40 years ago today, one of the worst Canada’s worst peacetime naval tragities occured. During A routine high speed pass, HMCS Kootenay suffered a gearbox explosion killing 9 crew, and injuring several more.
Addtional Coverage and Background:
CBC Archive Footage of Kootenay (with Saguney and Bonaventure
HMCS Kootenay survivors mark 40th anniversary
Hazegray’s Account of the Explosion
Taking stock of Canada’s worst peacetime naval disaster
USS Mahan arrived this Morning and is tied up at Navy Jetty “Charlie”
Photos to (hopefully) follow
The Australian Navy vessels HMAS Sydney and HMAS Ballarat are currently tied up at Navy Jetty “Bravo” next to the casino.
they arrived from St Johns Nfld. (photos to follow)
See http://wwwshipshots.blogspot.com/for pics of the St. John’s Visit.
The Pilot boat about to board the pilot on the Inbound Atlantic Companion, Dockwise Target at Anchor, and HMCS Corner Brooke outbound.
The Norwegian naval vessel HNOMS Roald Amundsen arrived in port this afternoon.
This is the ship’s second visit this year
“One of HMCS Fredericton’s two gas turbines, the ship’s main propulsion system, caught fire while the frigate was at sea on training off Nova Scotia late last week.”
Navy assessing damage after fire aboard frigate
Canadian warship on schedule despite engine room fire
Setting sail on the HMCS Fredericton
Update May 18 2009:
HMCS Sackville fires its main gun in memory of Rear Admiral William Moss Landymore. Rear Admiral Landymore served in the navy for 33 years and was recognized for his wartime service during the Battle of the Atlantic. His ashes were spread outside Halifax Harbour during a committal ceremony aboard HMCS Toronto on May 1.
The crew of HMCS Halifax performed a spring clean up on Barrington St, from the Mckay Bridge to Cornwalis St. this morning
Good Job and Thanks guys!
The Tern is now on its way to Vancouver (after performing a compass swing, seen here on AIS) Via the Panama Canal
ETA Panama Canal, PM of April 15
ETA Vancouver, AM of April 28