NAC News – Edition 413
Your weekly national and international naval news for the week of June 11th, 2021
Edition – 413 “To most Canadians the world of international power politics seemed too remote to call forth action, and only when an unusually obvious and apparently imminent threat appeared, early in the twentieth century, was positive action take.” The Naval Service of Canada Its Official History Vol 1, Origins and Early Years, pg 84. Gilbert Norman Tucker, PH.D. Director of Naval History Section 1952
(Editor – some things don’t change)
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- 15 June 2021 a Tuesday at 1200 (Ottawa time). The NAC National 2021 AGM will be held electronically using GoToMeeting. How to “join” the meeting details are at the link below. Given that the COVID Pandemic prevents a face-to-face meeting the meeting will be limited to addressing the essential AGM requirements of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. Reports and information will be posted to this site.
- NEW 23 June 2021 Wednesday 1600 (Vancouver time) Maritime Security Challenges Virtual Session 7, China’s Distant-Water Fishing Fleet and South America, Presented by: Dr. Tabitha Mallory founder and CEO of the China Ocean Institute (china-ocean.org) and Affiliate Professor of the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. To Register
- 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)
- 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
- How many oceans does Earth have? National Geographic now says 5.
- Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy: 2020 annual report
- Government to commit to building first three warships despite budget concerns
- Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Day 2021 (Editor – Official CAF 1:06 min video)
- NATO Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2014-2021) (Editor – Canada’s expenditures remain below average and the NATO goal)
- U.S. lawmakers planning economic battle with China have some questions — about Canada (Editor – not a naval article but the issue has huge implications)
- Military’s failure on sexual misconduct feels like ‘existential threat’: HR officer (Editor – MND’s sitrep and apology in a 6:56 min video) and Navy disciplining ex-head of training school over claims of inappropriate, sexual comments: sources
- Naval Affairs Program Briefing Note # 40 Naval Architecture (Editor – latest NAC briefing note)
- Canada to Build $65 Million Warship Systems Facility
- Kraken and SH Defense Sign Cooperation Agreement for Containerized MCM Solutions
- HMCS Harry DeWolf trades ice-breaking for warm weather trials
- City hall honours HMCS Brandon
- The sinking of U-94
- Submariners, a crew, a community: Is this a life for you? and A submarine and crew out of the water…but still very busy! plus Increasing underwater awareness through submarine upgrades and to close out HMCS Windsor prepares for upcoming Exercise Cutlass Fury
- USA Sliding Doors Chosen for Canada’s Joint Support Ships
- 26 years of promoting the value of Reserve Service – Miller Ayre – Recipient of the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service
- Feds sign $5.7M deal to pump out Nootka Sound shipwreck
- The Royal Military College of Canada – 120th Convocation (Editor – 2:05:02 hr video)
- Chief cook helps warship prepare for emergencies
- Passenger Vessels and the Canadian Arctic: A Risky Combination?
- Deserted boats leave vast environmental, health hazards in their wake (Editor – appalling)
- BC Ferries’ 4th hybrid-electric ferry on its way to Victoria
USA & AMERICAS
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 7, 2021
- Iranian Warship Could Be Bringing Millions of Gallons of Fuel to Venezuela
- SECNAV Memo: New Destroyer, Fighter or Sub: You Can Only Pick One; Cut Nuclear Cruise Missile
- GAO’s 2021 Weapon Systems Annual Assessment (Editor – huge report with a comprehensive naval section.)
- VIDEO: U.S. 3rd Fleet Change of Command (Editor – 1:08:07 hr video included)
- Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Canberra
- Cost Estimates for Lead Boat in Columbia-class Program Grow by $637M
- U.S. Navy Launches First Flight III Guided Missile Destroyer, the future Jack H. Lucas (Editor – introduction of the newest AN/SPY-6(V)1 air radar)
- Navy Stands Up Next-Generation Destroyer Program Office, Construction Start Planned for FY 28
- Proceedings Podcast Episode 225: What Is a Navy For? (Editor – thought-provoking discussion of the excellent article linked in an earlier NAC News 49:32 min podcast)
- The Navy’s Big Fleet of Small Boats (Editor – the scope is astounding)
- It May Be the End of the Line for the Navy’s Hypervelocity Projectile
- U.S. Navy Wants to Decommission Six Littoral Combat Ships
- Stress Is Not Always a Bad Thing—Until It Is! By Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired) | June 7, 2021
- Marine Corps IG Removed, ‘Counseled’ for Failures as 1st MARDIV CO Following Fatal AAV Sinking Investigation
- VIDEO: MQ-25A Unmanned Aerial Tanker Refuels Super Hornet in Successful First Test (Editor – 1:57 min video included)
- Curtiss-Wright selected to upgrade Sikorsky Seahawk helicopter
- US Navy accepts the delivery of LCAC 102 Ship to Shore Connector Landing Craft Air Cushion
- USCG Cutter Hamilton returns to Charleston following three-month European deployment
- Ghost Fleet Ship ‘Nomad’ Arrives in California After 4,421 Nautical-Mile, ’98 Percent’ Autonomous Trip
- GDMS awards a huge contract from Northrop Grumman to support LCSs
- Navy to tap VT Halter Marine for T-AGS 67 oceanographic survey ship
- The Little Carriers That Could
- Austal USA awarded functional design contract for towing, salvage and rescue ship
- MARAD Announces Funding Opportunity for Marine Highway Program (Editor – America’s 25,000 miles of navigable waterways!)
