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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1400 on: September 13, 2018, 18:52:16 »
Seems HMCS Harry De Wolfe will be launched Saturday.  At least according to this blogger.  I would love to go watch.  Perhaps from the Dartmouth side might get a better view.

https://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2018/09/harry-dewolf-almost.html

Sweet!  Do they have her ship's crest designed as of yet?
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1401 on: September 13, 2018, 19:19:26 »
The crest has been designed.  It looks cool.  People will love it.
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1402 on: September 14, 2018, 06:00:38 »
Love the crest.

Should only have the last name though. Full names should be reserved for the coast guard.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1403 on: September 14, 2018, 15:58:49 »
The future HMCS Harry DeWolf may launch tomorrow.   

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3938323

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1404 on: September 14, 2018, 18:06:42 »
Should only have the last name though. Full names should be reserved for the coast guard.

Don't know what you base that on, FSTO, since this is the first damn time in our history we have had Canadian Navy ships named after someone.

I agree with the second part, though: people's names should be reserved for the Coast Guard. The proper thing to do, after the "We're-the-Conservatives-and-we'll-tell-you-Navy-how-to-name-your-ships" era was over, would have been for the RCN to approach the Libs and ask them to rename the ships with proper, RCN like, Arctic ship's name, like LABRADOR, INUVIK, MACKENZIE, YUKON, etc.

After all, they did do it of the future PRO class in stead of the "Named-after-land-battles-pre-dating-Confederation" class.  ;D

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1405 on: September 14, 2018, 19:01:51 »
The future HMCS Harry DeWolf may launch tomorrow.   

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3938323

I heard from the RCN facebook group that she will begin the process at 5am and be lowered 1 foot per hour, with checks for leaks etc... being done.  The whole process will take up to 12 hours to complete.  Very different from the slip concept that is for sure.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1406 on: September 14, 2018, 19:04:08 »
You know, with the first AOPS being put in the water, steel being cut on the JSS, the Submarine Service being fully operational, Halifax Class going through refit with CSC on the horizon; I can't help but feel pretty good about my decision to, after 13 years wearing green, make a switch from the Army to the Navy.

I arrived in Esquimalt a few days ago to begin my training as a newly minted Aspiring NWO and the base is bustling with activity.  There is a brand spanking new FMF that looks just about built, a Frigate was being worked on at Seaspan and the yard looks significantly different from when I came out here nearly a decade ago to visit a buddy for a vacation.

I walked the whole base yesterday just to get a feel for the place and also to do my inclearance, very impressed.


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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1407 on: September 14, 2018, 19:11:03 »
My Grandson will soon be there for a deployment. He wears a green uniform, like his great grandfather, grandfather, father and mother. The other side of the house, grandfather/mother, Uncle wore blue.
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1408 on: September 14, 2018, 19:15:24 »
Love the crest.

Should only have the last name though. Full names should be reserved for the coast guard.

Yeah, it would be clumsy.

Does anyone have any pics of the crest?  I can't find them anywhere.
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1409 on: September 14, 2018, 19:43:43 »
Yeah, it would be clumsy.

Does anyone have any pics of the crest?  I can't find them anywhere.

It hasn't been officially released.  Anything you do see online may not be official or an initial draft.  Or not supposed to be there.   :facepalm:

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1410 on: September 15, 2018, 08:26:02 »
Ah, gotcha!
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1411 on: September 15, 2018, 13:06:00 »
yea!!!!





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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1412 on: September 15, 2018, 19:05:55 »
She's alongside pier 8 now.  The fire tug was out in full peacock celebrating her return from Bedford basin.  Very nice to see.  It's taken too long but the light is definitely at the end of the tunnel now.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1413 on: September 15, 2018, 19:37:11 »
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1414 on: September 15, 2018, 19:44:56 »
Are those speed holes so she can go faster?   ;D

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1415 on: September 15, 2018, 20:14:37 »
Are those speed holes so she can go faster?   ;D

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Now I'm not a Naval Architect, but I'd say it's more that someone made the decision that side garage doors like the Iver Huitfeldt class were too expensive to winterize:



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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1416 on: September 16, 2018, 23:37:49 »
Are those speed holes so she can go faster?   ;D

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No to catch radar waves and make her look as big as a battleship on the enemies radar

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1417 on: Yesterday at 09:28:00 »
Okay, according to the Record, she still hasn't been christened yet.  Any news concerning that ceremony?

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8903517-future-hmcs-harry-dewolf-meets-water/
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1418 on: Yesterday at 13:44:41 »
Are those speed holes so she can go faster?   ;D

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Common to ships that operate in the Arctic, the hawsers are paid out and hauled in not exposing the part ships hands to the elements.
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1419 on: Yesterday at 14:57:57 »
Are those speed holes so she can go faster?   ;D

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No. They're for the oars :)
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1420 on: Yesterday at 15:00:43 »
Common to ships that operate in the Arctic, the hawsers are paid out and hauled in not exposing the part ships hands to the elements.

Any chance you can explain that in words I can understand?   8)
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1421 on: Yesterday at 15:14:02 »
Any chance you can explain that in words I can understand?   8)

Normally the ships lines and ships personnel are on the top part of the ship tying up the ship out in the elements. On this ship they are inside out of the weather and pull and let the ropes in and out through those holes.
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1422 on: Yesterday at 17:35:48 »
Okay, according to the Record, she still hasn't been christened yet.  Any news concerning that ceremony?
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Though Irving has not announced a date for the naming ceremony, Darlington said word on the ground is it will be sometime in early October.
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/business/first-irving-built-arctic-patrol-vessel-set-to-launch-241930/

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1423 on: Yesterday at 18:00:23 »
No to catch radar waves and make her look as big as a battleship on the enemies radar

It's called "Iceberg Imitation" electronic warfare.  Wait till you see the blue and white camo they have picked out for after commissioning.   ;)

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #1424 on: Yesterday at 18:30:01 »
Normally the ships lines and ships personnel are on the top part of the ship tying up the ship out in the elements. On this ship they are inside out of the weather and pull and let the ropes in and out through those holes.

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