NAC News – Edition 297
Your weekly national and international naval news for the week of March 22, 2019
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CADSI Navy Outlook 2019– at the Shaw Convention Centre – Ottawa Tuesday 2 April 2019.
2019 Maritime Gala Ball– Saturday, June 15, 2019 Hilton Lac Leamy Gatineau QC – This event, supported by the Commander of the RCN and the Commissioner of the CCG, will celebrate the many successes of our Canadian Maritime community. This event will commemorate the past, celebrate the present, and confirm their commitment to the future. Tickets sales open 23 March 2019 so mark your calendars.
NOABC 100th Anniversary Celebration 2-6 Oct 2019 Vancouver BC Conference Venue: BCIT Marine Campus – 265 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. UNTD Dinner in the planning stage. Conference Hotel: The Pinnacle Hotel, North Vancouver – a block booking with room rates ranging from $170 to $190 per night. Details to be confirmed and posted to the NOABC web page shortly.
- Canada extends Iraq and Ukraine military missions to 2021 and 2022
- HMCS Calgary set for Cyclone helicopter training http://www.navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/en/news-operations/news-view.page?doc=hmcs-calgary-set-for-cyclone-helicopter-training/jt0ebr76
- A reporter asked the government about a Navy ship — then got a call from an Irving president
- How some coast guard ships stayed tied up when they could have been at work
- Gen. Vance announces new appointments of colonels and RCN captains
- Vice-Admiral Norman’s lawyer blasts Justice Dept for ‘inaccurate’ statements
- Trident Juncture 2018 (full video) https://youtu.be/pmy7WYIOLvQ
- Seniors a key demographic in Ottawa’s 2019 budget
- How the navy’s ‘grim reaper’ scraps Canada’s old military ships
- Canadian Military & Veteran Discount Guide: The Ultimate List
USA & AMERICAS
- Navy to Begin Large Surface Combatant Buys in 2025; Delayed From Original 2023 Start
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 18, 2019
- FY 2020 U.S. Navy 30-Year Maintenance, Modernization Plan
- Boeing Awarded $4B Multi-Year Deal for 78 Super Hornets
- Navy Needs More Dry Docks for Repairs, Says First-Ever Maintenance Report
- Asian fishing fleets commit yet another illegal fishing incident in argentine waters
- Coast Guard Budget Request Includes Funding To Keep Polar Security Cutter Program Moving
- RIP: 6 U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-Class Cruisers Could Be Headed to the Scrapper
- Brazil considers helicopter carrier modernisation
- Navy Ready to ‘Burn the Boats’ with 2021 Laser Installation on a Destroyer
- USCG Closes Missouri River to Traffic
- HII Installs Mast on USS George Washington
- Summary of Arms and Nonproliferation Treaties
- Call for articles: Unmanned Systems Program Office launches CIMSEC topic week
- The high costs of the new cold war
- Think tank calls for renewed focus on Indian Ocean opportunities
- Japan Commissions Tenth Soryu-Class Submarine
- ★ Ocean-going nuclear plants for South China Sea
- China to develop new island cities in the South China Sea
- Boeing secures US$326m contract to enhance Aussie P-8A Poseidons
- China Builds 30,000-tonne Nuclear-Powered Ship
- Milestone for Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels
- US, Japan developing upgraded Aegis radar
- USCG Enforces North Korea Sanctions in East China Sea
- Indian Navy to induct second Scorpene sub by early May
- Indonesia leans towards Iver Huitfeldt class for frigate acquisition
- MOU forges closer ties between Naval Shipbuilding College and RAN
- Fiji highly appreciates Chinese experts’ training of Fijian naval personnel
- Australia and PNG sign Lombrum naval base deal
- HMAS Choules completes Vanuatu training and engagement mission
- Lürssen secures long-term Asia-Pacific sustainment contract
- The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier (Editor – lengthy but excellent article)
