Post-acceptance trials begin for Royal Canadian Navy’s second AOPS

HMCS Margaret Brooke (Photo: Irving Shipbuilding)

The Royal Canadian Navy has begun conducting post-acceptance trials of the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the service’s second Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS).

The trials will be carried out over a span of two weeks. The ship’s commissioning will be announced by the navy at a later date.

Built by Irving Shipbuilding, the future Margaret Brooke was delivered to the navy in July of this year.

The AOPS has a length of 103 metres, a displacement of 6,615 tonnes, a helicopter deck with hangar, and diesel-electric propulsion that will deliver speeds of 17 knots in open water and three knots for icebreaking. Armament will include a 25-millimetre autocannon and two 12.7-millimetre machine guns.

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