NAC News – Edition K494/J494
Your weekly national and international naval news for the week of December 30th, 2022
Quote – 494 “I was the originator of the Naval War College at Portsmouth – that’s quite a different thing from an Imperial General Staff at the War Office. The vulgar error Lord Haldane and others, who are always talking about “Clear thinking” and such-like twaddle is they do not realize that the Army is so absolutely different from the Navy. Every condition in them is different.” Memories, by Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Fisher, Fisher, John Arbuthnot Fisher, Baron, 1841-1920, page 104, Dictated September 1919.
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The 2023 Centennial of the Naval Reserves is fast approaching. You can find information on activities planned in all the NRDs on the UNTDA website along with the programme and on-line registration for a major conference and celebration organized by the UNTD in Victoria 9-12 May 2023. Cross Canada listing of Events taking place during the Centennial of the Canadian Naval Reserve in 2023
18 January 2023 13:00 – 15:00 (Halifax Time) RUSI-NS presents Distinguished Speaker Scott Hatcher CCG speaking about the CCG Autonomous Systems and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Program. To register email RUSINovaScotia@gmail.com. As the subject line for your registration email, put: RUSI(NS) Distinguished Speaker 18 January 2023 Registration. In addition to your name, please provide your organization (agency/directorate, unit, association, or company). The event will be done by Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to registrants by end Monday, 16 January.
28 February 2023 ShipTech Forum 2023 8:00 – 18:00 (Ottawa time) The ShipTech Forum is a hybrid conference with virtual access too. It is intended to showcase emerging technologies, address a range of marine and shipbuilding issues as well as ship repair and the advantages they provide for growth and export. To register visit vanguardcanada.com/shiptech-forum-registration/ All serving Naval & Public sector Personnel can register for Free!
THIS WEEK’S SIGNIFICANT ARTICLES
Maritime Security Challenges 2022 (Editor – Videos of Conference now available)
USA & AMERICAS
Video: Chile Launches the First Icebreaker Built in South America (Editor – note the previous Canadian Connection.)
US Testing Its Most Expensive Helicopter Ever Made (Editor – 15:12min video) then Navy Approves CH-53K Heavy-Lift Helicopter for Full-Rate Production
The end of the CCP: Japan chased the Chinese Coast Guard and invaded Senkaku Island (Editor – a 2:48 min news video form two week’s ago)
Three Japanese Insurers Halt War Risk Policies in All Russian Waters and How Will Japan Resolve Shipping Insurance for Russian LNG imports? and from necessity Japanese Insurers Agree to Cover War Risk for Sakhalin-2 LNG Shipments
Head of Russia’s Admiralty Shipyards Dies Suddenly and for perspective Sudden Russian Death Syndrome
How a Balkan Drug Cartel Infiltrated Global Shipping (Editor – unpardonable 18:49 min video)
Admiral Andrew Cunningham – Boers, Beatty and Bolsheviks (Part 1) (Editor – what an incredible period of evolution illustrated in a 44:01 min video. Looking fwd to Part 2)
Bravo-class Sub Brief (Editor – 26:32 min video)
THIS WEEK IN RCN/MARITIME HISTORY
31 December 1990 The crew of HMCS Preserver flies to the Persian Gulf to relieve HMCS Protecteur’s crew.
31 December 1992 New Canadian military honours are created: The Victoria Cross, Star of Military Valour, Medal of Military Valour and Mention in Dispatches.
1 January 1923 The National Defence Act, which was passed in June 1922, takes effect, creating the Department of National Defence.
1 January 1907 Military – British Admiralty provisionally hands over the Halifax Dockyard to Canadian authorities.
1 January 1946 The Royal Canadian Naval Reserve and the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve together become the RCN (Reserve). From this date officers of the Regular Force and Reserve wore the same sleeve lace.
3 January 1941 Canada and the U.S. acquire air bases at Gander, Newfoundland, and Goose Bay, Labrador, on a 99-year lease.
4 January 1943 HMCS Prince Henry is re-commissioned as Landing Ship Infantry (Medium).
4 January 1945 The Canadian tanker SS Nipawin Park was in coastal convoy SH-194 heading from Sydney to Halifax. When just 4 nm from Halifax, U-1232 fired a torpedo into the ship and 2 crew members were killed instantly. The ship’s bow was so badly damaged that it broke off and sank. The 29 survivors were taken off by HMCS Kentville (a Bangor class minesweeper). The hulk remained afloat and was towed into Halifax, where she was repaired and returned to service.
4 January 1781 Royal Navy press gang seizes Lunenburg farmers in Halifax and puts them on a British Man-of-War, despite a jury finding that the impressment is illegal.
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