AOPS Weapon Systems Mirrors HMCS St Laurent Fiasco of 1955

What does AOPS Harry DeWolf have in common with HMCS St Laurent (II)? In the video below, notice the two single 40mm Bofors guns. For some inexplicable reason, the mandarins in Ottawa okayed the purchase of the guns but refused to pay for the directors. Only the first few of the St Laurent Class were fitted with the guns and the concept was abandoned as the 40mm mountings would be nearly useless.

Fast forward 65 years and Harry DeWolf will commission without the infrared/radar system of the MK38 mount, rendering it of questionable value.

To quote Yogi Berra, “it’s deja vu all over again.”

RCN photo.

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