Halifax Shipyard launches Canadaa??s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Royal Canadian Navya??s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched today, Nov. 10, 2019, at Halifax Shipyard.
The launch of the second of six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy, marks a significant milestone for Canadaa??s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the revitalization of the Royal Canadian Navya??s combatant fleet.The 103-metre future HMCS Margaret Brooke transitioned from Halifax Shipyarda??s land level facility to a submersible barge on Nov. 8, 2019 and launched in the Bedford Basin today.The ship is now pier side at Halifax Shipyard where work continues to prepare the ship for sea trials and handover to the Royal Canadian Navy late next year.The future HMCS Margaret Brooke joins Canadaa??s lead AOPS, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, pier side at Halifax Shipyard. The future HMCS Harry DeWolf is in the final stages of construction and is preparing for initial builder sea trials at the end of November.
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