Progress …

… is being made on the third of the Harry DeWolf class of new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships. It can be seen in this image from Irving in Halifax:

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Despite my reservations about the Trudeau government’s commitment to our national defence and about the utility of the Harry DeWolf class ships as warships, proper, it is good to see some progress.

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P.S. This will, I believe, be HMCS Max Bernays, named for Chief Petty Officer Max Bernays who was decorated for gallantry in 1942 while serving as the Cox’n in HMCS Assiniboine. But I have another, very slight, maybe quirky reservation about these ships: it has been customary to name some ships after people but, usually either monarchs, e.g. HMS King George V or naval heroes, e.g. HMS Hood, HMS Nelson and HMS Rodney, but the custom of naming ships using a full name is a recent (and American) innovation ~ USS Gerald R Ford, but it is not always followed there ~ USS Forrestal and USS Nimitz. I rather wish Canada had used the simpler last name convention, e.g.: HMCS DeWolf, HMCS Bernays, etc

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