NAC News – Edition 412
Your weekly national and international naval news for the week of June 4th, 2021
Edition – 412 “During the war [WW1] the personnel of the navy reached a total of six thousand officers and men. Seventeen hundred Canadian reservists went on service with the Royal Navy; 598 Probationary Flight officers were enrolled in the Royal Naval Air Service and 43 Surgeon-Lieutenants went from Canada to British ships.” Far Distant Ships, An Official Account of Canadian Naval Operations in World War II, Joseph Schull, 1950
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- NEW – The Canadian Naval Memorial Trust AGM 2021 (Editor – for CNMT members, or potential members that wish a good look at the CNMT a Zoom AGM meeting is being held Saturday 26 June 2021 at 1400 Halifax time)
- Update – The NAC Fall Conference, 18-21 Oct in Halifax, is starting to take shape. The conference will focus on how Canada can prepare for and deal collectively with maritime security in the North and discuss the concept of operations of the RCN’s new AOPS. Mark your calendars, more to follow.
THIS WEEK’S SIGNIFICANT ARTICLES
- Production of Canada’s Fifth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Underway with cutting of first steel for the future HMCS Frédérick Rolette
- ‘Cracks’ appearing as Canadian military faces confluence of challenges: defence chief
- Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy: 2020 Annual Report and 2020 Infographic
- Minister of National Defence’s message for the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2021
- Disinformation And Social Media: A Mutually Reinforcing And Iconic Duo
- CDAI Timothy Choi: what can we expect from the new Canadian Surface Combatant? and CNR CSC: Capabilities to date (Editor – going to be a very capable warship)
- Canada says it blocked 43 attempts to sell military goods to China last year
- 2 Royal Military College bosses downplayed need to combat sexual misconduct: ex-training head
- Politics This Morning: Ex-judge issues 107 recommendations to better military justice system, calls for training in victims’ rights for military police
- Release of 2020 Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces
- Spotlight shines on RCN in women who lead documentary
- CAF’s push for diversity and inclusion hampered by shortcomings, internal review finds
- LCdr William Lore the first Chinese-Canadian to join RCN
- Sailor 3rd Class Juliette Leygue: Reserve education reimbursement helps sailor achieve goals
- The latest Gale Force Wins podcast invite you to consider tuning-in to the next edition of their Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Video Podcast. For this edition, Allan & Gerry talk to LCdr Robert Pelton, CO of HMCS Oriole the RCN’s oldest and longest serving commissioned vessel. Links to podcast https://galeforcewins.com/
- CAF release info regarding Covid-19 and APS 2021 (Editor – CANFORGEN)
- The Office of Disability Management expands area of services
- The Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation is proud to be building Canada’s very first memorial in a national park so that we may all Honour Canadian War Dead – Wherever They May Lie. (Editor – looking for support by signing the on-line petition)
- Lifetime ban from Victoria’s Fairmont Empress for pepperoni seagull fiasco lifted after 17 years (Editor – I just couldn’t resist)
USA & AMERICAS
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 3, 2021
- Classic Works on Sea Power Have Enduring Value
- $715B FY22 Defense Budget Cuts $2.8B in ‘Legacy’ Systems, Reduces Troop Strength
- UPDATED: Fleet Growth Stymied by Navy Budget Request
- Analyst Says Pentagon ‘Walked Away From the 500-ship Navy’
- Best in the Atlantic: Carrier USS Truman shines in sea trials — and wins the ‘Battenberg Cup’
- Navy Speeds Up Ship Retirements as It Ramps Up Investment in New Platforms
- Naval Station Everett Future Homeport for New Constellation Class Frigates
- Navy Tries to Cut Four Littoral Combat Ships to Save $186M in FY 22 Budget
- Report to Congress on Navy SSN(X) Next-Generation Attack Submarine
- US Aegis Combat System Fails to Intercept Target, Pentagon Agency Says and Russian spy ship looks on as US missile test fails
- Submarine Search and Rescue Exercise (SMASHEX): Quick Response Saves Lives When Seconds Matter
- US Navy develops new Normobaric Hypoxia Trainer
- RFA Wave Knight heading to the Carribean
- Bonhomme Richard Hull Completes Final Voyage to Texas Shipbreaker
- Lockheed Martin Tests New U.S. Navy’s Hypersonic Strike System
- Report on Navy TAGOS(X) Ocean Surveillance Shipbuilding Program
- New Workshops at SWO School Putting Focus on Leader, Crew Performance and Wellness at Sea
- Essex ARG, 11th MEU Conduct Integrated Training
- Inside look at the U.S. Navy’s huge warehouse of hidden treasures for display at new museum (Editor – a wow 4:48 min video)
- Southeast Asian countries edging closer to the US
- Biden expands US investment ban on Chinese firms and White House Bans U.S. Investment in World’s Largest Shipbuilder
- China has built the world’s largest navy. Now what’s Beijing going to do with it?