- Bunker Spill Estimate Rises for Solomon Trader Grounding
- First Commercial Drone Ship Delivery
ATLANTIC & EUROPE
- Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters Tapped to Serve as Next NATO Supreme Allied Commander, EUCOM Commander
- ★ Russian Submarine Makes Mysterious Exit From Black
- Russia’s brand-new Yasen-class attack submarines (Editor – great pics) http://tass.com/defense/1049357
- NATO maritime groups visit Plymouth https://navaltoday.com/2019/03/22/nato-maritime-groups-visit-plymouth/
- Russian shipbuilders to improve Ivan Gren-class amphibious assault ships
- Russian strategic Akula-class subs can be rearmed to carry Kalibr cruise missiles — expert
- MiG-29K fighter jet pulls off extremely short takeoff (Editor – brute power, note mechanical wheel “chocks”) https://youtu.be/ZMcqV_Pjorc
- Augmented reality pilot puts virtual engineer on ferry
- Naval Group consortium to build 12 minehunters for Belgium and Holland
- ★ Russia Releases Comprehensive Plan for Arctic Logistics
- Russian Shipyards, Manufacturers Targeted by New US Sanctions
- Sunken Con/Ro Was Carrying Top-End Porsche 911s
- Frigate Admiral Essen conducts drills in the Mediterranean http://tass.com/defense/1049772
- HMS Dragon Sets New Record with $190M in Seized Drugs
- Fire Breaks Out Aboard U.S. Navy Minesweeper in Bahrain
- Cargo Ship Capsizes in Iranian Port (Editor – More Pics) https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/container-feeder-capsizes-at-pier-in-bandar-abbas
- 59 Iran-Linked Ships Stripped of Panamanian Flag, US DOS Confirms
- ★ The strongmen strike back(Editor – this is not a naval article, but it’s one of those articles that is include for strategic context)
- As U.S. Oil Grows, So Does Its Influence on Global Prices
- At Least 10 Dead in Migrant Boat Casualty
- Study Shows Rogue Waves Are Becoming More Extreme
- Dead Philippines whale had 40kg of plastic in stomach
- D-Day: 3. Clear The Mines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLBUljMw83o&feature=youtu.be
- Fast Facts: What are the Roaring Forties? https://maritime-executive.com/article/fast-facts-what-are-the-roaring-forties
SIGNIFICANT RCN DATES – MARCH
(Trial portion of NAC News. Month by month building a comprehensive list of significant RCN events – if you see any glaring omissions or errors please inform me, and more modern significant dates are welcomed. The list draws from LEGION magazine, the Directory of History and Heritage’s comprehensive “Significant Dates in Canadian Military History”, and the “Canada Channel”)
- 1 March 1928 HMC Ships Champlain and Vancouver are commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy, replacing HMC Ships Patriot and Patrician.
- 3 March 1921 HMC Submarines CH-14 and CH-15 are commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy.
- 4 March 1943 HMC Ships Shediac and St. Croix sink the German submarineU-87 in the North Atlantic.
- 6 March 1944 HMC Ships St. Catharines, Chilliwack, Gatineau, Fennel, and Chaudiere assist Royal Naval warships in the sinking of the German submarine U-744 in the North Atlantic.
- 7 March 1945 HMC Ships La Hulloise, Strathadam, and Thetford Mines sink the German submarine U-1302 in St. George’s Channel.
- 9 March 1945 HMCS Uganda arrives in Sydney, Australia, to join the British Pacific Fleet.
- 10 March 1944 HMC Ships St. Laurent, Owen Sound and Swansea assist Royal Navy warships sink the German submarine U-845 in the North Atlantic.
- 17 March1945 HMCS Guysborough is torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat off Ushant.
- 20 March 1943 – UK destroyer commissioned into RCN as HMCS Griffin; 3 weeks later, renamed HMCS Ottawa; second of name.
- 21 March 1945 HMCS New Glasgow (frigate) rammed and fatally damages U-Boat 1003 off Lough Foyle.
- 24 March 1941 The Rush-Bagot Agreement of 1817, which restricted the number of naval vessels allowed on the Great Lakes, is modified to allow both American and Canadian naval vessels to operate on the Great Lakes in greater numbers.