Glace Bay and Oriole to Represent RCN at New York Fleet Week

March 27, 2019 – Five U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats (YPs), one Military Sealift Command ship, and two Royal Canadian Navy vessels will participate during 2019 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 22-28. It is anticipated that approximately 2,600 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year. Ship and pier locations include: Manhattan, Pier 88: (Tours will be closed Sunday, May 26) • San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21), from Mayport, Florida will embark…

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Moncton and Oriole Conducting 2018 Great Lakes Cruise

Two Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ships will visit communities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes this summer as part of the annual Great Lakes Deployment. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Oriole are this year’s RCN ambassadors for the annual deployment which connects Canadians to their Navy. HMCS Oriole will visit the following cities: Toronto, ON (June 17-25) Hamilton, ON (June 29-July 4) Port Dalhousie, ON (July 6-9) Oakville, ON (July 13-16) Port Stanley, ON (July 20-23) Windsor, ON (July 27-30) Port Colborne, ON (August 3-6) Oshawa,…

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New CO will sail HMCS Oriole on 2018 Great Lakes Deployment

The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) oldest commissioned vessel, the tall ship HMCS Oriole, had an exceptionally busy and successful program in 2017. Under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Mike Wills, Oriole made the passage from Esquimalt, B.C., to Halifax, including stops at 10 different Canadian cities as part of the Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Throughout that period, the ship cycled through more than 300 crew members, took 400 sea cadets and hundreds of other visitors for day sails, and while alongside routinely welcomed more than 1,000 visitors on board each…

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