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The replenishment vessel Protecteur has been towed out of Esquimalt, the latest Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) vessel sent to be scrapped before a like-for-like replacement is in place.

The ship’s destination was initially south, to make a passage through the Panama Canal before the long haul north to be ‘dismantled’ in Nova Scotia, at the same location as the guided-missile destroyer HMCS Algonquin, also recently decommissioned.

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NORTH KOREAN SSBN PROGRAMME IS A BUST? North Korea’s December 21, 2015 submarine-launched ballistic missile test, which it trumpeted as a success, was in reality a failure, analysts have concluded. ...

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WEAPONS BOOST FOR LCS ON ASIA-PAC PATROL Efforts to increase the lethality of the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will receive a considerable boost during the next ...

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EGYPT BUYS ASSAULT CARRIERS DENIED TO MOSCOW BY PARIS Cairo and Paris have concluded a contract for the former to purchase two ex-Russian amphibious assault ships that were not ...

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RN & USN ‘SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP’ TO GROW EVER TIGHTER The top officers in the navies of the United Kingdom and USA shared a platform in London to explain how ...

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CANDIDATES FOR FUTURE RCN WARSHIP SQUARE UP Canada is starting the process of drawing up a short list of potential future frigates as it looks to move its major ...

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FINNS ‘ATTACK’ SUSPECTED SUBMARINE  In the wake of Sweden’s hunt for an underwater intruder in October last year Finland went a step further and actually attacked a similar ...

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