Halifax Shipyard launches Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel

Halifax Shipyard launches Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel

Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, was launched on 15 September 2018, marking a significant milestone for the canadian National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the revitalization of the Royal Canadian Navy’s combatant fleet.

At 103 metres and 6,615 tonne, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest Royal Canadian Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years. The ship was transitioned from a land level facility to a submersible barge on 14 September and now launched in the Bedford Basin.

The lead ship in the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship program is now pier side at Halifax Shipyard where 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.

HMCS Harry DeWolf is Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship designed by Odense Maritime Technology and built by Irving Halifax Shipyard. OMT congratulates Irving Halifax Shipyard on the lauch.

Read more here (with video) and here (with video).