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  • 30 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Canadian Navy laid the keel for its second Harry DeWolf-class arctic and offshore patrol vessel, future HMCS Margaret Brooke, on May 29. The keel-laying ceremony took place at Halifax Shipyard and was marked by the placing of a coin onto the keel of the ship by Olivia Strowbridge, the first woman in a trade supervisory role at Halifax […]

  • 12 November 2019

    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. […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Irving Shipbuilding has transported the last major section of the Royal Canadian Navy’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship – the future HMCS Harry DeWolf – from inside the Halifax Shipyard’s indoor shipbuilding facility outside to land level. As the bow section was joined together with the previously connected center- and stern sections, the HMCS Harry DeWolf assumed the form of […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding launched the Canadian Navy’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, in a ceremony on September 15. At 103 meters and 6,615 tons, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest Royal Canadian Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years, according to the shipbuilder. The ship was […]

  • 14 April 2015

    An Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will be named after Margaret Brooke, a Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister decorated for gallantry during the Second World War. The actions followed the torpedoing and subsequent sinking of the Newfoundland ferry SS Caribou on October 14, 1942, in the  off Newfoundland. Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, said: Arctic/Offshore […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Irving Shipbuilding has awarded Nova Scotia-based Rosborough Boats a $7.3 million contract to build multi-role rescue boats for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Rosborough Boats will construct two of their Rough Water 8.5 metre rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB) for each of the six AOPS vessels being constructed at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard as […]

  • 19 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Canadian shipbuilder Irving Shipbuilding hosted a steel-cutting ceremony on December 19, marking the construction start on the Royal Canadian Navy’s third arctic and offshore patrol ship (AOPS), the HMCS Max Bernays. Carla Qualtrough, Canadian public services and procurement minister, announced the start of construction works at the ceremony in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Future HMCS Max Bernays […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Irving Shipbuilding hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the Royal Canadian Navy’s third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) at its Halifax Shipyard on December 5. Welder Vicki Berg laid a coin on the keel of the future Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Max Bernays signifying the start of full production of the AOPS. A keel-laying ceremony […]

  • 8 October 2018

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s first ship built under the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project, Harry DeWolf, has been named at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard.  Harry DeWolf is scheduled to be turned over to the Royal Canadian Navy in 2019. Work to prepare the ship for sea trials in 2019 will continue at the yard. As […]

  • 3 August 2020

    The first of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), Harry DeWolf, was delivered to the Government of Canada, in Halifax. The vessel was built by Canadian shipbuilders and was delivered by CFB Halifax Dockyard, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. The vessel was moved on July 31st from Halifax Shipyard to the CFB Halifax Dockyard, where it will […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy and residents of the Orkney Isles are set to mark the centenary of the sinking of two destroyers off South Ronaldsay in a snowstorm on January 12 1918. Just one man survived when HMS Opal and Narborough ran aground when they were caught a snowstorm during a patrol. One hundred years to […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Industry news

      A Virginia-Class submarine ran aground in Vancouver Islands’s Nootka Sound last year resulting in a large hole in the hull. The hole is in the outer fibreglass shell and does not affect the structural integrity of the submarine’s crucial pressure hull, according to the navy. Canada’s top military official says that the large hole […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Government of Canada has exercised a five-year extension option for the Victoria In-Service Support Contract with Babcock Canada Inc. for the continued in-service support of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet of four Victoria-class submarines. The $531-million option period was the first for the Victoria In-Service Support Contract which the Government of Canada awarded to […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Industry news

    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 […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Canadian Navy’s Victoria-class submarine fleet is now operational with three out of four submarines available for operations. HMC Submarines Windsor, Victoria and Chicoutimi were all at sea in December 2014 and spent a cumulative total of approximately 260 days at sea in 2014. HMCS Corner Brook is currently docked at Victoria Shipyards to undergo […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Industry news

    Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the MARGARET NORVELL, the fifth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger:  “We are very pleased to announce another successful on-time delivery to the Coast Guard. The MARGARET NORVELL was delivered to the […]

  • 26 October 2011

    The men and women of the Royal Australian Navy​ Patrol Boat, HMAS Broome, successfully prevented an environmental and maritime catastrophe off Papua New Guinea overnight by providing assistance to a commercial container ship, which had lost power and was drifting towards Ragelapra Reef. At approximately 9.20am yesterday (24 October, 2011), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority​ […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Nearly six months after her departure in April for the Middle East, HMAS Newcastle was welcomed home by hundreds of family and friends at a ceremony at Garden Island, Sydney. Joining the ship’s company’s loved ones in welcoming home the 230 men and women of Newcastle was the Prime Minister of Australia the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Commander of […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Key Biscayne and Margaret Norvell repatriated 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba.   These repatriations are a result of three separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States. On Sept. 16, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutters Pelican and […]

  • 28 August 2014

    After a 32-year career, the last of the Royal UK Navy’s Invincible Class aircraft carriers decommissions in Portsmouth.   Having sailed over 900,000 miles on operations across the globe, including helping with the aftermath of the first Gulf War, HMS Illustrious has been decommissioned at a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base. The ship’s white ensign […]

  • 25 November 2016

    A retired U.S. Navy Captain became another official to plead guilty in a massive bribery case which allowed a foreign defense contractor to take over $20 million out of the navy’s pocket. Michael Brooks, a retired Navy Captain, and former U.S. naval attaché in the Philippines, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Portland, the Plymouth based frigate has conducted a successful home town visit to Portland and Weymouth between 17 – 20 May 13. The ship’s crew were hosted by the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Margaret Leicester, at a civic reception after exercising the ship’s crew’s right to parade through Weymouth – a traditional ceremonial […]

  • 4 October 2013

    Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriated 63 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. This repatriation was a result of five separate migrant interdictions between September 25 and September 29. Through a coordinated effort involving aircrews with Customs Border and Protection and Coast Guard Air Station Miami, crewmembers aboard several Coast […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Industry news

    The Victoria-class submarine fleet continues to progress towards steady state when 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. HMCS Corner Brook will […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Broome has departed Papua New Guinea after a successful bilateral maritime engagement. Exercise PARADISE coincided with 40th anniversary celebrations for the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element (PNGDF- ME). Commanding Officer Broome, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Michael Kerrisk said his crew enjoyed working with their regional counterparts. During […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Training & Education

    After almost a month of operating together in-company, HMAS Broome, on 15 October, parted company with four Pacific Patrol Boats visiting Australia for the International Fleet Review 2013 and ExerciseTriton Centenary. Federated States of Micronesia patrol boat, FSS Micronesia, Tonga Defence Service, Voea Savea and Papua New Guinea Navy boats HMPNGS Rabaul and Dreger joined HMAS Broome in Cairns on 19 September and formed the Minor War […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Close to a thousand family and friends gathered at Garden Island, Sydney to farewell HMAS Newcastle as she sailed for duties as part of Operation SLIPPER. Commander Australian Surface Forces, Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM RAN and the Ship’s Commissioning Lady Mrs Margaret McNaughton joined well wishes at the departure ceremony. Newcastle’s Commanding Officer, Commander Paul […]

  • 25 February 2015

    Members of the ship’s company of HMCS Fredericton visited the Agira Canadian War Cemetery in the Sicilian countryside January 23, 2015, to pay respects to the sailors, soldiers and airmen who fought and died during the Sicilian Campaign of the Second World War. In all, 490 Canadians lay atop the hill, six of whom are […]

  • 7 May 2015

    Royal Navy patrol boat HMS Smiter will arrive at the Poole Harbour Boat Show at approximately 6pm on Friday, May 8 for a three-day visit. Berthing at A2 – A4, HMS Smiter will be open to the public on Saturday, May 9 from 9.30am until 5pm with last entry at 4.30pm. The event is organised […]