AOPS #3, the future HMCS Max Bernays moved into the basin for launch this morning. The barge will now be submerged over the coming hours, with AOPS #3 likely being floated off late this afternoon or early in the evening.
Word is AOPS #3, the Future HMCS Max Bernays, will be loaded onto the Boa Barge 37 on Friday mornings high tide, and then launched in the basin Saturday.
the ship is scheduled to be the first of two west coast based AOPS.
Halifax Shipyard achieved two milestones this week. The HMCS Margaret Brooke completed several days of sea trials off the coast of Nova Scotia. The Ship departed the shipyard the afternoon of the 7th, and returned Tuesday morning.
The bow mega block was rolled out May 8th for ship number 3, the future HMCS Max Bernays, and positioned to join the rear two thirds of the ship already outside. The ship is scheduled to enter the water in the fall.
This Friday morning brought the rollout of Megablock #1 for AOPS #3, the future HMCS Max Bernays. The Stern block moved onto the ramp Saturday.
AOPS #2 was Launched Nov 10 2019. Its Bow was Added May 3 2019, and the first two blocks rolled out Sept 21/18. if the Harry DeWolf schedule is any indication, the AOPS #2, the Margaret Brooke should be ready for trials soon. AOPS #1, Harry DeWolf, began trials 10 days after the The Margaret Brooke was launched. The Margaret Brooke powered up Jan 5th for the first time using its own power.
HMCS Harry Dewolf continues workups, most recently in the basin, spending most of the day sailing in circles. The ship was anchored last night off the Ammunition Jetty, and looks to have returned to anchor there again tonight.
HMCS Harry DeWolf was handed over to the navy, and moved from the Halifax Shipyard to the Navy dockyard the Morning of July 31.
The ship will undergo additional training and trials by the navy, before formally being commissioned next summer. As the Ship is in possession of the navy, it is now proper to refer to her as HMCS Harry DeWolf. (US practice is to refer to a ship in possession of the navy but not yet commissioned as PCU <Name> for Pre-Commisioning Unit.)
Word came out today that AOPS #1, HMCS Harry DeWolf will be turned over the the RCN Friday, with a webcast move from the shipyard to the Dockyard at 1pm Atlantic time.
UPDATE: the Navy’s Glen tugs moved the HMCS Harry Dewolf to the Dockyard NJ this morning.
HMCS Harry DeWolf heading for CFB Halifax Dockyard today to become the newest member of @RoyalCanNavy fleet! Congratulations to our 2,000 shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard! #ShipsForCanada #NationalShipbuildingStrategy @PSPC_SPAC @ISED_CA @RCN_MARLANT pic.twitter.com/3YVSuXW7tR— Irving Shipbuilding (@IrvingShipbuild) July 31, 2020
The HMCS Harry Dewolf is undergoing another round of sea trials this week. the Ship first sailed on Saturday afternoon and to the shipyard 10 p.m. Sunday.
the ship then sailed again on Monday, and is still out to sea. In a tweet, the navy said it was taking the ship out for a test drive – suggesting these are likely part of the acceptance trials program.
This weekend, we took our new #AOPS out for a test drive in Halifax! 🌊— Canadian Forces (@CanadianForces) February 4, 2020
The sea trials will help us identify & correct any issues with how the ship functions before the delivery of our future #HMCSHarryDeWolf. pic.twitter.com/FXivmOeatY
the Future HMCS Harry DeWolf is scheduled for builders trials in the basin Friday the 22nd. the ship is scheduled for trials outside the harbour Saturday the 23rd.
the dates were pushed back a day due to weather.
AOPS #2 is scheduled to move to pier 7 today at 4pm.