AOPS

19 posts

Ship-to-Shore Connectors

By Garry Noble, 12 March 2022 When the news release was published in September 2019 that the Navy would acquire 5 connectors, did anyone think it would be 26 months […]

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Third AOPS Hits the Water

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 25 October 2021 On 23 October 2021, the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) – the future HMCS Max Bernays – was launched into the […]

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Operation NANOOK 2021

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 5 August 2021 On 3 August, two US Coast Guard ships, plus HMCS Goose Bay and HMCS Harry DeWolf set sail from Halifax. From 3 August to 12 […]

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Take a Virtual Tour of HMCS Harry DeWolf!

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 1 July 2021 The first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship was commissioned into the navy last week. And hopefully the second one will come soon. Here is […]

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HMCS Harry DeWolf is Commissioned into Fleet

David Dunlop, 28 June 2021 HMCS Harry DeWolf was commissioned into the RCN Fleet 26 June 2021, the first ship to be commissioned for many years. After extensive tests, trials […]

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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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The Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships

At the end of July 2020, the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) – HMCS Harry DeWolf – was handed over to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). This was […]

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Canada’s Big Honking Ship

Trevor Wekel, 30 May 2020. As a proud Canadian, I am saddened by the state of our Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard. Years of neglect have led to difficult […]

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Use of Mexeflote Rafts?

27 November 2018. ABCO Industries of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is building a 12 metre landing craft for each of the six AOPS — a landing craft to provide a ship-to-shore […]

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The Canadian Shipbuilding Gap

7 November 2018. The recent announcement by the Minister of National Defence in Halifax Shipyards that a sixth Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) would be built and the welcome news […]

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Mexeflote for Interim AOR – and Elsewhere

22 March 2017. “Mexeflote for Interim AOR” was the title of an article posted on Broadsides last September. The article proposed the interim AOR be equipped with a mexeflote-powered raft […]

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