Sea trials completed for Royal Canadian Navy’s second AOPS

The future Royal Canadian Navy patrol ship HMCS Margaret Brooke sits in the water alongside sister vessel HMCS Max Bernays in Irving Shipbuilding's Halifax Shipyard after the former completed its sea trials on May 11, 2021. (Photo: Irving Shipbuilding)

Irving Shipbuilding has completed conducting the sea trials of the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) to be built for the Royal Canadian Navy.

The AOPS left Irving’s facilities in Halifax for the trials off Nova Scotia on Thursday, May 8. It returned to Halifax three days later and will soon begun undergoing final fitting out.

Irving said the future Margaret Brooke will be handed over to the navy within the coming weeks. The future HMCS Max Bernays, the third AOPS, will be launched into the water later this year.

The Harry DeWolf-class ships each measure 103 metres and displace 6,615 tonnes. Diesel-electric propulsion enables a speed of 17 knots in open water and three knots for icebreaking.

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