The latest US Navy Littoral Combat Ship is due for a port visit this afternoon. Expect her in the Harbour around 1:30.
this Variant of the LCS is built at the Marinette Shipyard in Wisconsin, and USS Detroit was commissioned in her Namesake city Oct 22. the Previous 3 freedom class ships have visited Halifax on there way to their home port, including LCS1 USS Freedom, LCS3 USS Fort Worth, and LCS5 USS Milwaukee. (The freedom class uses Odd numbers, the Independence class uses even)
photos to follow.
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.
Word from MARLANT is that the visiting US Sub is the USS Hampton. A Los Angeles Class Fast Attack Sub, She was launched in 1992, and is named after four cities: Hampton, Virginia; Hampton, Iowa; Hampton, South Carolina; and Hampton, New Hampshire.
She is Home-ported at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, and arrived after a 5 week deployment in the Arctic. She is tied up at Shearwater.
A US Navy Submarine is Due tomorrow Morning. The Pilotage Authority is listing it as a US Naval Vessel, and Since it is tying up at jetty NA (Shearwater) we know its a Nuclear Powered Vessel.
More Details to Follow.
I missed the arrival this morning but some readers sent me photos. Thanks to Them both
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
These photos were provided by a reader. Thanks!
USS Nicholas (FFG-47)Put in to port today and headed right for the Oil dock at Imperial Oil for bunkers. this will be a short trip, she is shcheduled to depart later this afternoon.
USS Nicholas is a Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate, and was commisioned in 1983, and is named for Major Samuel Nicholas, the first commanding officer of the United States Marines. She is returning home from a deployment in the Medeterainian.
todays arrival of HMS Scott leads off a Busy week of Warship visits to Halifax.
Frigate USS Nicholas is an Oliver Hazzard Perry Class vessel, and was recently deployed in the medeteraininan. She is shceduled to tie up directly at IOL, and depart after fueling.
USCGC Eagle, The US Coast Guards tall ship is due on the 19th.
The Coming days will bring 2 warship visits to Halifax.
The first will the German Navy Research vessel FGS Planet, Due to Arive on may 25th. Built as a Swath Design, She is incredibly stable in rought sea states. SWATH technology was developed by a Canadian, Frederick G. Creed in the 1930’s. The Canadian Coast Guard has a Research vessel (Its only swath Design) named after him. thanks to Seawaves for the tip.
The Second vessel, will be a US Navy vessel for the annual memorial day commemorations at deadmans Island, on May 27th.
UPDATE> RCN News Mag is reporting the Japanese navy is on another training tour, and will be visiting Halifax July 8-11.