It’s quite a gathering. 55-warships from 13-NATO countries are taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior in the waters off Scotland. This year’s war games are considered especially important given the perceived resurgence of Russian naval forces.
They take place against a background of rising concern about Russian expansionism but the Ministry of Defence said . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Guess Who Can’t Make the Party?
The Royal Canadian Navy’s one and only supply ship for Pacific operations is awaiting a tow into the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. According to the Times Colonist, HMCS Protecteur is currently drifting off Hawaii following a fire in the ship’s engine room overnight. The ship is believed to be about 700 . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Canadian Navy’s Pacific Fleet Out of Service, Waiting for Repairs
They could’ve stuck with the ships Paul Martin had on the books when he left office, but nooooo.
The ships, three of them, were to replace the navy’s 45-year old supply ships only they were to be supply ships and more. That deal was scrapped by the Tories.
Now we’re told to expect an announcement . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Another MacKay-Fantino Love Child?
Back in the 60’s the Royal Canadian Navy fielded a small number of reasonably capable submarines, the Oberon-class boats we bought from the UK. We had five of these subs. Introduced in 1965 they were decommissioned in the late 90’s, a commendable service life.
As the Oberon boats were being phased out . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Turning to Submarines