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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2025 on: October 26, 2019, 09:45:07 »
I guess that means mid November for starting sea trials.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2026 on: November 04, 2019, 16:00:33 »
Margaret Brooke is going into the water next weekend from what I am hearing.  They need to make space for the Max Bernays on the blocks.  No idea when HDW starts sea trials. 

This shipbuilding plans seems to finally be coming due.  West and East Coasts are starting to get rolling.  Bout time!

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2027 on: November 04, 2019, 19:08:47 »
Halifax Shipping News blog reported that it's rumoured HDW will commence sea trials this upcoming Friday.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2028 on: November 04, 2019, 19:42:50 »
Global News is reporting that Irving may cut jobs and offshore production of some components for the AOPS.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6125710/irving-cuts-possible-arctic-patrol-ships/
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2029 on: November 04, 2019, 19:52:08 »
Irving savings for the taxpayer or Irving profit?
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2030 on: November 04, 2019, 20:03:36 »
Irving savings for the taxpayer or Irving profit?
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2031 on: November 04, 2019, 21:21:29 »
Global News is reporting that Irving may cut jobs and offshore production of some components for the AOPS.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6125710/irving-cuts-possible-arctic-patrol-ships/

Is it really cutting jobs or reducing hiring new people?  If we lose 40 jobs in Darmouth but those same people fill positions at the main yard which is hiring about 120 new people, then you hire 80 new people instead... 

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2032 on: November 10, 2019, 14:23:02 »
AOPS (AOPV) 2 has been launched, and is in the water: https://shipsforcanada.ca/our-stories/halifax-shipyard-launches-canadas-second-arctic-and-offshore-patrol-ship

Sea trial for HMCS Harry DeWolf is reputed to start 21 Nov.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2033 on: November 10, 2019, 22:13:06 »

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2034 on: November 11, 2019, 08:22:39 »
AOPS (AOPV) 2 has been launched, and is in the water: https://shipsforcanada.ca/our-stories/halifax-shipyard-launches-canadas-second-arctic-and-offshore-patrol-ship

Sea trial for HMCS Harry DeWolf is reputed to start 21 Nov.

Delivery in March apparently.

MB was launched because it's the last day of the year that she could be.  After this weekend she's would of had to stay till spring blocking up the jetty space.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2035 on: November 11, 2019, 21:30:56 »
Is there a specific reason it was the 'last day'? 
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2036 on: November 11, 2019, 22:21:21 »
Put some F35B's or cobra gunships on board.  8)

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2037 on: November 13, 2019, 08:51:56 »
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According to DND, Irving is planning to conduct formal sea trials in January 2020.
https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/canada/arctic-and-offshore-patrol-vessels-will-be-late-leaving-halifax-shipyard-375219/

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2038 on: November 13, 2019, 11:08:29 »
Is there a specific reason it was the 'last day'?

With the winter coming up there were limitations for the semi-submersible launching vessel.  Don't know what they were but I'm inferring that she probably wouldn't take well to freezing conditions in the plumbing system.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2039 on: November 13, 2019, 16:26:26 »
With the winter coming up there were limitations for the semi-submersible launching vessel.  Don't know what they were but I'm inferring that she probably wouldn't take well to freezing conditions in the plumbing system.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2040 on: November 21, 2019, 16:57:05 »
Take a look into Beadford Basin tomorrow.  HDW might be going for her first sail under her own power.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2041 on: November 21, 2019, 17:49:34 »
Great news, I hope all goes well.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2042 on: November 21, 2019, 18:08:15 »
Take a look into Beadford Basin tomorrow.  HDW might be going for her first sail under her own power.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2043 on: November 22, 2019, 14:04:26 »
I observed a different looking grey hull in the basin with at least one tug on standby as I crossed the bridge this afternoon. 

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2045 on: November 22, 2019, 15:55:20 »
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The future HMCS Harry DeWolf starts initial sea trials

The lead AOPS departed Halifax Shipyard at 0945 and, using its diesel-electric engines, moved to the Bedford Basin

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Halifax Shipyard has commenced initial builder’s sea trials for Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Harry DeWolf.

The lead AOPS departed Halifax Shipyard at 0945 and, using its diesel-electric engines, moved to the Bedford Basin to start initial builder’s sea trails associated with anchor handling, the integrated bridge and navigation system (IBNS), fin stabilizers, Multi-Role Rescue Boat (MRRB) launch and recovery, and communication systems.

Initial builder’s sea trials will continue over the next few weeks and will be followed by formal sea trials and acceptance by the Royal Canadian Navy. This will span into the first quarter of 2020.

At 103 metres and 6,615 tonnes, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest Royal Canadian Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years.

There are currently four AOPS under construction at Halifax Shipyard, including the future HMCS Harry DeWolf. The future HMCS Margaret Brooke was launched on November 10, 2019 and is currently pier side where work continues to prepare the ship for sea trials and handover to the Royal Canadian Navy late next year.

Inside Halifax Shipyard’s facilities, the Royal Canadian Navy’s third and fourth AOPS, the future HMCS Max Bernays and the future HMCS William Hall, are under construction. The first two major sections of the future HMCS Max Bernay are scheduled to be moved outside in spring 2020.
https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/police-beat/the-future-hmcs-harry-dewolf-starts-initial-sea-trials-1876125

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2046 on: November 29, 2019, 11:45:54 »
Here is the video released by Irving:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSb9z65VM8Q

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2047 on: November 29, 2019, 13:30:28 »
I have a question:  Why was HDW's pennant number painted off her hull?
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2048 on: November 29, 2019, 14:04:36 »
Perhaps because she was not yet accepted into service?

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2049 on: November 29, 2019, 15:46:13 »
I have a question:  Why was HDW's pennant number painted off her hull?

It is painted on one side. From what I have been told it was painted over for touch ups and they just didn't get around to repainting it yet. Rest assured it will be painted before handover to the RCN.
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