Defense

Canada receives first new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship


On Friday, the Canadian Division of Nationwide Protection has introduced that the primary new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship arrived at its homeport on the CFB Halifax Dockyard for the primary time.

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) marked essentially the most important milestone in its shipbuilding program with the supply of the primary new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), in keeping with a current service information launch.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf, the primary of a category of six, is known as in honor of Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf, a Canadian wartime naval hero. HMCS Harry DeWolf is the primary ship constructed for the RCN beneath the Nationwide Shipbuilding Technique.

The Canadian Armed Forces stated on its Twitter: “As the primary new ship constructed for the Royal Canadian Navy by way of the Nationwide Shipbuilding Technique, the arrival of HMCS Harry DeWolf represents an vital new chapter in our future! Bravo Zulu to everybody who helped us attain this historic milestone!”

Particularly designed to patrol Canada’s offshore waters and northernmost areas, this new class of ship will likely be on the core of an enhanced Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Arctic presence, successfully complementing the capabilities of our different present and future warships by way of crucial reconnaissance and surveillance actions. Along with extremely versatile platforms that can allow the ship to assist a wide range of home and worldwide missions, its trendy lodging and amenities can even considerably enhance the consolation and high quality of life for its crew, underscoring the CAF’s dedication to improved inclusivity and well-being for personnel.

The supply of this ship marks an thrilling new chapter in Canada’s lengthy and proud naval historical past, and its building has created a whole bunch of latest jobs for Canadians. HMCS Harry DeWolf will stay docked at Jetty NJ on the CFB Halifax Dockyard whereas the RCN conducts its post-acceptance trials and coaching, together with operations close to Newfoundland and Labrador. As soon as this post-acceptance work is full, the ship will bear a proper commissioning ceremony in summer time 2021, which is able to mark that it has formally entered into lively naval service, adopted by an Arctic deployment.

Building for the next three ships is ongoing, with building of the fifth and sixth ships anticipated to start in 2021 and 2022, respectively.