Royal Canadian Navy takes delivery of patrol ship Margaret Brooke

The future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the Royal Canadian Navy's second Harry DeWolf-class patrol ship, departs Irving's Halifax shipyard for delivery to the navy on July 15, 2021. (Photo: Irving Shipbuilding)

The Royal Canadian Navy took delivery of its second Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) from Irving Shipbuilding of Nova Scotia on Thursday, July 15.

The future HMCS Margaret Brooke will then undergo post-acceptance trials with the navy. Commissioning will be announced at a later date.

As with its Harry DeWolf-class sisters, the future Margaret Brooke 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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