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Oriole skipper says farewell to sailing ketch

Oriole skipper says farewell to sailing ketch

After sailing as HMCS Oriole’s Captain for almost four-and-a-half years, LCdr Kibble handed over command to LCdr Michael Wills July 30. The new Commanding Officer is junior to him in age, but carries equal confidence and capacity to bear the responsibly of skippering the 94-year-old sailing ketch. Oriole was designed and built in 1921 as […]


Canadian warships in Oregon

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) featured prominently during this year’s Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week festivities, with HMC ships Calgary, Whitehorse, Saskatoon, and Oriole participating. Things kicked off with the arrival of Oriole last Tuesday, the first naval ship to arrive at the historic city.  Although Oriole was greeted with a heavy downpour, it didn’t […]

oriole student adventure sail

Students Board Oriole for adventure sail

As part of HMCS Oriole’s “Youth Adventure Challenge,” 14 high school students from across Canada left their homes to come aboard and sail with the navy crew for five days. Students were selected through a competitive application process organized by the Canadian Student Leadership Association, which invited senior Leadership 11 and 12 students from secondary […]