Guess the name of this ship! It is one of our supply ships, and is very impressive up close.
Remember the 2 submarines the Liberals bought from the British? Here is a picture of the stripped down sub. Look deep into the belly of the structure, it's in there. You've got to wonder who the Liberals were paying off, those subs will never sail again, ever.
Got home in time for Capital Ex...aka Klondike Days. What interests me most is that some of the crew from the HMCF Edmonton will be in town to try and convince some prairie boys and girls to sign up.
The commanding officer and 14 members of the ship's company arrived in Edmonton yesterday and will stay for a week to participate in the annual summer event and to run their information booth.
Commanding officer Lt.-Cmdr. Patrick Montgomery said the "incredible hospitality" they receive from the people of Edmonton is the reason Canadian sailors keep coming back to Capital EX every year.
.... The ship, commissioned in Esquimalt in 1997, serves as part of Canada's Pacific fleet and is one of 12 Maritime Coastal Defence vessels.
The ships are 55 metres long, 11 metres wide and are each equipped with two 50-calibre machine guns and a 40mm Bofors guns.
I think it's one of these:
But I could be wrong. If any navy people read my blog, please correct me if I am, and tell us landlocked Albertans why we should like so much water!
I want to welcome the crew from the HMCF Edmonton (I bought one of your hats) to our city and I hope you have a great time here, but if I can't even get my 16 year old to bring his swimsuit on holidays, I don't think you are going to have much success with recruitment.