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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government has extended the deadline for Canadian Surface Combatant bidders who previously said they didn’t have enough time to prepare. This is second time the submission deadline is postponed after the original April 27, 2017, deadline was moved to June 22, 2017. The current deadline is expected to be no sooner than mid-August 2017. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is leading operations to recover its Northrop Nomad aircraft that crashed into Lake Muskoka on December 13, 1940, killing Lieutenant Peter Campbell and Leading Aircraftsman Theodore (Ted) Bates. The operation is expected to last approximately 10 days. The aircraft was discovered by the Ontario Provincial Police on July 2010, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ville de Québec departed Halifax, Canada on September 6, for a two- week tour of Canadian port cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. HMCS Ville de Québec is scheduled to visit Montreal, Toronto, Brockville and Quebec City. The RCN said the purpose of the Great Lakes deployment is to connect with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMCS Sackville, Canada’s oldest warship and the sole remaining Flower-class corvette, is set to undergo much needed reparations after a CAD$3.5 million contract was announced by the Canadian government this week. The funds are awarded to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust for extensive repairs of the museum ship. Most of the repair work is expected to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Authorities

    Several of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships from the Royal Canadian Navy’s Pacific Fleet were “dressed overall” from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, February 15, to commemorate National Flag of Canada Day, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The official ceremony inaugurating the new Canadian flag was held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on […]

  • 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. […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Ms. Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission,  unveiled on May 15 the 2012 Plaza Bridge Photo Exhibit which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard. The Minister was joined by Canadian Coast Guard Officials to commemorate the accomplishments of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 May 2019
    Authorities

    The Canadian defense ministry has awarded Quebec-based Ocean Industries a CAD 102 million contract for the construction of four tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy. These new tugs will provide towing, firefighting and other critical support services to both the Atlantic and Pacific Maritime Forces. Two of these tugs will go to Canadian Forces Base […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Canadian maritime-focused operation Nunakput 2016 ends today in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories after two weeks of maritime patrols and training opportunities that began on July 5. The patrols and training centred around members of 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, as well as search and rescue (SAR) exercises that involved Canadian Armed Forces members, various governmental departments […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, announces an industry engagement session for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project. The CSC is one of the projects of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) and is intended to provide Canada with modern replacements for the Royal […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy is buying ship-to-shore connector systems to enhance its capabilities in supporting humanitarian assistance and taking part in joint operations ashore. The STS connectors are envisioned to be operated from the navy’s new Joint Support Ships, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2022/23. According to a Canadian government […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Yesterday, 26 men and women in the Québec City area were welcomed as officer-cadets in the Canadian Armed Forces during an enrollment ceremony that took place at the Canadian Forces Base Valcartier’s Officers’ Mess. Brigadier-General Louis Meloche, Commander of the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group presided over the ceremony as a guest of honour. The new […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian officials announced February 22 that a new expert advisor has been elected to assist on the $26.2 billion “Canadian Surface Combatant” shipbuilding programme under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Through the NSPS, the Government is supporting the renewal of the Canada Coast Guard fleet, and ensuring that the Royal Canadian Navy is able to operate […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy auxiliary support ship ESPS Patiño is currently on its second deployment providing logistic support to the Royal Canadian Navy under an agreement between the two countries. Canada had to make arrangements with Chilean and Spanish Navies for the lease of supply ships as its own resupply vessels HMCS Protecteur and HMCS Preserver were removed from service in […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The first large vessel to be designed and built under the Canadian National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) was launched at Seaspan Shipyards on December 8. ‘Sir John Franklin’ is the first of three offshore fisheries science vessels (OFSV) which will be operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. In 2011, the government of Canada selected Seaspan to be […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Authorities

    A helicopter based onboard the Canadian frigate HMCS Fredericton went missing on late April 29 during operations in waters between Greece and Italy. One member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was killed and five other members remain missing following the accident, the Canadian National Defense confirmed. Search operations are ongoing by air and maritime […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 1 100 sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen of the Canadian Armed Forces will participate in Trident Fury 13 off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia from 3 to 19 May. Trident Fury is a biennial joint and bi-national naval exercise hosted by Maritime Forces Pacific and includes participation by the Royal […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government has started one of the country’s largest and most complex procurement projects by announcing the start of a design competition for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) fleet. Irving Shipbuilding, the prime contractor for the project, released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for pre-qualified companies. As it was announced earlier in the year, the future combatants will be […]

  • 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 […]