October 30, 2018 – Imagine, if you will, being in a life-threatening situation and having to phone the police for assistance. The police arrive and say, “yes, we are carrying guns, but unable to shoot them because never have had the opportunity.”
The recent deployments of HMCS Windsor and Chicoutimi are considered unarmed in our opinion as neither submarine has been certified to fire a torpedo. HMCS Victoria is the only current Canadian submarine to have fired a torpedo.
In addition, it must be remembered that Canada removed the two other weapon capabilities these submarines were built with, minelaying and firing of Harpoon missiles.
A submarine, if they did indeed carry a torpedo, something we are unable to ascertain with the world-renowned dreadful service of RCN public affairs offices, could only consider them as cargo.