- Chinese Navy exercise in response to US-Japanese drills
- Northeast Asia must avoid ‘nuclear domino effect’
- Indonesia Ends Salvage of Sunken Submarine
- Indian Navy’s First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Vikrant Catching Up To China
- USS Ronald Reagan CSG conducts exercise with JMSDF
- US flags ‘serious concerns’ over Cambodia’s navy base
- Op-Ed: Australian roadmap for nuclear submarine acquisition
- Taiwanese navy completes trials of ‘Sea Sword II’ air-defence missile
- Three Missing After Japanese Ro-Ro Collides with Tanker and Sinks
- U.S. bans imports from Chinese fishing fleet over forced labor allegations and China Says US Seafood Ban Is Based On Lies
- Indonesia’s Archipelagic Sea Lanes: International Law and Practice and Indonesia looks to triple submarine fleet after Chinese incursions
- Indian Coast Guard has commissioned ICGS Sajag Flight II of Samarth-class OPV
- Solutions to South China Sea conflict
- Terma radar will equip the Indonesian Navy Hospital Assistance ship (Editor – useful vessel for an archipelagic nation)
- Watch As Hundreds Are Rescued From Massive Ferry Fire (Editor – 59 sec video included)
- Australia Issues its Longest Ship Ban Ever for “Systemic” Violations
- Indonesia Fines and Expels Detained Iranian and Chinese Tankers
- Fire Nearly Burned Out on X-Press Pearl; Towing Operation Possible and Sri Lanka faces disaster as burning ship spills chemicals on beaches then X-Press Pearl Slowly Settles to the Bottom
- U.S., U.K., French Navies Reaffirm Commitment to Increased Cooperation
- John Alexander Cruickshank VC ED (Editor –20 May BD for oldest living VC recipient a 101 year old Battle of the Atlantic veteran)
- NATO Standing Naval Forces participate in Exercise Steadfast Defender 21 with UK Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group and NATO Collective defence – Article 5
- Battleship Diplomacy: Britain’s New Aircraft Carrier Joins NATO and On board HMS Queen Elizabeth for exercise Steadfast Defender (Editor – 4:53 min video) and a NATO exercise graphic of Steadfast 2021
- Surveillance planes test Harpoon missiles in NATO exercise
- Italian Destroyer joins British Carrier Strike Group
- Russia to keep close watch on NATO-Ukraine Sea Breeze drills in Black Sea
- Norway and Russia Exercising Together in the Barents Sea
- Royal Navy Disputes Russia Claim it Booted a British Warship from Waters Near Annexed Crimea
- USS Paul Ignatius intercepts Ballistic Missile in cooperation with the Dutch frigate’s SMART-L MM radar
- UK Navy trials AI against missile threats during Formidable Shield exercise
- Royal Navy Controls New Autonomous Boat Remotely For First Time
- HMS Argyll: Navy’s Oldest Active Frigate Turns 30
- The Germany Navy Fleet Tracker. Editor – check out the “current week” graphic, the German Navy is indeed busy)
- Naval Group makes a new offer to modernize Hellenic surface fleet
- U.S. Navy Destroyer Joins French CSG in the Mediterranean
- HMS Anson – roll out (Editor – 2:06 min video)
- Dutch Navy Walrus-class submarine replacement project in progress and Latest Update On The Netherlands’ Walrus-Class Submarine Replacement Program
- Damen lays keel for new RNLN support ship (Editor – building initially in Romania)
- First Project 03182 Tanker Joins Russia’s Black Sea Fleet
- Germany, Norway flip switch on $2.4B undersea energy link
- Boris Johnson promises a new ‘national flagship’ to promote ‘the best of Britain’ around the world
- Turkish President Erdogan Vows to Begin Construction on Canal Istanbul
- World’s Largest Crane Vessels Meet for Removal of North Sea Platform
- UPDATED: Iranian Warship Thought to be Headed to Venezuela Left Port with 7 High-Speed Missile Boats Aboard
- Kharg fire: Large Iranian navy ship sinks in Gulf after blaze and Loss of Iranian Navy Ship Mutes Tehran’s Global Ambitions, 3rd Warship Lost Since 2018
- Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group in Middle East, Reagan Carrier Strike Group Begins WESTPAC Patrol
