RCN Photos from the AD Baker III Collection
The Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding marked the installation September 3 of the final piece of steel frame for the Assembly and Ultra Hall Production facility that will produce the Navy’s newest combat fleet starting in September 2015. The Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada and the Hon. Peter MacKay, Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Canada and Minister Responsible for Nova Scotia joined Irving Shipbuilding’s executive team and provincial and municipal leaders to celebrate this important National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) milestone. Irving photo.
What did HMS Victorious have in common with HMCS Bonaventure? During modernization in the 1950s, both were to receive the same AA weaponry. Unfortunately, due to Bonaventure's small size, only the four US MK33 3/50 mounting were fitted. Supplemental 40mm Bofors mounts were assigned as base protection for Canadian NATO installations in
A rare view of Fraser after DDH conversion but before famous lattice TACAN mast fitted.