arctic

55 posts

Canada’s place among the ‘Sea Front Nations’.

Ken Hansen has posed an interesting question. It is not a question that is independent of other maritime concerns, namely ‘maritime blindness of the Canadian society’, the future of the Canadian navy, […]

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Finding a “Parent” Design

During my 50+ years in ship design and construction in both Canada and the United States, it was the policy of a new ship design team, when given the operational […]

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Learning from others’ mistakes

There are many lessons to be learned from the sinking of MV Explorer. An article from the Maritime Journal contains a detailed report on the inquiry’s findings.  Already, the U.S. […]

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Fleet Coastal Balance

Re: David Pugliese’s article “Navy passes on shifting more ships to the Pacific” on 09 May, 2008. The balance of warships between East and West has been debated since the […]

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The Danish Approach

Last October, the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard launched, for the first time ever, a unified maritime strategy. This took place for good reasons. The challenges facing […]

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Submarine under-ice oerations

In late 1988 at the height of Canada’s controversial plan to acquire nuclear submarines, Captain Richard Sharpe, RN, the Editor of Janes’ Fighting Ships, gave a talk about submarine operations […]

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“The Navy” by Senator Hugh Segal*

*Moderator’s Note:  The following statement was made by Senator Hugh Segal in the Debates of the Senate on 14 November 2007, during the 2nd Session of the 39th Parliament of […]

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Should the navy return to the arctic?

Canada’s navy is on the cusp of yet another transformational moment. The government’s plan to build a modest fleet of arctic patrol vessels is clearly an invitation to the navy […]

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If the Americans care about our arctic

This story should be a wake-up call for the Canadian policy makers that are still in the midst of fine-tuning the Canada First Defence Policy (CFDP). The influential Center for […]

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