Canadian Navy unveils name of 6th AOPS

first_img Related Article Posted: 9 months ago Naida Hakirevic Robert Hampton Gray Categories: Lt Gray was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously, for courage and determination in carrying out daring air strikes on the Japanese destroyer HIJMS Amakusa. On August 9, 1945 he led two flights of Corsair aircraft to attack naval vessels in Onagawa Bay. He opened the attack run flying straight into concentrated anti-aircraft fire, and was hit almost immediately. With his aircraft on fire, and one bomb lost, he continued the attack and released his remaining bomb on the escort vessel HIJMS Amakusa, causing the ship to capsize and sink. His aircraft then crashed into the sea, and his body was never recovered. View post tag: AOPS Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1940 and served as a pilot in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. Lt Gray embarked on HMS Formidable with 1841 Squadron, which joined the war in the Pacific as part of Operation ICEBERG in April 1945. In late July, the first AOPS, Harry DeWolf, was delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy by Halifax Shipyard. The second unit, HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched at the yard in November last year. Vessels View post tag: Robert Hampton Gray Canadian Navy takes delivery of 1st Arctic and offshore patrol ship The Royal Canadian Navy’s sixth Arctic and offshore patrol ship (AOPS) will be named in honour of Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray, a Canadian naval hero of the Second World War, the Department of National Defence announced. The ships are being built under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), which was created to replace the current surface fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. Over the next few decades, Halifax Shipyard will build six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy, two AOPS for the Canadian Coast Guard, and 15 Canadian surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy. The names of the six Harry DeWolf-class AOPS will honour prominent Canadian naval figures who served Canada with the highest distinction. Back to overview,Home naval-today Canadian Navy unveils name of 6th Arctic and offshore patrol ship The Harry DeWolf-class will be capable of armed sea-borne surveillance of Canada’s waters, providing government situational awareness of activities and events in these regions, and cooperating with partners to assert and enforce Canadian sovereignty. August 11, 2020, by Share this article View post tag: Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship For the first time in its 110-year history, the RCN has named a class of ships after prominent Canadian naval figures, honouring their leadership, achievements and heroism while serving Canadian interests at sea. The other five AOPS are named Harry DeWolf, Margaret Brooke, Max Bernays, William Hall, and Frédérick Rolette. Vessels Canadian Navy unveils name of 6th Arctic and offshore patrol ship Posted: 9 months ago View post tag: Royal Canadian Navylast_img

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