Seaspan Shipyards laid the keel for the future HMCS Protecteur, the first of a new class of two joint support ships ordered for the Royal Canadian Navy, on Thursday, January 16.
Upon completion, the 173.7- by 24-metre Protecteur and its yet unnamed sister will be the largest naval ships ever to be built in Canada.
Delivery of the first new joint support ship is scheduled for 2023.
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