September 19 is talk like a pirate day. in that vein, this post has a parrot on its shoulder.
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the future HMCS Harry Dewolf Launched at the shipyard. we Covered it Here, here and here, plus the Front page of the Herald.
2. Ioffe repaired
I was told that as of Sept 13th repairs are complete. she sailed for Kugaaruk, where she will met a TC inspector who cleared the Ioffe to sail. She will be escorted through the Ice by CCGS Henry Larsen, bound for Les Mechins PQ, where Verreault Navigation has a large dry dock. Her ETA is the 24th, 1 month from when she grounded. Updates posted here.
3.Kingston class guns dispersed
MCDV’s now feature a large table forward.
The 40mm Bofors, dating to the second world war have been striped from the Kingston class MCDV’s, and will be installed in their Name Sake Cities.
The open Hydro turbine is broken, and not spinning. I heard speculation that the turbine actually broke just after it was re-deployed, which is what caused the French parent company of Open Hydro to pull the plug.
Black rock tidal put their test platform in the water for the first time, and will be deploying it in Grand Passage. this unit was previously used in Scotland, and set power production records there. We covered the various turbines in this post.
5. Tag your.. a shark?!
DFO tagged its first Shark off Nova Scotia. Ocearch is in town to also run a shark tagging expedition. these are the folks who tagged Hilton the Shark , who summers of NS.
6.Cook’s ship Found
HMB Endeavour, the ship commanded by James Cook, has been found off the coast of the US.
Atlantic Raven Spent the weekend at woodside, departing for the west coast via panama
HMS Monomonth and HMS Queen Elizabeth II are in Norfolk VA. (Above, RN Photo Via twitter)
Port History of Ch’town
I recently discovered Sailstrait which describes itself as “Telling the stories of the history of the port of Charlottetown and the marine heritage of Northumberland Strait on Canada’s East Coast.”
Just saw this @BigSpruceBrew sticker on a car in a supermarket car park in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Wonder what the story is?? pic.twitter.com/LGElRNanby
— Jonathan Smith (@jonps60) September 15, 2018
the above tweet possibly relates to this story about cars passing through ports, and at least in Montreal, Police Not Caring.
Sept 18, 1809 – 6 seamen are executed for mutiny on the sloop HMS Colombine. They were tarred and hung in iron cages on McNabs Is.
Sept. 17, 1949 – The S.S. Noronic catches fire – Toronto’s greatest single loss of life tragedy with at least 118 lives lost.
Sept 16, 1939 – HX1, the first convoy bound for Great Britain in WWII leaves Halifax
Sept 14, 1942 – The aircraft carrier USS Wasp was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-19.
Sept 8, 1942 -SS Norfolk, ex-Glenbuckie (Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal) struck by two torpedoes from U 175, sinking in less than a minute, off British Guiana