HMCS Toronto took to the synchrolift for some pre-depolyment work. Her are below the waterline looks to have been cleaned and painted.
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.
HMCS Windsor has completed her recent work period and has spent the past week exercising in the Bedford Basin. Windsor is currently the only sub on the east coast, Corner Brook, Chicoutimi and Victoria are all currently on the west coast.
RMI Seafox and a barge were seen out in the basin servicing some of the Navy’s Mooring Buoys. These buoys are anchored to the seabed, and allow navy vessels to tie up via their bow Fair lead.
This particular trot Buoy is located just south of the DRDC Barge. Below is a diagram of the setup of such a buoy.
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
HMCS Moncton in Dazzle paint scheme for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. The ship was Exercising in the basin today.
Sun, May 3rd marks the 75th anniversary. of the Battle of the Atlantic, to commemorate the longest continuous battle for sea-control of the North Atlantic, from 1939-45, between German and Allied navies