My Month With the Royal Canadian Navy

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Litke USN I recently had the opportunity to sail with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for Operation Limpid, which is an annual patrol of the Arctic Ocean and Canada’s Northwest Territories. The group of ships I deployed with was comprised of several marine coastal defense vessels from the eastern and western coasts of Canada. I joined the Kingston-class coastal defense vessel HMCS Yellowknife (MM 706) ship, commanded by RCN Lt. Cmdr. Donald Thompson-Greiff, in Nome, Alaska on Sept. 22. I wasn’t the only foreign…

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