- A career change took Lt(N) Rob MacDonald around the world
- A Nicola Valley boy’s journey from sonar operator to bridge officer with the drug-busting warship HMCS Calgary
- Canadian and Australian members from CTF-150 contribute to Seychelles capacity-building initiative to enhance regional maritime security
- Construction begins in US on new Saudi frigate
- Navy’s ‘mother ship’ completes four-year Gulf mission
- Containership Grounds in the Suez Canal (Editor – déjà vu)
- Megafon halts trans-Arctic cable project Arctic Connect
- Sudan says will review naval base agreement with Russia
- Naval News Monthly Recap – May 2021 (Editor – diverse mix in this 6:21 Min video)
- Gulf of Guinea Pirates Kidnap Crew from Second Ghanaian Fishing Vessel
- USS Hershel conducts naval drills with North African countries
- A Nostalgic Tribute to HMCS ONTARIO
- CIMSEC: Close the gaps! Airborne ASW yesterday and tomorrow
- Colossus-class and Majestic-class, the aircraft carriers of many navies (Editor – Magnificent and Bonaventure where of the Majestic class14:27 min video)
- Great Sea Fights: The Battle of Tsushima, Part 1 – The Events (Editor – 21 min podcast)
- Great Sea Fights: The Battle of Tsushima, 1905 Part 2 – The Russian Perspective (Editor – 29 min podcast)
SIGNIFICANT RCN DATES – June
(If you see any omissions or errors, please inform me, and any more modern significant dates are also welcomed. The list draws primarily from the Directory of History and Heritage’s comprehensive “Significant Dates in Canadian Military History”, the now defunct “Canada Channel”, “Legion Magazine”, historical website “The Second World War – A Day by Day Account”, and Roger Litwiller’s excellent web site, encyclopedic guidance from Fraser McKee, and anywhere else I can find credible information)
- 1 June 1758 Vice Admiral Edward Boscawen of the Royal Navy arrives at Gabarus Bay, 10 km west of Louisbourg, just after midnight in dense fog from Halifax, Nova Scotia; with thirty nine warships, supply ships and ten transports, crowded with 13,000 regular troops, Highlanders, light infantry, rangers, and colonial militia. The expedition is commanded by Maj Gan General Jeffery Amherst, with his field commander, Brig Gen James Wolfe; the British do not attempt to land troops until June 8 because of heavy surf.
- 1 June 1759 – A British fleet, under Admiral Saunders, leaves Louisbourg for Quebec carrying James Wolfe and his army.
- 1 June 1813 HMS Shannon, Captain Philip Broke, captures USS Chesapeake, Captain James Lawrence, in a 15 minute fire fight off Boston harbour; tows her to Halifax; naval battle sees 48 American sailors killed, 23 British. Boston, Massachusetts
- 1 June 1831 Sir James Ross first discovers the position of the North Magnetic Pole on the west coast of Boothia Peninsula; takes possession of the North Magnetic Pole and adjoining territory in the name of King William IV, and erects a cairn; spends his third Arctic winter in Victoria Harbour. Boothia, Nunavut
- 1 June 1840 Samuel Cunard navigates his 700 ton wooden paddlewheel steamer Unicorn to Halifax; after two week trip from Liverpool with 27 passengers. Halifax, Nova Scotia
- 1 June 1876 The Royal Military College of Canada opens in Kingston, Ontario, with a class of eighteen cadets.
- 1 June 1941 HMCS Bytown is commissioned as a depot ‘ship’ created to allow RCN personnel in Ottawa, to be paid. All uniformed personnel needed to be borne on the books of a ‘ship’ for accounting purposes, even if they were serving at a shore establishment. This is a tradition held over from the Royal Navy, and these ships are often referred to as “Stone Frigates”. Bytown served in this role for the Naval Service Headquarters (NSHQ), and the Ottawa Half-Company, the Naval Reserve Division that became HMCS Carleton on 1 November 1941. Two years after Bytown was established, the HMCS Bytown Naval Officer’s Mess would open. HMCS Bytown was paid off 7 December 1964.
