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HDMS Ejnar Mikkelson visits Dockyard.

Ironically, on the same day that USS Little Rock arrived after issues with ice, HDMS Ejnar Mikkelson a Danish Arctic Patrol Vessel also put into the dockyard.

Built in 2007, she is the second vessel of the Knud Rasmussen class, and normally works the waters around Greenland. Built to Polar Class 6, she is smaller and lighter then the Canadian AOPS, but has comparable speeds, and lacks a Hanger for helicopters.

File Photo from her attendance at the 2010 Fleet Review.

USS Little Rock finally arrives

The Latest US Navy Littoral Combat ship finally arrived in Halifax this morning after wintering in Montreal. Built in the great Lakes, she was headed for open ocen in December when she had a small mechanical issue, and the ice set in.

Previous LCS’s have all stopped in Halifax, and Historically have had eventful voyages out of the Lakes.

US Navy Departure Information.

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has a pilot order posted for 0700 July 5th, however the barge along side is due to be moved at 9am.
The USS Winston Churchill Sails at 9, and the USS San Jancinto at 10. Ike’s Departure will likely be around 10, based on the availability of Tugs.

The USNS Robert E. Perry sails today at 1400.

Updates will be posted at http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2017/07/us-navy-departure-information.html

Chilean Navy Barquentine Esmeralda due today

Chilean Navy Barquentine Esmeralda due today. Built in 1954, she now serves as a training ship, but is reported to have been a floating prison and torture center for political prisoners of the Augusto Pinochet regime from 1973 to 1980.

Shes Due to Anchor in late this afternoon, and move to Pier 20 on the 29th. She was last here in May 2009.

The NFB Produced a film Called the Dark side of a White Lady about the ships use in torture.

 

The Dark Side of the White Lady, Patricio Henríquez, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER Due Wednesday.

The much awaited aircraft carrier is Due this Wednesday, tentatively arriving in Anchorage  1 (Between Georges and Mcnabs) 10:30am ish

This post will be updated with additional timing as updates become known.

 

UPDATE: 06/27:
USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) , a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, is due at the dockyard today around 5pm. She is likely part of the Carrier Group.
UPDATE 2:
USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG-81) will be tieing up at the Dockyard.they are both expected to arrive 9:30, and 10:30 respectively in the inner harbour. USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER is due 10am ish now. Post above has been updated

 

Update 04/18 – added photo after ship arrival

NATO Exercise Dynamic Mongoose Coming Up

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

US Navy Aircraft Carrier Due at the end of the Month.

I have heard a few rumblings that the US Navy is sending an Aircraft carrier to Halifax at the end of the month. The most Detailed claim i have heard is that it is the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, and She will anchor in Anchorage 1.

Aircraft carriers never travel alone, and the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Currently consists of the Ticonderoga Class Cruiser USS Normandy, and Destroyer Squadron 26; USS Stout, USS Mcfaul, USS Oscar Austin, USS Roosevelt, USS Mason, and USS Nitze. These are AEGIS and Arliegh Burke class Destroyers, though the entire squadron doesn’t always travel with the carrier.

I am unsure when the last carrier was in Halifax, but there hasen’t been one Since at least 2008*

*The Royal Navy sent the Arc Royal to the Fleet Review in 2010. Also present was the USS Wasp, which is an amphibious Assault ship, flightdeck not withstanding.

UPDATE: Found photos of the USS Theodore Roosevelt with the USS Essex together in 2015.

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 28, 2015) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Brown/Released)

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