Five in the Water

By Les Mader, 10 December 2023

The fifth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the future HMCS Frédérick Rolette, was launched on 9 December 2023 in Halifax, N.S. some two months ahead of the planned date.

Construction of the last AOPS for the RCN, the future HMCS Robert Hampton Gray, and the first one for the Canadian Coast Guard continues. For more information see,  

Halifax Shipyard launches Canada’s fifth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship - Irving Shipbuilding (


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