NAC News – Edition 298
Your weekly national and international naval news for the week of March 29, 2019
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- GoFundMe for Admiral Norman’s Legal Defence – After 14 months2,830 people have contributed $353,330 towards the $500,000 goal https://ca.gofundme.com/51lc5d4 (Editor – Mark Norman one of only three people DND refused to give help with legal bills in past two years https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/mark-norman-one-of-only-three-people-dnd-refused-to-give-help-with-legal-bills-in-past-two-years?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1551614581)
- CADSI Navy Outlook 2019– at the Shaw Convention Centre – Ottawa Tuesday 2 April 2019.
- The Naval Marine Archive and the Canadian Society of Marine Artists exhibition “A Retrospective of the work of Hamish Berchem, CSMA, 1932-2018”. Opening Friday 12 Apr, 3-6pm and continues to 2nd of May, held at The Victory gallery, 205 Main Street, Picton, ON http://navalmarinearchive.com/news/berchem_retrospective_2019.html
- MARITECH Full Speed Ahead: Firing on all cylinders (Call for papers opportunity) Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa ON April 23-25 2019 http://mari-techconference.ca
- 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 ARE ON SALE. DON’T MISS OUT! BOOK EARLY AS TICKETS ARE EXPECTED TO SELL OUT EARLY.
- 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 renews its military contribution to support stability in the Middle East
- No need to lengthen Type 26 warship to meet Canada’s needs, says DND
- Top bureaucrat wrote 60-page memo to Trudeau about Mark Norman case, lawyer says
- Minister of Veterans Affairs injures knee after taking dive during submarine tour at CFB Esquimalt
- HMCS Corner Brook’s Extended Docking Work Period, or EDWP, is presently underway in Esquimalt, BC and was scheduled to be completed in 2020.
- ★ Team to probe crash of Coast Guard ship at Victoria’s Ogden Point
- OPINION: Oil Tanker Moratorium Act will harm Canada’s economy and reputation abroad– by Perrin Beatty, Robert Lewis-Manning, Dennis Darby and Tim McMillan (Globe and Mail – March 27, 2019)
- OP-ED | Canada’s trade reputation takes a hit in Asia
- Coast guard helping adrift tanker carrying 8M litres of fuel near southwest Newfoundland
- Women in warships – a fading big deal http://www.lookoutnewspaper.com/women-warships-fading-big-deal/
- Civilian Workforce 2018 https://youtu.be/mgPc6cT-y_w
- Leadership Monday – Able Seaman Malik Campbell https://youtu.be/rCtAF2AbQpg
- Dashboard: Shipbuilding on Canada’s West Coast
- Alan Doyle Narrates Military Moments | Battle of the Atlantic (Editor – good video to watch)
- Montreal’s Viau Container Terminal Set to Expand
- RCAF welcomes the Argus
- Inmarsat Accepts USD 3.4 Billion Takover Offer
USA & AMERICAS
- USCG Commandant Delivers SOTCG Address
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 25, 2019
- Saved from the Scrapper: This Navy Aircraft Carrier Won’t Be Retired After-all
- Bollinger Delivers 33rd FRC to USCG
- Navy’s $7.8 Billion Destroyer Due for Delivery 5 Years Late
- Navy: Next Force Structure Assessment Likely to Require More Small Combatants, Supply Ships
- Don’t forget our Allies! interoperable maritime operations in a combined environment
- Report to Congress on Assessing NATO’s Value
- US Navy pushes back big ship acquisition https://navalinstitute.com.au/us-navy-pushes-back-big-ship-acquisition/
- I MEF Boss: ‘Speed of Decision’ Key to Keep Marines’ Edge Against Near-Peer Threats
- Fiscal Year 2020 Navy Unfunded Priorities List
- From Texas to the World: Flood of U.S. Oil Exports Is Coming
- U.S. Coast Guard Offloads Seized Cocaine Worth $360 Million Wholesale
- USCG Cutter Interdicts $240 mln in Drugs
- U.S. Port Economic Impact Rises Dramatically
- Proposed $1 Billion Corpus Christi Oil Export Terminal Moves Forward
- US Navy, Coast Guard Navigate Taiwan Strait
- Could an ancient Greek have predicted a US-China conflict?
- Pacific Blitz Tests How Navy, Marines Could Fight the Next Island Campaign
- UK Helping Seychelles Battle Piracy in Indian Ocean
- Search concludes for Vampire I
- New new tension points in the Pacific
- ABB wins contract to power the first Chinese-built cruise vessel
ATLANTIC & EUROPE
- ★ Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues cruise ship passengers https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/terror-at-sea-helicopter-rescues-cruise-ship-passengers-1.4349559 (Editor – worthwhile internal video) https://youtu.be/svn1gjPY4mo
- Viking Sky: Low Lube Oil Triggered Shutdown
- Russia needs to increase its minesweeping capabilities
- Royal Navy Christens HMS Tamar
- Norway says it proved Russian GPS interference during NATO exercises
- Viktor Chernomyrdin icebreaker will undergo performance trials
- Swordfish MPA – A New Era in Maritime Air Power (Editor – cool Saab advertising video) https://youtu.be/qdL3EUgcwts
- The new expeditionary submarine (Editor – Saab commercial video, perhaps a design for the RCN to consider) https://youtu.be/OWyHEPjNvGI
- Russian Navy to launch new Anti-Submarine Warfare training
- Russian research vessel heads for High Arctic for sea ice study
- Italy Signs on for Chinese “Belt and Road” Port Investments
- U.S.-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State
- After Two Months, Carrier USS John C. Stennis Returns to Persian Gulf
- Oman gives US warships, planes use of facilities
- U.S. Supreme Court Backs Sudan in USS Cole Bombing Lawsuit
- Huawei sales top $100bn despite US-led pressure
- Migrant ship capture: Maltese armed forces take control of hijacked tanker
- IMO in the polar environment: the Polar Code explained (Editor – excellent explanation video) https://youtu.be/X_x2_RTUiGM
- The Ocean Cleanup: APL Signs On
- ★ Can the Cruise Shipping Boom Continue?
- Container shipping: Restoring Balance
- The Extraordinary Voyage of the Polish Submarine Orzeł (Editor – this story would be a great movie!) https://youtu.be/361AL2pJkmQ
- Fast Facts: What are the Trade Winds? https://maritime-executive.com/article/fast-facts-what-are-the-trade-winds
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.
- 26 March 1941 RCN armed yacht HMCS Otter destroyed by an accidental explosion and fire, off Halifax; two Officers and 17 men are lost.
- 29 March 1945 HMCS TEME (frigate) is torpedoed by U Boat 246 in the English Channel off Falmouth and declared a total loss.
- 31 March 1945 HMCS Conestoga, the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service training establishment, is paid off.
- 31 March 1991 The Gulf War between Iraq and the United Nations coalition ends.