Keel Laid for Fifth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship

At a ceremony today at Halifax Shipyard, Rear Admiral Brian Santarpia and Ross Langley, Vice Chairman of Irving Shipbuilding marked the official keel laying of the fifth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) – The future HMCS Frederick Rolette. The keel laying ceremony is a centuries-old tradition, dating back to the ancient Romans, that marks the formal start of a…

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Irving Begins Production of Fifth AOPS

May 20, 2021 – Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has cut first steel for the future HMCS Frederick Rolette to officially begin production of Canada’s fifth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Construction of Canada’s future combat fleet begins at Irving Shipbuilding’s Marine Fabricators facility in Dartmouth, where 32 people are involved in the computerized plasma…

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