NAC News – Edition K414 HMCS Glace Bay
Your weekly national and international naval news for the week of June 18th, 2021
Edition – K414 HMCS Glace Bay (WW2 River Class Frigate, not to be confused with the current HMCS Glace Bay with hull number 701)
Rod Hughes – Editor NAC News firstname.lastname@example.org (comments welcome to help improve this service)
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- 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
- 26 June 2021 at 1400 (Halifax time). 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)
- The future of remembrance in Canada (Editor – Here is an opportunity). VAC invites us to share your thoughts about how we can best recognize all those who have served, and commemorate Canada’s military, peace support, and humanitarian missions. The consultation is open until 9 July 2021. VAC invite all Canadians—especially Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, RCMP, and other persons involved in international peace support operations, and their families—to share their views.)
- 19-20 Oct in Halifax, the NAC Fall Conference, is starting to take shape as the pandemic wanes. 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
- HMCS Corner Brook barged to Ogden Point as it prepares to return to the water
- Canadian Forces Intelligence Command Completes Change of Command
- NAC Ottawa Speaker’s Evening June 2021 (Editor – first-rate and reassuring presentation by Andrew Miller an Irving Shipbuilding engineer featuring a look at the trials programme for HMCS Harry DeWolf in a 59:46 min video) and additional photos beyond those used in the presentation in a “Tour of HMCS HARRY DEWOLF”
- Senior military leaders golfed with former top soldier currently under investigation and Navy commander apologizes for golfing with former chief of defence staff under military police investigation then Military’s 2nd-in-command resigns post after golfing with Jonathan Vance next Conservatives call on Trudeau to fire defence minister over sexual misconduct crisis finally MPs vote to censure Sajjan over handling of sexual misconduct in the Armed Forces
- DM’s son works at defence firm behind winning warship bid; DND silent on what guidelines are in place to avoid conflict of interest
- Maj.-Gen Fortin files legal challenge, claims political meddling in his dismissal from vaccine rollout and Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s career is only the latest casualty in a battle to right ancient wrongs
- Meet the Coxswains from Operation CARIBBE
- HMCS Calgary’s Sailor First Class Cindy Veilleux
- Physician Assistant honoured for COVID-19 plan
- The Government of Canada releases the 4th Oceans Protection Plan Report to Canadians, highlighting results achieved to protect our coasts (Editor – full report with multi-videos included)
- Protesters prevent Israeli container ship from docking in Prince Rupert
- AB George Boyer, Second World War Métis veteran, survived torpedo attack
- HMCS Sackville out of drydock following extensive repair work and her newsletter ACTION STATIONS Volume 40 – Issue 1 Spring 2
- An opportunity to own a piece of HMCS Sackville! The ship’s CERA, Patrick Devenish is now selling Sackville keychains made from some of the original 1941 plating that was removed during her 2018 refit. 100% of the proceeds are going towards HMCS Sackville’s upkeep. To order use Facebook messaging for the Patrick Devenish, or email him at email@example.com (Editor – see page 14 of Action Stations (link above) for details and a look at these unique keychains)
- New Halifax fireboat expected to arrive in next two weeks
- 100th Anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada (Editor – Legion Poppy Store)
USA & AMERICAS
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 14, 2021
- It Is All About the Sailors then Break In Sailors, Don’t Break Them and Let Our Sailors Sleep plus Manning Matters (!) finally Manning Still Matters: A Fleet Perspective (Editor – the USN is different in many ways, but here are five USNI articles on people that are essentially applicable to any navy and worth of a ponder)
- Four new submarines to enter into service with Brazilian Navy by 2022
- Are Iranian Warships Smuggling Weapons To Venezuela?
- Drop “Littoral Combat”-America’s 17 Independence Class Ships Are Surveillance Frigates
- Report to Congress on Precision-Guided Weapons (Editor – impressive array)
- Navy Receives First TH-73A Helicopter (Editor – new training helicopter)
- US Navy, Marines Test Next-Gen Mine Detection Systems
- Navy Weighing How to Include More Capabilities on MQ-25A Beyond Tanking
- The P-8A Poseidon’s mission readiness rate has suffered in recent years. Here’s why
- Report to Congress on Coast Guard Cutter Procurement
- Sub Force Experimenting with Anti-Fatigue Measures to Mimic Natural Light
- Panama Canal Increases Length Capacity to Accommodate Most Boxships
- Senator Lee of Utah Introduces Bills to Repeal the Passenger Vessel Services Act
- Nation’s Shipyards Contribute $42 Billion to America’s GDP
- CBP Seizes Cocaine Smuggled Aboard Cruise Ship at Port Everglades
- Historic WWII-Era Submarine Strikes U.S. Coast Guard Cutter
- HMS Resolute: From Arctic Abandonment To Oval Office
- NATO warns of military challenge posed by China and Beijing tells Nato to stop hyping up China threat
- U.S. Navy says carrier group operating in South China Sea and Two LCSs, Reagan Carrier Strike Group and America ESG on Patrol in the Western Pacific
- Indonesia Purchasing Eight Frigates From Italy
- PLA Navy academies release promotional video for recruitment in 2021 (Editor –PLA(N) marketing gone wild in this pic filled this 4:14 min video)
- French Officials: Jeanne D’Arc Deployment Enhances Interoperability With Partners
- U.S. and Japanese assets hold bilateral amphibious drills in the Philippine Sea
- Russian Navy ships deployed in the Pacific for drills
- South Korea conducts drills near disputed Dokdo islets
- China’s Submarine Fleet Is Huge. The U.S. Navy Plans To Whittle Away At It With Mines.
