Former HMCS Qu’Appelle Navigator Retires from Coast Guard

This week we mark the end of a remarkable career and salute excellence in leadership as we say farewell and happy retirement to Assistant Commissioner Roger Girouard. After a 34 year distinguished career with the Canadian Armed Forces, culminating in Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific, Roger joined our Western Region as Assistant Commissioner in May 2013. Since that time, we cannot…

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Saab Receives RCN Order for Sea Giraffe AMB

Saab has signed a contract for multi-role Sea Giraffe AMB naval radars antenna kits, for the upgrade of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class frigates. The contract also includes associated equipment and spare parts with an order value over SEK 300 million. The upgrade is based on the customers’ requirement to sustain the service life and enhances the performance of…

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Davie Shipbuilding Creates Davie Capital

Davie Shipbuilding today announced that it will create an investment division called “Davie Capital” in Q1 2022. Davie Capital will be based at the 1250 Rene-Levesque building in Montreal. It will identify, qualify and manage major investments across Canada as part of Davie’s commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and other key programs. Davie has already made multi-million dollar…

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HMCS Winnipeg Completes Indo-Pacific Deployment

HMCS Winnipeg returned to Esquimalt December 16th after a four-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region. During Winnipeg’s deployment, approximately one and a half months was dedicated to Operation NEON, Canada’s contribution to the coordinated multinational effort to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed against North Korea. Winnipeg’s deployment demonstrates Canada’s continued commitment to work with like-minded…

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Harry DeWolf USN Liaison Officer Disembarks in Norfolk

A U.S. Navy surface warfare officer returned to Naval Station Norfolk after deploying aboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest ship, Dec. 9. Lt.j.g. Kyle Luchau, a division officer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 80), volunteered to embark the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship HMCS Harry DeWolf (AOPS 430) in August as a liaison officer and completed…

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After Three Weeks, RCN Updates Statement on HMCS Fredericton Fire

Early in the morning of November 18, while deployed as flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) off the coast of Norway, a fire occurred in the forward engine room of HMCS Fredericton. When the crew discovered the fire, they took action immediately and extinguished it. No one was injured. After inspecting the ship and confirming there was no…

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HMCS Harry DeWolf Makes Her First Two Drug Bust Assists

HMCS Harry DeWolf has racked up two more milestones during her ongoing circumnavigation of North America. The ship successfully assisted in two drug busts for the US Coast Guard while in the Pacific Ocean on Operation Caribbe, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign targeting drug trafficking in the region. For two days in early November, intelligence reports had provided HMCS…

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HMCS Harry DeWolf Trials New Sonar System

While Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf conducted presence and surveillance patrols in Canada’s Arctic in August and September 2021, a new piece of technology was completing a similar mission beneath the waves. During the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship’s recent participation on Operation Nanook 2021, part of its larger and ongoing circumnavigation of North America, a team from…

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