- 1 June 1943 HMCS Conestoga is commissioned in Galt, Ontario, as the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service training establishment.
- 1 June 1943 The first German mines are swept in the approaches to Halifax harbour.
- 1 June 1968 Canada signs Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty along with the US, Britain, USSR and 57 other countries. United Nations, New York
- 1 June 2004 United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti assumes responsibility for supporting transitional government and reforming national police force; Canadian police and military personnel to play a major role. Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- 2 June 1891 Shipping – RMS Empress of Japan is the second of the Canadian Pacific Steamships “Empress” ships to arrive at Vancouver harbour, via the Suez Canal and Hong Kong; Canadian Pacific Steamships had signed a contract for subsidized mail service between Britain and Hong Kong via Canada. Vancouver, BC
- 3 June 1910 The Honourable Louis P. Brodeur is appointed the first Minister of the Naval Service.
- 3 June 1944 Flight Lieutenant R.E. McBride, flying an RCAF Canso aircraft, sinks U-477 with four depth charges.
- 3 June 1963 Canada declares 12 Mile Limit; (19.3 km) exclusive fisheries zone off the Canadian coast; effective May, 1964. Ottawa, Ontario
- 3 June 1991 Letters Patents are published for an insignia denoting Mentions in Despatches.
- 4 June 1742 The first warship built in New France called the CANADA is launched.
- 4 June 1812 US Congress votes for war against Britain; the conflict will begin June 18, 1812, when President James Madison officially proclaims the United States to be at war.
- 4 June 1976 Canada declares it is extending its 12-nautical-mile coastal fishing zone to 370 km (200 nautical miles) offshore fisheries jurisdiction zone, effective January 1, 1977; mature northern cod were estimated at 75 million, down from 900 million in 1962; Canada to set numbers of fish harvested and quotas for foreign fleets, because fish stocks are being depleted by new technologies such as sonar and freezing facilities which let the ships stay at sea longer.
- 5 June 1741 -Vitus Bering sails from Kamchatka Peninsula to explore North America.
- 5 June 1792 Spanish navigators Dionisio Galiano and Cayetano Valdés leave Nootka Sound and sail into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, reaching Puerto de Núñez Gaona (Neah Bay, Washington), where a Spanish post is being built by Salvador Fidalgo.
- 5 June 1944 Sixteen RCN minesweepers help clear the English Channel in preparation for the D-Day landings.
- 6 June 1943 HMCS Prince Robert is recommissioned as an anti-aircraft cruiser.
- 6 June 1944 Approximately one hundred and ten Canadian warships participate in the Allied landings in Normandy.
- 7 June 1942 The US merchant ship Coast Trader torpedoed by Japanese Navy submarine I-26 in the Strait of Juan de Fuca inside Canadian waters; the vessel had set off from Port Angeles, Washington, bound for San Francisco with a cargo of 1,250 tons of newsprint in its hold; wreck discovered in 2013 survey by the Canadian Hydrographic Service, organized by Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard, using a remote-controlled robotic submarine; the same Japanese submarine will shell the Estevan Point lighthouse a few days later.
- 7 June 1958 HMCS Restigouche is commissioned as the first of a class of destroyer escorts meant to replace the St. Laurent class.
- 7 June 1965 Department of National Defence replaces navy, army, and air force commands with six functional commands. Ottawa, Ontario
- 8 June 1893 Steamship Mower arrives in Victoria B.C. from Sydney, Australia; first steamer of the Canadian Australian Line.
- 9 June 1789 Spanish captain Estebán José Martínez captures trader John Meares’ schooner Northwest America in Nootka Sound near Vancouver Island.
- 9 June 1941 World War II – HMCS Saskatoon is commissioned in Esquimalt.
- 9 June 1944 HMCS Haida commanded by Cdr Harry G. DeWolf, DSO, RCN, HMCS Huron commanded by LCdr Herbert S. Rayner, DSC, RCN, and other destroyers from the 10th Destroyer Flotilla sank the German destroyers ZH1 and Z32 in the English Channel.
- 10 June 1803 Warship HMS Dart carries the so-called Garrison clock (“old town clock”) to Halifax, N.S.; ordered by Prince Edward, it will be installed October 20 in a building built for it on the eastern slope of Citadel Hill.
- 10 June 1878 Fort Rodd Hill built to protect Esquimalt in the event of a war with Russia.
