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Royal Canadian Navy Discussions and updates

Discussion in 'Navy & Maritime' started by stephen weist, Sep 30, 2005.

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  1. Black Jack Shellac

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    Further to the CCGS Sir John Franklin.

    It is back in Vancouver at Seaspan's alternate yard near Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. I checked on the marine traffic page to confirm. I can see it from my office at work, and from the end of the pier at Canada Place (I walk it every day at lunch). It is currently on a floating dry dock beside a damaged ferry and a damaged freighter.

    Seems that Seaspan is making some hay fixing damaged ships at that yard.
     
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    Looks like they lost control of the turn, even with a tug in attendance. Suggests it might have been a mechanical, but time will tell, I guess.
     
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    Another interesting article on the Cyclone: Leading the way - Skies Mag

    With regards to staff attrition, it is interesting that they attribute the low attrition rate in the Cyclone squadrons to the fact that everyone is excited to work on the new kit. No sh*t! Should be required reading for our political class.

    In any case, this bird looks like it provides a significant enhancement to Navy capabilities. Along with all the upgrades, current and planned, the Halifax class look to be relevant for quite some time.
     
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    I saw CCGS Sir John Franklin leave port this morning under its own power. Not sure if this means it is fully repaired, but I think we can assume that it will not interfere with the other ships under construction at Seaspan (at least for now).
     
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    Hopefully all is well. Can’t be pissing around resulting in the AORs being further delayed! Davie is whining for another conversion build so SeaSpan needs to get its $hit together. Despite junior’s failings of late our electorate is stupid enough to give him another mandate and he will cave to Davie pressure.
     
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    John the electorate isnt happy with the SNC debacle. Come August the Admiral Normab trial will rip a whole new wound open with the Liberals and the beauracrazies that have truly f#€&ed things up including Wrnick and Brison.

    The Liberals are toast .

    "Make Trudeau a drama teacher again"
     
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    Novascotiaboy, we can only hope this is the case. The electorate is fickle and $hit happening shorty before voting time is critical. The Norman case could well be the issue that hopefully ends junior. I won’t even bitch about an arts grant that allows him to return to his failed drama role.:D
     
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    Following up on post 1676, the new JSS radars (SAAB Sea Giraffe AMB) are the same as those deployed on the Independence class LCS: Saab to deliver Sea Giraffe radars for US Navy

    At one point the RCN had indicated an interest in giving their AORs (now JSS) more than just a token self defence capability, so as to eliminate the requirement for a frigate escort in a low to mid-intensity conflict. The talk was to arm these ships with a CIADS of some type, perhaps RAM. The renderings I have seen only show CIWS, but it does beg the question why such a relatively high-end radar for a supply ship. Also interesting is these ships will have CMS 330.

    More on the SAAB Sea Giraffe AMB: Radar Basics - Sea Giraffe AMB
     
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    I guess the optimistic view on this is an intention for JSS ships to have enhanced protection. The pessimistic view is the Canadian economy will decline during the CSC build resulting in far fewer ships than the 15 planned thus requiring additional defensive capabilities for the JSS vessels. As some reports have eluded to, the combined costs of CSC and the fighter replacement programs really are demanding on the public purse. Add in public apathy wrt defence I can see pollies throwing defence acquisitions under the bus regardless of the October election results.
     
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    She's fixed: Coast Guard ship back in action after hitting breakwater