2020 News 

Brass fuse box plate salvaged from wreck of wartime HMCS Regina

November 18, 2020 – A small piece of Canada’s naval history was recently salvaged from the wreck of  HMCS Regina (K234), which was sunk by U-667 off the coast of England on August 8, 1944. A brass fuse box plate was retrieved by a local diver and turned over to the United Kingdom’s Receiver of Wreck, who is responsible for salvaged artifacts. The Receiver of Wreck researches owners of wreck material, works with the finder and owner to return recovered material, and collaborates with other interested parties such as archeologists…

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2020 News 

Royal Canadian Navy Representing Canada at RIMPAC 2020

August 17, 2020 – Exercise Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, is the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise. Since its inception in 1971, the unique training event has grown in scope and complexity to provide participating nations the chance to strengthen military partnerships, provide experience operating with international forces and overall readiness to contribute to a wide-range of potential coalition operations. The at-sea-only construct for RIMPAC 2020 was developed to ensure the safety of all military forces participating by minimizing shore-based contingents. Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet crafted the modified…

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2020 News 

Only Two Combatant Ships in West Coast Task Group Exercise

HMC Ships Regina and Calgary were the only combatant ships during Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 off the coast of Vancouver Island. At one time in the Pacific, the two squadrons of escort ships would face off in combat training scenarios. Foreign ships would also take part periodically, cruiser HMS Blake and other Royal Navy ships took part in MARCOT 1978. Sadly, antisubmarine warfare (ASW) training is virtually nonexistent. Despite 22 years in commission with no deployments, submarine Victoria, the only one near ready to go to sea and which…

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