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Arctic offshore patrol vessels for Royal Canadian Navy

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Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, was launched on 15 September 2018. It marked a significant milestone for the Canadian National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the revitalisation of the Royal Canadian Navy’s combatant fleet. On 23 November 2019, Harry DeWolf completed the builder’s sea trial.

At 103 meters and 6,615 ton, the HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest Royal Canadian Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years. The ship was transitioned from a land-level facility to a submersible barge on 14 September and was launched in the Bedford Basin.

The lead ship in the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship programme is now handed ower to the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Harry DeWolf is an Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship designed by OMT and built by Irving Halifax Shipyard.