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HALIFAX YARD LAUNCHES HARRY DE WOLF

Monday, September 17, 2018 

Irving’s Halifax Shipyard has launched Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, the HMCS Harry DeWolf, marking a significant milestone for the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the revitalisation of the Royal Canadian Navy’s combatant fleet.

Harry DeWolf is the largest Royal Canadian Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years. The lead ship in the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship programme is now pier side at Halifax Shipyard where Halifax shipbuilders will continue working to prepare the ship for sea trials in 2019. HMCS Harry DeWolf is scheduled to be turned over to the Royal Canadian Navy in summer 2019.

Construction of the second and third ships, the future HMCS Margaret Brooke and Max Bernays, are well underway at Halifax Shipyard. Later this month, the first two major sections of the future HMCS Margaret Brooke will be moved outside.

The National Shipbuilding Strategy was created to replace the current surface fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. Through a competitive, open and transparent process, Irving Shipbuilding was selected to construct the Royal Canadian Navy’s future combatant fleet—Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels followed by Canadian Surface Combatants.

As a result of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, Irving Shipbuilding has become one of Atlantic Canada’s largest regional employers, with thousands of Canadians now working in skilled, well-paying jobs. The Halifax Shipyard, long at the centre of Canadian shipbuilding, is now revitalized and home to the most modern, innovative shipbuilding facilities, equipment, and processes in North America.

“This is a significant milestone and the first of many more launches that will take place at Halifax Shipyard over the next few decades as we work to revitalize the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, said Kevin McCoy, President, Irving Shipbuilding

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