The future HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first vessel in a new class of Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), was handed over to the Royal Canadian Navy on Friday, July 31.
Built by Irving Shipbuilding, the future Harry DeWolf is the largest naval vessel to be completed in Canada in over 50 years. It is scheduled to be commissioned into service in 2021.
The AOPS has a length of 103.6 metres, a beam of 19 metres, a speed of 17 knots, a range of 6,800 nautical miles at 14 knots, a helicopter deck with hangar, and space for 65 crew plus 20 other personnel.
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