- 10 June 1910 Rear-Admiral Charles E. Kingsmill, RN (Retired), is appointed the Director of the Naval Service.
- 10 June 1931 HMCS Skeena commissioned at Portsmouth-one of the first ships built for the RCN.
- 10 June 1940 The Canadian government declares war on Italy. The Italian owned S.S. Capo Noli, with Canada now at war with Italy, was trying to escape down the St. Lawrence river below Rimouski, pursued by the slower HMCS Bras d’Or (Lt. C S Hornsby, RCNR). She was sighted by Fl.Lt. Leonard J. Birchall (later Air Commodore) in his Stranraer, who threatened to bomb her. Her Master then ran her ashore and set fire to his ship. Shortly Bras d’Or caught up, told the crew to re-board & put out the fire and took command. Re-named Bic Island, the ship was later sunk in the Atlantic by U-224 on 28 Oct. 1942.
- 11 June 1813 Nova Scotia privateering vessel, Liverpool Packet, owned by Enos Collins and associates, is captured by American privateer schooner Thomas; the schooner is re-named the Portsmouth Packet, until it is regained by HMS Fantome and HMS Epervier after a 13-hour chase, in October 1813.
- 11 June 1940 While evacuating personnel from le Havre, France, destroyers HMCS St. Laurent and Restigouche engage German artillery and fire the first shots of the war by Canadian warships.
- 11 June 1940 HMCS St. Laurent and HMCS Restigouche evacuate military personnel from Le Havre, France, exchanging gunfire with German artillery batteries in the process.
- 11 June 1944 HMCS Sioux commanded by A/LCdr Eric E.G. Boak, RCN with Polish destroyers sank (schnellboot) S-136 off Normandy.
- 11 June 1999 The United Nations sets up peacekeeping mission, including 600 Canadians consisting of HMCS Protecteur, an infantry company, and transport planes to support the mission in East Timor. Operation Toucan will help organize elections, support the new government and establish the rule of law; Canadian participation ends February 23, 2000.
- 13 June 1941 Newfoundland’s sea defences are brought under Canadian control with the appointment of Commodore L.W. Murray, RCN, as the commander of Newfoundland Force.
- 14 June 1941 Warships of the Newfoundland Escort Force begin convoy escort operations in the North Atlantic Ocean.
- 14 June 1957 HMCS Magnificent, Canada’s second aircraft carrier, was decommissioned and returned to the RN in Plymouth UK.
- 15 June 1920 The demobilization of the wartime RCN is completed with the disbandment of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR).
- 15 June 1938 – HMCS Ottawa is commissioned at Chatham, England.
- 15 June 1940 The Erik Boye is sunk by submarine U38 in passage off Land’s End thereby becoming the first Canadian flagged merchant ship to be sunk as a casualty of the Battle of the Atlantic.
- 16 June 1921 The Royal Naval College of Canada is closed.
- 16 June 1943 HMCS Waskesiu is commissioned into the RCN, becoming the first of sixty RCN frigates built in Canada.
- 17 June 1991 The Government of Canada announces the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea and the Gulf and Kuwait medal.
- 18 June 1940 French cruiser Emile Bertin arrives in Halifax with $305 million in gold from the Bank of France; gold released after the war.
- 19 June 1812 The United States formally declares war against Great Britain.
- 19 June 1951 HMCS Cayuga begins the second of three tours to Korea.
- 20 June 1923 HMCS Brunswicker, a current day Naval Reserve Division, was raised as a RCN Volunteer Reserve half-company in Saint John, NB.
- 20 June 1942 HMCS Edmundston (corvette) rescues 31 crewmembers from the SS Fort Camosun that had been disabled by a Japanese submarine near the Washington coast.
- 21 June 1749 A military expedition led by Colonel Edward Cornwallis arrives at the harbour at Chebucto, NS and establishes the Halifax military base.
- 21 June 1940 HMCS Fraser evacuates from France some Free French troops, and the then Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to France, who became subsequently the Canadian Ambassador to France, and even further in the future, the Canadian Governor-General, Lieutenant-Colonel G.P. Vanier.
- 21 June 1940 The National Resources Mobilization Act is passed provides for conscription for home defence and registration of all adult males and females.