- Los Angeles Becomes First Western Hemisphere Port to Reach 10M TEU
- North America Cruise Restart Programs Proceeding
- Collins Class fleet to receive $6bn service life extension
- Will the G7 stand up for democracy?
- Fears of Repercussions as Delays Grow in Southern Chinese Ports
- Chinese Military Surveillance Ship, Aircraft Spotted at Contested South China Sea Reef
- Malaysian Defence minister confirms 98 crewmen from naval ship KD Mahawangsa test positive for Covid-19
- Russian Navy kicks off large-scale drills in Pacific
- Navy’s Only Nuclear Attack Submarine Returns To Russia Before Lease Expires
- Indonesia signs a contract with Italian company Fincantieri for the supply of 6 FREMM frigates
- Chinese Navy carries out month-long open-sea training and First Sighting Of New Stealth Fighter For Chinese Navy’s Aircraft Carriers
- Virginia-class nuclear subs a better option (Editor – one wonders what the cost to acquire 12 Virginia Class boats and the necessary support infrastructure would be?)
- Does South Korea Really Need Nuclear Submarines? and Samsung Heavy kicks off project to develop nuclear-powered ships
- Kawasaki P-1, the new maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft of Japan (Editor – 13:23 min video)
- Is DF-21D ASBM a real Aircraft Carrier killer?
- Amphibious Exercise ARC-21 with Japan, USA, France & Australia (Editor – 2:27 min video)
- U.S. Pacific Submarine Force takes part in Agile Dagger 21 exercise
- International forces to arrive for Exercise Talisman Sabre
- Indian Navy Set to Receive Three MH-60 ‘Romeo’ Multi-role Helicopters from US in July
- MADEX 2021 Day 1 – ROK Navy’s CVX Light Aircraft Carrier with HHI and DSME (Editor – 9:54 min video)
- MADEX 2021 Day 2: CIWS-II, KVLS-II and DSME submarines for the Philippines (Editor – 18:01 min video)
- MADEX 2021: Hanwha Defense presents its new technology of lithium-ion battery for submarines
- MADEX 2021: Lacroix from France introduces its latest generation of Sealem-Sealir ammunition
- Japan Now Has Its First Woman Submariner
- Indonesia: Complex maritime border issues
- Sri Lankan Fishermen ‘Helpless’ After Ship Sinking Leads to Fishing Ban and Salvors Recover “Black Box” From Sunken Container Ship X-Press Pearl
- Transocean delays deliveries for the world’s first 8th gen ultra-deepwater drillships
- Force Majeure Declared to Bring Home Deceased Captain After Two Months (Editor – not something that happens every day)
- China’s Imports Grow at Fastest Pace in a Decade
- Ukrainian Captain Held in Sri Lanka for Six Years Without a Charge (Editor – there must be more to this story )
- UK and French carriers come together in impressive display
- First F-35 jet lands on HMS Prince of Wales and Royal Navy Will Evolve In ‘Size And Shape’ (Editor – enlightening 3:02 min video)
- French CSG Concludes ‘Clemenceau 21’ Deployment
- Russian Navy’s First Full-Stealth Ship Reportedly Under Construction
- Exercise BALTOPS 50 kicks off today
- HMS Defender heads on Black Sea mission after Mediterranean workout
- Norway & Russia update agreement to avoid dangerous aircraft, warship encounters
- First Line of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completed, Putin Says
- British carrier heads to sea with Apache gunships
- New Submarine Training Facility Taking Shape At HMNB Clyde
- French Navy Receives Fifth Upgraded ATL 2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft
- Greece Short-Lists At Least 6 Offers for Hellenic Navy Frigate Program
- UK’s HMS Trent warship spotted returning from Black sea mission
- Tanker Shortage Delays Russian Arctic LNG Shipments to Asia
- World’s 1st ULCV converted to LNG arrives home
- Sa’ar 6-class corvette INS Oz joins the Israeli Navy
- Fincantieri Launches Second OPV, Cuts Steel On Air-Defense LPD For Qatar
- Lebanese Navy to receive 7 offshore patrol vessels
- The Pakistan Navy handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) to the Brazilian Navy
- UN Warned Decaying Oil Tanker has Become Houthi Bargaining Chip
- Damen Launches New Landing Ship Tank For Nigerian Navy
- Nigeria Launches Deep Blue Campaign to Stop Regional Piracy and Nigeria Deploys Drones, Choppers to Combat Rampant Piracy at Sea
- Ship Abandonments Hit Record in 2020 -ITF and ITF raises alarm over ship abandonments, recovers $45 million for seafarers
- Spain 17th state to join IMO’s ship recycling convention (Editor – Canada hasn’t signed yet)
- Underwater avalanche continued for two days (Editor – interesting maritime engineering challenge)
- Maritime Standards (Editor – useful precis)
- Coca-Cola Joins The Ocean Cleanup in Tackling Ocean Plastic Pollution
- Evolution of American Aircraft Carriers (Editor – great history and explanations in this 31:17 min video)
- Editor – For the Soviet Submarine addicts a series of detailed podcasts in these lengthy videos of varying duration.
- Editor – series of three podcasts of 36-, 46-, and 36-min duration
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 RNC 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 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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