Royal Canadian Navy

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Naval Boarding Parties

The Royal Canadian Navy follows Canadian government support for international maritime law, and this means that RCN ships often participate in operations that involve countering malign behaviour at sea. People […]

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The NSS and Government-Media Relations

Dan Middlemiss, 15 December 2020. I recently posted a short summary of an article by journalist David Pugliese on the rising costs of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).[1] This led […]

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Modernizing Naval Ships

We have already discussed the importance of maintaining naval ships. This is critical because Canada keeps its navy ships in service for many years. But not only is maintenance critical, […]

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The Navy is NOT in Crisis

Retired RCN, 06 December 2020. A reply to the post “Canada’s Navy in Deep Crisis – 2021” I think the RCN is NOT in crisis. The RCN certainly has a […]

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HMCS Winnipeg continues deployment in Asia-Pacific

RCN Public Affairs, 04 December 2020. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg was deployed on Op NEON as Canada’s contribution to a coordinated multinational effort to support United Nations Security […]

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Canada’s Navy in Deep Crisis – 2021

David Dunlop, 02 December 2020. According to Leadmark 2050, “To meet defence and security challenges in the coming decades, Canada’s maritime forces will need to become better equipped for Maritime […]

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Maintenance of Naval Capabilities

Unlike some states that operate in temperate climates all the time, Canadian naval ships and submarines are subject to extremes of temperature, from cold Arctic weather to the heat of […]

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Supply Ships Galore!?

Procrustes, 26 November 2020. Through Access To Information (ATI) documents, the Canadian Press reports that the Canadian Navy has planned for some time to rely upon Chantier-Davies’ converted civilian container […]

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The RCN and HADR Operations

One of the roles that the RCN has played in recent years is humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HADR). The navy has been asked to respond a number of times in past […]

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Security and Good Order on the Seas

Although navies are primarily designed to fight wars, they perform a variety of other duties as well. Some naval operations focus on security and good order on the seas, and […]

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Support Ships for the Navy

Unless the RCN wants to rely on friends and allies, Canada needs support ships/Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships when RCN ships deploy. Until about five years ago, Canada had two […]

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