HMCS Windsor 2020

Major milestone met with undocking of HMCS WINDSOR

RCN Media Release, 24 August 2020.

Earlier this month the HMCS WINDSOR was undocked in HMC Dockyard Halifax, marking a key milestone in Canada’s submarine program. Undocking, or moving a vessel from dry dock to water, allows the WINDSOR to enter the final phase of her Transition Docking Work Period (TDWP). The TDWP was regarded as an opportunity to move WINDSOR to a new in-service maintenance profile while enhancing her weapons and sensor capabilities and resulted in a number of “firsts” for the Victoria Class Submarines. Next will come Harbour Trials which will lead to WINDSOR’s material certification for Sea Trials and her eventual return to operations over the next several months.

WINDSOR’s undocking was the culmination of three years of methodical TDWP planning and execution. The experience demonstrated the strength of the wider Defence Team which included staff drawn from the National Capital Region, the east coast and ship staff, with support from Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Halifax and a number of industry specialists and contracting staff. All worked effectively together with an enterprise approach to realize this benchmark in WINDSOR’s commission.


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