The Victoria-class submarine fleet continues to progress towards a steady state where three of four submarines will be available for operations.
This will include a high-readiness submarine available on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, HMCS Windsor and HMCS Victoria respectively, with a third submarine, HMCS Chicoutimi, available at standard readiness.
Current status of Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Victoria-class submarines
|Submarines||EDWP(Extended Docking Work Period)||Operational Period||Next Scheduled EDWP(Extended Docking Work Period)|
|2005 to 2011||2011 to 2016||2016 to 2018|
|2007 to 2012||2012 to 2018||2018 to 2020|
|HMCS Chicoutimi||2010 to 2014||2014 to 2020||2020 to 2022|
|HMCS Corner Brook||2014 to 2016||2016 to 2022||2022 to 2024|
HMCS Corner Brook will rotate into an extended docking work period upon completion of HMCS Chicoutimi’s extended docking work period. An extended docking work period provides the submarines’ 200-plus systems with the maintenance and upgrades needed to conduct operations on behalf of Canadians.
Press Release, November 27, 2013; Image: Canadian Navy