Category Archives: visiting ship

2 USCG Ships in the Harbour

2 US Coast guard vessels spent the weekend in Halifax. USCGC Mobile Bay is a bay class Icebreaking tug, and is likely heading for the great lakes for the winter  Baltimore for a refit. She is homeported in Wisconsin, and is due to return to the lakes before winter. This movement is common for this class of vessel, and the BAY class is a frequent caller at Tall Ships Quay. She is Due to Sail at 10am Tuesday.

USCGC Legare is a Medium Endurance cutter, based in Portsmouth Virginia. A member of the Famous Class of Cutter, she was commissioned in 1990. the Famous class of USCG vessel to Call in Halifax. she is due to sail from the dockyard on the 30th.

As far as my notes go, this is the first call in Halifax for both these vessels in the last 10 years.

HDMS Ejnar Mikkelson visits Dockyard.

Ironically, on the same day that USS Little Rock arrived after issues with ice, HDMS Ejnar Mikkelson a Danish Arctic Patrol Vessel also put into the dockyard.

Built in 2007, she is the second vessel of the Knud Rasmussen class, and normally works the waters around Greenland. Built to Polar Class 6, she is smaller and lighter then the Canadian AOPS, but has comparable speeds, and lacks a Hanger for helicopters.

File Photo from her attendance at the 2010 Fleet Review.

USS Little Rock finally arrives

The Latest US Navy Littoral Combat ship finally arrived in Halifax this morning after wintering in Montreal. Built in the great Lakes, she was headed for open ocen in December when she had a small mechanical issue, and the ice set in.

Previous LCS’s have all stopped in Halifax, and Historically have had eventful voyages out of the Lakes.

US Navy Departure Information.

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has a pilot order posted for 0700 July 5th, however the barge along side is due to be moved at 9am.
The USS Winston Churchill Sails at 9, and the USS San Jancinto at 10. Ike’s Departure will likely be around 10, based on the availability of Tugs.

The USNS Robert E. Perry sails today at 1400.

Updates will be posted at http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2017/07/us-navy-departure-information.html

Chilean Navy Barquentine Esmeralda due today

Chilean Navy Barquentine Esmeralda due today. Built in 1954, she now serves as a training ship, but is reported to have been a floating prison and torture center for political prisoners of the Augusto Pinochet regime from 1973 to 1980.

Shes Due to Anchor in late this afternoon, and move to Pier 20 on the 29th. She was last here in May 2009.

The NFB Produced a film Called the Dark side of a White Lady about the ships use in torture.

 

The Dark Side of the White Lady, Patricio Henríquez, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER Due Wednesday.

The much awaited aircraft carrier is Due this Wednesday, tentatively arriving in Anchorage  1 (Between Georges and Mcnabs) 10:30am ish

This post will be updated with additional timing as updates become known.

 

UPDATE: 06/27:
USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) , a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, is due at the dockyard today around 5pm. She is likely part of the Carrier Group.
UPDATE 2:
USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG-81) will be tieing up at the Dockyard.they are both expected to arrive 9:30, and 10:30 respectively in the inner harbour. USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER is due 10am ish now. Post above has been updated

 

Update 04/18 – added photo after ship arrival

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