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the future HMCS Harry Dewolf will actually become HMCS Harry Dewolf in a ceremony at Halifax Shipyards on October 5th. A bottle of NS Sparkling Wine will be broken on her bow.
2. This week in the Herald
I talk about container line service changes, and port state control.
HMCS Moncton sailed on the 28th for Baltimore for fleet week, which runs Oct 3-9. HMS Monmouth, which is working with the new RN Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth II off Norfolk, will also be in attendance.
We caught the Rollout out of the Center megablock of AOPS #2. there is a time lapse Video.
Shipbuilding is driving the Halifax economy, soon the navy will be driving the future Margaret Brooke. Last week she rolled out of the Module Hall uplifted by the pride of Irving shipbuilders, hundreds of #Fleetway engineering staff included pic.twitter.com/7w9UKun1Pn
— John Newton (@greatbigseas) September 30, 2018
The flower class corvette, like HMCS Sackville, originally had a short Foc’sal and an enclosed compass house on the bridge. when the foc’sal was lengthened, the compass houses were removed. One still survives today in liverpool.
October 3 1914 – The first members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force sailed from Halifax.
Oct 2 1758 – The Legislature of NS passes an Act to Build the Sambro Island Light.
October 1marked the 77th birthday of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
Sept 28 2003 – Just before midnight, Hurricane Juan hits halifax.
Sept 27 1938- The great passenger liner Queen Elizabeth was launched at Clydebank, Scotland.