Construction starts on HMCS Margaret Brooke

Steel cutting ceremony for Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Margaret Brooke, with members of the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) program at the Marine Fabricator facility in Burnside, Nova Scotia, August 25, 2016. Image By: Corporal Anthony Chand Formation Imagery Services HS2016- 0806-001

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The Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project marked another significant milestone on August 25 with the cutting of steel for the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second ship in the class. The event took place at Irving Shipbuilding Incorporated’s Marine Fabrication facility in Dartmouth, N.S., with Geoff Simpson, the AOPS Project Manager, activating the plasma cutter to enter the ship into production.  As part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy’s combat vessel work package, the AOPS project will deliver six vessels to the Royal Canadian Navy by 2022.

Margaret Brooke was a Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister decorated for gallantry during the Second World War.

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