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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2125 on: July 31, 2020, 20:42:37 »
Watching the ceremony right now, choking on the "thank you Irving bit" but politicians have to say all the "right things" at these events. I think the crew is lucky, a new ship of a new class and bringing new capabilities to the RCN, so they get to help "write the book" on how these ships will be used in the Arctic and elsewhere.

The best ship is the one you have.  And the best shipyard is the one building ships.  I think thanks are in order.  Can they be better?  Yes.  This entire program can be better.  But that doesn't invalidate the fact they built a ship for the RCN.  We can argue the usefulness or the competence or the quality.  We have a new ship for the first time in 25 years. 

So I'm going to enjoy today, toast the crew, the builders and the navy with a half full glass and worry about the empty half Tuesday after the long weekend!
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2126 on: July 31, 2020, 20:47:32 »
We have a new ship for the first time in 25 years. 

Summerside was commissioned 21 years ago (not 25).  Harry DeWolf is not yet commissioned, so maybe fill the glass with a toast to the crew, and leave half for the second part of the toast, once she is commissioned (next year, if all proceeds according to plan).
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2127 on: July 31, 2020, 20:57:07 »
Summerside was commissioned 21 years ago (not 25).  Harry DeWolf is not yet commissioned, so maybe fill the glass with a toast to the crew, and leave half for the second part of the toast, once she is commissioned (next year, if all proceeds according to plan).

And cork that bottle tightly, as delays might be the hallmark of this class.
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2128 on: August 10, 2020, 08:47:45 »
Summerside was commissioned 21 years ago (not 25).  Harry DeWolf is not yet commissioned, so maybe fill the glass with a toast to the crew, and leave half for the second part of the toast, once she is commissioned (next year, if all proceeds according to plan).

Meh whats 4 years between friends (who were drinking at the time).  Also, don't really care when the commissioning date is.  She's been accepted by the RCN.  She's our problem now.

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2129 on: August 10, 2020, 12:33:37 »
Meh whats 4 years between friends (who were drinking at the time).  Also, don't really care when the commissioning date is.  She's been accepted by the RCN.  She's our problem now.

Sounds...sounds like we're off to a good start...

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2130 on: August 11, 2020, 11:22:32 »
The 6th AOPS will be called the HMCS Robert Hampton Gray.  He was a WWII RCN corsair pilot received the VC bombing a Japanese destroyer. 

Last Canadian to Receive a VC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hampton_Gray

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/arctic-patrol-vessel-named-after-robert-hampton-gray-second-world-war-navy-pilot/ar-BB17Nac4?ocid=spartan-ntp-feeds

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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2131 on: August 12, 2020, 12:10:58 »
So it's confirmed!  Sweet!

Now, all we need are the names of the two CCG AOPS.
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2132 on: August 12, 2020, 20:02:35 »
Too bad Boaty McBoatface is already gone.
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Re: Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS
« Reply #2133 on: August 12, 2020, 20:33:40 »
Shippy McShipHead?
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