Category Archives: Navy

Weekly News Bits

HMS Ark Royal is new Royal Navy Fleet FlagshipAnd will visit Halifax after easter.

Canadian navy to modernize ships without U.S. equipment

Interested in buying a used tall ship? MV Caledonia is up for sale by Creditors.

Say Please: Slow vehicles must ask to use MacKay Bridge

Port Authority news:
Port: Cargo slowdown won’t soon improve

Expansion announced for port’s south terminal

Port of Halifax to waive tariff charges for Haiti-bound relief shipments

Sold for Scrap

The Chronicle Herald reported today that

A DARTMOUTH company has won a contract worth more than $4 million to remove, dismantle and dispose of two mothballed warships tied up in Halifax Harbour.

Aecon Fabco won the tender to dispose of the former HMCS Terra Nova and HMCS Gatineau with the lowest bid

The company plans to tow them to its Pictou shipyard for dismantling.The ships should be towed out of Halifax by December, said Lianne LeBel, a Defence Department spokeswoman.

The HMCS Kootenay explosion

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