Published: Wednesday, 04 August 2021 10:43
HMCS Oriole calling in to Shelburne, N.S. as part of Centennial Atlantic Canada Tour
August 1, 2021– Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy
HMCS Oriole, the sail training vessel of the Royal Canadian Navy will be in Shelburne, N.S. supporting the Centennial Cup Yacht Races from Aug 6 - 9, 2021.
This year marks an exceptional time for HMCS Oriole as the ship celebrates its 100th anniversary. Looking to share this experience with Canadians, HMCS Oriole is sailing throughout Atlantic Canada making several port visits. At each stop, the public is welcome to come see the ship, meet the crew and share any stories they may have about sailing with Oriole. The ship will be at anchor and supporting race activities but viewable to the public from shore.
Oriole was built for the Gooderham family in 1921 and launched on June 4 the same year, in Ontario. During the Second World War, the ship was chartered by the Navy and eventually moved to Halifax as a training vessel, proving highly valuable in this role. Oriole was commissioned into the Navy in 1952 and moved to the west coast where the ship would spend the next 60 years. In 2017, Oriole sailed around through the Panama Canal and back to Halifax where it is now based.
Acting Sub-Lieutenant Scott Ferris
Public Affairs Officer HMCS Oriole
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