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Bought by Canada as a static classroom/training ship, like the other Oberons Olympus is being towed to the scrapyard. HMCS Ojibwa is actually following the same route but will end up as a museum piece in Port Burwell, Ontario.
Olympus is presently in Hamilton and will probably continue her journey next week. Managed to snap a couple of quick shots today. Do not know why she was lifted from her transport barge.
Problems getting photos to upload on last post so here they are.
First 3 today 4th in happier days. If I remember I will get pics when she leaves on the barge.
Great photos - thanks
I thought at one stage that Olympus was planned to return to Barrow. Suspect cost got in the way .... again.
Interseting article here with more photographs of Olympus on her way to Hamilton.
Clive: If you Google "HMS Olympus", you will find a short Youtube video of Olympus, aboard the floating drydock HMS-1, as she proceeds through the Canso Causeway locks in the Strait of Canso between Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia. The former HMCS Okanagan will be the next to make the trip from Halifax to Hamilton and onward to Port Maitland, Ontario.
The second sub to begin her journey to Hamilton and Port Maitland, Ontario for scrapping, the former HMCS Okanagan, departed Halifax over the past weekend. Ojibwa remains and depending upon the decisions of the proposed museum purchaser and the Government of Canada it may head to Port Burwell for preservation soon.
Nicely detailed photos matey - got an O Boat near us in sunny Kent!
PORT MAITLAND Haldimand firefighters spent Wednesday afternoon battling a major, unusual blaze aboard a decommissioned Canadian Navy submarine.
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