three deputy […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A 75-year-old destroyer and World War II and Korean War veteran officially became the Royal Canadian Navy’s flagship in a ceremony on May 26 in Ontario.   The ceremony was part of a two-day community event co-hosted by the Royal Canadian Navy and Parks Canada, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, the Royal Canadian […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Authorities

    Vice Admiral Mark Norman assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy from Vice Admiral Paul Maddison yesterday morning at Cartier Square Drill Hall in a formal ceremony attended by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and presided over by General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff. Minister MacKay has […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will participate in Canada Day celebrations across the country on July 1st, 2015. RCN vessels from the Pacific and Atlantic fleets will visit several coastal and inland communities throughout the provinces of Nova Scotia, Québec and British Columbia and will be open for public tours. “Canada Day is a great […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS Montréal is at sea on its first deployment as the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) experimental ship. The modernized frigate deployed October 24, 2016 with a full schedule of missions including combat enhancement training, crew trials and operational testing and evaluation of the new Cyclone shipborne helicopter. The experimental ship […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) announced it is renaming its future auxiliary, oiler and replenishment (AOR) vessels – the Joint Support Ships (JSS) – to honor the names of former RCN ships serving in this role. Initially named as Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Queenston and HMCS Chateauguay (in recognition of the significant battles of […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities

    On Sunday Canadians from across the country gathered to commemorate the people who fought during the Battle of the Atlantic, the most complex campaign of the Second World War. The national commemoration held in Ottawa at the National War Memorial was attended by David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s top officer hosted allied participants of Fleet Week New Orleans April 25 aboard the Royal Canadian Navy Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan. Vice Adm. Mike Norman, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, welcomed aboard Sailors and Marines from the U.S. and U.K. who are in New Orleans until April 29. The Fleet […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Authorities

    Bravo Zulu to six crew members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto who sprang into action in response to a fire and assisted in the evacuation of a burning building during a port visit on November 14th in Antalya, Turkey. Two of the ship’s officers, Lieutenant(Navy) (Lt(N)) Samuel Gaudreault and Lt(N) Daniel Willis were […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown departed her homeport of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 2nd to conduct a port visit in her namesake city of Charlottetown, PEI, from July 3rd to 6th. Namesake city visits allow Royal Canadian Navy ships and their sailors to visit with Canadians and to deepen their relationship with their […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Authorities

    Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), yesterday announced the adoption of a stylized flying Canadian Naval Ensign as the new visual identifier for the RCN. The new Canadian Naval Ensign identifier is a simple, yet powerful symbol of our proud institution. It embodies the strong commitment of our men and women who […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities

    Indian Navy’s Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, is visiting Canada from 5 to 8 August 2014.   The visit is on the invitation of the Commander of Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and reciprocates a visit by the Commander of RCN to India in January 2013. During his tour the CNS will visit […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Work on the modernization of Canadian Navy’s CFB Esquimalt dockyard waterfront is making progress with a new contract award for one of two jetties that are to be upgraded. The existing “A” and “B” jetties are over 70 years old and need to be replaced. They were originally designed for ships that were smaller and lighter than […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ship Patiño (A-14) returned to its port in Ferrol, Spain on March 30, after a two-month deployment with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Patiño started its collaboration with the Royal Canadian Navy on February 12 when it arrived to Halifax, Nova Scotia following an agreement between the two countries. The ship provided […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Spanish Navy auxiliary ship SPS Patiño which will, under an agreement between the Spanish and Royal Canadian Navy, constitute a regular part of the Canadian Navy in the following two months, arrived to Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 12. Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Canadian Maritime Forces Atlantic, issued a statement February 12, 2016, regarding the […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Canadian Navy naval security team (NST) of approximately a dozen sailors deployed from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt to Fiji to conduct force generation training with the Republic of Fiji Navy. This deployment is part of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) Poseidon Cutlass series of deployments and provides a persistent Canadian Asia Pacific presence. The NST is […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax departed Norfolk, Virginia, September 21, 2015, to join HMC ships Athabaskan and Montréal, as well as United States Naval Ships William McLean and United States Ship The Sullivans. The ships are currently transiting the North Atlantic Ocean and will be conducting Task Group Exercises (TGEX) in preparation for the […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chilean resupply ship Almirante Montt arrived at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt April 4 as part of the short-term Mutual Logistic Support Arrangement between the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Chilean Navy. The vessel will sail with the Canadian Pacific Fleet from April to June, participating in exercises that will provide sailors with essential operational […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Authorities

    Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ville de Québec will become the first Royal Canadian Navy ship to deploy with the new CH-148 Cyclone when she gets underway from the Halifax navy base on July 18. The frigate’s departure will also mark the first time the ship is deploying as part of operation Reassurance. Ville de Québec will operate in Central […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government awarded Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards a $230 million contract for design work on the Royal Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ship (JSS). Announced on February 28 by ministers of defense and public services and procurement, the contract will see the company develop and finalize the design of the Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ship (JSS). JSS construction […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Shipbuilding Association of Canada, the voice of Canada’s shipbuilding industry expressed concerns over recent reports that the Canadian government may lease foreign built tugboats rather than build replacement tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy at home. Several media reports in the recent days said the Canadian federal government didn’t think it necessary to build smaller boats for […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities

    A memorial service was held on April 16, 2015, to honour the service and sacrifice of the crew of His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Esquimalt, the last Canadian warship lost to enemy action in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. The ceremony marked the 70th anniversary of its sinking. The service […]