The Dock is Submeged, and Ojibwa is awaiing the passage of 2 Container ships and the ferry Blue Puttees from the Nova Dock.
The tug Florence M and the Barge Heddle M1 arrived around 1400 today. They proceeded to Pier Navy L, and will load the former HMCS Ojibwa for transport to Ontario, where she will become a Museum Piece. This same method was used to transport the previous 2 subs for scrapping, after Onadonga had Issues being towed.
A Bit of History
The 4 Oberon Boats spent much their retired life tied up in a row at jetty Navy L in Dartmouth, though one was used in the movie K19 Widowmaker. The Onadonga was the first to leave in July 2008, bound for the Maritime Museum in Rimouski. Onadonga was towed by the Tug Jerry Newbury, though Towing proved difficult, and the towing bridle parted on the first attempt to leave.
She was eventually towed, though the difficulty was likely he reason to use the barge (which submerges to allow the sub to float on and off.)
The doubt surrounding the fate of the former HMCS Ojibwa, currently tied up at the Naval Dockyard Annex in Dartmouth has been resolved. Peter Mackay, The minister of Defence, signed an agreement turning over the Sub to the Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas Ontario.
UPDATE: The London Free Press is reporting the Tug Florence M is on her way to Halifax from Hamilton to return with the Sub which is scheduled to be Installed on September 8.The Florence M shows an ETA of May 25th for her Halifax arival.