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Canadian Navy Receives New Harry DeWolf-Class Ship: A Look at Its Features and Capabilities

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Canadian Navy Receives New Harry DeWolf-Class Ship

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Introduction

Naval News reported that the Canadian Navy recently received a new Harry DeWolf-class ship.

Delivery of William Hull

Irving Shipbuilding has delivered the Harry DeWolf-class William Hull to the Canadian Navy as a patrol vessel and Arctic icebreaker, according to a statement on their website.

Efficiency and Accuracy

Irving Shipbuilding President Dirk Leixo stated that the early delivery of the new vessel to the Canadian Navy showcases the company’s high level of efficiency and accuracy in their work.

The Harry DeWolf-Class Ships

In 2015, the Government of Canada signed contracts to acquire six Harry DeWolf icebreaking patrol ships for 3.5 billion Canadian dollars. These ships are being developed for maritime patrol and rescue missions, with strong hulls that enable them to navigate through icy waters.

Specifications

Each Harry DeWolf-class ship measures 103.6 meters in length, 19 meters in width, and has a displacement equivalent to 6615 tons. These ships have a range of 6800 nautical miles per mission and can operate for 85 days without the need for resupply. They are armed with 25 mm machine guns for air targets, 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns, and have a platform for transporting CH-148 or CH-146 helicopters.

Source

Source: Weapons of Russia

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