HALIFAX — The Royal Canadian Navy has commissioned its newest warship in Halifax today.
The HMCS Harry DeWolf is the navy's first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship and was built at Irving Shipbuilding's Halifax Shipyard.
It is the first vessel delivered under the federal government's National Shipbuilding Strategy.
Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin, also Minister responsible for Military Relations, participated in today's commissioning ceremony.
He says the ship contracts provide millions of dollars to Nova Scotia's economy, and over 1,100 Nova Scotians were directly employed in the construction of the vessel.
The ship is named after Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf, a former head of the Royal Canadian Navy from Bedford, N.S.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 26, 2021.
The Canadian Press