The past few days has brought the arrival of a Dutch Submarine, and word of a Visit by the Eisenhower Carrier Group at the end of the month. NATO has also announced an exercise running in the North Atlantic in Late June and early July.
The upcoming Dynamic Mongoose is scheduled for June 26 to July 8, 2017. Dynamic Mongoose is the second annual NATO-led maritime Anti-Submarine Warfare interoperability exercise. The aim of this exercise is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training to enhance their interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare skills.
NATO Photo – Dynamic Mongoose 2016 Participants
Saturday Saw the brief arrival of the Dutch Submarine HNLMS ZEELEEUW. Diesel Powered she put in for a logistics stop, tieing up at the Dockyard. She Sailed Sunday, But returned to port this morning at 1030. She is scheduled to sail this evening at 1700.
Photos from MARLANT via Twitter.
The us navy submarine USS Minnesota arrived Friday for the weekend. The US Navy traditionally sends a ship north for the Memorial Day weekend to commemorate American troops buried on dead and island from the war of 1812.
The boat is scheduled to sail tommorow morning
To begin Operation Cutlass Fury, the participating forces performed a sailpast as they put to sea. The 2 supply ships sailed earlier this morning, and the 2 submarines at Shearwater are due to depart this afternoon. I missed the Lead Ship, A CPF. She was followed by USS BULKELEY
USS GONZALEZ (Above) and (below) HMS MONMOUTH
The French FREMM class frigate (above)FS LANGEUDOC is one of the Newest warships, where as the Canadian Tribal HMCS Athabaskan (below) is literally the oldest.
Joining the parade, but not part of the Exercises are Maritime Coastal defense Vessels Goose Bay (above) and Summerside (below)
Bringing up the Rear was HMCS Windsor. Also Notable was the New Cyclone overflying with 2 seakings.
Paying a visit for the Memorial Day weekend, the USS New Mexico arrived around noon and tied up at shearwater.
An american navy vessel usually stops in for the memorial day weekend to commemorate US Sailors buried on Deadmans island from the war of 1812.
Halifax today was visited by Dutch navy submarine HNLMS Bruinvis (S810). She Tied up at the the dockyard, just after 1pm. She is a diesel boat, as Nuclear subs tie up at Shearwater. The Last member of the Walrus Class, She is 222′ long, and was commissioned in July 1994
Photo above from @hillarywindsor via twitter.
The virginia class attack sub uss New Mexico arrived this afternoon and tied up at shearwater. The sub based in Grotten CT, recently spent some time under the arctic ice including surfacing through the ice at a temporary base.
You can video of the surfacing at http://youtu.be/vwkKv5OAXwI
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HMCS Windsor is being loaded on the dockyard synchrolift this morning. This work period is to repair/replace a faulty generator that was discovered during trials last fall.
The Times Colonist of Victoria is reporting that HMCS Chicoutimi will enter the water today after completing her refit.
She Departed Halifax in April 2009 for BC for repairs.
UPDATE: Photo Left via RCN – HMCS Chicoutimi rests on a floating dry dock in preparation for return to water, a significant milestone