- Tank Boat Antasena Sukses Jalani Sea Trial & Firing Test (Editor – a useful vessel for an archipelagic nation such as Indonesia in a 3:28 min video)
- MADEX 2021 Day 3: Sonartech, MAH, MCH, KF-21, Lacroix, TS Tech, Raytheon, Babcock (Editor – 14:02 min video)
- Philippines Again Pauses Withdrawal From Visiting U.S. Forces Agreement
- Australian PM warns France about Attack-class submarine program and Australia sets September deadline for Future Submarine design cost review plus All six of Australia’s Collins-class submarines to undergo life-of-type extensions finally PODCAST: News Brief — Defence breathes new life into Collins Class fleet (Editor – 34:50 min podcast)
- Navy’s Indigenous Nuclear Attack Submarines To Be 95 Per Cent Made In India
- Indian Navy Inducted New ALH Dhruv Mk III Helicopters
- Pakistan dumps Chinese missile for new warships, chooses European weapon?
- First Steel Cutting For Pakistan’s Fourth And Final Jinnah-Class
- Indonesia Faces a Marine Plastic “Emergency”
- Sri Lankan Police Arrest Captain of Sunken Boxship X-Press Pearl and X-Press Pearl Settles to the Bottom
- Brussels Summit Communiqué issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels
- Russia an ‘acute threat,’ Britain’s top soldier says as NATO leaders convene
- Putin, Biden talk Northern Sea Route
- Annual multinational training exercise underway in northern Europe (Editor – HMC Ships Halifax, Summerside, and Kingston participate)
- German Submarine Takes Part In EU Operation Irini and France Deploys Reaper UAV For Maritime Surveillance Tasks As Part Of Operation Irini
- 3 NATO warships deploy to the Black Sea just before NATO Summit 2021 and
- USS Laboon Enters Black Sea, Russian Navy Forces Monitor Its Movement
- Greek Foreign Minister warns Germany submarine sale to Turkey
- Two NATO Maritime Groups Train Together In The Mediterranean
- Development of Future Russian Navy’s Project 22350M Frigate is Underway and Russian Navy’s Project 22350 Frigates To Be Equipped With Russian-Made Engines
- Lockheed Martin Outlines Pitch for Hellenic Navy Frigate Competition
- Turkey’s Plans for a $20BN Istanbul Canal (Editor – the canal is going forward, an informative 8:01 min video)
- Turkish yard wins bid to build nuclear icebreaker dock
- MKS 180 Multi-Purpose Combat Ship
- World’s Longest Subsea Power Cable Sparks Up
- Navy’s Antarctic survey ship Protector ready for polar mission – just add ice
- Mariotti shipyard selected for Italy’s new submarine rescue, dive support vessel
- IN THE KNOW Podcast 27: Protecting Mariners in the Strait of Hormuz (Editor – interesting series of CTF Sentinel staff interviews in a 21:23 min podcast)
- FS Languedoc expands CTF-150 record with $4.3 million counter narcotics seizure
- New Destroyer, Minesweeper Join Iran’s Navy
- USNS Patuxent Rescues Mariners from Sinking Ship in Gulf of Aden
- IMO Adopts MARPOL Amendments to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic
- Ranking Flag States from Best to Worst: Paris MoU Updates ‘White, Grey and Black List’
- Out-of-Control Shipping Costs Fire Up Prices From Coffee to Toys and Retailer Home Depot Charters Boxship to Maintain Supply Chain
- U.S. Naval Forces Africa ships participate in Exercise African Lion
- The world’s biggest military base (Editor – Djibouti explained in a 3:49 min video)
- Second Vessel Refused Permission to Land Deceased Captain
- CIMSEC: Sea Control 258 – The Ship with Maj Gen Mick Ryan (Editor – a 31:19 min podcast discussing “useful fiction,” lessons learned from Forester [author of the Ship, Hornblower, and many others], and a whole raft of reading recommendations)
- SH-3 Sea King, the helicopter that once ruled the seas
- Project 1134B Berkut B (Kara) class, the Soviet submarine hunter cruiser of the First Cold War (Editor – 16:49 min video)
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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