NAC News – Edition K415 HMCS Hawkesbury
Your weekly national and international naval news for the week of June 25th, 2021
Edition – K415 HMCS Hawkesbury (WWII Flower Class Corvette)
Rod Hughes, Editor NAC News email@example.com (comments welcome to help improve this service).
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- New 26 June 2021 at 1300 (Halifax Time). The RCN’s virtual Commissioning Ceremony of HMCS Harry DeWolf with reviewing officer His Honour, The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia. The ceremony will be broadcast on the RCN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RoyalCanadianNavy
- 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)
- 8 Aug 29021. The dedication ceremony for the new Lt Gray memorial will take place at North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum. Regrettably due to Covid-19 not all the many donors (and guest) as had been intended and previously advised, nor the necessary dignitaries can attend. The invitations to those selected should be in the mail by mid-July for RSVP by end of the month. If anyone has a connection to the Gray family that desires attendance please contact Stan Brygadyr at 250-727-2243 for special consideration. Here is a previous news article New monument honours B.C.’s final fallen World War II hero
- 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 ARTICLE
- Canadian navy aims to have 3 submarines at sea by end of 2021
- Russian assets open warning fire to Royal Navy destroyer in the Black Sea then UK denies Russia fired warning shots at Royal Navy ship off Crimea useful perspective Black Sea incident is Russia telling the same old story but Russia is Russia so Russia’s use of weapons in maritime incident off Crimea was justified — lawyer
- Minister of National Defence video message for National Indigenous Peoples Day (Editor – 3:38 min video)
- Enabling Persistent Maritime Surveillance
- Acting Chief of the Defence Staff announces additional 2021 Canadian Armed Forces General and Flag Officer senior promotions and appointments
- Vice-Admiral Auchterlonie assumes leadership of Canadian Joint Operations Command
- Canadian Forces Intelligence Command completes change of command
- HMCS Harry DeWolf marks milestone with helicopter landing
- HMCS Oriole: Still sailing at 100!
- Angles & Dangles the Submarine Association of Canada – West Newsletter Summer 2021
- Reforms to military justice system ‘essential’ to protect misconduct victims, says Fish
- Military ombudsman blasts ‘vested political interests’ impeding office and Fife: Ombudsman has ‘turned his guns’ onto Harjit Sajjan (Editor – 5:56 min news clip)
- Setting the stage for change: A message from Chief, Professional Conduct and Culture, Lieutenant-General Jennie Carignan, and Chief Warrant Officer Bob McCann
- ‘Highly sexualized’: Canada’s military needs more women and independent oversight to spur change, MPs say
- Federal government faces lawsuit over sexual abuse of children on Canadian military bases
- Spotlight shines on naval officer in Women Who Lead documentary
- Lt(N) Anne Day: Good support system makes deployments easier
- SLt Morin: From the RCN to McGill
- Kraken announces $0.7 million contract extension from Canadian Department of Defense and details of the ThunderFish
- The hunt for Convoy HX-133
- The future of remembrance in Canada (Editor – Here is an opportunity. VAC invites us to share our 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, CAF members, RCMP, and other persons involved in international peace support operations, and their families—to share their views.)
- Attempt to disrupt Israeli shipping in Vancouver fails but Protesters prevent Israeli container ship from docking in Prince Rupert
- Veterans with PTSD should have MedicAlert IDs, says Afghanistan vet
- Sharing the waterways: understanding the effects of marine shipping on southern resident Killer Whales and the measures to help protect them
- New money announced for B.C. First Nations marine search and rescue
USA & AMERICAS
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 21, 2021
- HNLMS Holland has two drugs interceptions in one night
- Navy task group ready for Caribbean mission after major international exercise off South America
- Harker: Navy Planning New Multi-Year Destroyer Buy
- USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Completes First Full Ship Shock Trial Event (Editor – impressive pics) and a 47 sec video US Navy uses 40,000lb explosive to test warship in ‘Full Ship Shock Trial’
- Adm. Linda Fagan Becomes U.S. Coast Guard’s First Four-Star Admiral
- Gowind-class OPV A.R.A. Piedrabuena joins Argentine Navy
- GAO: Navy Struggling to Retain Surface Warfare Officers; SWOs Want More Training, Specialization and the full report GAO Report on Surface Warfare Officer Career Path
- Navy Revamping Aviation Maintenance in New Ten-Year ‘FIOP’ Plan
- SNAFU – Over 1,600 Part Failures Aboard US Navy’s $166B Nuclear Submarines
- Radar-Equipped Drones May Protect U.S. Navy Ships From Mach 10 Hypersonic Missiles
- The US Navy’s New Tomahawk Missile (Block V) is a Real Killer (Editor – 10:15 min video)
- The U.S. Navy Faces a Stark Choice — Buy More Oilers or Risk Running out of Gas
- HII announces 1st international order for REMUS 300 UUVs
- CIMSEC: recapitalizing strategic sealift should be DOD’s number one modernization priority
- CIMSEC: Across the Expanse: the sealift dilemma in a war against China and American strategic sealift in peer-to-peer conflicts: a historical retrospective, pt. 1
- ‘Passion bordering on anger’: The inside story behind the CO’s firing on the destroyer Forrest Sherman (Editor – a telling culture quote “Nothing any rougher than when I was a junior officer, that my commanding officer used with us, or that anybody else has used in the history of the United States Navy.”)
