Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown departed her homeport of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 2nd to conduct a port visit in her namesake city of Charlottetown, PEI, from July 3rd to 6th.
Namesake city visits allow Royal Canadian Navy ships and their sailors to visit with Canadians and to deepen their relationship with their namesake cities and communities.
HMCS Charlottetown has recently undergone her Halifax-class Modernization (HCM) / Frigate Life Extension (FELEX). As a result of this program, the ship is equipped with robust, modern equipment necessary to monitor and defend Canadian waters, and to make significant contributions to international operations on behalf of Canadians.
“The Royal Canadian Navy enjoys every opportunity to connect with fellow Canadians and showcase a Navy that the entire country can be proud of and which continues to deliver excellence at sea on behalf of all Canadians. Namesake city visits are a unique way to engage people from coast to coast by educating them about what their ships and sailors are doing on their behalf.”, said Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy
The ship will be open to tours at the South berth of Charlottetown Seaport on July 3 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. locally.
Image: US Coast Guard