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The Significance of Keel Laying

By Colin Darlington 2018-10-14 18:45:01

The laying of the keel of a ship is one of the significant dates in that ship’s life. The date in effect marks the birth of the ship.  It had been years since there was a keel laid for a ship of the Royal Canadian Navy, until, on June 9, 2016, the keel was laid for what will become HMCS Harry DeWolf, first of the patrol ships of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project. This event was the...

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Naming ceremony for Harry DeWolf

Canada's Warship Naming Ceremonies Explained

By Colin Darlington 2018-10-09 16:47:42

The first of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPV) being built by Irving Shipbuilding under the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was launched in September 2018. A naming ceremony took place on October 5. The following are short descriptions of some of the terms that could be used during such occasions. Naming  Though traditionally naming and launch ceremonies were filled with religious aspects, increasingly they have become secularized. In the RCN...

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