- After 80 Years, Navy IDs Three Brothers Who Died at Pearl Harbor
- U.S. Safety Agency Blames Deepwater Drillship Accident on Decision to Ride Out Hurricane
- Florida Wins Reprieve From CDC’s Limits on Cruises
- USS Cod leaving dock and hitting Coast Guard cutter Morro Bay (Editor – last week there was an article, this is the oops in a 2:17 min video)
- Milley: China Wants Capability to Take Taiwan by 2027, Sees No Near-term Intent to Invade
- The dragon in the Indo-Pacific and China’s ‘offensive deterrence’ and avoiding war
- India, U.S. Navies Hold Complex Air and Sea Drills in the Indian Ocean, Kicking Off Several Summer Exercises
- Destroyer Makes Sixth Taiwan Strait Transit During Biden Administration
- Australia in ‘a terrible lot of trouble’ with $90b ‘con-job’ submarine program (Editor – a cynical summary, nonetheless a cautionary tale for Canada’s own embryonic programme)
- South Korea’s KSS-III Batch 2 Submarine To Feature Both AIP And Li-Ion Batteries (Editor – wow)
- Japan’s MHI Launches ‘Noshiro’ 「のしろ」Third 30FFM Mogami-Class Frigate For The JMSDF
- The New Mystery Submarine Seen In China: What We Know
- Second Supply-class AOR vessel for RAN arrives in Australia
- South Korea Probes Possible Hack of DSME Computers
- A Spratly-sized glimpse into China’s expansionary ambitions
- The men who are trained to be invisible. Meet Australia’s navy clearance divers 9news com au (Editor – 3:51 min video)
- Sonartech at MADEX 2021: Active Passive Sonobuoy, ASW seaplane and New MCM system for ROK Navy(Editor – 5:03 min video)
- Hyundai Heavy Industries at MADEX 2021: CVX, HPD-1500 Neo OPV, HCX-21 Trimaran and Smart Solutions(Editor – 10:10 min video)
- Rethinking the Philippines’ submarine program
- Russia’s Sevmash Modernizes Indian Shipyard for INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier Upgrades and India’s Delayed Aircraft Carrier Plan Raises Concerns as China Readies Its Third One
- Evergreen returns to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for two more 24,000 TEU behemoths
- Admiral Rob Bauer begins his tenure as Chair of the NATO Military Committee
- National security chief says Russia must bolster its Arctic military
- U.S. Navy Assumes Command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1
- Italy assumes command of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2
- Russia’s Gigantic Submarine, Belgorod, Sails For The First Time
- HMS Glasgow to enter service 12 months sooner than planned
- Russian naval ships, aircraft kick off drills in Mediterranean
- U.S. Sixth Fleet announces Sea Breeze 2021 participation
- NATO 50th BALTOPS Exercise Concludes
- NATO warships conduct Naval Gunfire Support in close coordination with land elements
- Sweden’s stealthy submarine (Editor – 8:03 min video – also see Gotland Class brief in a video in Scuttlebutt)
- Positions of Two NATO Ships Were Falsified Near Russian Black Sea Naval Base
- German Navy gets funding for new vessels
- Germany Approves the Procurement of Five P-8A Poseidon MPA
- NRP Tridente submarine of Portuguese Navy joins NATO SEA Guardian mission
- MoD confirm aircraft carriers may be fitted with catapults (Editor – how on earth would this be possible?)
- Turkish Navy has successfully conducted firing test of Atmaca anti-ship missile from the corvette TCG Kinaliada
- Third ‘minehunting drone’ delivered to Clyde naval base
- Devonport divers help solve WW1 U-boat mystery
- Phorcys: A new solution for underwater communication
- UK giving two Sandown class mine hunters to Ukraine
- Russian Making Progress on Improved Ivan Gren-Class Landing Ships
- The Royal Navy commissions 5th and final Batch II River Class OPV HMS Spey
- Hapag-Lloyd Doubles Order to 12 Ultra-Large LNG Boxships
- SINKEX: Turkey’s Anti-ship Missile Atmaca Sinks a Ship in Final Test (Editor – everyone likes a Sinkex 2:07 min video)
- Reagan Carrier Strike Group Now in Indian Ocean, Heading to Middle East
- British carrier to strike targets in Syria and Iraq and HMS Queen Elizabeth takes on ‘lion’s share’ of operations against Islamic State
- India and EU conduct joint naval exercise in Gulf of Aden
- Qatar’ Second Al Zubarah-Class Corvette Started Sea Trials
- Duqm Naval Dockyard Completes Double Engine Replacement Of A Royal Navy Ship In Oman
- Ever Given’s Owner Reaches Settlement With Suez Canal Authority
- More Presence Needed in Both Polar Regions, Commandant Said
- Nigeria to Remain on Insurers’ List of Riskiest Waters
- Iranian ships once believed to be headed toward Venezuela change course, U.S. officials say
- Return to Cruising: Carnival Announces Sailings for 42 Ships
- Why are containers lost at sea?
- Mapping quest edges past 20% of global ocean floor
- Gotland SSK Sub Brief (Editor – educational 20:40 min video)
- Proceedings Podcast Episode 228: Red Navy in World War II (Editor – profound “how the Red Navy was crucial to the success of the Soviet Union in World War II” – 33:25 podcast)
- Vasa – From Concept to Maiden Voyage (Part 1) (Editor – 38:18 min video)
- Vasa – Sinking, Wreck and Salvage (Part 2) (Editor – 48:25 min video)
- Iconic Ships 4: The Cutty Sark (Editor – 24 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 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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