One one submarine based in Halifax is out of the water again for a work period. HMCS Windsor has been up on the Synchrolift for the past couple of weeks. The Shed behind the synchrolift is specifically designed to accommodate a submarine, so its unclear why the boat is not inside. This might suggest minor maintenance, rather then something more serious.
A US Navy Submarine arrived on Friday, and tied up at Shearwater.
We now know the sub is the USS Delaware, SSN-791, a Virginia Class attack sub commissioned in 2020.
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.
The past few days has brought the arrival of a Dutch Submarine, and word of a Visit by the Eisenhower Carrier Group at the end of the month. NATO has also announced an exercise running in the North Atlantic in Late June and early July.
The upcoming Dynamic Mongoose is scheduled for June 26 to July 8, 2017. Dynamic Mongoose is the second annual NATO-led maritime Anti-Submarine Warfare interoperability exercise. The aim of this exercise is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training to enhance their interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare skills.
NATO Photo – Dynamic Mongoose 2016 Participants
Saturday Saw the brief arrival of the Dutch Submarine HNLMS ZEELEEUW. Diesel Powered she put in for a logistics stop, tieing up at the Dockyard. She Sailed Sunday, But returned to port this morning at 1030. She is scheduled to sail this evening at 1700.
Photos from MARLANT via Twitter.
To begin Operation Cutlass Fury, the participating forces performed a sailpast as they put to sea. The 2 supply ships sailed earlier this morning, and the 2 submarines at Shearwater are due to depart this afternoon. I missed the Lead Ship, A CPF. She was followed by USS BULKELEY
USS GONZALEZ (Above) and (below) HMS MONMOUTH
The French FREMM class frigate (above)FS LANGEUDOC is one of the Newest warships, where as the Canadian Tribal HMCS Athabaskan (below) is literally the oldest.
Joining the parade, but not part of the Exercises are Maritime Coastal defense Vessels Goose Bay (above) and Summerside (below)
Bringing up the Rear was HMCS Windsor. Also Notable was the New Cyclone overflying with 2 seakings.
Halifax today was visited by Dutch navy submarine HNLMS Bruinvis (S810). She Tied up at the the dockyard, just after 1pm. She is a diesel boat, as Nuclear subs tie up at Shearwater. The Last member of the Walrus Class, She is 222′ long, and was commissioned in July 1994
Photo above from @hillarywindsor via twitter.