The Toronto Star reports that the delivery date of the Royal Canadian Navy’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship has again been pushed back.
The original plan was to have Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax, Nova Scotia, deliver the ship in 2018, but in August that date was pushed to the end of 2019, the newspaper reports.
The Star says that now Irving Shipbuilding has released a statement saying that the new ship, HMCS Harry DeWolf, will be delivered during the first three months of 2020, adding that it had always intended to “revisit” the delivery deadline, given the fact it is building a newly designed ship with a new supply chain, a new shipyard and a new and growing workforce.
Launched in September last year, at 103 m and 6,615 tonnes, the HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest Royal Canadian Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years.
Read the Toronto Star story HERE