- 21 June 1942 Late on the evening of June 20, 1942, the Canadian submarine P-514 left Argentia, bound for St. John’s to join a convoy. Although its normal crew contingent was listed as 33, there were 42 on board. It was thought some may have been catching a ride to rendezvous with other vessels. In the middle of the night, with heavy fog, the Bangor class minesweeper HMCS Georgian sat just off Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula, waiting to escort a convoy bound for Sydney, N.S. In a case of mistaken identity HMCS Georgian, which was also there waiting, picked up the unmistakeable sound of diesel engines from a submarine on its hydrophone. The minesweeper’s captain, Lt. Alfred George Stanley, closed in on the signal. Still, there was no reply from P-514. At 3:05 a.m., the submarine was rammed amidships on the port side, broadside on. Her navigation lights were seen to flick on. The submarine then disappeared, there were no survivors.
- 21 June 2001 Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson unveils the National Aboriginal Monument, Ottawa, to commemorate the sacrifice of aboriginals in both world wars and Korea.
- 22 June 1940 The last class of RCN Volunteer Reserve officers graduate from HMCS Stone Frigate.
- 22 June 1967 HMCS Onondaga (submarine) commissioned at Chatham Dockyards.
- 23 June 1919 The Air Board is formed in Canada to control all aspects of aviation, including military.
- 23 June 1940 Destroyer HMCS Restigouche engaged in French evacuation operations off St Jean de Luz engaged in French evacuation operations.
- 23 June 1940 Sgt. Henry A. Larsen leaves Vancouver on the RCMP schooner St. Roch bound for Halifax via the Northwest Passage; ship will take southerly route through Arctic islands, and after two winters trapped in the ice, will reach Halifax Oct. 11, 1942; first ship to make the voyage from west to east, and in both directions, and to circumnavigate North America; St. Roch declared national historic site in 1962; berthed at Vancouver Maritime Museum.
- 23 June 1961 The Antarctic Treaty comes into force. The continent is declared a scientific reserve and military activity is banned.
- 23 June 1968 HMCS Okanagan (submarine) commissioned at Chatham Dockyards.
- 23 June 1995 HMCS Winnipeg Commissioned at Esquimalt BC.
- 24 June 1762 A French fleet commanded by Chevalier de Ternay captures Bay Bulls and St. John’s, Newfoundland.
- 24 June 1943 HMCS Sault Ste. Marie is commissioned as the first Algerine-class minesweeper produced for the RCN.
- 24 June 1944 HMCS Haida commanded by Cdr Harry G. DeWolf, DSO, RCN, with HMS Eskimo and a Royal Air Force patrol aircraft sink the German submarine U-971 in the English Channel.
- 25 June 1940 HMCS Fraser is lost with 47 crew lost after colliding with a British warship, HMS Calcutta in the Bay of Biscay.
- 25 June 1965 RAdm Walter Hose is buried at Windsor, Ont. Considered the founding sponsor of the RCNVR & Naval Reserves post-RNCVR.
- 25 June 1950 North Korean forces cross the 38th Parallel and invade South Korea and the Korean War starts; nearly 27,000 Canadians serve, 1,558 are wounded, 516 die.
- 25 June 1963 HMCS Assiniboine is recommissioned as the RCN’s first helicopter-carrying destroyer.
- 25 June 1994 HMCS Saguenay is sunk off Lunenburg as a diving park.
- 26 June 1923 HMCS Queen, a current day Naval Reserve Division, was raised as a RCN Volunteer Reserve half-company in Regina.
- 26 June 1959 Canadian warships assigned to Atlantic Command participate in the opening ceremonies of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
- 27 June 1918 Fourteen nursing sisters are among the 234 who die when the Canadian hospital ship HMHS Llandovery Castle is torpedoed by a U-boat.
- 28 June 1922 The National Defence Act is passed, incorporating the Department of the Naval Service, the Department of Militia and Defence and the Air Board as a new Department of National Defence.
- 28 June 1977 HMCS Huron (2nd) represents Canada at the Silver Jubilee naval review at Spithead.
- 28 June 2001 Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson officially dedicates the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.
- 29 June 1992 HMCS Halifax is commissioned as the first of the new Canadian Patrol Frigates
- 30 June 1921 HMC Submarines CH-14 and CH-15 are paid off.
- 30 June 1941 HMCS Wasaga is commissioned, becoming the first Canadian-built Bangor-class minesweeper.
- 30 June 1950 The Canadian Parliament supports the government motion to assist the United Nations in its position on the Korean situation.
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