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Old 06-06-2017, 15:41
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Not my photos but thought i would share, nice lil visit to the "6"
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Old 06-06-2017, 17:52
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Going through Welland canal
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Old 06-06-2017, 20:50
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excellent; if you go to the thread on HMS Tenby, my late dear old dad's command in the early Sixties, you will find pictures of her in the Welland Canal, a brilliant example of "infrastructure investment" which we seem completely incapable of emulating in the age of tweeting politicians.
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Old 06-06-2017, 23:40
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Kingston (700) would appear to have a somewhat more conscientious XO than Goose Bay (707) ... or a better stocked paint locker.

Goose Bay looks a little shabby for a ship on a "showing the flag" deployment.

(For those who are wondering ... "the 6" to which Dave refers in his original post is a nickname for Toronto ... no idea what the connection is, but it's a nickname which started appearing a few years ago.)
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Old 07-06-2017, 16:56
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Not my photos but thought i would share, nice lil visit to the "6"
I had lunch very close to where the second photo was taken after doing the Toronto half marathon a couple of years ago.
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Old 07-06-2017, 17:49
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Kingston (700) would appear to have a somewhat more conscientious XO than Goose Bay (707) ... or a better stocked paint locker.

Goose Bay looks a little shabby for a ship on a "showing the flag" deployment.

(For those who are wondering ... "the 6" to which Dave refers in his original post is a nickname for Toronto ... no idea what the connection is, but it's a nickname which started appearing a few years ago.)
I agree was kinda shabby looking? as for the "6" meaning 416 Toronto area code, the Rapper Drake from here and the "kids" lingo today lol, sorry should of explained, the Goose bay did not stay very long at harbour front, and open to publc very short hours, think it closed a 2pm, well some folks work, so needless to say never set foot on the "wee" deck
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Old 07-07-2017, 21:23
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(From CBC News)

HMCS Goose Bay commanding officer relieved of duty over 'inappropriate comments'

"The commanding officer of HMCS Goose Bay has been relieved of his command after an incident earlier this week involving inappropriate comments to a subordinate, according to the Canadian Forces.

Lt.-Cmdr. Robert Tucker was removed as the commanding officer of the coastal defence vessel and posted onshore on Thursday
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Complete article here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...ents-1.4195423
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Old 23-08-2017, 14:55
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It looks like HMCS Goose Bay is mounting a gun for OP Nanook: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/nation...from-op-nanook. It looks to be a 30 mm, perhaps. Does anyone have further information on this? I do understand that the old 40 mm guns have been removed from the class.
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Old 23-08-2017, 20:27
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It looks like HMCS Goose Bay is mounting a gun for OP Nanook: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/nation...from-op-nanook. It looks to be a 30 mm, perhaps. Does anyone have further information on this? I do understand that the old 40 mm guns have been removed from the class.
Incorrect it is a Nanuk RWS .50 Cal
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Old 23-08-2017, 20:36
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Incorrect it is a Nanuk RWS .50 Cal
Shown on the Commander, Canadian Navy Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/CRCN.CMRC/p...57059841211913
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Old 23-08-2017, 22:09
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Ah yes, I recall that now. It may just be the angle of the picture, but it did not look like the Nanuk RWS. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanuk_...Weapon_Station
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Old 24-08-2017, 22:19
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An enjoyable video at the bottom of this story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...2017-1.4258675
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Old 26-08-2017, 19:39
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It looks like HMCS Goose Bay is mounting a gun for OP Nanook: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/nation...from-op-nanook. It looks to be a 30 mm, perhaps. Does anyone have further information on this? I do understand that the old 40 mm guns have been removed from the class.
Just received from the RCN's Public Affairs Office in Ottawa:

"The 40 mm Gun Weapons System (GWS) in the Kingston-class ships have been assessed as obsolete and no longer cost effective to maintain. A determination to remove the 40 mm GWS was reached on 31 July 2014.

The intent is to replace the 40 mm GWS with a Remote Controlled Weapons System (RCWS). There is currently a Maritime Evaluation underway in HMCS Goose Bay to assess the NANUK .50 cal RCWS.

Goose Bay just completed the first part of the Sea Acceptance trials for the “Navalized” Nanuk system. From that, the system will receive an Interim Technical Certification that will allow the crew to utilize Nanuk during its upcoming sailing schedule. Simply put, the system is at the start of its Maritime Evaluation, scheduled to continue through this summer. During this period, the crew of Goose Bay will use the system to determine if the changes made for operating in the maritime environment are effective. If it passes the Maritime Evaluation, the next step will be to modify, (Navalize), more systems for installation on the remainder of the Kingston-class
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Old 01-09-2017, 23:07
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Tim: It will be interesting to learn the results of the trial.
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Old 01-09-2017, 23:55
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Tim: It will be interesting to learn the results of the trial.
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Hopefully it will work and the system will be fitted quickly in the rest of the class.

Sadly a .50 cal really doesn't (at least in my mind) constitute an adequate weapons system for a vessel the size of the Kingston class, but such a mounting would continue in the Canadian tradition of "under-arming" our warships.

At this stage, anything has got to be an improvement over the current empty focsle!
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:45
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Tim: The 50 cal is sufficient for basic weapons training, the dispatch of drug runners and mines floating on the surface, all of which appear to be the main tasks of the class. I suppose the next higher level of armament might be the 3 pdr saluting gun, which I think has been used from the stern of these ships!

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Old 07-09-2017, 22:30
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Tim: The 50 cal is sufficient for basic weapons training, the dispatch of drug runners and mines floating on the surface, all of which appear to be the main tasks of the class. I suppose the next higher level of armament might be the 3 pdr saluting gun, which I think has been used from the stern of these ships!

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I would prefer to see something a little more meaningful. Although I think the planned 25mm is woefully inadequate for the AOPV, I think it would be a good fit for the Kingston class. (Standing by for incoming flak from Navy Stoker, who disagrees with me regarding the 25mm/AOPV issue!!!)
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Old 15-09-2017, 00:14
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Tim: At one time the 25mm gun was rumoured for installation on the Kingston Class but, as it is now known, they are destined for the Harry Dewolfe Class.
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Old 16-09-2017, 00:43
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Tim: At one time the 25mm gun was rumoured for installation on the Kingston Class but, as it is now known, they are destined for the Harry Dewolfe Class.
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Never considered and I heard that rumor as well. Truth be told we have a number of these systems in storage left over from Afghanistan.
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Old 16-09-2017, 18:41
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Never considered and I heard that rumor as well. Truth be told we have a number of these systems in storage left over from Afghanistan.
I assume these are systems removed from the Coyote Reconnaissance Vehicles and the LAV IIIs?
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Old 16-09-2017, 21:41
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I assume these are systems removed from the Coyote Reconnaissance Vehicles and the LAV IIIs?
That is correct
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Old 17-09-2017, 23:40
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Navy Stoker: I would have thought the RWS came off the South African RG31 vehicles that we used in Afghanistan. Those vehicles have now been replaced in the Army.

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Navy Stoker: I would have thought the RWS came off the South African RG31 vehicles that we used in Afghanistan. Those vehicles have now been replaced in the Army.

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No the RG31's had the PROTECTOR RWS.
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Old 18-09-2017, 15:47
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