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Shannon Bernays, granddaughter of Chief Petty Officer Max Bernays, addresses the audience of HMCS Max Bernays’ commissioning ceremony on May 3 in Vancouver. Photos: Corporal William Gosse, MARPAC Imaging.

Canadian Navy’s newest vessel commissioned

SLt Simon Gonsalves,  MARPAC PAO  —  His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Max Bernays, the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, was formally welcomed into naval service on May 3 during a formal commissioning ceremony in North Vancouver.   A ship’s commissioning ceremony is both a long-standing naval tradition and an incredibly special event […]

Stealthy, sleek Chicoutimi officially joins the fleet

Stealthy, sleek Chicoutimi officially joins the fleet

On Sept 3, HMCS Chicoutimi, a Victoria-class submarine currently stationed at CFB Esquimalt, was officially commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Commissioning is the formal and ceremonial act of placing a ship or submarine in active service. In this case, the ceremony has a significant ceremonial aspect: Chicoutimi was finally able to fly the […]